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Mon Jul 15, 2013, 07:11 PM

Two Texas women sue troopers over ‘unconstitutional’ roadside body cavity search



Two Texas women announced this week that they were suing Texas state troopers over an unconstitutional roadside body cavity search that occurred on Memorial Day in 2012 caught by dashcam footage, according to Texas news station KHOU.

Brandy Hamilton, 27, and Alexandria Randle, 26, said they on their home to Houston from Surfside beach wearing bikinis when a trooper pulled them over on Texas 288 for speeding. The Houston Chronicle reported that the suit names Trooper Nathaniel Turner, who claimed he smelled marijuana in the car and called a female trooper even though a “search and seizure was highly unreasonable.” The suit also names the director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, responding officer Brazoria County Sheriff’s Deputy Aaron Kindred and the Brazoria County sheriff.

In dashcam footage, Hamilton can be heard saying “Do you know how violated I feel?” to Trooper Jennie Bui as she was searched.

Randle said that the she only had one glove that was used to search both of them. “She just came right over and there was no switch out of anything — which is disgusting,” Randle said at a Wednesday press conference recorded by KHOU.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/07/04/two-texas-women-sue-troopers-over-unconstitutional-roadside-body-cavity-search/


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Reply Two Texas women sue troopers over ‘unconstitutional’ roadside body cavity search (Original post)
MrScorpio Jul 2013 OP
Gravitycollapse Jul 2013 #1
Shrike47 Jul 2013 #3
Gravitycollapse Jul 2013 #6
AnotherMcIntosh Jul 2013 #2
arely staircase Jul 2013 #8
AnotherMcIntosh Jul 2013 #10
HipChick Jul 2013 #4
olddots Jul 2013 #5
davidn3600 Jul 2013 #7
nolabels Jul 2013 #9
Brigid Jul 2013 #11
MrScorpio Jul 2013 #12
immoderate Jul 2013 #13

Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2013, 07:12 PM

1. This is rape. And the officers should be charged accordingly.

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Response to Gravitycollapse (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 15, 2013, 07:14 PM

3. In Oregon it's Unlawful Penitration With a Foreign Object.

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Response to Shrike47 (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 15, 2013, 07:23 PM

6. If it is proven that this was involuntary sexual intercourse, then it is 1st degree rape.


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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2013, 07:13 PM

2. Eric Holder doesn't seem to mind.

 

Do any of these civil rights violations interest him at all?

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Response to AnotherMcIntosh (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 15, 2013, 07:29 PM

8. gratuitous and disrespectful to these women ^^^^ nt

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Response to arely staircase (Reply #8)

Mon Jul 15, 2013, 08:20 PM

10. From him? Or somebody else. The LEOs in this case should be prosecuted.

 

This is not the first time that this has happened in Texas.

It's unlikely that the two separately reported incidents are the only ones.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2013, 07:16 PM

4. They used the same gloves to do the cavity search

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2013, 07:20 PM

5. I can't say what i'd do to the "authorities " involved in this

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2013, 07:26 PM

7. They do cavity searches on the side of the road?

I thought this is something that would only be done at a jail in private.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2013, 08:10 PM

9. Wasn't the word "unconscionable"

I am predicting an eventual boil over in the more near future. The United Police States of America and the war on women are taking way too many steps over the line. There is no document in the world that gives powers over ones human dignity. Law enforcement on a wholesale basis seems to have jumped the shark. The general public, as the rule rather than the exception are now being smacked around and treated as if they are all hardened felons

It's only obvious, when you redress the government but get only more of the same of what happens eventually

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Revolution#Storming_of_the_Bastille

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2013, 08:28 PM

11. One thing puzzles me:

What made these officers think they wouldn't get sued, have disciplinary action taken against them by the department, and maybe face criminal charges?

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Response to Brigid (Reply #11)

Mon Jul 15, 2013, 08:31 PM

12. Probably because they've done it many times before...

And the victims didn't complain

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Response to Brigid (Reply #11)

Mon Jul 15, 2013, 08:34 PM

13. Moreover, what's the upside?

I mean, what kind of triumph could they celebrate if they were successful? If they found a... what? a joint?

--imm

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