Wed Jan 2, 2013, 07:49 PM
marmar (69,908 posts)
Texas Women Cavity Searched by Police Over Alleged Marijuana Smell
AlterNet / By Russ Belville
Outrage: Texas Women Cavity Searched by Police Over Alleged Marijuana Smell
A civil liberties disaster.
January 2, 2013 |
So you say you don't smoke pot, so how could the War on Drugs affect me?
Watch that video. It's in Texas, but it could be anywhere in America... well, except now Washington and Colorado, because marijuana is not contraband there, and the smell of it in a car is not probable cause to search its driver and passengers.
In the video, reported by the UK Daily Mail and all over the national and international media, a trooper pulls over two women -- a woman and her niece -- for allegedly throwing a cigarette butt out of the car.
While talking to the women in the car over a littering charge, the trooper claims he smells marijuana. He then searches the car and finds no marijuana. He then administers a sobriety test, which the woman who was driving passed. No marijuana, no impaired driving, and the observation of a police officer that they might have littered from a car that smells like pot.
So, naturally, he calls a female trooper to the scene to search the women for any contraband marijuana they might have been hiding under their breasts, in their colons, or up their vaginas. Because sober littering driver pot smell drugs are bad, mmmkay? .......................(more)
The complete piece is at: http://www.alternet.org/drugs/outrage-texas-women-cavity-searched-police-over-alleged-marijuana-smell
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Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:13 PM
Mopar151 (6,934 posts)
1. They were cavity searched because they did'nt hand over any pot when threatened.
Friend of mine gave up a roach over a similar threat, got tagged for posession. (VT State Police)