NY State Senator Greg Ball’s Controversial Tweet

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State Senator from Patterson, NY, Greg Ball, posted a controversial tweet [not controversial to me however].

He tweeted:

“So, scum bag #2 in custody. Who wouldn’t use torture on this punk to save more lives?”

In a statement, Ball said:

“I am not shy in joining those who say yes, and I believe we must give those tasked with protecting us every constitutional and effective tool to do so,” Ball wrote.

Senator Ball’s full statement following his Friday night tweet regarding Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

“On most days, New York State is terrorist target #1, and playing paddy cake with mass murdering killers is not effective in my opinion. In the war against these sick cowards who seek to harm innocent men, women and children, information can and often does save lives. Terrorists play by a different set of rules by manipulating the greatest strengths of our open society against us. One of the questions to be asked is this: is “torture” ever justified in the war against terror, if it can save lives? I am not shy in joining those who say yes, and I believe we must give those tasked with protecting us every constitutional and effective tool to do so,” said Senator Greg Ball.

I know what he means and I personally agree! He said what many of us who have been silenced are thinking. I’d waterboard Dzhorkhar.

He did get some threats, one from a Muslim woman who is known to do that.

He said prior to this clip that politicians don’t say what they feel. They don’t have courage.

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