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by Tom Tomorrow on Mon Apr 16, 2012 at 06:50:04 AM PDT
officers will use strip search 'threats' to coerce behavior?
"But Brandine, you're supposed to be in Iraq stopping 911!"
by leftyguitarist on Mon Apr 16, 2012 at 07:04:20 AM PDT
as to get to gaze on my asshole. Chumps.
I can’t decide who’s cuter – the dead guy with the arrows in his chest, or the guy in the ditch with the seeping wound. -- Game of Thrones (Heard on Set)
by prodigal on Mon Apr 16, 2012 at 07:06:51 AM PDT
[ Parent ]
it's gonna be SOP. Get used to it. Unless of course you're a 1%er, then you can order torture, loot your own bank, whatever, and it gets excused in the sacred name of perceived partisan expediency and careerist political opportunism, er, I mean centrist pragmatism.
The law, in its majestic equality, forbids rich and poor alike from sleeping under bridges. ~ Anatole France
by ActivistGuy on Mon Apr 16, 2012 at 07:14:25 AM PDT
Man this story is spinning waaaay out of proportion.
There is absolutely no way that the ruling allows people to be strip-searched upon mere arrest, and even the conservajudges said so.
Today, strive to be the person you want to be.
by GoGoGoEverton on Mon Apr 16, 2012 at 07:20:48 AM PDT
you just keep telling yourself that. Everything is sweetness'n'light on the civil liberties front in 21st century America. And if you're a member of the 1%, it will be absolutely true!
by ActivistGuy on Mon Apr 16, 2012 at 07:28:52 AM PDT
the general population in a prison, they're allowed to strip-search you. Which totally makes sense, because they have to make sure drugs and weapons aren't being smuggled in.
Was that guy who brought the lawsuit likely to have been bringing in drugs with him? No. Was it a travesty that he was even arrested in the first place? Yes.
So it turns out that if you get arrested, you might get thrown in jail before a judge can see you. It didn't happen to me when I was arrested at an Occupy protest six months ago. But it could mean that the prison guards might want a strip-search. Like the Supreme Court said, they have the responsibility to ensure safety.
by arroganceisstrength on Mon Apr 16, 2012 at 01:15:24 PM PDT
Well, good for you. But strip searches are common. And now they're not just for guys busted for pot, like me, but for folks walking dogs without leashes and folks who didn't pay their parking tickets.
But don't worry. The police state will take care of you, as long as you don't aggravate the police. You're a good, moderate, upstanding Republican. Tell me, old bean, how's the Dow Jones doing?
Get ready to enjoy your shiny new wars!
by Tommy Allen on Mon Apr 16, 2012 at 07:34:06 AM PDT
Anecdotes and name-calling. If strip-searches are common then that's an issue we need to take up with politicians and city officials, not the SCOTUS and not with someone who has done a lot more to forward liberal political victory than you.
by GoGoGoEverton on Mon Apr 16, 2012 at 07:50:47 AM PDT
by oldhippie on Mon Apr 16, 2012 at 08:01:06 AM PDT
Otherwise, tough shit...it is what it is....we're going as fast as we can.
by GoGoGoEverton on Mon Apr 16, 2012 at 08:17:24 AM PDT
'What are you doing about it'? This is a Democratic website. We're all here agitating for appointing justices to counter Roberts & Scalia. We may not succeed, but your attitude is shallow & demeaning. If people give you a hard time, it's not us, it's you.
You seem OK with the police now have the right to jam their hands into your rectum, and if you give them any guff they can do it a few times, without any repercussions. The SCOTUS will not defend you. And that's just for an arrest - not a conviction.
Sure, it doesn't say that exactly, but that's the reality of it. If that's the America you want, or will tolerate, then I stand against you. You're no friend of mine.
A nation of sheep will surely beget a government of wolves.
by BlabberMan on Wed Apr 18, 2012 at 05:39:48 PM PDT
as their heads are occupying their asses.
by hopi13 on Mon Apr 16, 2012 at 07:07:25 AM PDT
it would at lest get their had out their ass...
I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever. ~Thomas Jefferson
by bobdevo on Mon Apr 16, 2012 at 12:13:58 PM PDT
Response: If you "got it" you wouldn't be a republican
by JML9999 on Mon Apr 16, 2012 at 07:07:54 AM PDT
the law is supposed to punish the other guys.
If cats could blog, they wouldn't
by crystal eyes on Mon Apr 16, 2012 at 07:11:17 AM PDT
[T]here is no more dangerous experiment than that of undertaking to be one thing before a man's face and another behind his back. - Robert E. Lee
by SpamNunn on Mon Apr 16, 2012 at 07:11:28 AM PDT
for at least the first half of the 21st century. Brought to us in a spirit of bipartisan comity, and national unity, for our comfort, convenience and security. Enjoy, because there's nothing any of us peons are going to be able to do about it.
by ActivistGuy on Mon Apr 16, 2012 at 07:12:18 AM PDT
anticipated spike in sales of latex gloves and KY Jelly.
by SpamNunn on Mon Apr 16, 2012 at 07:14:17 AM PDT
by bobdevo on Mon Apr 16, 2012 at 12:14:38 PM PDT
by SpamNunn on Mon Apr 16, 2012 at 02:00:13 PM PDT
Stay Democratic, my friends. -The Most Interesting Man in the World
by boran2 on Mon Apr 16, 2012 at 07:22:32 AM PDT
at a clash of Tea Party/Occupiers. "We will not be silenced by faggots."
"Good God, Lemon! What happened to you in childhood to make you believe people are good?"--Jack Donaghy
by Scott Wooledge on Mon Apr 16, 2012 at 07:52:34 AM PDT
It is large. Very, very large.
I have noticed that doctors about to administer a prostate exam come down with acute situational elephantiasis.
In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice; but in practice, there always is a difference. - Yogi Berra En théorie, il n'y a aucune différence entre théorie et pratique, mais en pratique, il y a toujours une différence. - Yogi Berra
by blue aardvark on Mon Apr 16, 2012 at 08:00:48 AM PDT
hmmm... now the girls can have 'em, too!
i'm part of the 99% - america's largest minority
by joe shikspack on Mon Apr 16, 2012 at 08:08:08 AM PDT
Thanks for the laugh.
Karma can be a real b*#(%.
Silence = Consent. Don't be silent any longer
by doingbusinessas on Mon Apr 16, 2012 at 08:09:02 AM PDT
when the teabaggers get strip-searched and probed. I don't think that will ever happen.
Any American can pray, silently or verbally, seven days a week, twenty four hours a day, in private as Jesus taught or in large public events as Mohammed instructed. -US District Judge Fred Biery, Schultz vs Medina Valley ISD (-6.5,-4.1)
by minidriver on Mon Apr 16, 2012 at 08:11:03 AM PDT
Not on this planet.
It just bounces off of the IOKIYAR coated ones.
by enemy of the people on Mon Apr 16, 2012 at 08:20:49 AM PDT
I'm not sure who's the Blinkster and who's Sparkman, but I could totally hear the voice of the guy in the suit as coming from H Jon Benjamin.
"Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach." - Originally said by someone who can do neither.
by bondibox on Mon Apr 16, 2012 at 08:39:46 AM PDT
What does Obama's Department of Justice have to do with that particular SC case?
Just because they argued it all the way to the Supreme Court doesn't mean they have any responsibility at all.
Lieberman would have filibustered something!
Obama can't interfere in another branch of government! (The DOJ).
Next up: 2012 - Change You Can Believe In.
Oh wait. That was 2008.
2012 - Kabuki You Can Believe In.
There is a reason that Obama's Chiefs of Staff come from Wall Street Banks. And it has nothing to do with Change We Can Believe In.
by Johnathan Ivan on Mon Apr 16, 2012 at 09:30:59 AM PDT
Is that it was Obama's DOJ that argued the case.
Of course, no one had a choice.
by Johnathan Ivan on Mon Apr 16, 2012 at 09:32:19 AM PDT
by JustinBinFL on Mon Apr 16, 2012 at 09:42:12 AM PDT
office defended this. The assistant solicitor general provided an oral amicus curiae on behalf of the DOJ Bureau of Prisons...pretty hard to make this an Obama admin thing...
Buck up--Never say die. We'll get along! Charlie Chaplin, Modern Times (1936).
by dizzydean on Mon Apr 16, 2012 at 06:53:44 PM PDT
Read who it's from.
Change You Can Believe In?
I don't think so. The Department of Justice weighed in, showing exactly what they think of the 4th Amendment.
Then again, it shouldn't be surprising.
by Johnathan Ivan on Tue Apr 17, 2012 at 09:09:09 AM PDT
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