A 22-year-old Nebraska man named Trevor Case suspected that his girlfriend Danielle Stallworth might be cheating on him. In order to elicit information from Stallworth, the mother of his child, Case decided to employ an “enhanced interrogation technique” on her. He waterboarded Stallworth to find out if she had been unfaithful!
Police in Lincoln, Nebraska, allege that Case bound Stallworth’s wrists and ankles, stuffed “hospital socks” in her mouth, and put a t-shirt over her head. Case then allegedly poured a pitcher of water over her head. When the victim felt she couldn’t breathe, she began “freaking out.”
Lincoln police have charged Case with domestic assault, false imprisonment, and making terroristic threats in connection with the incident.
In his piece, “The wretched mind of the American authoritarian,” Glenn Greenwald writes the following: “Decadent governments often spawn a decadent citizenry. A 22-year-old Nebraska resident was arrested yesterday for waterboarding his girlfriend as she was tied to a couch, because he wanted to know if she was cheating on him with another man; I wonder where he learned that?”
I don’t think we have to wonder where Trevor Case learned that, do we?
- Elaine Magliaro, Guest Blogger
Source: The Smoking Gun