Boston Marathon Bombing

New York State Senator Defends Call for Torture of Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect

State Sen. Greg Ball (R- Patterson) sent a tweet on Friday that read, "So, scum bag #2 in custody. Who wouldn't use torture on this punk to save more lives?"


New York state Sen. Greg Ball (R) on Monday doubled down on his call to torture the Boston Marathon bombing suspect, saying that if he had the same opportunity after the attacks September 11, 2011, 'it would have been me Osama bin Laden and a baseball bat."

In a tweet on Friday, Ball had referred to bombing suspect Dzokhar Tsarnaev as "scum bag #2? and asked, "Who wouldn't use torture on this punk to save more lives?"

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  1. Torturing does not now nor will never yield any information of value. I worked first hand in US led coalition prisons in Iraq and I had detainees claiming to be the Prophet Mohammad. Others claimed they had sex with other men, others still claimed they had information that their neighbors were making bombs. All of which was of course complete BS garnered to recieve special treatment (ie. better food and housing, in some cases Cash). If someone were to tase and drowned me for a few hours I will tell you who shot JFK, who started the great Chicago fire, and where to find the aliens from Roswell.

  2. Greg Ball was one of the few NY state senators to vote against Cuomo’s dreadful gun bill. So, props for that I guess.

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