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Cops Subject Man To Rectal Searches, Enemas And A Colonoscopy In Futile Effort To Find Drugs
techdirt ^ | Wed, Nov 6th 2013 5:34am | Tim Cushing

Posted on 11/06/2013 11:30:33 PM PST by Kegger

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David Eckert, a resident of Deming, NM, was pulled over by police officers after failing to come to a complete stop at a stop sign. For whatever reason, the officers decided Eckert was hiding something, or perhaps they were unsatisfied that a routine stop hadn't blown up into something bigger. ...

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.
3. Doctors performed a second exam of Eckert's anus with their fingers; no narcotics were found.
4. Doctors penetrated Eckert's anus to insert an enema. Eckert was forced to defecate in front of doctors and police officers. Eckert watched as doctors searched his stool. No narcotics were found.
5. Doctors penetrated Eckert's anus to insert an enema a second time. Eckert was forced to defecate in front of doctors and police officers. Eckert watched as doctors searched his stool. No narcotics were found.
6. Doctors penetrated Eckert's anus to insert an enema a third time. Eckert was forced to defecate in front of doctors and police officers. Eckert watched as doctors searched his stool. No narcotics were found.
7. Doctors then x-rayed Eckert again; no narcotics were found.
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.

At no time did Eckert give his consent to these searches. The police did obtain a warrant to rectally search Eckert but that warrant itself was problematic.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: New Mexico
KEYWORDS: newmexico; warondrugs; warriorcops; wod
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1 posted on 11/06/2013 11:30:33 PM PST by Kegger
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To: Kegger

This story was on Drudge. If as reported, I hope the guy winds up owning the whole dam* county.


2 posted on 11/06/2013 11:40:33 PM PST by AlexW
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To: Kegger

An allegory for Obamacare or the NSA?


3 posted on 11/06/2013 11:40:47 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Ted Cruz/Sarah Palin 2016)
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To: Kegger; null and void

Sure glad we have that 4th Amendment. /s


4 posted on 11/06/2013 11:41:04 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Kegger

cop and doctors that invaded this mans body without his permission should be accused of a sex crime. A colonoscopy without written permission is sodomy with a an instrument. Put the cop on sex pervert on line list. He must get off on such things.


5 posted on 11/06/2013 11:41:13 PM PST by goat granny
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He would not have been able to successfully sign up for several weeks. And then, good luck finding a doctor that would accept his “coverage”.


6 posted on 11/06/2013 11:42:35 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Kegger

And now he flies private jet everwhere.

A-holes.

Fire them and toss em in jail, write one really large check and give him an annuity.


7 posted on 11/06/2013 11:43:31 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: Kegger

Sue all of them!


8 posted on 11/06/2013 11:43:48 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: Kegger

At least the man got a free colon cancer screening. Not even Obamacare promises that.


9 posted on 11/06/2013 11:51:01 PM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
At least the man got a free colon cancer screening. Not even Obamacare promises that.

Nope. They sent him a $6000 bill for an invasive search that could NOT be used for cancer screening because he was not prepped by clearing out the colon. They've turned him over to collections since he refuses to pay.

10 posted on 11/06/2013 11:57:05 PM PST by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft insult free zone... but if the insults to Mac users continue...)
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To: AlexW

It gets better. They did it to another man before this one.


11 posted on 11/07/2013 12:00:23 AM PST by MarMema ("If Americans really wanted Obamacare, you wouldn't need a law to make them buy it." Ted Cruz)
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To: Kegger

X rays show balloons

He should sure as effjng hell sue those bastards


12 posted on 11/07/2013 12:02:52 AM PST by wardaddy (i loved White Queen)
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To: Kegger

And people think Alien abduction is bad!


13 posted on 11/07/2013 12:06:06 AM PST by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: Kegger

The LEO Union and widows fund should pay up , not the citizens.


14 posted on 11/07/2013 12:23:12 AM PST by NoLibZone (The reason we are where we are today is the belief that posting on a website will fix the nation.)
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To: wardaddy

But the important thing, is that these fine officers both returned home safely after 14 hours of anal cavity searching.


15 posted on 11/07/2013 12:46:57 AM PST by FBD (My carbon footprint is bigger than yours)
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To: goat granny

Here’s the thing. First, there’s a lawsuit against the cops and city....figure in the one to two million range. The city is likely examining their insurance policy and already know the magic amount of the deductible that they have to pay.

Second, there’s the case of the guy against the hospital and doctors. In this case....because of the type of insurance policies they have....I’d guess the range of the lawsuit closer to ten million.

The lawyer in this case will clear easily one million for his efforts....maybe even two million. This young guy affected? I’d quietly take the money and leave the state.

Somewhere down the line....this will be made into a movie and we will all marvel at the comedy of errors by the police and hospital. You’d think things like this only happen in Bolivia.


16 posted on 11/07/2013 12:47:43 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: Kegger

Glad that this story has legs. Hope that cops et. al. end up facing criminal charges too.


17 posted on 11/07/2013 12:48:41 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
this story has legs

So does the plaintiffs court records.

18 posted on 11/07/2013 12:52:41 AM PST by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Swordmaker

I hope the victim owns that hospital after the settlement.


19 posted on 11/07/2013 1:04:36 AM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Alaska Wolf

I saw you jump on this on another thread. I don’t care if they caught him with drugs the day before. The warrant was obtained because he had clenched buttocks and a UNLICENSED drug sniffing dog hit on his seat.

Unacceptable in this country, period.

Th warrant covered a search in Hildago County until 10:00 p.m. Since police couldn’t get the emergency room in that town and county to comply, they went to another county. And performed searches after the warrant expired.

Unacceptable in this country, period.

And after the first x-ray showed nothing, stop. But they didn’t, continuing with extremely invasive exams, repeatedly, for hours. And, other less invasive imaging techniques were available, but they chose to go so far as an operation that involved sedation, in and of itself extremely dangerous.

But, you are ok with that because he has a previous record?

To me, that is akin to saying it is ok to beat, rape, kill hookers because they are engaged in criminal activities.


20 posted on 11/07/2013 1:09:55 AM PST by ican'tbelieveit
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Ain’t statism grand...


21 posted on 11/07/2013 1:16:35 AM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Kegger

If they examined Obama that way, they’d find Larry Sinclair.

And Chris Matthews, lost wearing a mining helmet.


22 posted on 11/07/2013 1:18:45 AM PST by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: ican'tbelieveit
I don’t care

How are you any different from the criminal element? I do care. I care that the criminal element be removed from society. ALL people involved in criminal activity. Repeat offenders are a bane of society.

23 posted on 11/07/2013 1:29:22 AM PST by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Alaska Wolf

You really are a piece of work. I could and have written essays about the perils of the Law and Order Conservative. But I know you would only respond with snarky, arrogant, and dismissive post that don’t address the issue.

So I won’t bother with you.

Your interminable search for guarantees of safety will end up with you hung on Hamons Gallows with the cry of “mercy for me but justice for you!”


24 posted on 11/07/2013 1:41:33 AM PST by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept?)
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To: DariusBane
Your interminable search for guarantees of safety

I have mine in .45 ACP.

25 posted on 11/07/2013 1:50:11 AM PST by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Kegger

Oh, really?

26 posted on 11/07/2013 1:54:41 AM PST by Bullish (The only real solution is to abolish liberal democrats forever)
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To: Kegger

Please, please everyone relax. All po-leece mans went home safe and no dogs were shot. What more can we ask for.....

“Just doin’ my job, man.”


27 posted on 11/07/2013 1:58:01 AM PST by JParris
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To: Alaska Wolf

Me Too.

I like the 2nd Amendment as much as I like the 4th Amendment.


28 posted on 11/07/2013 2:00:13 AM PST by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept?)
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To: Alaska Wolf

Because we are American. We have unique liberties and rights particularly the ones about innocent until proven guilty, and the right to be secure against unreasonable searches. Every time we are accused of a crime.

We must hold public officials and those we pay to protect us to the highest standard. We cannot fail to protect the rights of Americans in every encounter with those who “enforce” our laws. Period.

A bigger problem in this country is that we have criminalized nearly everything we do but not with the intent to stop the offending behavior, but to generate revenue. Our drug laws, punishment, and treatment have no intention of really stopping drug use but rather a way to bring in more revenue, secure people jobs. If we really wanted to stop things we would (e.g. Thailand, Singapore).

An even bigger problem is our destruction of the American family and continued support of the democrat indoctrination centers, oh, sorry, public schools.


29 posted on 11/07/2013 2:03:34 AM PST by ican'tbelieveit
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To: DariusBane
I like the 2nd Amendment as much as I like the 4th Amendment.

The 2nd Amendment is the most important.

30 posted on 11/07/2013 2:03:38 AM PST by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: ican'tbelieveit
We have unique liberties and rights particularly the ones about innocent until proven guilty,

Then why do so many here convict the cops on the word of a perp, his lawyer or the media?

31 posted on 11/07/2013 2:06:37 AM PST by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Alaska Wolf

At least his doctor has something more tangible to look for.

32 posted on 11/07/2013 2:13:46 AM PST by Anton.Rutter
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To: Alaska Wolf

I didn’t convict the police on the word this man or his lawyer. I read the original investigative reporter who states he has read the medical records and warrant (the medical records were provided to him). He put together the timeline and all of the exams.

The warrant was to be executed by said time in said county, both violated.

The exams performed were invasive, unnecessary when other less invasive modalities were available, and dangerous. All to find a pack of drugs? How was anything beyond the initial x-ray reasonable?


33 posted on 11/07/2013 2:16:10 AM PST by ican'tbelieveit
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To: ican'tbelieveit
I didn’t convict the police on the word this man or his lawyer

Read this again; Then why do so many here convict the cops on the word of a perp, his lawyer or the media?

34 posted on 11/07/2013 2:20:24 AM PST by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Alaska Wolf

So, if the local brownshirts show up at your door with no warrant, and an accusation that you committed a gun crime that you know you didn’t commit, you’re comfortable with them barging into your home to search for that firearm they think you used in the alleged crime. They find the firearm, lets say for the sake of discussion its a shotgun which of course doesn’t have rifling in the barrel so no ballistics test possible. You’re o.k. with the 4th amendment not being there to keep you from perhaps a long prison sentence on their sayso and no other proof?


35 posted on 11/07/2013 2:23:35 AM PST by RushLake (Nothing can bring you peace but the triumph of principles. (Emerson))
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To: RushLake
So, if

IF I had a million dollars I'd be rich. Dealing in hypotheticals is as useless as looking up a dead horses a$$.

36 posted on 11/07/2013 2:27:43 AM PST by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Alaska Wolf

it would probably be better to indulge your fascination with the anal tract on dead horses rather than live people.


37 posted on 11/07/2013 2:29:52 AM PST by Anton.Rutter
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To: Alaska Wolf

I am going to believe, in this case, that the investigative reporter has some evidence on which to base his report. Just like I believed Matt Drudge had some evidence many years ago. Just like I believe the investigative reporters researching what happened in Bengazi.

Why do you deny Americans their constitutional rights every time they are accused of a crime if they have ever been accused of a crime in the past?

I had a speeding ticket a few years ago. If I am stopped again for a traffic violation, according to you, I am a repeat offender, and therefore police should do whatever they want to get me off of the streets... hmmm.


38 posted on 11/07/2013 2:32:13 AM PST by ican'tbelieveit
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To: Anton.Rutter
it would probably be better to indulge

You are an expert?

39 posted on 11/07/2013 2:32:47 AM PST by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: ican'tbelieveit
Why do you deny Americans their constitutional rights every time they are accused of a crime

I don't. Where did you get the idea? Did you accuse George Zimmerman based on media reports?

therefore police should do whatever they want to get me off of the streets

Now you're being infantile and ridiculous. Eckert was known to police because of previous encounters and court appearances. (Not all for traffic violations)

40 posted on 11/07/2013 2:41:04 AM PST by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Alaska Wolf

I’ll laugh when the cops do something like this to you or someone you care about.


41 posted on 11/07/2013 2:43:47 AM PST by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: Orangedog
I’ll laugh when the cops do something like this to you or someone you care about.

How many years were you incarcerated? Did you enjoy it?

42 posted on 11/07/2013 2:51:17 AM PST by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Alaska Wolf

You do realize, that, these cops playing anal tag with this Anglo....a few hundred kilos of dope were smuggled thru their area by Mexican Drug Cartels?

These Chicano cops bagged themselves s gringo...and let their La Raza buddies go free


43 posted on 11/07/2013 2:53:18 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (2014: RINO Hunting Season)
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To: Alaska Wolf

Think about it. If the man was not probed medically over an extended period, why would the hospital send him a $6000 bill?


44 posted on 11/07/2013 2:55:48 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: SeminoleCounty
.a few hundred kilos of dope were smuggled thru their area by Mexican Drug Cartels?

The whole area is a $h!thole. Eckert has a rapsheet and isn't smart enough to get out. I'd be willing to bet if he manages to squeeze a big settlement out of this he'll be in trouble with the law again in short order. (Drug related)

45 posted on 11/07/2013 2:59:28 AM PST by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Alaska Wolf
This is where I got the idea. In post 20 I pointed out that I didn't care if the guy was caught with drugs the day before. When he was stopped for a traffic violation, he still has every right as an American. Period. To which you replied:

How are you any different from the criminal elementt? I do care. I care that the criminal element be removed from society. ALL people involved in criminal activity. Repeat offenders are a bane of society.

Nothing in that response that shows you care about our rights being protected. A person caught speeding has committed a crime and, according to you, should be removed from society. And trust me, there is an all out war going on.

In recent history it has been drugs. It was a great testing ground to see how much we would tolerate, how willing we would be to give up rights, how supportive we would be, how compliant we would be.

Today, they are coming after our guns. Tomorrow will be our religion.

I used to be just like you.

46 posted on 11/07/2013 3:00:07 AM PST by ican'tbelieveit
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To: Gaffer
Think about it. If the man was not probed medically over an extended period, why would the hospital send him a $6000 bill?

You'll have to query the hospital. I've never been able to figure out hospital billing.

47 posted on 11/07/2013 3:02:06 AM PST by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Alaska Wolf

No thanks, I don’t need to. His rights were violated, repeatedly - even if he did have a record.


48 posted on 11/07/2013 3:04:28 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Kegger

If this is true, whoever initiated this needs a 45 caliber enema.


49 posted on 11/07/2013 3:09:07 AM PST by meyer (Who needs gas chambers when you have Obamacare?)
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To: ican'tbelieveit
Nothing in that response that shows you care about our rights being protected

I have just as many rights as you, don't I? And more than a convicted criminal.

A person caught speeding has committed a crime and, according to you, should be removed from society

Don't be ridiculous!

In recent history it has been drugs.

Why is it that drugs most always seem to get you libertarians panties in a wad?

50 posted on 11/07/2013 3:13:48 AM PST by Alaska Wolf (I)
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