February 8, 2010

Waterboarding Daughter in America?

In a story that is difficult to believe or stomach, a US Army Sergeant has been accused this week of waterboarding his own 4-year-old daughter, because she refused to say her ABCs.

The Sergeant, who served 15 months in Iraq, is currently restricted to his military base in Washington after being arrested for assaulting a child. The police initially arrived to investigate a disturbance involving the man and his girlfriend but upon interviewing her discovered the possible issues with the daughter, whom they found in a locked bathroom.

Police explained: "We had a report of [Tabor] walking around his neighborhood holding a Kevlar helmet and threatening to bust out windows, In the process of talking to Tabor's girlfriend about what was going on, we learned that he had also been abusing his daughter." There seems to be indication of mental illness on his part, with reports of him walking around his neighborhood with a kevlar helmet and making threats to the property of his neighbors. There is no word yet on whether psychological trauma from his time serving in Iraq may have caused some PTSD or mental illness for him.

U.S. Soldier Waterboarding Daughter?

An Army sergeant who served in Iraq for 15 months has been restricted to his Washington military base after being accused of waterboarding his 4-year-old daughter because she refused to recite her ABCs. Joshua Ryan Tabor, 27, was arrested on Jan. 31 and charged with assaulting a child after police in Yelm, Wash., responded to a call of a disturbance at Tabor's home and then later found the little girl hiding in a locked bathroom, according to Police Chief Todd Stancil.

U.S. Soldier Waterboarding Daughter?

Posted at February 8, 2010 3:23 PM