VIDEO: Texas state troopers caught on camera probing genitals of women at routine traffic stops

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So you thought Gov. Bob "Ultrasound" McDonnell and the Republican party were the only ones who probed women against their will? Think again.

Did I say "probe"? No, more like rape. Forcible entry.

I nearly didn't write this post, because it was so disturbing that I wasn't sure I could bring myself to get past my anger and was momentarily frozen in disbelief, outrage, shock. I got over it. I'm writing about it. Women-- women who posed no threat to anyone-- have been systematically violated by state troopers, right out in the open on Texas roadsides.

This has become all too common, sadly. When will it become illegal to penetrate women's genitals, humiliate them, treat them as less than human? And publicly, without shame (!), both politically (in the case of forced trans-vaginal ultrasounds, which are proudly touted as "safety measures," but used as a deterrent to shame women who feel they need legal abortions) and physically (in both cases).

Just read and watch what's been going on during routine traffic stops:

extremumspiritum:

Jul 5, 2013: BRAZORIA COUNTY, Texas -- Two women subjected to body cavity searches on the side of Highway 288 have filed a Federal lawsuit against the officers involved.

David Schechter:

Published on Dec 18, 2012: First search occurs at 2:52

In a new lawsuit, Angel Dobbs and her niece Ashley Dobbs, of Irving Texas, say they were searched inside their underwear by female Texas Trooper, Kelley Helleson, after a routine traffic stop in Dallas in July.

The trooper who pulled them over, David Farrell, says on tape he saw them throw a cigarette butt out the window and smelled marijuana when he pulled them over. No drugs were found and they were released with a warning. The cousins say the trooper who performed the search used the same pair of gloves on both women. The cousins are now suing the Department of Public Safety.

Story on WFAA.com: http://bit.ly/TXZuNP
Lawsuit: http://bit.ly/UaSOPN

"Cavity searches," my ass. These women were assaulted.  Via The Daily News:

Multiple highway patrol officers in Texas have been captured by dash cams doing 'unconstitutional' cavity searches on women's genitals during traffic stops. Lawyers and civil rights advocates say the 'mind-boggling' searches are all too common.

The first video was graphic enough. Two women, as shown in a Texas state trooper’s dash cam recording, are probed in their vaginas and rectums by a glove-wearing female officer after a routine traffic stop near Dallas.

A few days later, a second video surfaced. It was an eerily similar scenario, but this time the traffic stop was just outside Houston, and with different troopers. Two women, pulled over for allegedly speeding, are subjected to body cavity searches by a female officer summoned to the scene by a male trooper... In both invasive incidents, the female troopers don't change gloves between probes, according to the horrified victims.

Standard practice: Check.

In full view of passing motorists: Check.

Unconstitutional: Check.

Unsanitary: Check.

Lawsuits filed: Check.

Trooper indicted for theft over missing bottle of Vicodin belonging to one of the women, suspended: Check.

Mind-boggling: Check.

They didn’t even search my socks or my shoes,” [Angel] Dobbs said. "I just couldn’t fathom how you could search someone’s butt and their vagina, and not search their socks or shoes... Until the news got involved, nothing happened.

In the other case cited, Officer Callous expresses his crass disdain as he passes the rape baton to Ms. Ogyny:

She is about to get up close and personal with some womanly parts,” Turner tells Hamilton. “She is going to search you, I ain’t, because I ain’t about to get up close and personal with your woman areas.”

How professional. What a gentleman.

Do you know how violated I feel?” Hamilton pleads.

WTF: Check.

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