Cops tried it in Texas in 1983, they were arrested, tried and jailed for the practice.
“Cases of waterboarding have occurred on U.S. soil, as well. In 1983, Texas Sheriff James Parker was charged, along with three of his deputies, for handcuffing prisoners to chairs, placing towels over their faces, and pouring water on the cloth until they gave what the officers considered to be confessions. The sheriff and his deputies were all convicted and sentenced to four years in prison.”
Jesse Ventura schools Hasselbeck on waterboarding
By David Edwards
Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura spoke out against torture and waterboarding while appearing on ABCs The View Monday.
This video is from MSNBCs News Live, broadcast May 18, 2009.