Re: Supreme Court Ruling Allows Strip-Searches for Any Arrest
I have to disagree with this as strongly as I am able.
Originally Posted by Slug1
That is ridiculous.
According to opinions in the lower courts, people may be strip-searched after arrests for violating a leash law, driving without a license and failing to pay child support. Citing examples from briefs submitted to the Supreme Court, Justice Breyer wrote that people have been subjected to “the humiliation of a visual strip-search” after being arrested for driving with a noisy muffler, failing to use a turn signal and riding a bicycle without an audible bell.
Unless there is a reasonable suspicion of contraband, someone who has been arrested, and not convicted, should not be subjected to a strip search. I can bend on a conviction requiring imprisonment.
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In the ranks of death ye will find him;
His father's sword he hath girded on,
And his wild harp slung behind him;
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"Tho' all the world betray thee,
One sword, at least, thy rights shall guard,
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