When Tennessee law enforcement officials (including a local DARE officer) showed up at the home of Lester Siler, a convicted drug dealer on supervised release, they asked his wife and 8 year-old son to leave. They didn't know that Lester's wife had turned on a tape recorder in the kitchen. When Lester exercised his constitutional right not to sign a consent to search his house, these officers spent the next two hours torturing him. They beat him with bats and guns, held loaded guns to his head, threatened to shoot him, dunked his head in the toilet, burned him with lighters, attached his testicles to a battery charger, threatened to cut off his fingers, and threatened to "go get"his wife and take their child away from them. Then the cops arrested Siler for "evading arrest". It wasn't until his wife's tape made it to the FBI that all hell broke loose. And go figure, even though these officers have since been convicted in federal court, not ONE national media outlet gave this story the coverage it deserved. But that's okay. While these "civil servants" were being tried for torturing civilians, our media moguls were busy decrying the immorality of Janet Jackson's Superbowl nipple! These are the same "journalists" who refused to cover the United States Government's secretive medical marijuana program.
I'm warning you now, this is the most disturbing recording I've ever heard in my life. But EVERYONE needs to know about this. Our war on drugs is a complete failure, and the national media is following a code of silence on related humans rights abuses.
The link at the top of this letter will open the actual audio recording of the torture. And a Yahoo! search on "Lester Siler" will give you access to Tennessee media coverage of the story. PLEASE FORWARD THIS OUT!