OK for State Agents to Sexually Humiliate Citizens Accused of Minor Crimes

Discussion in 'Civil Rights & Privacy' started by Elizabeth Conley, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    Elitists all. We're witnessing the complete destruction of the Constitution.

    At this rate a few years from now strip searches and gropings will look like a day at the beach.

    Only a wholesale replacement of the entire government will fix this cancer.
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  2. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    It gets whittled away, once case at a time.

    Don't you just wonder what our government would look like if everyone got termed out after two terms AND you eliminate lobbying, AND you eliminate corporate donations?
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  3. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    What in the h*ll does that mean? Important for me because I find this so revolting I need to give myself some kind of out? Way to be courageous, Chief Justice.
    He knew it was wrong, and still voted for it.

    Kennedy kills me: "It would be “unworkable,” said Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, to make an exception for persons who are arrested for minor offenses.."

    Oh, THAT's unworkable. Having a bench warrant for something small or even a mistake over something small, like IN THIS CASE, and it results in you having to spread your cheeks to Pervy the prison guard. But it's not unworkable, is it Judge Kennedy, for you to order the release of tens of thousands of prisoners from California jails. When human decency is involved, you can mandate that the right thing is done.

    I'd like you to watch this being done to your wife and kids, Judge, over something they didn't do. Let's see how fast you'd reverse yourself.

    [edited some vituperation out.]
  4. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    Now I'm hoping for family members of the five who voted for this (expletive deleted) to get arrested and BCS on entry to jail. With a paid traffic ticket.
  5. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Nah, this isn't about humiliation. It's about Finding Weapons! It's about Keeping Us Safe! Anything For Safety! There might be a terrorist hiding up your butt! And anyone who thinks this isn't going to be used more and more, and especially for non-violent protesters, really has his head in the sand. It's now got the Supreme Court Seal of Approval. Yes, of course, it's been done for ages. We know that. But now it has the imprimatur of the highest court in the land. And that's going to go to the heads of an awful lot of sadists out there.
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  6. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    From the comments to the above-linked NY Times article:

    I'm ready. Are you?
  7. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    From the (copious) comments at the LA Times article:
    I haven't seen the comments he's talking about, but I can imagine them. And I submit it has less to do with political ideology and more to do with a certain kind of chest-thumping, show-off, I'm-so-tough attitude that I'm sure y'all can recognize. It crosses political boundaries.
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  8. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    It's the same sort of comments you see in relation to TSA.

    There's this bizarre, almost unhinged, pride at bending over to show the terrorists we're tough enough to undergo cavity searches to prove our innocence.

    It turns American ideology completely on its head, and makes no damn sense.
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  9. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Fab comment at the LAT:
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  10. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Germany, 1930s or '40s, not sure which:
  11. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    But we aren't Nazis!

    It could never happen here!!!!!
  12. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Of course not. After all, we're following the East German model.
  13. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Oh, dear, inconvenient fact:
  14. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Again from Greenwald:
  15. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Really good editorial today in Time: Strip Searches: The Supreme Court’s Disturbing Decision

    People don't normally demonstrate or lobby the Supreme court because they are only appointable & removable by indirect means, but out of > 300M people it should be possible find a few hundred or a few thousand to make their lives living (expletive deleted). Maybe that's what they need to wake up to reality?
  16. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    how about a few thousand to stand naked around the judges' personal residences?
  17. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    I was just thinking of buying some gay porn, publishing their addresses (maybe even the names & address of their families), and sending them a steady stream of annotated ("check here for contraband") photos from the magazines.

    For a demo at the judges personal residences, just carry yard butts.
  18. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

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    Lisa Simeone Original Member

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