Texas roadside body cavity search creates civil liberty, taxpayer expense issues

Dec 24, 2012 Full story: Examiner.com 60

Body cavity searches performed this summer on two Texas women alongside a Dallas area highway have generated a lawsuit, an investigation by the Dallas County District Attorney's Office public integrity division, media attention along with new and growing expenses for Texas taxpayers.

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Thomas dumb

Ballwin, MO

#41 Jan 7, 2013
Thomas, no excuse for what the officers did period. Should serve prison time for what they did.
No excuse for this violation, drugs are everywhere doesn't give this lousy excuse for a cop the right to violate these people. I hope they are both fired and go to prison.
Why can cops break laws

Rochester, NY

#42 Jan 7, 2013
ThomasA wrote:
<quoted text>They brought attention to themselves by littering in front of a policeman- VERY DUMB. The officer said the "borrowed" car reeked of the MJ stench which happens to stay in the car long after you smoke a joint in there. The smell and the littering gave cause to search. If that's what you call" not doing anything", then feel free to run stop signs, drive any speed you want,throw your McDonalds garbage out the window, drive drunk,and do as you please. Explain to the officer that you "weren't doing anything wrong" in your eyes. I'm sure they will understand.
Doesnt give cause for an anal and 'Gina cavity search to be performed in public on the side of the road.
These are People

Fort Worth, TX

#43 Jan 7, 2013
I appreciate the fact that the police are out there doing what they are suppose to do also. However, there are laws and they are not suppose to break them either. What they did was break the law. They went too far. Whether they smelt are didn't is still up to a question. When they break the law as they did then I question whether there really was a scent or not.

The laws are made for all of us and that includes the police force. I am sorry that you feel that the police force has immunity.
ThomasA

Birmingham, AL

#44 Jan 7, 2013
Why can cops break laws wrote:
<quoted text>
Doesnt give cause for an anal and 'Gina cavity search to be performed in public on the side of the road.
If women didn't hide stuff in their "'Gina" this conversation wouldn't be going on. The local policemen know the "regulars" and have a good idea what to expect if they have a cause to stop. In this case the women caused the stop,not the policemen picking a soccer mom at random. Keep protecting the drug crowd,the thieves,and the scum of society,and soon they will be in your neighborhood too. " Howdy ya'll, we'uns is yore new neighbors". Can't wait,can you?
These are People

Fort Worth, TX

#45 Jan 7, 2013
I don't know Thomas A, not so sure they would be any worse than you with your ideas of law and order.

To me, for a person of the law to do wrong I just feel is even worse than the ordinary citizen as they are paid to uphold the law--not break the law.

Corruptiion within law enforcement can be worse than drugs, etc.

The fact still remains they had no right to inspect the women as they did. A fact is a fact. A law was broken and they need to pay the price just as any other crook pays.
easy

Forney, TX

#46 Jan 7, 2013
These are People wrote:
I don't know Thomas A, not so sure they would be any worse than you with your ideas of law and order.

To me, for a person of the law to do wrong I just feel is even worse than the ordinary citizen as they are paid to uphold the law--not break the law.

Corruptiion within law enforcement can be worse than drugs, etc.

The fact still remains they had no right to inspect the women as they did. A fact is a fact. A law was broken and they need to pay the price just as any other crook pays.
Careful saying a law was broken. If the articulate the PC, whether you believe it or not, that's up to a judge, they can search a person. Additionally, both women clearly consented to being searched. They were not forced into it. Afterward, they said they felt they didn't have a choice. So, if the agreed to it, it's consensual and no law is broken. I'm not saying I agree with the approach, but I'm not sure any law was broken.
These are People

Fort Worth, TX

#47 Jan 7, 2013
Easy: Agreeing to a search and agreeing to have someone stick their finger up in you is not the same. They definitely went too far.
ThomasA

Birmingham, AL

#48 Jan 7, 2013
These are People wrote:
Easy: Agreeing to a search and agreeing to have someone stick their finger up in you is not the same. They definitely went too far.
Then you would be against a male or female officer feeling a man's crotch and BVDs for pistols,knives, and drugs when they have a suspect bent over a car hood.
easy

Forney, TX

#49 Jan 8, 2013
These are People wrote:
Easy: Agreeing to a search and agreeing to have someone stick their finger up in you is not the same. They definitely went too far.
Careful making an accusation about penetration.
Door King

Corpus Christi, TX

#50 Jan 8, 2013
Police are only allowed a patdown after a traffic stop and only to determine if the subject has anything dangerous to the officer.
what

United States

#51 Jan 8, 2013
Door King wrote:
Police are only allowed a patdown after a traffic stop and only to determine if the subject has anything dangerous to the officer.
You are correct if referring to a Terry frisk. You are incorrect if/when PC exists or consent is given.
ThomasA

Birmingham, AL

#52 Jan 8, 2013
Door King wrote:
Police are only allowed a patdown after a traffic stop and only to determine if the subject has anything dangerous to the officer.
Only if something is dangerous to the officer? Then drugs papers and crack pipes shouldn't be allowed as evidence if found in a patdown if it's on their person by not endangering the officer?
Texas Road Ranger

Plano, TX

#53 Jan 8, 2013
Officer be easy "you know I'm built little"
krackersmacker

UK

#54 Jan 21, 2013
I don't care about marijuana or anything else if my daughter leaves the house and some person puts there finger up her unt and @ss I'm going to... that person will pay dearly for it.
ThomasA

Birmingham, AL

#55 Jan 21, 2013
krackersmacker wrote:
I don't care about marijuana or anything else if my daughter leaves the house and some person puts there finger up her unt and @ss I'm going to... that person will pay dearly for it.
Then teach your daughter to stay away from the drug crowd and don't be hiding stash in her slash! It's always "somebody else's fault",NEVER EVER your kid's
These are People

Fort Worth, TX

#56 Jan 25, 2013
ThomasA: No matter what the circumstances these two officers of the law went too far. We cannot give police officers unlimited power. They must have their limits too.

Apparently, you have never met a dirty cop. We all like to believe they don't exist. I hope they are only a very small numer--but they do exist.
ThomasA

Birmingham, AL

#57 Jan 25, 2013
These are People wrote:
ThomasA: No matter what the circumstances these two officers of the law went too far. We cannot give police officers unlimited power. They must have their limits too.
Apparently, you have never met a dirty cop. We all like to believe they don't exist. I hope they are only a very small numer--but they do exist.
Your rosey world would be wonderful if we didn't have cops. However, there is that sleezy element of society that become regulars down at the jail and courthouse that someone has to deal with. For those of us who were raised right and taught to obey the laws,we don't seem to have a problem with the police.
These are People

Fort Worth, TX

#58 Jan 26, 2013
ThomasA: I was raised right, taught to obey the law, and have done so for all of my life which is a very long time probably much longer than you have lived.

For most of my life I believed just like you do. I had to see with my own eyes what was done to someone else by a person of the law who had no morals it seems and put career above doing their job.

As much as I want to believe, just like you, that they are all good and great people, the truth is that although I believe most are there will always be some of those that are not. Because of this there has to be limits on the law enforcement officials also.

By the way, I never said there should not be cops so where are you coming off with a statement like that???

So for some of us that were raised right even we sometimes see something that makes us realize that police without limits is not the kind of society that we want.

Sorry, you don't feel that way too, but stick around you probably have quite a few more years to live and learn some of the things that the older generation has learned through the years.
hmm

Forney, TX

#59 Jan 26, 2013
These are People wrote:
ThomasA: I was raised right, taught to obey the law, and have done so for all of my life which is a very long time probably much longer than you have lived.

For most of my life I believed just like you do. I had to see with my own eyes what was done to someone else by a person of the law who had no morals it seems and put career above doing their job.

As much as I want to believe, just like you, that they are all good and great people, the truth is that although I believe most are there will always be some of those that are not. Because of this there has to be limits on the law enforcement officials also.

By the way, I never said there should not be cops so where are you coming off with a statement like that???

So for some of us that were raised right even we sometimes see something that makes us realize that police without limits is not the kind of society that we want.

Sorry, you don't feel that way too, but stick around you probably have quite a few more years to live and learn some of the things that the older generation has learned through the years.
Thanks old wise one. Makes me sick when people assume they are so much older and wiser than the next guy. What a joke.
These are People

Fort Worth, TX

#60 Jan 26, 2013
Well, hmm, I am old enough that I probably qualify for being older than the majority here on the board. Sorry if you find that offensive--but hey, you know, I would be glad to change ages with any of you younger ones here on the board.LOL

However, I do find it offensive when someone trys to insinuate that I do not believe in law in order. I believe in law and order and always have--but I believe that the legal people need to follow it too.

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