Torture has been carried out by individuals, groups and states throughout history from ancient times to modern day, reasons for torture include: punishment, revenge,, political re-education,deterrence and interrogation even though torture in the 21st century is prohibited under international law and the domestic laws of most countries. It is considered to be a violation of human rights and is declared to be unacceptable by Article 5 of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the technique of torturing is still being used by policemen for interrogation purposes.Is it okay to torture others when you are of higher authority or under special circumstances? if i had to torture someone now to get information out of them i would be locked up for violating their rights, so why is the same thing not happening to these policemen or any other department in this country that still uses torture to get information out of people.
Another thing that i want to point out the fact that our parents raise us with the values and morals that doing harm onto others is wrong no matter what the circumstances are, now the law is setting the example that posing harm on others is OKAY if you have a good reason and when its special circumstances.
How and when will we learn that we cannot solve violence with violence???
Torture is wrong no matter what the circumstances are and no matter of what authority you are. You have no right to torture another human being and purposely cause harm, there is no justification for torture so i am leaving you with a quote from Alexander Solzhenitsyn “when we torture we are departing downward from humanity”
Which is not what we want, we are striving for a better and brighter tomorrow, but i don’t see that happening when the people who are suppose to protect us from violence are the exact same people who are causing it and then trying to justify their actions.