Rights Fading Quickly: People being forced into Invasive Surgery & Internal Body Searches by Police
Somehow this country has become to a place where most American’s seem totally willing to sit by and allow the country to slide into some weird 1984 police state mentality.
A news story that’s almost to bizarre to believe, but unfortunately is becoming commonplace in this country, has been making its rounds around the internet this morning.
Earlier this year a New Mexico tradesman, David Eckert, was stopped by police during a routine traffic stop; what followed was anything but routine.
When the man exited his car, police claim that it looked like he was, “clenching his buttocks”. Apparently that’s all that’s needed in this country to give police probable cause to force a man to have invasive surgery.
Suspecting the man was hiding drugs, the police performed a search of the man’s body. When they found nothing, he was arrested and taken to the local hospital where he was:
- Given an abdominal x-ray; no drugs were found.
- Forced to receive a rectal finger exam; no drugs were found.
- Forced to receive another rectal finger exams; no drugs were found.
- Given a forced enema, where he was then forced to defecate in front of doctors and police officers; no drugs were found.
- Forced for a second time to receive an enema, where he again had to defecate in front of doctors and police officers; no drugs were found.
- Made to again undergo a third enema, and defecate in front of doctors and police officers; again no drugs were found.
After being humiliated, and forced into multiple unwanted medical procedures, the police found nothing in Eckert’s body. But apparently the torture and humiliation wasn’t over. Unsatisfied with the findings of the previous 6 medical procedures, police ordered the doctors to perform surgery on Eckert.
He was the sedated, and the doctors performed an invasive colonoscopy, where a camera was forced into Eckert’s body. The camera was then inserted through his colon all the way up into his large intestines; NO NARCOTICS WERE EVER FOUND.
A Pattern of Abuse: The Police State is Out of Control
Shockingly, this wasn’t the first time something like this has happened.
KOB Eyewitness News 4 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is reporting that another man, Timothy Young was also forced to undergo similar treatments.
After being pulled over by police, Young, who was also accused of hiding drugs inside his body, was taken without a warrant to the Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City, New Mexico where just like Eckert, he was subjected to medical procedures including x-rays of his stomach and an anal exam. NO NARCOTICS WERE EVER FOUND.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin police accused of routinely performing invasive illegal rectal searches.
In Milwaukee, Wisconsin over eight men have filed lawsuits against the city after they say they were victims of illegal rectal searches. Another 30 men have since come forward, claiming they too were forced by police into invasive medical procedures and illegal searches.
Texas State troopers performing disgusting illegal cavity searches on women ‘all over Texas’
Two women in Texas are suing the State Troopers after they conducted an illegal roadside cavity search.
Brandy Hamilton, 26, and Alexandria Randle, 24, told reporters how they were ordered out of their vehicle, and ordered to lie in a revealing position across the hood of the car. They say they were then forced into a roadside cavity search, in full view of the public.
While the story of the man in New Mexico was sensational enough to be covered by the mainstream media, it’s not anything new.
As I looked into this story, I literally found thousands of similar cases from around the country. Thousands of people, a large majority of them who were completely innocent, forced into humiliating and invasive searches. How have we come to a place where this kind of behavior is accepted?
It seems like we have a country full of people who are willing to look the other way. As long as their reality T.V. shows keep playing, and their government assistance checks keep coming, a vast majority of the American public seems willing to accept the draconian police state that’s emerged over the last couple of decades.
Protecting Yourself During a Traffic Stop.
- Wait & Listen: After you have stopped your vehicle, remain inside and wait for the police officer to approach you. Be prepared to present your documents (license, registration, and insurance) and if you have to go into a glove compartment box tell the officer what you are doing. This is for your protection, as well as the officers. You have to understand that most police are always on guard, and rightfully so.
- Be certain it’s a real Cop: If you are stopped by an unmarked cop car, or encounter an officer who’s not in uniform, many police stations advice calling your local non-emergency number. The dispatcher will be able to confirm whether or not the person is a real officer.
- Know your Rights: Typically, an officer does not have the right to search your vehicle without probable cause. If the officer asks to search your vehicle without having probable cause, you do have the right to refuse.
- Record it: Many people are recommending that you now record your encounters with police. Now I’m not talking about the idiots who purposely go out there trying to antagonize officers so they can make some idiotic YouTube video, but I am suggesting that you protect yourself as much as possible. Having a video of your experience can protect you from being accused of something that you might not have done. Most people’s cellphones are more than adequate when it comes to recording your traffic stop.
- Don’t be a Smartass: When it comes to dealing with police, giving them a hard time is probably not the best option. Now I’m not suggesting you roll over and ignore your rights, but I am suggesting having a level head and being as nice and courteous as possible.
- Don’t expect a problem: A vast majority of police are still decent people who are just trying to do their job. If you were speeding, or did something that caused you to be pulled over, suck it up and don’t escalate the problem. Even if you feel you’re innocent, arguing with the police officer isn’t going to do anything but in get you into more trouble. Save your defense for the court.