Here's what two Californians are being charged with:

The couple, Daniel Weston and Mary Ann Parmelee, and three other people are accused of luring their two victims to an office where the men were tied up, held for hours and beaten, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County district attorney said... Each count of felony torture, defined as inflicting "great bodily injury" for the purpose of "revenge, extortion, persuasion and for a sadistic purpose," carries a maximum penalty of life in prison. Defense lawyers were not immediately available for comment.

So two civilians get a potential life sentence for tying up and beating two people for hours; but the former president of the United States and his underlings get off scott-free for tying hundreds up in excruciating stress positions for months, freezing victims to near-death (and over it), using the Khmer Rouge technique for waterboarding someone 183 times, inducing psychosis through sensory deprivation, keeping someone awake for 960 hours, and killing at least 20 and as many as 100 individuals.

It's good to be the king in Washington. The elite media will never let their sources face, you know, the rule of law.

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