January 28, 2014

Police in the Philippines using a "torture wheel."

"Police reportedly spun the wheel to select abuse for detainees. Punishments included 'bat position,' where people were hung upside down for 30 seconds."

16 comments:

Bob said...

Hey, I got an idea for a new game show: The Wheel of Misfortune.

Curious George said...

Are there any AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA's Vanna?

John Lynch said...

I think the torture is a bit more newsworthy than how it was chosen.

Pogo is Dead said...

de Blasio just ordered six for NYC.

Hint: don't even think about jaywalking there.

Clyde said...

Obviously they need more creative torturers if they have to base their decision on what to inflict on the random spin of a wheel.

Freder Frederson said...

Yeah, torture is so hilarious.

F said...

What's the big deal about bat position? That's the way Nancy Pelosi sleeps every night.

Rusty said...

Clyde said...
Obviously they need more creative torturers if they have to base their decision on what to inflict on the random spin of a wheel.

Maybe it's got some good stuff on the wheel too.
You Know. Spin the wheel and you might wind up hanging upside down or maybe be forced to watch "The View". You know you're going to be punished, you now have an option.

Freder Frederson said...
Yeah, torture is so hilarious


Moral outrage duly noted.
Now here's a buck.
Go buy a sense of humor.

William said...

The randomness of the torture actually enhances its psychological effect. The torture victim doesn't know what's coming next which makes any respite even more foreboding. The Chinese used such a mechanism in the death of a thousand cuts. The victims of this torture were said to go crazy after the third or fourth cut........I wonder what new initiative the President will stress in the SOTU.

EMD said...

Yeah, torture is so hilarious.

I think being hung upside down for 30 seconds would really help my back.

Maybe it's a spa in disguise!

dbp said...

Being hung upside down for 30 seconds doesn't sound so bat.

I apologize in advance.

LarsPorsena said...

Reminds me of the documentary "The Act of Killing". Same region same mentality.

EDH said...

"Bangkok Has Him Now."

One night in Bangkok makes a hard man humble
Not much between despair and ecstasy
One night in Bangkok and the tough guys tumble
Can't be too careful with your company
I can feel the Devil walking next to me

Siam's gonna be the witness
To the ultimate test of cerebral fitness
This grips me more than would
A muddy old river or Reclining Buddha

But thank God, I'm only watching the game, controlling it...

Humperdink said...

I smell a red line coming from the White House.

Mitch H. said...

Pfft. That's not a torture wheel - this is a torture wheel.

Sorun said...

We're only assuming they're hung upside down by their feet.