Skip to comments.Parents Upset After Kids Complain About Strip-Search at Indiana Day Camp
Posted on 08/11/2007 5:53:52 AM PDT by Turret Gunner A20
EAST CHICAGO, Ind. Parents say their children were strip-searched at a city-run day camp by counselors who were searching for $140 that disappeared from another worker's backpack. April Hinton said her 8-year-old son told her about the search that happened at the Martin Luther King Center last week.
Ivan Bodensteiner, a civil rights lawyer and Valparaiso University Law School professor, said even law enforcement officers have fairly limited powers to strip-search suspects. "Government would have a very difficult time justifying a strip search of kids just because they happened to be around when some money was stolen," he said.
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Yeah, it's not fair to search kids who were around when the money was stolen. So, go search some kids who wasn't around.
Makes sense to me.
*** rolling eyes upward ***
Those counselors will now have to bone up on the law instead of those kids.
And could be the money wasn't stolen just the "victim" bought a bag and forgot. It happens.
Perhaps “strip search” means a different thing to a journalist than to, say, a cop or a prisoner or a guest at a Streisand soiree.
Interesting viewpoint you have there.
What was missing from this story was any mention of the missing money being ‘found’ on one of the stripped children. Nor was there any mention of the age or race of the children (racial profiling ya know). Now there will be ‘age’ profiling, I guess.
I would think someone would have learned to be much more protective of their hard earned cash. Let this be a lesson.
I’m guessing the kids removed all but underwear (constituting strip search to a journalist) and this is more outrageous (to a journalist) than theft. Said journalist probably thought the loot was so far beside the point, it would violate style to mention it.
Yeah. Show of hands of those who think any money was "missing".
"Nor was there any mention of the age or race of the children"
The article said 8 and 9. As to their race, well, this took place at the Martin Luther King Center day camp.
“Im guessing the kids removed all but underwear (constituting strip search to a journalist) and this is more outrageous (to a journalist) than theft”
What kind of twisted pervert thinks it’s OK to remove children’s clothing to search for missing money? Turning their pockets out isn’t good enough for you? You feel a need to remove their clothes? Sick.
This is some crazy camp if they think they should strip search all the kids just to find some missing money.
I’ve lived long enough to know there’s probably a thief in every crowd.
Not ok, but not an atrocity either.
Let me qualify that. Not an atrocity if it’s what I think they meant. If on the other hand they did a low-tech colonoscopy, then they’re in deep legal peril.
The lesson most people learn when something like this happens is to stay away from poor blacks kids (and their mothers) and let them fend for themselves. The people who are left running youth programs are often the ones who are most dangerous to the kids.