It's now ok to strip Grandma for any infraction

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Registered: 04-09-2006
It's now ok to strip Grandma for any infraction
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Mon, 04-02-2012 - 7:30pm

More proof that the conservatives won't stop until they have implemented a police state:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/03/us/justices-approve-strip-searches-for-any-offense.html?pagewanted=2&_r=1&hp

Sickening.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 04-09-2011
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Registered: 04-11-2012

Another reason to never commit a crime ; ) I agree with the strip searches. Keeping people safe in the prison is extremely hard to do. Whatever helps to keep the jail population and correction officers safe is okay with me. I watch crime TV and have seen where people commit some crimes to get into jail in order to kill someone. If this saves one life it's worth it.

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-09-2006
You must have nicer police where you live. The other day a friend was stopped for - get this - the officer claimed he had to check to see if her factory tinted windows were too dark. She could have been taken to jail and strip searched at the officer's whim.
iVillage Member
Registered: 01-08-2009
I don't think you can take someone to jail for an infraction. Even most misdemeanors are cite & release.
iVillage Member
Registered: 04-09-2006
Wrong. The Supreme Court case was about a man who was jailed because he hadn't paid a fine...only he had. So an innocent person was strip searched and jailed.

I wouldn't have a problem with strip searches if one couldn't be jailed for misdemeanors. The city jail in a nearby town is regularly filled with college kids caught for minor offenses, when the city police do surprise sweeps of the dorms on nights that kids are likely to be doing underage drinking and the like. Misdemeanors. Strip search. Jail. From what I see on the internet, my area of the country is not the only one where local law enforcement uses methods which, if not strictly illegal, have more to do with filling for profit prisons than actually improving public safety.

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