Civil Rights Attorney Lynne Stewart Describes Larry Davis Case
Today we welcome back civil rights attorney Lynne Stewart to discuss the recent stabbing death of Larry Davis in an upstate New York prison. Davis became known in the ’80s when he was suspected of murdering drug dealers in the city. When police raided his apartment, Davis fired a pistol and shotgun from a darkened room and fled.
After more than a two week NYPD manhunt, Davis was captured. Davis’s legal defense included Lynne Stewart and prominent civil rights attorney Bill Kunstler who provided evidence of a frame up. In a recent New York Times article chronicling Davis’s story, it was written that Davis’s defense was “made up of assertions without evidence.”
Guest – Lynne Stewart
Alex Gibney’s Taxi To The Dark Side examines the use of torture by the United States. The horrors of Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo and Bagram prisons are revealed in this movie with disturbing and ugly clarity. Law and Disorder hosts talk about the film with Al McCoy, author of A Question of Torture: CIA Interrogation From the Cold War to the War on Terror. Professor McCoy tells listeners about how medieval water torture exploits the Mammalian diving reflex, a “death” experience hard wired into human biology.
Guest – Al McCoy, professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Author of A Question of Torture: CIA Interrogation From the Cold War to the War on Terror and also The Politics of Heroin: CIA Complicity in the Global Drug Trade.