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Sun Aug 4, 2013, 06:14 PM

5. there was a similar story a month or so ago. that was what I thought I was reading until I saw

today's date on the article.

okay, MUCH longer than a month ago:

http://radicalruss.com/texas-women-sexually-assaulted-by-police-over-marijuana-smell-no-marijuana/


Police do strip search on the side of the road for drugs of two women

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January 6, 2013
By: Jerome McCollom
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As you might be aware, there are Milwaukee cops who have committed illegal and unconstitutional cavity searches on the streets of Milwaukee. All in the name of the War on Drugs, of course. Well, this isn't much of a surprise, there are police doing this in other parts of the U.S. A male Texas state trooper, David Farrell, pulled over Angel and Ashley Dobbs, an aunt and niece.
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Farrell pulled them over because he stated they threw cigarette butts from their car. He claimed he smelled marijuana in the car. After doing a search of the car he radioed for Trooper Kelley Helleson, a female trooper who performed an anal/vagina cavity of the two Dobbs. Supposedly they were hiding marijuana in that part of their body. This was done on the side of the road. There are so many things wrong with this. First of all, this cop might have lied about smelling marijuana, especially considering none was found.
Another product of our failed and miserable war on drugs
Texas stripsearch on side of road, all in war on drugs

Two, while it is very questionable should police have the ability to search a car based on an allegedly smelling marijuana, it is unquestionable that does not give the ability to perform the kind of search that Helleson did. There was no medical professional who did the search, it was did in public, they weren't under arrest, there was no warrant or order by a judge. Sheesh, did these cops even take a class on Constitutional law at the Police Academy? Now, to other abuses of police authority.

Undercover police often engage in a practice of targeting some protestor for some reason (such as during the Occupy protests) and instead of making an arrest at the scene, jumping out of a car or a crowd and quickly dragging him or her away, with barely any badge shown. Sometimes, a badge isn't even shown. This also goes on in Great Britain, which has even greater civil rights abuses then in the U.S. Now, how do we know as citizens that the person doing the dragging is even a cop in these circumstances? There shouldn't be scenes out of Chile's Pinochet where political opponents were commonly dragged off in broad daylight.

http://www.examiner.com/article/police

http://jonathanturley.org/2012/12/21/texas-police-officer-suspended-with-pay-in-roadside-cavity-search-case/

wow, here is another and different case


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Pictured: The two women suing police after they were subjected to humiliating roadside cavity search as they wore only their bikinis

Brandy Hamilton, 26, and Alexandria Randle, 24, spoke out about their ordeal today
The women were subjected to a roadside cavity search in Texas and are suing the DPS
They say they were 'violated' by the invasive search and can no longer trust the police

By Michael Zennie and Alex Greig

PUBLISHED: 00:59 EST, 5 July 2013 | UPDATED: 02:48 EST, 5 July 2013

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The two women who are suing after they were subjected to a humiliating and invasive cavity search on a Texas roadside on Memorial Day last year have spoken out about their ordeal.

Brandy Hamilton, 26, and Alexandria Randle, 24, told reporters how they were ordered out of their vehicle, not permitted to put on clothes to cover the bikinis they'd been wearing at the beach that day, and given cavity searches right by the side of the road.

The disturbing video of the event, which was caught on the dashcam, captures one of the women asking in disbelief, 'Are you serious?' when the officers tell her they're going to give her a cavity search.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2356618/Pictured-The-women-suing-police-unconstitutional-roadside-cavity-search.html#ixzz2b2suoE1n
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this was what I put in for the search:

women strip searched on side of road in tx because cop said smelled pot (13 million results)


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