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‘YOU COULD NEVER ANTICIPATE THIS HAPPENING IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA’
The Blaze ^ | 5 Nov 2013 | Jason Howerton

Posted on 11/05/2013 2:50:12 PM PST by mandaladon

What began as a simple traffic stop ended in a humiliating and nightmarish ordeal for a New Mexico man. It won’t come as a surprise to most people why the man has now filed a federal civil rights lawsuit.

The incident began on Jan. 2 as David Eckert was leaving the local Walmart in Deming, N.M. He reportedly failed to make a complete stop at a stop sign, prompting police to pull him over.

The officers asked him to step out of the vehicle and claim the man appeared to be clenching his buttocks, Eckert’s attorney, Shannon Kennedy, told TheBlaze. It is unclear why police removed him from the vehicle in the first place. However, because the cops believed he was clenching his buttocks, they took it as reason to suspect him of hiding narcotics in his anal cavity. Police officers detained Eckert while they sought a search warrant for an anal cavity search.

“What is so strange about this case is they held him with no evidence,” Kennedy said. “They seized him to collect evidence, to go on a fishing expedition on someone’s body.”

Upon securing the warrant, Deming police officers took the man to an emergency room, but hit their first snag when a doctor refused to perform the anal cavity search because he believed it to be “unethical.”

So police tried again at the Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City, N.M., where doctors agreed to the search.

KOB-TV outlined the disturbing series of events that occurred next, details confirmed by medical records and official documents provided to TheBlaze by Eckert’s attorney:

1. Eckert’s abdominal area was X-rayed; no narcotics were found.

2. Doctors then performed an exam of Eckert’s anus with their fingers; no narcotics were found.

(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com ...


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8. Doctors prepared Eckert for surgery, sedated him, and then performed a colonoscopy where a scope with a camera was inserted into Eckert’s anus, rectum, colon and large intestines. No narcotics were found...................WTF is wrong with the police?
1 posted on 11/05/2013 2:50:12 PM PST by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

Drunk with power.


2 posted on 11/05/2013 2:53:27 PM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: mandaladon
Was it the last day of the month and they were one drug arrest away from their quota?

Did the guy drive a really nice car they wanted to steal through civil forfeiture?

3 posted on 11/05/2013 2:54:00 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Everyone get online for Obamacare on 10/1. Overload the system and crash it hard!)
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To: mandaladon

I hope he gets $10 million from these idiots and serve as a warning to other idiots.


4 posted on 11/05/2013 2:54:13 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: mandaladon

The scary part is there are some folks right here on Free Republic that would find this OK since it’s part of the war on drugs and all.


5 posted on 11/05/2013 2:55:35 PM PST by BlueMondaySkipper (Involuntarily subsidizing the parasite class since 1981)
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To: mandaladon

Good thing that he didn’t have his dog with him.


6 posted on 11/05/2013 2:55:50 PM PST by centurion316
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To: mandaladon

The Complaint:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/181730326/Traffic-Complaint-pdf


7 posted on 11/05/2013 2:56:30 PM PST by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept?)
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To: mandaladon

he’s going to get a buttload of taxpayer money.


8 posted on 11/05/2013 2:57:14 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: mandaladon

It will take years, and he will be a rich man. This is a nightmare gone out of control.


9 posted on 11/05/2013 2:57:45 PM PST by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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To: mandaladon

In ancient Rome it was illegal to shackle a citizen for any reason.

Of course being a citizen meant a lot more back then than it does in today’s America.


10 posted on 11/05/2013 2:58:05 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: mandaladon

Now... this is when you criticize the police.

The officers involved, their immediate supervisor, the Police Chief, the judge that granted the warrant, the physicians that carried out the illegal activity, and the administration of the medical facility.

I wouldn’t want to be any of these entities. Every single one of them should have put an end to this immediately.

Just because two officers don’t have a lick of sense, it’s no cause for all of these people to join in lock step.

Good luck Mr. Eckert. What you took may wind up saving all the rest of us a similar outcome.


11 posted on 11/05/2013 2:58:56 PM PST by DoughtyOne (People will retain the power to control the Government, or it will retain the power to control them.)
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To: mandaladon

He’s damn lucky the pigs didn’t plant anything after they did all that.


12 posted on 11/05/2013 2:59:06 PM PST by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: mandaladon

and WTF is wrong with the doctors?
there is no medical indication for this


13 posted on 11/05/2013 2:59:25 PM PST by dontreadthis
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To: mandaladon
The good news is colonoscopy is a diagnostic procedure covered for "free" under Obamacare. /sarc.

We can all sit here and realize this is nuts. The scary thing is how many people went along with this. A couple cops, at least one supervisor, a judge, maybe a DA, plus the doctors and staff. They all chewed on the facts of this and said "Yeah, get out the scope!"

14 posted on 11/05/2013 3:00:56 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: mandaladon

Deming is close to the border, so there may have been something going on that prompted this.

That said, it’s insane. Basically there’s no justification for any of this. We can take you prisoner, knock you out and operate on you, just on suspicion?

Think he just rang the gong on a million dollar payday.

That should pretty much bankrupt Deming. It’s a tiny, dusty place.


15 posted on 11/05/2013 3:01:08 PM PST by Regulator
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To: ilovesarah2012

Unfortunately it will be the taxpayers who pay for this fiasco. The only way this jerks would pay for this conduct would be if someone took them out.


16 posted on 11/05/2013 3:02:00 PM PST by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: BlueMondaySkipper

You r right! I shed a tear for my once great America. This almosts makes me want to throw-up. It is like a nightmare!


17 posted on 11/05/2013 3:02:02 PM PST by yellowdoghunter (Welcome to Obamastan!)
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To: beethovenfan

They were on a mission to prove themselves right after it looked like a false arrest.


18 posted on 11/05/2013 3:02:03 PM PST by dhs12345
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To: BlueMondaySkipper
The scary part is there are some folks right here on Free Republic that would find this OK since it’s part of the war on drugs and all.

Once maybe, but eight times! When the first doctor refused to go along it should have taught the police something, but it sounds like they were just desperate to get into the anal cavity.

19 posted on 11/05/2013 3:04:18 PM PST by x
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To: dontreadthis

“First, do no harm.”


20 posted on 11/05/2013 3:04:24 PM PST by EEGator
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To: dhs12345

The war on drugs is an absolute failure...where is the exit strategy!


21 posted on 11/05/2013 3:04:32 PM PST by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: DoughtyOne

This whole thing started when the plaintif asked “Am I being detained”. So Officer friendly decided he needed an attitude adjustment.


22 posted on 11/05/2013 3:05:22 PM PST by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept?)
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To: Mouton

The judge who signed the search warrant should be sued as well.


23 posted on 11/05/2013 3:05:41 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: mandaladon
However, because the cops believed he was clenching his buttocks, they took it as reason to suspect him of hiding narcotics in his anal cavity.

Kegeling? Strengthening the pelvic floor? Or is that just something women do?

In honor of this incident and Pancho Villa's 1916 incursion, I suggest the town rename its sports teams the "Deming *ss Bandits."

24 posted on 11/05/2013 3:06:14 PM PST by x
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To: mandaladon
This is not a duplicate thread, butt here are some earlier articles on the same event:

4 On Your Side looks into traffic stop gone horribly wrong for Lordsburg man

Man gets "raped" by police and medical staff after a routine trafffic stop (note: Same article as above, with an incorrect butt accurate title)

Horror: Police force man to undergo invasive anal operation

25 posted on 11/05/2013 3:07:18 PM PST by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Bingo... the butt rape lottery win!


26 posted on 11/05/2013 3:08:21 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

“I hope he gets $10 million from these idiots and serve as a warning to other idiots.”

Not nearly enough! Cops, sheriff’s deputies, Chief of Police, DA, and the Judge, need to be prosecuted. He needs to own his county at the end of the day, and the doctors need to have their medical licenses lifted. This is the most egregious abuse of a citizen that I have ever seen. Seemingly, the only person who stood up was the local doctor who refused to be bullied by the cops.


27 posted on 11/05/2013 3:08:42 PM PST by vette6387
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To: mandaladon
This was rape and violent humiliation. The poor guy probably said something that hurt one of the thug's feelings.

Just think. If one of the jackboots planted a thumbnail-sized capsule in this guys poop, he would be in jail and the bootlickers on here would be singing praises for such vigilant drug warriors.

Drug possession laws create magic objects that make anyone a felon at will. A perfect tool for Obama's shock-troops.

28 posted on 11/05/2013 3:08:45 PM PST by varyouga
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To: BlueMondaySkipper
Well, there is a bright side. Colonoscopies are good idea for anyone and he got a free one. Police should go to jail though. General population.
29 posted on 11/05/2013 3:09:57 PM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: DoughtyOne
Good luck Mr. Eckert. What you took may wind up saving all the rest of us a similar outcome

Possibly, but given the nature of the police and judicial systems I have a feeling that only the taxpayers and the doctors are going to pay for this. The city will pay up big but the officers will at best be taken of the street for a week or two (with pay) and the superiors might get a stern talking to from the cheif. The judge will see no repercussions at all. The only way Eckert will see real justice is if he uses his upcoming millions to destroy the lives of these "public servants."

30 posted on 11/05/2013 3:10:09 PM PST by RightOnTheBorder
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To: x

I would have never thought clenching buttocks constituted reasonable suspicion. The guy could have some intestinal bug and was trying to hold it back.


31 posted on 11/05/2013 3:10:18 PM PST by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: mandaladon

Betcha he stops next time.


33 posted on 11/05/2013 3:11:42 PM PST by rsobin
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To: DariusBane
This whole thing started when the plaintif asked “Am I being detained”. So Officer friendly decided he needed an attitude adjustment.

Nope. One officer told him he was free to go, then the other officer started grilling him.

34 posted on 11/05/2013 3:12:06 PM PST by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: Regulator
I read the entire filed complaint.

Perhaps, just perhaps, law enforcement may come to understand that there are reasons behind the loss of the public's trust.
35 posted on 11/05/2013 3:13:34 PM PST by Robert Teesdale
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To: DonaldC

Make it legal and then tax it. It is a ballot issue here in Colorado.

The bueacrats whine about how bad vices are (smoking, alcohol, MJ) and then in the same breath time demand their cut of the take.


36 posted on 11/05/2013 3:14:15 PM PST by dhs12345
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To: mandaladon
WTF is wrong

http://www.scribd.com/doc/181747773/Complaint-David-Eckert-v-City-of-Deming-Hildago-County-Gila-Regional-Medical-Center

37 posted on 11/05/2013 3:14:16 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: ilovesarah2012

He should get a billion. The cops and judge responsible should be shot, found guilty, and tried in that order.


38 posted on 11/05/2013 3:16:32 PM PST by Husker24
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To: ilovesarah2012

The funds should come from the police pension fund. Not the taxpayer.


39 posted on 11/05/2013 3:16:54 PM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: mandaladon

This group? They seem to be sadists.


40 posted on 11/05/2013 3:17:29 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Eagles6

I think officers like these should pay out of their own pockets and in this case they should face real prison time.


41 posted on 11/05/2013 3:20:31 PM PST by GeronL
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To: DoughtyOne

When the warrant is granted upon probable cause, what was that cause? Clenching buttocks? That’s it? How could the warrant have even been granted in the first place? Is there more to the story?


42 posted on 11/05/2013 3:21:27 PM PST by LachlanMinnesota
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To: trisham

WELCOME TO OBAMA’S POLICE STATES OF AMERICA


43 posted on 11/05/2013 3:23:53 PM PST by mandaladon (The truth about Benghazi is all I want)
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To: mandaladon
If you like your dignity, you will be able to keep your dignity. Period.

If you like your rights, you will be able to keep your rights. Period.

No one will take them away. No matter what.


44 posted on 11/05/2013 3:25:53 PM PST by OwenKellogg (Fundamental transformation sucks.)
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To: mandaladon

Bingo!

Every Wednesday...


45 posted on 11/05/2013 3:26:09 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: centurion316
If you like your dog, you will be able to keep your dog. Period.

If you like “man’s best friend”, you will be able to keep “man’s best friend”. Period.

No one will take them away. No matter what.


46 posted on 11/05/2013 3:28:22 PM PST by OwenKellogg (Fundamental transformation sucks.)
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To: mandaladon

Is clenching your buttock like holding back a fart, or what?

In retrospect he should have let ‘er rip. BBBRRAPPP! Maybe that would have run the badgemonkeys off.


47 posted on 11/05/2013 3:29:26 PM PST by Gasshog (0bama: 146 rounds of Golf and counting... FORE!!!!!WARD!!! -___O)
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To: mandaladon

Maybe he had to go to the bathroom and THAT was why he didn’t make the supposed incomplete stop.


48 posted on 11/05/2013 3:29:32 PM PST by madison10
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To: USNBandit

The really good news is that this man has a great case to sue EVERYONE involved. Possibly get 2 moron policemen fired, get a judge disbarred, a DA disbarred, and all the nurses and doctor’s medical licenses REVOKED. All of these morons have no right to be in their positions. They all have the common sense of a heartbroken teenage girl. They shouldn’t even be allowed to serve me a big mac.

The guy is going to be rich, and there will be less complete and utter morons in these positions.


49 posted on 11/05/2013 3:31:34 PM PST by FreedomStar3028 (Evil must be punished.)
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To: null and void

From the Complaint:

24. Plaintiff asked Defendant Rodriquez if he was free to leave, which Defendant Rodriquez contends that he found rude.


50 posted on 11/05/2013 3:31:36 PM PST by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept?)
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