Saturday, June 03, 2006

Barking A Crime

The headline on FARK sums this up pretty well - "Apparently, allowing a dog to bark close to a prisoner is now torture. The west surrenders to the live TV head-hackers."

Army sergeant Santos Cardona, the prison guard at Abu Ghraib who allowed
"his Belgian shepherd to bark within inches of an Iraqi detainee's face" has been sentenced to a reduction in rank and 90 days hard labour. His "crime" of permitting his dog to bark closely to the prisoner was aggravated assault.

His lawyer had this to say-

"What we have here is a soldier who let his dog get too close to a detainee, and the dog barked."

Barking is now classified as assault?

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