Man: You may be in jail for failing to signal a left turn, but I'm not taking any chances, grandpa bend over and strip!
Brought to you by the court that's debating whether requiring health insurance is the government trampling on individual rights.
Small government, conservative style…
I have been a criminal defense lawyer for over 10 years. I do not like the current Supreme Court and believe that they are far too willing to compromise our Constitutional Rights. On the other hand the person in question was being strip searched prior to being placed into jail.
With the amount and types of illegal crap I have had client’s charged with smuggleing into jails over the years I cannot blame them for saying that a strip search is allowable when a person is being put into jail. The simple fact is that the seriousness of the persons’ charge has nothing to do with what they might or might not be bringing into a controlled environment. The police, other inmates, and the State should not have hope that a prisoner is not bringing in dangerous or illegal items into jail.
Wow. Today’s comic is 100%, pure propaganda.
@no-one-cares I’ll buy that as soon s defense lawyers are required to subject themselves to strip searches before meeting with their clients. Inmates are getting their illicit drugs from someone.
“….something is going wrong with our country.”
I believe it is the 1% and republican thinking and greed.
If corporations are “persons” where is their strip search when they are arrested? Oh, right, you can’t arrest a corporation as long as the disgraced Supreme Shills are in power. One cannot even probe a corporation. It’s “government over reaching”.
nothing gives these macho leather boys more thrills that strip search twinkies
pretty sure this shows that the supreme court is NOT worried about OUR rights! THey couldn’t care less about our health or the lack of.
no-one-cares: I’ve jailed quite a few people, and yes we strip searched before putting them in jail, it was for their protection as well as others. THIS ruling said for ANY ARREST, on ANY CHARGE, a strip search can be conducted, NOT JUST BEFORE JAILING! There is a big difference between an arrest and actually jailing someone. As in when you are stopped in that traffic stop, that IS an arrest.
This Court has made it clear that politics trumps both the Constitution and common sense. Anyone who truly believes in the foundations of our society should be very concerned with where we’re headed under them. Two hundred years of progress toward greater inclusion of all members of our society and establishment of principles of human rights are being eroded by a Court currently dominated by men who seem to actively disdain that history. Scalia and the ever-silent Thomas seem to be the worst of them, but Alito and Roberts aren’t far behind.
yes C L prisoners should be able to bring in anything
TC: This SCOTUS majority will next look to eliminating “probable cause” along with other Constitutional “rights”. These are the “cowboys” out to make even the sheep nervous, not just the wolves. Cheney and Rove are with us in “be afraid, be very afraid”, so the next Republican in the White House can truly secure that “unitary presidency” conservatives want only for themselves, and nobody else.
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