Skip to comments.Driver accuses Texas DPS of extreme humiliation (Warning: Graffic language)
Posted on 08/03/2013 6:14:22 AM PDT by NKP_Vet
In a new lawsuit, Angel Dobbs and her niece Ashley Dobbs, of Irving Texas, say they were searched inside their underwear by female Texas Trooper, Kelley Helleson, after a routine traffic stop in Dallas in July. The trooper who pulled them over, David Farrell, says on tape he saw them throw a cigarette butt out the window and smelled marijuana when he pulled them over. No drugs were found and they were released with a warning. The cousins say the trooper who performed the search used the same pair of gloves on both women. The cousins are now suing the Department of Public Safety.
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Texas will stop you for throwing a cig out the window on the highway if they see it, especially during fire season.
That “Don’t Mess With Texas” is actually an anti-litter campaign.
That was very graffic indeed. But a bit too graphic for my tastes.
We are in a horrid drought here in Texas right now. Throwing a cigarette out of the window of a car could conceivably cause a prairie fire that could have horrible consequences.
Seems like here in Texas the DPS has been seriously downgraded by poor hiring. These new patrolmen are nothing like the DPS Officers we used to have. Same can be said for local and county. Get a funky haircut and you are god to go.
Aunt and niece does not equal “cousins”.
Well maybe in Arkansas.
And Fire Season is 3/4 of the year in Texas!!
Female cop looked like a dyke from Austin we use to see walking down 6th street looking for some action.
It’s not really that bad. At least in the DFW area, it’s pretty wet from October through the end of April.
Seems to me, the crime of sexual assault is much worse than the crimes of which the drivers were suspected.
Well maybe in Arkansas.
Then it would be sisters.
You’d think so, and in some parts of the country you’d be right, but the risk of grassfires in TX in mid-summer is real, and they can be severe. What the cops did after they got those women pulled over was moderately reprehensible, but the reason for the stop itself was laudable.
I don’t have much pity for smokers that toss butts out of their cars. That’s littering for one and a fire hazard for another.
If I was a cop, I'd ticket everyone I ever saw do this. The world isn't your damn ashtray; throwing butts out your window is disgusting, trashy behavior. So I think a ticket is well warranted. Sexual assault is a different matter though. Now excuse me, I have to make a ffone call.
As for throwing cigarettes out the window, yes, definitely issue a citation for that. I hate it when people litter too. But no way did that traffic stop warrant a search like that.
I believe the cops involved with this were fired and are being sued.
A warrantless roadside cavity search without probable cause is only “moderately reprehensible”?
They were searching for drugs (Pot) not cigarettes.
Especially during a traphic stop.
Love the typo. Very appropriate.
I don’t think it merits a cavity search on the side of the road.
I doubt either of the girls had a lit doobie in their panties so I think we can rule out the danger of a prairie fire as an excuse.
Official oppression...plain and simple.
Hope they sue the crap outta these officers.
Sister Aunt Momma.
The whole, “I smell the odor of marijuana” is a ruse some officers use to gain access to the inside of a persons vehicle.
I would have refused a search and asked they get a dog out to sniff the vehicle. If they want to trump up charges, make’em work for it.
State Troopers Suspended after Extreme Cavity Searches
There should be OUTRAGE on this thread....by women and men alike!
How can ANY free American view this video and not be affronted, shocked and infuriated !!!
Bad comment placement; not your fault.
You are #10; see #9.
Once an idiot threw a cigarette out his window, it landed in the hood of my car, and the vents began blowing stinky smoke into my car!
I see what you did there....
I dont have much pity for smokers that toss butts out of their cars. Thats littering for one and a fire hazard for another.
Speaking strictly as a smoker: no pity here, either.
I’m amazed at all the cross contamination, anal, shoulder, coat, vagina, and then the other one, all while wearing the same gloves.
Lesbian rape on the roadside is “moderately reprehensible”?
Wow. Just wow.
I watched the video and my first thought was a little heavy handed for a litter violation. I get the cigarette butts on the side of the road, I live in SoCal with heavy fire danger, but then I realized just what I was watching. Full cavity search on two females, on the side of a highway, cause an LEO says he smelled marajuana!!?? WHAT THE HELL!!?? Not even taking into account the cross contamination in using the same gloves. Where is the outrage indeed.
I don't either but if it makes them think twice about being careless, lesson learned. Give them both (officer and offender) a stern warning and let them go.
Trooper Kelley Helleson, who was later fired after the Texas Department of Public Safety investigated, was charged with two counts of sexual assault and two counts of official oppression. Trooper David Farrell was charged with theft after the women said their prescription went missing following last summers incident. The women, Ashley Dobbs, 24, and her aunt Angel Dobbs, 38, filed a suit last year saying they were traumatized by the search.
By Erik Ortiz / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Sunday, March 24, 2013, 10:56 AM
Unless the patrolman is side by side with the motorist, or tailgating them, there is no way in the world you can see someone throw a cigarette butt out the window. To me it’s just a convenient excuse to pull someone over, about like seeing them with no seat-belt on and pulling them over, which is just another reason for stopping someone, then acting like they are a mass murderer on the loose.
It was disgusting to see these two women profiled and assaulted by the state of Texas.
The two "perps" got away with," you may go now". The cops acted this way because they could.
Consider....if they were smoking marijuana....does that constitute the right of the government to rape them? Arrest them and draw a clot on them and check their blood for THC and any other drug they want....but they are not there to be raped by the capriciousnes of two cops representing the state of Texas.
They are out of control.
Sorry, but that's just not true. I see it all the time and I never tailgate. Maybe I just have good eyes (I did have LASIK), but it's perfectly visible to me when it happens.
Is your tongue sore yet from boot-licking?
The tossing of a cigarette butt merits a modest littering fine AND NOTHING MORE.
Two Americans are assaulted by police officers and it doesn’t bother you?
The War on Drugs has been nothing more than the most often used and useful justification to intimidate and rob American citizens of possessions and freedom;now our leaders also use the War on Terror in the same way.
Both Wars were started by Republican presidents as fatally flawed answers to real problems,and embraced by statists of both parties.
Freedom for the peasants is just so damn inconvenient for the ruling class.
Neither of those officers should ever be allowed any government job again.And I would give both officers a stern warning to behave better in the future as they were being escorted out the door after serving a year in jail.
They should be criminally prosecuted.
I can see it when I am directly behind someone, especially when the SOB throws it out the window the the little fireball comes straight at me. Even in my smoking days I never threw a cigarette out the window. It’s stupid and dangerous.
Yes it does bother me. I said it was unwarranted. They don't litter again. No problem. The officers don't unnecessarily harass motorists again. No problem. Both were in the wrong. I live on a road in which motorists routinely toss their trash for yours truly to pick up. So I don't care for either behavior.
The male cop made his mind up with a conjured 'pretext" of "I smell marijuana", before he even pulled these 2 women over. These cops are no better than the jerk who imprisoned and raped those little girls. No, they did not use steel chains to control these women, but they did use fear and intimidation to control them, raped them, then, finding nothing, they said the women could leave.
So rape = littering. Nice.
I smell marijuana.....pretext......We will rape these two....after raping.....you may go. Sounds like BillClinton raping Wanita Brodderick and then tell her to put some ice on it. How magnanamous.
Funny story... a coworker had taken up smoking cigars when he was diagnosed with throat polyps (he was hopelessly addicted to liquor, tobacco, and other illicit substances).
One night he was driving down the road in his F-250 worktruck with a Reading truck body and tossed a cigar butt out the window, oblivious to the fact that a NJ State trooper was right behind him. The cigar literally bounced off the trooper’s windshield. The lights went right on and he got pulled over... my coworker was technically drunk... but as a “functioning alcoholic”, having half a fifth of whiskey in him was about the equivalent of having a Grape Nehi.
He didn’t get a DUI, but did get a summons for “Throwing a hazardous object from a moving vehicle”.
The take-away quotable quote from the Trooper was when he initially walked up to the window and said, “What’s the matter? Doesn’t that Big Red Jalopy have an ashtray?”
To this day, we still call that truck “The Red Jalopy”.
“What strikes me in this thread is the casual chit-chat and light-hearted repartee about “littering”, “cousins”, “two f’s” in “graphic”, etc.......
I was thinking the exact same thing. A “ticket” offense that allows for an unsanitary, degrading, finger-rape of our Fourth Amendment on a public road. Scary posts from FREEpers.
Mark 1:14- "Where are you going/" Why are you going there?" Does that have anything to do with enforcing the law?
Mark 1:50sec-"I smell the odor of marijuana and am going to search the car." Subjective pretext to allow trouper Farrell to get off on watching a government sanctioned rape. Nice. I just viewed on You Tube state troupers in Brazoria county stop 2 black females for throwing out trash. Then...guess what...the trouper "smelled marijuana"...and found a butt of a marijuana cigarette....And guess what....after finding the marijuana they called for a cavity search....One of the women was crying as she was penetrated by the examining trouper. Looks like this is training coming from the top.
Mark 2:29 sec- "Both of these women are acting weird, especially the driver." Did you think she was acting weird. She sounded 100% compliant to me. But, the plan to rape had already been begun. That bastard was going through with it.
Then the threat....Mark 1"30 sec.-...."are there any drugs....and don't lie to me. It will go a lot better for you if you tell me the truth". Now, coming from a cop, that is very intimidating. Everyone this prick has arrested and or convicted should get a judicial review of their case
Mark 5:00 sec.-"We will chalk it up to daily smoking in the car, and you may go."
If these cops get away with it, if the state troupers training manual is the impetus....the state of Texas should pay big-time. Let's just break it down...How much for your mother, sister wife to be anally raped.....what is it worth for your daughter to be raped in full sight along side the highway by pervert law enforcement officers? What is the price for taking a gloved finger....jamming it up a woman's rectum ....then... whith the same giove....placing it inside the vaginal vault of the second......Infection.....fear of infection...What is the price for those actions What is the legal formula. Cystitis, vagininitus, herpes, gonorrhea, worry, anxiety of STDs,......How do we arrive at parity?
No, these two pricks should go to prison and have about 15 years to think about what they did. .
I didn’t watch the video. Rape is a felony. So no I am not equating the two.
The war on drugs was started because the punks in the sixties popularized drug usage. I think of all the lives ended and/or wasted because these punks wanted to rebel against society. Today even elementary school kids are using the stuff. There were over nine hundred in my high school graduating class and I cannot remember anyone who even knew what drugs were. Those punks completely changed our culture and not for the better either. They gave us drugs, casual sex, shacking up instead of marriage, disrespect for our founders and our country.