NY State Senator ‘Torture’ Tweet Spurs Controversy

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PAWLING, N.Y. (AP) — A New York state senator has spurred controversy online by asking in a tweet if the Boston Marathon bombing suspect arrested Friday should be tortured.

Second-term Republican Sen. Greg Ball of the Hudson Valley tweeted just after authorities in Boston captured Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Friday evening.

Ball’s tweet calls the suspect “scum bag No. 2″ and asks who wouldn’t use torture on him to save more lives.

Many tweets responding to Ball were critical of his remarks.

Ball issued a statement Saturday defending his position on torture without mentioning his tweet. He says he is not shy in saying torture is justified in the war against terror if it can save lives.

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    Without trying to sound like conspiracy nut… That’s how it starts.

    10 (or even 5) years ago if I told you The American Government wants to

    Tap your phone without a warrant.
    Read your e-mail without a warrant.
    Read your mail without a warrant.
    Have a kill list without a trail.
    Setup random road check points.

    You would have told me I had a tin foil hat on 5 – 10 years ago. How about today?

    And with all the changes they’ve made to “protect us” and with the rights you’re slowly losing…. Do you really feel any safer? Is it really worth it? Who’s winning the war on terrorism, the government, the people (you and me) or the terrorist who wanted our way of life to change?

    And when is enough, enough?