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. Blouise:

    I’ve said this once and I’ll say it again.You Go Girl!!

    Luckily in the part of Jersey I’m in we only have Donald Payne and the county Excecutive on the ballot no earth shaking decision here,but get this.

    There an intiative on the ballot that deals with money collected for unemployment insurance.If you vote yes the money will still go to that fund.if you vote no well the state will put it into other uses.They have been very quiet on this:

    TRENTON — New Jersey voters will decide this year whether the state Constitution should be amended to bar lawmakers from raiding state workers’ benefit funds.

    If approved, the question — the only one on this year’s ballot — would end the practice of using surpluses in the Unemployment Compensation Fund, the State Disability Benefits Fund and similar funds for other programs or to help balance the state budget.

    Businesses and employees pay into the funds through payroll taxes. In the case of the unemployment fund, the tax is automatically raised if the balance drops below a certain level.

    From 1992 to 2007, and governors and legislators from both parties diverted about $5.4 billion from benefit funds and used the money for other purposes, mostly charity care reimbursements to hospitals.

    • N.J. Assembly panel to hear testimony on next year’s potential $10.5B budget shortfall

    • N.J. will borrow $2.25B to help with cash flow

    • N.J. Gov. Chris Christie signs pension, benefits changes for state employees

    • Gov. Chris Christie is expected to propose changes to N.J. unemployment system

    • Looking ahead, analysts say N.J.’s budget woes may be far from over

    • Complete coverage of the 2010 New Jersey state budget

    Proponents say those repeated withdrawals left many of the benefit funds depleted and in precarious financial shape. They argue that the money paid by workers and companies should be set aside only for their intended purpose.

    There has been little public opposition to the proposal, which has the support of state worker unions and other labor groups, including the New Jersey State AFL-CIO and the State Policemen’s Benevolent Association. It’s also backed by the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce.

    Critics say the measure could limit the legislature’s ability to make decisions based on the state’s financial needs at any given time and fails to address whether the amounts now collected are sufficient to support the benefit funds into the future.

    Proponents say the measure will force lawmakers to make critical financial decisions. They also note that legislators overwhelmingly approved placing the question on the ballot.

    “This question impacts every sector of the labor movement, the state AFL-CIO said in a prepared statement. (This proposal) is essential to ensuring that the benefit programs we as workers pay into, such as unemployment insurance, paid family leave, and worker’s compensation, are there when we need them.

  2. anon nurse … check your email if you haven’t already … I sent you a message a couple of days ago.

  3. Elaine,

    Here’s a little hint from a long time yard sign allower … when someone defaces a sign, leave it in place but also put up a new, clean one. People see the defaced sign and immediately see your candidate’s opponent in a bad light. Your candidate gets a few sympathy votes he/she might not have gotten. Most passers-by aren’t informed voters and that’s enough of a visual aid to push them into remembering your candidate’s name and marking it on their ballot.

    This last presidential election produced a great many thefts of Obama signs but not by McCain supporters … Obama signs were hard to come by and people were stealing them from each other for their yards. It was a very strange phenomena. People started marking their signs and then would search their neighborhoods if their signs were stolen and steal them back.

  4. SM,

    I wish I could be more specific, but I can’t say too much yet. We’re waiting for additional data from DOJ related to a past FOIA request.

  5. Good afternoon all,

    Back in to warm up again.

    This thread is interesting, two distinct conversations going on at the same time.

    I have run into several disgruntled teabaggers this afternoon … disgruntled with the teabaggers … some have told me they aren’t going to vote at all and some have said they are going to vote for the dems.

    I only encountered one impolite teabagger who told me Obama was a Muslim and wasn’t a real citizen then slammed the door in my face. I walked back down her driveway and turned around for she was calling out to me. She came out onto her porch and apologized for slamming the door. I wished her well and went on my way. In this last week I have spoken with a couple hundred people and that was the first “angry” teabagger I’ve met.

  6. anon nurse Are you talking about local police? I wish you would be more specific.

  7. Swarthmore mom:

    What I’m worried about is what’s currently taking place on the street. Nothing changed when Obama was elected and I’m guessing that little will change after tomorrow. Until the truth about what’s going on domestically is exposed, the turbo-charged street “games” will continue, I suspect.

    We need congressional hearings. Will we get them? I doubt it. Until we do, many good and decent Americans will continue to suffer.

  8. 1) “Charged with … making terroristic threats”? I guess my surprise comes from the idea that one can be a “terrorist” against a single person. I am not surprised to learn that an “anti-terrorist” law can be used to indict anyone for anything.

    2) Don’t states have criminal laws against torture? If they don’t they should.

  9. I made a promise to myself,that at 5;00 o’clock I am not going to watch anymore election news until tomorrow night after the polls close.

    I am so informed about who’s up and who’s down that I’m going to tune in too see who is going to be eating crow.And I think there will be some of that.

  10. I am a criminal defense attorney and am frequently asked “how can you defend those people?” I usually reply that “those people’s rights are yours too and 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.

    Anon nurse, you’re right. There are a lot of “Dwight Shrutes” out there right now trying to emulate Jack Bauer.

  11. anon nurse: You should be in pretty good shape in NY compared to much of the rest of the country. Cuomo is okay. I read we might end up with about 35 republican governors. They will begin cutting medicaid and medicare benefits by June. The stimulus will run out then, too.

  12. I have to go back calling for Bill White, but I don’t think he will make it. I have a Bill White sign. Last time I had two Obama signs. A lot of women I know are fired up democrats because of the tea party. My sister in Chicago is. Brady, a tea party candidate, is close to becoming the governor of Illinois.

  13. Blouise,

    This year was the first time my husband and I put a campaign sign on our front lawn. We did it because the political opponent of our chosen candidate is a tea party/birther/racist/nut job. Well, the sign was only up for two days when someone ripped it off its metal frame. My husband and I had an answer for the person who stole the sign–we put up TWO new signs. They’ve been there for over a week now–and no one has touched them.

  14. Blouise

    “I will be on pins and needles …”

    Ditto to that! (Good morning, Blouise (and all) Thought that I had posted this, but don’t see it, so will repost.)

  15. Swarthmore mom,

    Re: “I am not going to live in fear. One has to learn to be resourceful and take care of one’s self and one’s family in the best way we can. Don’t give into fear. Be proactive.”

    While I agree with this, for the most part, I believe that fear is a normal (and sometimes protective) response, given certain circumstances. Adrenaline flows and, hopefully, the appropriate response will follow — one will choose to “fight”, or opt for “flight”, the latter sometimes ensuring survival. Things are pretty bad out there on the streets.

    Having said this, I do believe that “even in the dark, one has the power to whistle”, as it’s said. (I can’t remember who said it — was it Elie Wiesel?)

  16. eniobob,

    Hope not … I’m out doing some door knocking for my candidate and it’s cold!

    Came in to warm up and check the mail. Happy to say that I expect all the democrats in my area to win tomorrow. We have put in a lot of work and I believe it will pay off.

    Responses I’m getting from registered voters are encouraging. At least in this small area of the country the teabaggers have worn out their welcome. Talked to two former teabaggers this morning who are going to vote democrat … I suspect they were lukewarm teabaggers to begin with. They went to a couple of rallies and didn’t like what they saw … I think they are being sincere with me, not just polite.

  17. What is that saying “its a ill wind that blows no good”


    “Good morning all. It’s cold here in Ohio.”

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