Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Behold Conservatives, Champions of Limited Government and Individual Freedom


Conservatives on SCOTUS rule that people can be strip searched when arrested, no matter what they've been arrested for, even if there is no probable cause to suspect they are armed.
According to opinions in the lower courts, people may be strip-searched after arrests for violating a leash law, driving without a license and failing to pay child support. Citing examples from briefs submitted to the Supreme Court, Justice Breyer wrote that people have been subjected to “the humiliation of a visual strip-search” after being arrested for driving with a noisy muffler, failing to use a turn signal and riding a bicycle without an audible bell.
A nun was strip-searched, he wrote, after an arrest for trespassing during an antiwar demonstration.
 This country seems to become more like a police state every day.


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