In the Name of the Law

The harrowing torture recounted by William Finnegan lays bare a practice that is all too common in Mexico’s war on drugs (“In the Name of the Law,” October 18th). Human Rights Watch has documented more than a hundred credible allegations of torture in Tijuana since 2009. The tactics were nearly identical to those Finnegan describes: electric shocks, waterboarding, and asphyxiation.

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