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Sioux Falls Free Thinkers endorse Standard Operating Procedure for
exposing how our military and our government got caught in the
act of violating human rights for all the world to see at our
Abu Ghraib prison camp and had to apologize.

Standard Operating Procedure
The SCANDAL Was A Cover-Up

Standard Operating Procedure (2008) - 116 minutes
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Witness one of the worst debacles in American military history. Enter Abu Ghraib. You've seen the photographs on the nightly news: the naked prisoners, the pyramid of degraded captives, and the infamous thumbs-up grin of the young female corporal standing guard over them all. Now, come inside and see the true story of the men and women who crossed the thin line between interrogation and torture. Errol Morris's award winning documentary takes you behind the bars of the 21st century's most infamous prison, and the acts that forced a president to apologize to the world.

2-8-16 Sleep deprivation linked to false confession in milestone study
Sleep deprivation linked to false confession in milestone study
The first study to show lack of sleep can lead to false confessions could be used in court to prevent miscarriages of justice, predict legal experts. Although hard to fathom, false confessions happen surprisingly often; they are thought to play a role in up to a quarter of wrongful convictions in the US, according to the campaign group the Innocence Project. In many cases, as in Thibodeaux’s, the suspect was profoundly sleep deprived during their police interviews. Now a study has shed more light on how easily severe exhaustion can lead to this type of false confession. Legal experts are predicting it will be cited in future court cases. “It’s a milestone,” says Lawrence Sherman, head of the Institute of Criminology at the University of Cambridge.

2-6-16 US military abuse scandal: Pentagon releases 198 prisoner photos
US military abuse scandal: Pentagon releases 198 prisoner photos
Nearly 200 photographs linked to allegations of abuse by the US military in Iraq and Afghanistan over a decade ago have been released by the Pentagon. The photos were released in response to a freedom of information request by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The images show mainly bruises and cuts on prisoners' arms and legs. The abuse scandal erupted in 2004 when shocking photos emerged of US soldiers appearing to sexually humiliate and torture detainees in Iraq's Abu Ghraib. About 14 of the allegations were substantiated - leading to the disciplining of 65 service personnel, ranging from letters of reprimand to life imprisonment. About 42 allegations were unsubstantiated, the spokesman said. The ACLU has been fighting for more than a decade for the release of what it says are 2,000 photos documenting abuse at US detention centres. It said it would continue to fight for publication of the remaining 1,800. "The still-secret pictures are the best evidence of the serious abuses that took place in military detention centers," ACLU deputy legal director Jameel Jaffer said in a statement.


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Standard Operating Procedure
The SCANDAL Was A Cover-Up

Sioux Falls Free Thinkers endorse Standard Operating Procedure for
exposing how our military and our government got caught in the
act of violating human rights for all the world to see at our
Abu Ghraib prison camp and had to apologize.