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Federal Judge Parades Her Ignorance, Approves Torture of Guantanamo Prisoners

By Lisa Simeone - Posted on 17 July 2013

A U.S. District Judge not only doesn't know what torture is, she doesn't know her own history.

Judge Rosemary M. Collyer doesn't know what people have known for decades, if not centuries: force-feeding is torture. Force-feeding is torture. In fact, Judge Collyer wouldn't be sitting where she is today if dozens of American (and British) women hadn't been tortured in this way in their fight for the right to vote. Women were maimed and died because of force-feeding.

But ignorance is popular, and Judge Collyer is apparently trying to win a popularity contest:

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