Rubber-hose cryptography

Ars Technica"I'm going to f—ing break your face if you don't tell us where the f— money is," Cascioli recalled one officer saying. Another allegedly urinated on some of his possessions. The government claims that the officers also roughed up Cascioli, punching him in the stomach. According to Cascioli and the indictment, Liciardello told them to "do whatever they had to do to get the password."

Out on the balcony, Cascioli says officers Norman and Walker lifted him up by each arm and leaned him over the balcony railing.

But last week, one of the cops who had done the threatening took the witness stand to corroborate Cascioli's account. Jeffrey Walker, who was arrested in an FBI corruption sting back in 2013, admitted that he and another officer had in fact leaned Cascioli over his balcony to elicit the password.

It's a lot more trouble to set up a system with an "I am under duress" password, but it's beginning to sound like it might be worth it.

This entry was published Sun Apr 26 12:57:46 CDT 2015 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2015-04-26 12:57:46.0. [Tweet]

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