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Forum Post: Supreme Court Says Strip Searches for Everyone!

Posted 2 years ago on April 2, 2012, 1:29 p.m. EST by TrevorMnemonic (5827)
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Papers please! And spread your butt cheeks too!

Supreme court gives the okay to strip search people for traffic violations and unpaid fines.

"By a 5-4 vote, the court rejected a challenge from a New Jersey man who argued it's unconstitutional to force everyone to strip down for inspection. Albert Florence was arrested by a state trooper because of an error in the state's records that mistakenly said he was wanted on an outstanding warrant for an unpaid fine. Even if the warrant had been valid, failure to pay a fine is not a crime in New Jersey."

THIS CAN HAPPEN TO YOU! LEGALLY! - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EeCrCD9bGQ

http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/04/02/10982324-supreme-court-strip-searches-even-for-minor-offenses

http://news.yahoo.com/supreme-court-upholds-jail-strip-searches-150357560.html

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[-] 2 points by Nevada1 (4784) 2 years ago

Hi Trevor, Thank you for post. Best Regards

[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (21393) 2 years ago

This is sheer insanity. Makes me wonder how much longer the U.S. will be around, frankly. Seems like we are in a demise.

[-] 2 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 2 years ago

The 4th amendment is straight up gone now. With the patriot act, the FISA bills, the 1031 provision in the NDAA, the AUMF, and now this!!! THE 4TH AMENDMENT IS GONE! This is a local level now... Not just federal anymore. Pretty soon we'll all forget those 2 magic words "probable cause." It will turn into "just because."

Supporters of this try and claim some bullshit about Timothy McVeigh getting pulled over for a traffic violation. By that style of thinking we should just arrest, strip search, and imprison everyone because you just never know!

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (21393) 2 years ago

It is very disturbing. We've become one small-minded nation placing fear above all else. When you live with fear, you live without love, and you die. And, this kind of insecurity bred from fear will be our downfall unless the American people can understand this and do something about it, but I'm not sure the majority will. But, good work shedding light on the issue. We should continue to discuss.

[-] 1 points by GypsyKing (9780) 2 years ago

Don't give up hope BW. There really are a lot of reasons to hope - the major one being that people ARE finally seeing what is going on. This movement is the proof of that, and it's GLOBAL.

Bush and Blair can now no longer travel abroad anywhere without fear of being criminally prosecuted. Daily things inch our way, one tiny step at a time, until at some point we reach that mysterious moment when everything breaks wide open.

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (21393) 2 years ago

Thanks for the positive message. I was just thinking about the Supreme Court and how it is really an extension of the executive branch, if you think about it, since they are appointed by the President. And, also, kind of like a monarchy, with the lifetime appointments. Geez. So bothersome! Why don't we let the public vote on some of these vital issues instead of placing them in the hands of a few partisan people.

[-] 2 points by GypsyKing (9780) 2 years ago

Agreed. I have to say that there seems to be a bit of desperation in all of this on the part of Congress and the Supreme Court. They are clearly aiming for an outright overthrow of democracy, and I think they have counted upon American aquiescence. I don't think that, as it becomes clearer and clearer what they are trying to do, that people will sit quietly by and let it happen.

We are shifting the momentum in our direction. The thing that concerns me is the next election. If we can get beyond that, without the 1% engineering another Republican victory, then I think the momentum will be solidly on our side.

[-] 2 points by factsrfun (6569) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

Glad you put this up, I saw it and had posted something so couldn't, but this is a good one.

Thanks for posting!!

[-] 1 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 2 years ago

This is really a disgusting issue. The worst part is the article mentions supporters of this related this to Timothy McVeigh, saying he had been stopped for a traffic violation a week ahead of time... even though strip searching him there on the spot would have done nothing since he didn't have bombs on him... and at that point we should just imprison every single person on earth because you just never know.

The government is absurd and they are stealing our rights year after year.

[-] 1 points by GypsyKing (9780) 2 years ago

I think this was the whole point of the "war on terror." You cannot make war on terror. It is the perfect concept that can be used to strip us of our freedoms. And who the heck gets to define who is a terrorist?

The whole thing is just Orwellian as hell.

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (6569) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

If we want to find people like Tim McVeigh we need to be strip searching anybody we find in a fundamentalist church on Sunday. JFK, MLK, Oklahoma City, Tucson....when will we deal with the terrorist within?

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[-] 2 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 2 years ago

Good video on police brutality - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=_TPucQHtHZs

2 minutes in it gets really intense.

[-] 1 points by Nixonesque (1) 2 years ago

How are the police in Chicago going to put this into practice? I'm not asking for postulations, but really what will their policy be? We need to get this in writing! Fast!

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago

humans establish personal space and territory

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[-] 0 points by GumbyDamnit (36) 2 years ago

Well the forum DNC idiots here will try to explain that the only thing wrong is that somehow the GOP has the Supreme Court jammed up and are ruling for fascism.

"The decision was a victory for the jails and for the Obama administration, which argued for an across-the-board rule allowing strip-searches of all those entering the general jail population, even those arrested on minor offenses."

Hmmmmmmm.... more facts seem to be accruing that conflict with their irrational beliefs.

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[-] 0 points by Quark3 (54) 2 years ago

They are like rapid dogs.