Story here. Via Body and Soul.
What could possibly justify this level of inhumanity? The man who wielded the drill debased himself and all of us who are tied to him by chains of funding, planning and support. And for what? A confession that means nothing. Even if the confession did mean something, how much would this man have to know to justify treating him this way? Only Hollywood can envision the possible world where enough good comes from this: Dr. No would have to have a doomsday device.
How long would it take an electric drill to get through your kneecaps? Can you picture it? Would the drill jam? You should picture it because you helped it happen.