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Interrogation Technique

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The room is 3 meters by 3 meters and the tension can be felt in the room. The detainee is pleading for mercy, but the interrogator keeps at it with a straight face. The questioner knows that what he is doing is wrong but he has orders from above and he also has to think about his wife in America, who might be in danger of a terrorist attack. This is what could have been going through the head of a CIA agent or military personnel that was using enhanced interrogation techniques, also called torture by some people, to get information from a terrorist suspect. During the War Against Terror, these techniques were made legal, even though it went against Article 5 in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The use of torture by the Bush administration…show more content…
African-Americans started to fight and protest segregation and the Jim Crow. They wanted to be seen as equal in the society because according to Sara Bullard, “They were citizens of a country founded on the principle that all men are created equal. Yet they were treated unequally and declared unequal by the law.”(Bullard 6) They were discriminated against, intimidated and curtailed from voting, and went to school, bathrooms, and restaurants that were subpar when compared to the white’s accommodations. These protesters were led by very influential people that are famous today. The leaders include Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks and Malcolm X. Leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. encouraged peaceful protests. This included sit-ins, marches, and boycotts. They won their equality, but they could not get away from discrimination and racism. Even today African-Americans are severely discriminated against. They do not get the best jobs or the best education. Even though African-Americans won the fight 50 years ago, they are still fighting today, just like the victims of…show more content…
The techniques used by the CIA operatives included but were not limited to attention grasp, walling, facial hold, facial slap, cramped confinement, wall standing, food deprivation, sleep deprivation, and waterboard. All of these except for walling and waterboard are methods that are exactly what they say they are. For walling and waterboarding, they mean something different. Walling is where the suspect is smashed into a wall in a way that won't cause too much damage, but will still disorient him/her. Waterboarding, one of the most controversial methods, is where the sense of drowning is simulated. People say that this is especially cruel because the suspects feel like they are dying. The places where CIA agents tortured people were called “black spots”. Those included military bases, other countries like Iran, and Guantanamo Bay. The techniques were used against at least 14 suspected terrorists and were used to get information about terrorist attacks and terrorist groups and leaders. That is about the extent of the ways enhanced interrogation techniques were
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