Modal close

Hi there,

You turn to Democracy Now! for ad-free news you can trust. Maybe you come for our daily headlines. Maybe you come for in-depth stories that expose government and corporate abuses of power. This week Democracy Now! is celebrating our 23rd birthday. For over two decades, we've produced our daily news hour without ads, government funding or corporate underwriting. How is this possible? Only with your support. Right now, in honor of Democracy Now!'s birthday, every donation we receive will be doubled by a generous supporter. This means if you give $30 today, Democracy Now! will get $60 to support our daily news hour. Please do your part. It takes just a couple of minutes to make sure that Democracy Now! is there for you and everybody else. Thank you! -Amy Goodman

Non-commercial news needs your support.

We rely on contributions from you, our viewers and listeners to do our work. If you visit us daily or weekly or even just once a month, now is a great time to make your monthly contribution.

Please do your part today.

Donate

NEW YORK TORTURE

Default content image
Listen
Media Options
Listen

Related

WARNING: GRAPHIC LANGUAGE AND DESCRIPTIONS OF A POLICE TORTURE IN THIS SEGMENT OF THE SHOW.

A 25-year-old New York police officer was charged last night with assaulting and brutalizing a Haitian immigrant in a Brooklyn station house bathroom after arresting him outside a nightclub. New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani said that other officers might also be arrested.

Abner Louima, 33, told investigators that police officers beat him in the police cruiser and then bathroom in the of 70th Precinct station house, where they subjected him to racial slurs and sodomized him. Taped statements: • Casilda Roper Simpson, the attorney for Abner Louima. • Richie Perez, of the National Congress for Puerto Rican Rights, and advocacy and research group based in New York City.

Related Story

Video squareStoryMay 20, 2015Sgt. James Brown, 26, Survived Two Tours in Iraq Only to Die Begging for His Life in Texas Jail
The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.

Non-commercial news needs your support

We rely on contributions from our viewers and listeners to do our work.
Please do your part today.
Make a donation
Up arrowTop