What is it with New Mexico? THE DAILY BEAST:
Horrific as the story is, it is not unique. In fact, it is one of three anal probing lawsuits to make headlines out of New Mexico this week. Each case has the same elements: an alert from a trained detector dog (in two of the same cases, the same dog, Leo), followed by an invasive cavity search and, ultimately, a complete lack of any found drugs. Attorneys and civil-rights activists are appalled. And in the wake of a recent Supreme Court decision mandating that alerts from trained detector dogs be “probable cause” that narcotics are present, the litigation has put new scrutiny on the reliability of drug-sniffing dogs.
Two weeks ago I wrote a post about this before the latest case surfaced. You can check the shocking video out here. In that case the police medically raped an innocent man, expose him to dangerous radiation, humiliating anal finger and foreign object probes, a surgical procedure and multiple forced enemas. Ultimately the accused was found to be clean -- in more ways than one. He had done nothing wrong but roll through a stop sign. That made him a victim of medical anal rape.
Now comes this case. A New Mexico resident, (see the connection there) a US citizen, was returning home through El Paso from a shopping day trip in Mexico. A drug sniffing dog indicated the women might be carrying drugs. That's the last sane part of this story.
“She was stripped naked, asked to spread her genitalia, and cough.Federal agents pressed their fingers in her vagina and anus,” says Laura Schauer Ives, the legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union in New Mexico who is now representing the woman in a case that will be formally filed in the next few weeks. Despite the fact that nothing was revealed, and in the absence of a search warrant, the officials continued their search. The woman was transported to University Medical Center in El Paso, where authorities subjected her to a bio-manual cavity search of her anus and vagina, an extensive search of her bowel movement, and eventually, a CT scan.
Hello! Is this America?
First off, we have rights. If the police think there's a violation of the law, then within reason, they can search you. But after that, they need to justify anything more. How humiliating this must have been for this woman as well as the two men in the previous other cases to be medically, anally raped. And how illegal all of this must be for the federal agents. I hope they get their asses handed to them -- after they've been passed around for everyone else to probe.
This "forced" sh** has got to stop.
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