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America 2012: The Supreme Court Has Made It Legal For The Police To Strip Search You Any Time They Want

Last week the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that police in the United States can strip search anyone that they arrest.  It doesn’t matter how minor the crime is and it doesn’t matter if they suspect that you have contraband on you or not.  The Supreme Court even said that you can be strip searched if you have been arrested for a traffic violation.  Any type of arrest will do.  Once you are arrested, if the police want to strip off your clothes and see you naked there is not a thing you can do about it.  You can read the entire Supreme Court decision right here.  Considering the fact that 13 million Americans are put in jail at some point each year, this is a very frightening thing.  The notion that we are all “innocent until proven guilty” is rapidly becoming a thing of the past.  Thanks to the Supreme Court, it is now legal for the police to strip search you any time they want.  All they have to do is find some excuse to arrest you.  And considering the fact that almost everything is illegal in America, that is not hard to do.  America continues to become a very dark place in 2012, and very few people are speaking up in defense of liberty and freedom.

But don’t the police need probable cause before they search you?  Aren’t we protected against unreasonable searches by the U.S. Constitution?  After all, the 4th Amendment says the following….

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Unfortunately, not even the Supreme Court seems to care much about the U.S. Constitution anymore.

As I have written about previously, in the “new America” you don’t get any rights.

Instead, the government gives you a limited number of “privileges” that it can revoke at any time.

The story of the man that was at the heart of the Supreme Court case mentioned above demonstrates this.  His name was Albert Florence and he was arrested for not paying a fine that he had already paid.

But the fact that he was innocent didn’t seem to matter too much to the police.  They held him in prison for six days and strip searched him twice.  The following is how CNN described what Florence went through after his arrest….

Court records show Florence was subjected to an invasive strip and visual body-cavity search. He was then held for six days in the county lockup before being transferred to a Newark correctional facility, where, he claims, he was subjected to another more intrusive search before being placed in the general prison population.

“It was very disgusting. It was just a bad, bad experience,” he told CNN’s Kate Bolduan recently. “I was just told, ‘Do as you’re told.’ Wash in this disgusting soap and obey the directions of the officer who was instructing me to turn around, lift my genitals up, turn around, and squat.”

Are you upset when you read that?

You should be.

You see, this is how totalitarian governments act.  Totalitarian regimes love to dehumanize and humiliate their “detainees” by stripping them naked.

So when we see this kind of behavior by authorities in the United States we should be very concerned.

And when we see the U.S. Supreme Court giving the stamp of approval to this kind of activity, we should be sounding the alarm.

At first, Americans were told that this kind of treatment would only happen to “prisoners of war” overseas.

But then came the “enhanced pat-downs” from the TSA.

Then we learned that the TSA was actually strip searching old women at our airports.

And now we discover that strip searching will be legal for every single person that is arrested in the entire nation.

What in the world is happening to us?

Some will argue that if you don’t want to be strip searched that you should just avoid committing a crime.

Well, in 2012 almost everything is a crime in America.

In fact, if you are just walking down the street minding your own business or even if you are in your own home doing absolutely nothing the police could still probably arrest you because there are probably about 1000 things that you are not doing that you are supposed to be doing.

And you know what horny police officers all over America are going to be thinking when they hear of this Supreme Court decision.

They are going to be thinking that it is now open season for strip searching beautiful women.

There have already been hundreds of complaints that the TSA has been specifically targeting attractive women during airport security screenings.

Anyone that does not believe that police are going to do the exact same thing is being delusional.

In fact, we have already seen many examples of this around the country.  As I wrote about a while back, one group of female pro-life demonstrators was recently strip searched by police twice.  They didn’t do anything wrong and they should have never been arrested, but that didn’t prevent them from being strip searched in front of male police officers.

We have crossed a very dangerous line as a nation.

We have now gotten to the point where sexual humiliation is a standard law enforcement technique.

A recent article by Naomi Wolf detailed how the use of sexual humiliation as a control technique has been steadily increasing in our society in recent years….

Our surveillance state shown considerable determination to intrude on citizens sexually. There’s the sexual abuse of prisoners at Bagram – der Spiegel reports that “former inmates report incidents of … various forms of sexual humiliation. In some cases, an interrogator would place his penis along the face of the detainee while he was being questioned. Other inmates were raped with sticks or threatened with anal sex”. There was the stripping of Bradley Manning is solitary confinement. And there’s the policy set up after the story of the “underwear bomber” to grope US travelers genitally or else force them to go through a machine – made by a company, Rapiscan, owned by terror profiteer and former DHA czar Michael Chertoff – with images so vivid that it has been called the “pornoscanner”.

We have all been told that we must sacrifice personal dignity for the greater good.

We have all been told that “national security” trumps our liberties and our freedoms.

But the further we go down this road, the more we become like communist China, the USSR, North Korea and Nazi Germany.

In New York City, the police do not even need to arrest you in order to put their hands on you.  Officials in New York have implemented a nightmarish “stop-and-frisk” policy.  During 2011, there were 684,330 “stop and frisk” searches in New York City.  Mayor Bloomberg contends that these unconstitutional searches are necessary to keep the city safe.

But even if you don’t go outside you can still be stopped and frisked.  Thousands of apartment buildings in New York have signed up for the “Clean Halls” program which allows police officers to freely roam the hallways of apartment buildings and stop anyone that they want for any reason.

The following is how a recent Rolling Stone article described this program….

According to the NYCLU, which filed the suit, “virtually every private apartment building [in the Bronx] is enrolled in the program,” and “in Manhattan alone, there are at least 3,895 Clean Halls Buildings.” Referring to the NYPD’s own data, the complaint says police conducted 240,000 “vertical patrols” in the year 2003 alone.

If you live in a Clean Halls building, you can’t even go out to take out the trash without carrying an ID – and even that might not be enough. If you go out for any reason, there may be police in the hallways, demanding that you explain yourself, and insisting, in brazenly illegal and unconstitutional fashion, on searches of your person.

Can you see where all of this is going?

We are rapidly becoming a society where there is absolutely no privacy left and where citizens are routinely dehumanized and humiliated.

If those in charge of protecting us cannot keep us safe and respect our liberties and our freedoms at the same time, then they should resign and give their jobs to someone else.

Many of the things that are being done in this nation right now in the name of “security” are absolutely shameful.  Our leaders are turning their backs on what it means to be American, and millions of citizens all over the country should be howling in disgust.

Unfortunately, most people seem to be buying in to the “new America”, and the U.S. Supreme Court has just given police departments all over the country the green light to strip search citizens any time they want.

Oh how far you have fallen America.

The Beginning Of The End - The New Novel About The Future Of America By Michael T. Snyder
  • Eisenkreutz

    This is why we call you pigs. YOU CANNOT BE A CONSERVATIVE AND SUPPORT LAW ENFORCEMENT. YOU CANNOT BE A CONSERVATIVE AND SUPPORT THE MILITARY. How many times do we have to see this play out in how many countries before the idiot populace finally gets it drilled through their thick heads? Governments are inherantly stupid and evil and invariably tend toward tyranny and terror. The inherent purpose of “law enforcement” is to supress the rights of the people. Shutting down lemonade stands of kids? Fining people for going around speed bumps at 3 AM while doing absolutely nothing about solving serious crimes? Not a single indictment of John the Slime Corzine or the Banksters? Not a finger is lifted to stop the gang violence. The police are utterly worthless. They like the power trip of bullying innocent people and groping women but are too chicken to deal with the real criminals. I foresaw all this crap the moment that stupid old drunk Bushitler rambled on about forming the DHS and keeping us “safe”.

  • mondobeyondo

    Fourth Amendment! Fourth Amendment! FOURTH AMENDMENT!
    Demand your rights!*

    No law enforcement officer or agency has any right to stop people on a whim. There should be no searches (i.e. pat downs) or seizures without probable cause? Have we gone insane? Why is this happening? Why were those female pro-life demonstrators arrested? Because they were pro-life? Sorry, that’s not good enough.

    This kind of thing would never happen in the guiding light of liberty and democracy I was brought up in (or some would say, indoctrinated in?!!)
    At least, in the America… I used… to know.**

    ————–
    * As long as the Constitution is still a legal document in this country (??)
    ** Paraphrase of Christopher Plummer in “The Sound Of Music”, 1965. Substitute “Austria” for “America”.

  • mondobeyondo

    “We are rapidly becoming a society where there is absolutely no privacy left and where citizens are routinely dehumanized and humiliated.”

    Yes, we are.

    Your cell phone can tell someone with technological expertise exactly where you are. So can your car’s GPS system. There are CCTV cameras in major cities (London is famous for that). So, people in the know can tell where you are.

    Those nice little store “loyalty” cards? The savings are nice, but they track what you purchase. Buy a can of carrots – scan your savings card – get a coupon for 15 cents off your next purchase of carrots with your receipt. “Hey! 15 cents off Green Giant carrots until 7/31/12! How did they know I bought Green Giant carrots? How much else do they know about me?!”

    Big Brother is watching youuuuu….

  • VyseLegendaire

    NYC sounds like one ghoulish hellhole of police intrusion and subjugation. Not only do OWS get corralled and their property destroyed by these medieval thugs but apparently they can intrude into your own apartment building and frisk you without warning? We are the gulag archipelago.

  • Nexus789

    Police state….more and more like East Germany (GDR) where neighbors spied on neighbors and the police and security forces spy on everyone.

  • de Malfosse

    Uncle Sam is at war with the entire world including the citizens of these United States.

    Tyranny, period.

    Tyler’s rebellion (1381) began when a sheriff publically & forcibly stripped a 13-yr old girl. The enraged father beat the sheriff’s brain out with a hammer.

    • WHAAAAT!!!

      Where did you get your information? Wat Tylers rebellion was about tax unfairness ect.

  • Tim

    This is absolutely outrageous.

    Our founding fathers wouldn’t recognize this nation. They would have taken up their muskets long ago for the cause of liberty.

    • fvasdfads

      What are you waiting for, Tim?

    • xander cross

      Funny how you did not said this when it was happening to black people throught history, especially during the jim crow era. Now, you want to protest because it’s happening to everyone equally? This the problem with white supremency, white people think that they’re above every other race of people. So, when something like this happens, you attack the government, law enforcement, and the TSA when it’s AGAINST YOU. But when this happens to mionrites, espeically muslims during 9/11, you SUPPORTED IT. This is how you know that you are an hyprocrite, you support the state, local government, federal government, when it BEFENTS YOU.

  • Mr. G

    It’s a sociopathic society. Concentration on sexual perversions is typical in such a society. It is the animal inside these people taking power over others. You would note that the “bullying” going on in our schools is most often sexual in nature, too. Figure it out, people – a great many around us are in the grips of a very cold, sick mindset. The illusion of decency is maintained by the mass media outlets, but more and more are not buying it. I have seen outrages so great in the past twenty-five years or so – all because the baby boomer generation took over running things.

    As the number of people born BEFORE T.V. has declined, the insanity has increased more and more. This is the fundamental cause of these problems. The TV induced ego-maniacal behaviour in people starting in the decade after its introduction. The images are simply too overpowering for many. The fantasy presented is too much for them to go against. So they adopt a mindset of power through personality, rather than through earned privilege. Just like the people on T.V. This is the fundamental cause of our problems right here, people – power taken through personality rather than through merit.

    But in fact, life is pretty simple if you let it be. There are still plenty of places in the country where life goes on about the same, and most people in the USA are still reasonably good, if misguided. So, we must not be too negative. The USA may still save itself. No, really! Mr. G

  • Kevin

    I have heard many times from so many people, “Well if your not doing anything wrong you don’t have to worry about it”. We know that logic is flawed but adding insult to injury that mindset simultaneously throws out the presumption of innocence that we were once taught. It appears that the more things people have the less rights they desire to maintain. If the trend continues many people, possibly the majority would be willing to live in a cage if given enough virtual toys.

    In the technical evolutionary social cycle we “advance” to becoming bees in a hive, a virtual Star Trek Borg.

  • http://www.tomhallett.com Thomas Hallett

    No jurist in black robes, no elected representative, no officious executive can make that which is fundamentaly wrong, right by fiat or law.

    No government, NONE, may violate the basic humanity granted by God without violent repercussion.

    This sort of thing will separate the sheep from the Americans. Upon learning of his 16 year old daughter being strip-searched for a routine traffic infraction, the sheep will reason, “Well…it IS the law…and the police are just doing their job”.
    The American, on the other hand, will mobilize his brothers, friends, and kin to fully excercize his second amendment OBLIGATION.

    Once several or more occurances of police being re-introduced to the second amendment become widely known, we’ll then see an end to this medieval barbarity.

    • WM

      Good comment about the girl being stripped. Sort of like police trying to bang down your door for no reason and you just saying that they are just trying to do their job. If I heard someone trying to bang down my door, I don’t care who they are, police, gang members, FBI, even obummer himself, they would be in for one heck of a surprise if I were on the other side of the door.

      This insanity has to stop and is has to stop NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! let the sheeple go about their lives, they will be “cleansed” away when the collapse comes, but for those of us who love the freedom that our amazing founders decreed for us, we need to start doing something.

      I have said this before but worth repeating. I know a dear old man that came from Cuba to the USA in the early 60′s to flee that dictatorial system. he said America was the promised land to him and his family. He is so thankful for this great nation, but told me once, with the tone of a prophet, if America falls, what then??? Where else will there be on planet earth where men can live freely?

      Well, Pastor Raul, I think that is a good question that we need to all ask.

  • chris

    Wow, I had no idea about the measures being used in NYC. That is shameful.

  • Jack

    Bin Laden wins. Terrified, we throw our liberty, rights and constitution out the window. They didnt have to invade to destroy us, we did it to ourselves out of fear.

  • WM

    I have some questions here to pose to the other readers.

    1)Do you think there will be a limit when the government stops, or will it take nation wide rebellion, riots, protests,revolution etc. before the downward spiral of tyranny is stopped???

    2)Do we really believe that our votes can really steer the political direction of this nations future, or Do we just sit back because we know that a global, new world order is coming and there is nothing we can do to thwart it, and the political figures are really just pawns for the globalist elite to unite the world system.

    I will answer first. I would like to think that if the American people said enough is enough and started a nation wide rebellion, through protests, riots, stopping truck deliveries, even revolution, that it would change things. I do not think this is reality though. I think we are seeing things fall into place in preperation for the New World Order and one world system spoken about very clearly in the Bible.

    9-11 and the housing crash were (2) major turning points in this nations demise, firstly for the instituting of the Homeland Security which opened up a door for government to do almost anything all in the name of security, and the housing crash of 2008 which brought this nation to its knees.

    Add into these two, the fact that societal demise is increasing and evident everywhere you look. In fact, most of these articles on this site, describe some aspect of human morals, values, and behavior slipping deeper into depravity.

    I have heard it said before that the veil of prosperity is what gave the world the illusion that America was a “good” nation. Well, that propserity is crumbling and the veil is being lifted to expose humna nature for what it really is. Decades of entitlement have created generations of people who expect the government to feed them, house them, provide medical ins. etc. Well, you don’t have to be an economist to see very clearly that the US government is BROKE and deeply in debt. In fact, they must keep borrowing money just to pay the interest. Logic tells me that eventually something is going to give and the house will come crashing down…our current position is unsustainable. When the money runs out and the millions of “entitled ones” have no check waiting for them……well, I will let your imagination create a picture of what the results may be.

    I (sadly),personally believe that this nation is done with no hope whatsoever for it to ever be great again. It is falling and falling hard, and because it has been so strong for so long, it is taking a while to notice that the foundations are really collapsing right before our eyes.
    I see a globalist agenda with a one world government, cashless society, and government rule on a global scale. I am very pessimistic, I know, but the current writing on the wall has convinced me of this.

    I also have a lot of hope because the Bible predicted this time in world history, thousand of years ago, in both OT and NT. According to the Bible, we are actually right on schedule with Biblical prophecy, and nothing that is happening should surprise Believers in the good Book.

    I would encourage People who do not believe in the Bible, or have never really taken a look at it, to check it out, it has a lot to say. Don’t just listen to skeptics and God haters telling you that it was only written by men, cannot be trusted, is full of fables, etc. Check it out for yourself. It is a book of hope, but is also a book of warning to those who will not believe the Words of the Living God. The God of the Bible declares things before they will happen, so that when they happen, we will know that he is God. The Lord Jesus Christ came once riding a donkey,an ancient symbol of peace, he is coming back riding a horse, an ancient symbol of war.

    Find out who this Jesus is before it is too late, your eternity depends on it.

    • http://www.tomhallett.com Thomas Hallett

      WM,

      Governments of men know no limits.

      Our founders knew this fully and enshrined the second amendment as the guarantor of all the rest.

      It must and will take an armed and likely very bloody response to Leviathan to restore liberty.

      And so goes all of human history…..wash, rinse, repeat.

      • WM

        I agree. There most likely will be a bloody revolution coming to end the current system and start anew.

    • Eisenkreutz

      1. Governments dont go away in a societal collapse. They clamp down even harder. I think that the people are so entrenched in idiocy at this point that they will not wake up even in the midst of such a collapse.

      2. Foreign government own our vote counting systems. The candidate with the most money wins 91% of the time. I see our votes as pretty much being useless.

      I thank the good Lord for the great many blessing he has bestowed on me, but I also believe the old Greek saying that God helps those who help themselves.

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  • 1stVArifleman

    “The more laws, the less justice.”
    Marcus Tullius Cicero

    Look to Rome, and learn from her mistakes. There is no better to emulate, but there is also no better to heed the warnings of their mistakes.

    “A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague.”
    Marcus Tullius Cicero

    “They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
    Ben Franklin

    “To follow by faith alone is to follow blindly.”
    Ben Franklin

    “I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpation.”
    James Madison

    “It is a universal truth that the loss of liberty at home is to be charged to the provisions against danger, real or pretended, from abroad.”
    James Madison

    “No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.”
    James Madison

    “With respect to the words general welfare, I have always regarded them as qualified by the detail of powers connected with them. To take them in a literal and unlimited sense would be a metamorphosis of the Constitution into a character which there is a host of proofs was not contemplated by its creators.”
    James Madison

    “It is proper to take alarm at the first experiment on our liberties. We hold this prudent jealousy to be the first duty of citizens, and one of the noblest characteristics of the late Revolution. The freeman of America did not wait till usurped power had strengthened itself by exercise, and entangled the question in precedents. They saw all the consequences in the principle, and they avoided the consequences by denying the principle.”
    James Madison

    “Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms [of government] those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.”
    Thomas Jefferson

    “All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.”
    Thomas Jefferson

    “The price of liberty is eternal vigilance.”
    Thomas Jefferson

    “I prefer dangerous freedom, to peaceful slavery.”
    Thomas Jefferson

    “I consider the foundation of the Constitution as laid on this ground: That ‘all powers not delegated to the United States, by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States or to the people’ (10th Amendment). To take a single step beyond the boundaries thus specifically drawn around the powers of Congress, is to take possession of a boundless field of power, no longer susceptible to any definition.”
    Thomas Jefferson

    “Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of the day; but a series of oppressions, begun at a distinguished period, and pursued unalterably through every change of ministers (adminstrators) too plainly proves a deliberate, systematic plan of reducing us to slavery.”
    Thomas Jefferson

    “Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.”
    John Adams–(That is why our government is suppose to be a Constitutional Republic.)

    “The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as sacred as the law of God, and that there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence.”
    John Adams

    “Government is not reason, it is not eloquence. It is force, and like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.”
    George Washington

    “Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of Liberty abused to licentiousness.” [wastefulness or decadence]
    George Washington

    “Against the insidious wiles of foreign influence (I conjure you to believe me, fellow-citizens,) the jealousy of a free people ought to be constantly awake; since history and experience prove, that foreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of Republican Government. But that jealousy, to be useful, must be impartial; else it becomes the instrument of the very influence to be avoided, instead of a defence against it. Excessive partiality for one foreign nation, and excessive dislike of another, cause those whom they actuate to see danger only on one side, and serve to veil and even second the arts of influence on the other. Real patriots, who may resist the intrigues of the favorite, are liable to become suspected and odious; while its tools and dupes usurp the applause and confidence of the people, to surrender their interests.”
    George Washington

    “The time is now near at hand which must probably determine whether Americans are to be freemen or slaves; whether they are to have any property they can call their own; whether their houses and farms are to be pillaged and destroyed, and themselves consigned to a state of wretchedness from which no human efforts will deliver them. The fate of unborn millions will now depend on God, on the courage and conduct of this army. Our cruel and unrelenting enemy leaves us only the choice of brave resistance, or the most abject submission. We have, therefore, to resolve to conquer or die.”
    George Washington

    LONG LIVE THE CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC!
    SIC SEMPER TYRANNIS!

    • knightowl77

      h/t 1stVArifleman
      “They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
      Ben Franklin

      LETS be Clear, this is our own fault. In our efforts to be more secure we have voluntarily given up these rights and freedoms 1 step at a time…When I started in law enforcement more than 30 years ago, I had discretion. I could let people go…I didn’t have to arrest for a “technical” violation of the law….
      We used to be able to differentiate between a “letter of the law” violation and a “spirit of the law” violation.
      Citizen groups didn’t like that. They demanded that every drunk driver get arrested instead of being sent home in a cab. They demanded that in every domestic violence/disturbance of the peace call, that someone get arrested instead of being advised to “settle down”.
      In order to be “politically correct” we were forced to stop the same number of whites as we did hispanic gang members lest we get sued by La Raza or the ACLU….we had to stop blacks, whites, hispanics in ratios that correspond to our local populations whether or not they were suspected of something or not…
      WE the PUBLIC have demanded this and the GOVERNMENT WE Elected is delivering it.

      Sucks to be us

  • Piglet

    Here’s another “crime” for which you can be arrested, strip-searched and jailed: The lack of a bell on your bicycle. See: http://cyclistchic.com/?p=8477
    and
    http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=86618&comview=1&sc=1

  • Lee Donaldson

    Unbelievable

  • justadad

    All human rights are endowed by the Creator (Declaration of Independence)

    The government is comissioned to secure those liberties (U.S. Constitution)

    We are responsible for our government.(“We the people…” – U.S.Constitution)

    We have turned away from the Creator and our government (we the people) does not allow His teachings or worship in our government institutions.

    Now we have lost our rights and liberties.

    We are reaping what we have sowed.

    We have 2 choices:

    1. Continue to take our own direction away from the Creator and reap worse consequences than we now have.(Yes, it can and will get worse)

    2. Turn back to the Creator and restore His standards and reap the blessings of liberty and security.

    Doing things the Creator’s way (righteousness) lifts a nation up

    • Muhammad Romney

      I agree we should return to the Creator. The Qur’an should be taught in every public school.

  • Amerikagulag

    It’s US against THEM folks. Ohhh it could NEVER happen here!

    Welcome to the new STALINISM.

  • mark

    I already do not travel on planes because of the treatment by the TSA. We are turning into a police state. Those in power have become scumbags. Soon we will see TSA agents or some other government goons on the street corners with machine guns like in many other countries. Will the goons enter your house if you insult someone online in Arizona and proceed to strip search you? When they come to inspect my garden in the name of food saftey and I object, will I be taken and striped searched? This seems silly, but it is possiable. If Obama decides to enforce his new power to take posession of any stored food that a person has stored for hard times and you say no will you be taken away and strip searched? This country is going to the dogs.

  • El Pollo de Oro

    “I don’t think people realize just how evil and what an abomination our country has become.”—Alex Jones

    “George Orwell would be shocked if he saw what was happening. It’s far greater than he could have ever imagined.”—Gerald Celente

    Some folks have said that I contradict myself when I saw that The Banana Republic of America (formerly the USA) has a grim future as both a police state and a violent, dangerous, crime-plagued Third World hellhole. “Wouldn’t a police state automatically have low crime rates?,” they ask. No, not necessarily. The fact that you have TSA thugs strip-searching old women, Homeland Security neocons terrifying journalists at the airport, corporate goon squads beating the crap out of Occupy protestors, and kids being hassled kids for lemonade stands doesn’t necessarily mean that Americans are going to be protected from tattooed gangbangers in baggy pants. Matter of fact, government goon squads will go after soft targets because soft targets are easier to beat and torture into submission.

    “This isn’t communism, as people say. It’s fascism, the merger of state and corporate powers. And we’ve been merged. We’ve been merged with the bailouts. We’ve been merged with the buyouts. We’ve been merged with the rescue plans. This isn’t a free country anymore. And I fear for what is going to happen in the future.”—Gerald Celente

    If the TSA thugs want to show what badasses they are, perhaps they could go to Sinaloa, México and try to play vigilante. Ah, but they would do well to keep in mind that El Chapo Gúzman’s boys are a lot rougher than 80-year-old grandmothers in wheelchairs. Try to give los compas del Chapo Gúzman a strip search, and they’re likely get a beheading (literally). But hey, if they don’t like México, they could always try the favelas in Rio de Janeiro—although they’d do well to remember that any lemonade stands are probably being protected by drug lords with automatic weapons.

    Welcome to Police State BRA. Welcome to the rotting, decaying Banana Republic of America, where decent people will be terrozied by government goon squads as well as violent, ruthless criminals.

  • El Pollo de Oro

    Also, Michael T. Snyder quotes Naomi Wolf. I give her a lot of respect. She is a card-carrying liberal/progressive feminist, yet she is smart enough to have a friendly dialogue with Alex Jones, Ron Paul, Lew Rockwell and other right-of-center Libertarians who are worried about the abuses of the police state. I have to give Naomi Wolf a lot of credit for looking at the big picture—some liberals can’t get past Ron Paul’s opposition to abortion long enough to realize that he is anti-corporate welfare, anti-imperialist, anti-Patriot Act, anti-War on Drugs.

    Now here’s what I wonder: if Gary Johnson gets the Libertarian Party nomination, will Naomi Wolf support him instead of Barack “Goldman Sachs” Obama?

    • Gay Veteran

      sorry El Pollo de Oro but for once I have to disagree with you but Gary Johnson thinks the Wall Street banksters didn’t commit any crimes

      • El Pollo de Oro

        I have to say as someone who has admired Gary Johnson for a long time (going back to when he infuriated a lot of Republicans by calling the War on Drugs racist, and unconstitutional), I didn’t like it when he said of the banksters that “None of them committed any crimes, just made incredibly bad decisions.” Not a good choice of words even though he has been critical of TARP. Matter of fact, he took some criticism on pro-Ron Paul message boards for saying that. But I think that by and large, his record is anti-fascist.

        Here’s what Gary Johnson said about Occupy Wall Street: “The notion that Occupy Wall Street is misguided—well, I was there last night. I don’t know that it’s misguided at all. This country is not equal. We don’t treat everyone equally. I would like to see us focus on the root cause, which is in my estimation, politicians that are getting paid off. That’s the corporatism and the outrage.”

  • Cinderella Man

    Im not the most law abiding citizen, Ill be the first to admit it. One time I was arrested on a failure to pay fines warrant, the bail was no problem pretty low. So get this, Im still dressed in my street clothes just got off the phone with my boss he’s on the way to the bail bondsman and Im all set to go. So when the bail was paid and Im getting ready to get out the door and the guard tells me that I must be subjected to a strip search before I am allowed to leave!! Of course I refused and asked him “Why is that nessasary? Im not entering general population!” But he was adamant that I must be searched before I could go. He offered a lame ass excuse that “The jail must be certain that Im not carrying any contraband before letting me out the door! Im sorry but this is outrageous bullshit!! I paid for the privlege to be free and now I cant even have a shred of dignity! It was late and I wanted to go home so I gave in and let the bastard see my balls. I felt like such a loser for having to give in. But what can you do? Your a prisoner a big POS to the rest of society so why should anyone care. BTW,if you think strip searching in bad when your booked in just wait untill you have to stay there for awhile. You can be subjected to humiliation anytime they feel the urge to see your bare naked ass. We would get searched onece a month because some inmates were smuggling in pills and tobbaco. They didnt find a damn thing. And one man refused to get naked and dared them to do anything about it. Then again he had nothing to lose and could care less if they put him in solitary. The rest of us were good little cattle and did as we were told. Felt like a punk. But thats what the system does is punk us all.

    • Michael

      Thanks for sharing that with us. It is frightening to hear a real life example from someone on the site.

      Michael

      • xander cross

        yeah, jail treats people like there nothing. But when this was going on with black people, most white people ignored it and laughed at us, when it was happening to minorities, especially blacks, however, now that everyone is getting equal treatment, white people are just complaing about it, when they actually supported the law the whole entire time!!!!! Now, when the govermnet is going against everyone, including whites, oh, you all complain about it now. Hyrpocrites.

  • woof

    Yes but what about the terrorist. Aren’t we safer now ?
    ( just kidding)

  • Gay Veteran

    9/11 was for practical purposes our Reichstag Fire

    • ScoutMotto

      Now that I’ll agree with.

  • ScoutMotto

    The revenue officers are the new Brown Shirts.

  • Kevin

    I have friends that are between 72 and 80 years old. They generally have real difficulty bringing themselves to be critical of police and authority. The fall back of “Well if your doing nothing wrong” is the knee jerk reaction. They grew up catching a piece of the depression, WWII as a kid and the decades long cold war. Conforming got them where they are but it also facilitated the abandonment of rights. I think they choose blindness because sight is just too damn uncomfortable.

  • Dan

    First off this article is way off the mark. What the Supreme Court ruled was to uphold states rights. It is up to each state how they operate their correctional facilities. The individual was placed with the county facility which is normally operated by county Sheriff departments. He was then placed in a state correctional facility, normally run by correctional officers. It has been standard procedure for a long, long time that a person in either facility is stripped search for weapons, contraband. They then take a shower using soap to kill lice and crabs. They are then issued a prison jumpsuit.
    Police are not strip searching people when placed in a police holding facility. If they are then your city is allowing that. The main issue is the individual should never have been arrested and held to begin with since there was no resaon to do so. That is a totally different issue altogether.

    • xander cross

      Wait a minute. You just said that it’s okay for states right’s, but when the state does something like this to everyone, you complain about it? You’re an hyprocrite, plan and simple. So, when blacks were forced to be strip searched, you whites were okay with it, now that everyone is getting strip search, you complain about it?

      • vancouver mark

        Wait a minute indeed…

        When you keep throwing “you white people” generalizations around it defines you as a racist, just like the KKK, etc.

        Is that really what you stand for?

    • Gay Veteran

      states rights? eyeroll

      the 14th Amendment incorporates the Bill of Rights, thus the states must obey the Bill of Rights

  • Kevin

    Dan

    The 14th Amendment tied the Bill of Rights to the States.

    “It is up to each State how they operate their correctional facilities.”

    As long as the operation is within those Rights within the Bill of Rights.

    • Dan

      If you are incarcerated either as a detainee then a judge has determined there is probable cause. A strip search under those circumstances is necessary and I don’t believe violates anyone’s rights. It is necssary to protect others rights to be incarcerated in a safe environment which has been upheld many times and now by the Supreme Court. This protects all individuals concerned. Believe me, the officers conducting the search do not enjoy it but do it out of necessicity.

      • Gay Veteran

        guess us peons had better learn our place:

        “…Just as the Florence decision was being prepared, the Department of Defense released a previously classified training manual used to prepare American pilots for resistance to foreign governments that might use illegal and immoral techniques to render them cooperative. Key in this manual are the precise practices highlighted in Florence. Body-cavity searches are performed, it explains, to make the prisoner “feel uncomfortable and degraded.” Forced nudity and invasion of the body make the prisoner feel helpless, by removing all items that provide the prisoner with psychological support. In other words, the strip search is an essential step in efforts to destroy an individual’s sense of self-confidence, well-being, and even his or her identity. The value of this tool has been recognized by authoritarian governments around the world, and now, thanks to the Roberts Court, it will belong to the standard jailhouse repertoire in the United States….”

        • Dan

          No body cavity searches where conducted on the individual in question so I have no clue where you get that from. If a body cavity search is needed it is done by a physician. Strip searches are done in private and not in the general population. There is no attempt at humiliation and the individual is NOT given back his clothing for a lot of different reasons. Most clothing is soiled and dirty, it can contain contraband not easily found in a pat down, it can be infested with lice, scabbies and crabs. Usually detainees and prisoners where jumpsuits of different colors to tell them apart. You contention that a strip search by a correctional officer is similar to torture is ridiculous.

  • kevin

    This sucks! POLICE are the enemy. The traitors. The old hall monitors. You cops suck, one day when you stand before God and pay for every violation of the Oath you took, you will be sorry and it will be your turn for strip searches and cavity checks. good luck!! with your soul.

  • Today

    Have you read 1984 by George Orwell? An older book based on the future, that future is rapidly upon us.

    My question, what to do?

    • fvasdfads

      Just keep typing on message boards, Today. You’ll crush them one inane post at a time.

    • Rob M

      Maybe you can fight them coward.

    • mondobeyondo

      I’m gonna pick up my gun and fight like a farmer.

      (Jimii Hendrix, “Machine Gun”)

  • Incredible14U

    Mmmm, i jusy lurve lurvah! ah maaannnn in uniform, best keep mah unda wear clean, wash mah mushy butt fer dem der poilesah men to frisk kah me down, whoa boibah !

  • Incredible14U

    ahh you yankees you soooo kinky hah!

    • mondobeyondo

      Ronald McDonald just said, “Ich bin ein Hamburger!”
      And he isn’t even my first choice! I’d definitely choose Bozo for president. The best clown this country ever had.

  • Incredible14U

    “You cee yo onhour, this fine young speciman of a policeah officer wus about ta friskah me down, until dis civllian fool intah fiend, heis dah guilty one!

  • fvasdfads

    Love the propagandistic title:

    They can strip search you “any time they want.”

    Shortly into the article, the false headlined gets qualified:

    They can strip search you “any time they arrest you.”

    I’m not agreeing with the ruling, just highlighting the propaganda practiced by this ridiculous website.

    • Michael

      If the police want to arrest you, they can find thousands of different reasons to do so.

      Sadly, many of them are so lazy that they just make up false reasons in many cases.

      Michael

  • fvasdfads

    Quotation from the article:

    “The notion that we are all “innocent until proven guilty” is rapidly becoming a thing of the past.”

    Strip searching has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with presumed innocence. The author of the article is an idiot.

    • ScubaHans

      um, what? If you’re innocent, why on earth would you need to be strip searched for anything. But if you’re assumed guilty, then it’s almost okay

  • xander cross

    80 percent of the crystal meth users are white and the sellers of crystal meth users are white as well. Let’s talk realistically about all of the crimes that white people do, and how many whites do crimes that are not charged for it.

  • TheWiredWorld

    They REALLY should disable commenting through facebook on this site. Everything on facebook is logged and cataloged to profile the public.

  • jack

    Its the cops who are whining to the lawyers – they are the ones responsible

  • Rob M

    The Supreme Court is supremely corrupt, no longer do they stand for the constitution and the freedom of citizens. They are enemies of US citizens who value their liberty.

  • http://malaysiandemocracy.wordpress.com/ AgreeToDisagree

    Run for candidacy on the above issues. How many Congressmen and Governors are ready to remove the Fed reserve? The TSA? Taxes for people unable to pay? Run for candidacy and inform people why you are better as a candidate, marching or protesting or writing petitions is useless!

  • marsh

    i was locked up for two years. police like to look at your **************************** comments, they like to throw your clothes far to the ground and make you bend over to get them. I was looked up and released around sep 11, when i saw those pictures of Abu Graib, I knew it was the same satanic, element that exist in this country embarrasing those people. How evil to do this to people who have a religion that modesty comes first. We live in the age of xrays , metal detactors, and drug dogs, but they will never use those humane techs to do the work of these brainwashed officers because they love evil and humiliation. One cop told me he was doing wrong to me because i commited a crime I told him the diffrence between me and him is that he did not get caught doing a crime , he had nothing to say. I was 17 years old then im 40 now. ive seen so much evil coming from the justice system . But there are a few cops awaking to the bull god bless to them.

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