Occupy Wall Street protestors surveilled, detained & strip-searched

Discussion in 'Civil Rights & Privacy' started by Mike, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    The only thing missing is Himmler ...

    New York Times: Wall Street Protesters Complain of Police Surveillance

  2. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    more money in a future lawsuit for routine strip search when no violent crime had occurred nor was suspected.
  3. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

  4. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

  5. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    Just what does a "strip search" entail? Are they sexually assaulting these people by "strip searching" them for no legitimate reason? It seems to me like this is the deliberate infliction of trauma used to punish these people for exercising their Constitutional rights.
  6. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    This is routine. This is what goes in at prisons, detention centers, immigration detention centers, intake venues, etc. all over the country. And yes, it's to inflict trauma, thought the authorities, of course, won't put it that way. It's to show you who's boss.
  7. RB

    RB Founding Member

    I would think the lawyers are lining up to press the matter.
  8. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    There needs to be more law suits, particularly class action suits. We're seeing too much of Police mis-using their power to arrest. Adding sexual trauma to the arrest is really sick, and it looks deliberate to me. Most of these people do not need searching, at least not in such a degrading manner.
  9. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    I think that you are refering to the wrong "class" of people. There needs to be lawsuits (civil) involving the perp (abusive cop) and the perp's superiors who should also be responsible for the perp's rogue behavior. If only the perp is punished, no lessons will be learned. IOW the sh!t should flow uphill so that those "in charge" can learn how to eliminate future transgressions. Someone had to give the orders to meet out the mis-use of power, and all those involved in it should be sued into abject poverty!
  10. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    This is what the strip search is, in most cases. And yes, it is meant to humiliate, any time it is used unnecessarily. And especially in this case.

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