Man Charged with Domestic Assault for Waterboarding Girlfriend

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

45 thoughts on “Man Charged with Domestic Assault for Waterboarding Girlfriend”

  1. Did a search on “human rights” and ended up here.

    From GAP’s Daily Whistleblower News:

    CBS: Obama, U.S. Subject to Human Rights Roasting

    November 5, 2010

    “Summary: In a move toward greater transparency, the Obama administration has submitted the U.S. to an examination of its human rights record by the United Nations’ Human Rights Council for the first time.

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was invited to give testimony at the meeting, and called for an investigation into torture and other abuses revealed in WikiLeaks’ trove of leaked documents.

    While other countries spoke out about flaws in the American human rights record, the harshest criticism came from a group within the U.S. — the U.S. Human Rights Network — which submitted its own 400-page report.”

    CBS: Obama, U.S. Subject to Human Rights Roasting –

    (The full report is available via the above link.)

  2. One addition to my previous comment:

    As ekeyra and others have noted, this kind of behavior has become systemic. “Monkey see, monkey do.”

    The author of this posting aptly draws our attention to Glen Greenwald’s article “The wretched mind of the American authoritarian,” and points to his assertion that “Decadent governments often spawn a decadent citizenry.”

    They do. And ours has.

  3. David wrote:

    “…if we don’t protect the rights of the worst among us, those of the best are soon eroded as well.” Most people assume both that “it can’t happen here” and “it won’t happen to me.” These are both dangerous assumptions, ones that I fear a lot of people will see refuted in the near future.”

    Pretty well sums it all up.

  4. Number one: Krugman doesnt know shit. Number two: neither do the tea partiers. Number three: wasnt this about a man being charged with a crime for actions we pay people in the cia and foreign countries to do to people on a daily basis? How did it suddenly turn into bashing the tea partiers and worrying that were all doomed if washington stops spending 2 or 3 times our gross domestic product? and Number four: obama has declared that not only does he have the right to assassinate anyone on the globe for any reason he can come up with but that noone can even challenge it in court because to even question it would reveal “state secrets”. This should terrify you more than spending cuts and krugmans drivel.

  5. Blouise

    Thanks for your active citizenship and thanks for the interesting insights you’ve gained. I’ve a feeling tomorrow night is going to be a long one!

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