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  • State trooper convicted of official oppression for illegal searches

    05/25/2014 10:27:43 AM PDT · by eastforker · 18 replies
    click2houston ^ | : May 24 2014 | AP
    A former Texas Department of Public Safety trooper has been sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to performing illegal body cavity searches on two women last July along a Dallas-area highway
  • Police forced man to have anal surgery during crazy drug search, now settling for $1.6 million

    01/17/2014 7:41:35 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 53 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 01/16/2014 | Robby Soave
    David Eckert–the man who was stopped by police, suspected of drug possession, driven to a hospital, driven to a second hospital, forced to undergo multiple invasive surgeries, and billed for the abuse after no drugs were found–has obtained a $1.6 million settlement with New Mexico local authorities.
  • NM 'anal probe' police lawsuit settled

    01/16/2014 9:28:00 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 60 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 01/14/2014 | Associated Press
    Suspect was taken to two hospitals and subjected to anal probes over suspicion of hiding drugs ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A city and county in southern New Mexico have settled a lawsuit filed by a man taken to two hospitals and subjected to anal probes over suspicion of hiding drugs, the man's lawyer said Monday. According to attorneys for David Eckert, Hidalgo County and the city of Deming recently settled their portion of a lawsuit for a total of $1.6 million. The lawsuit, filed against police and sheriff's officials in Deming and Hidalgo County, which borders Mexico, alleges Deming police sought...
  • City & County Settle New Mexico 'Anal Probe' Lawsuit (Stop Sign Runner Recieves $1.6 Million)

    01/13/2014 6:53:10 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 53 replies
    KFOX 14 ^ | January 13, 2014 | KFOX 14
    City, county settle NM 'anal probe' lawsuit ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A city and county in southern New Mexico have settled a lawsuit filed by man taken to two hospitals and forced to have anal probes over suspicion of hiding drugs. Attorney for David Eckert said Monday that Hidalgo County and the city of Deming recently settled their portion of a lawsuit for a total $1.6 million. The lawsuit, filed against police and sheriff's officials in Deming and Hidalgo County, which borders Mexico, alleges Deming police sought a search warrant for Eckert because they thought he appeared to be clenching his...
  • ACLU suing over reported body cavity drug searches (NM - Another invasive search by gov't agents)

    12/19/2013 10:15:58 AM PST · by CedarDave · 21 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | December 19, 2013 | Lauren Villagran
    The New Mexico and Texas chapters of the American Civil Liberties Union are suing border officers and a hospital after they allegedly subjected a U.S. citizen to numerous invasive body cavity searches without a warrant. Included in the lawsuit filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in West Texas are four U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers and the University Medical Center of El Paso, among others. The lawsuit alleges CBP officers frisked and strip-searched a 54-year-old woman and then delivered her in handcuffs to the hospital, where doctors observed a bowel movement and performed invasive rectal and vaginal probes, among...
  • STOP THE MADNESS: Third person reports being anally violated by police

    11/11/2013 7:39:16 AM PST · by mandaladon · 118 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11 Nov 2013 | Robby Soave
    A third New Mexico resident is claiming that she was physically abused by police and medical staff who exceeded their authority to search for drugs she never had. The woman’s attorney came forward with her story just a few days after a local news channel reported similar stories involving New Mexico police forcing two suspects to undergo invasive surgery to prove they weren’t carrying drugs. Police used expired and nonexistent warrants to justify the improper and unethical searches, according to KOB-TV 4. The unnamed woman is being represented by Laura Schaur Ives of the New Mexico chapter of the American...
  • NM MAN REALLY HAD NO IDEA WHAT HE WAS IN FOR AFTER COPS PULLED HIM OVER FOR NOT USING HIS BLINKER

    11/06/2013 5:03:10 PM PST · by mandaladon · 111 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 6 Nov 2013 | Jason Howerton
    A man in New Mexico was pulled over by police for a minor traffic violation. When officers said a K-9 unit sniffed drugs on the driver’s seat, the officers forced the man to undergo invasive medical procedures, including an anal exam. It may sound nearly identical to David Eckert’s nightmarish story as reported by TheBlaze Tuesday, but this is an entirely different incident. It does, however, involve the same uncertified drug-sniffing dog in New Mexico. The dog’s name is Leo. Police in Lordsburg, N.M., pulled over Timothy Young for allegedly turning without using his blinker, according to police reports. Though...
  • Lawsuit: Drug search included colonoscopy (NM-triggered by minor traffic stop)

    11/06/2013 7:34:25 AM PST · by CedarDave · 72 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | November 6, 2013 | Rick Nathanson / Journal Staff Writer
    A Lordsburg man has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque alleging that what started as a routine traffic stop ended with him being detained for 15 hours by police and subjected to eight invasive body searches, including a colonoscopy, in a futile attempt to find drugs. The plaintiff, David W. Eckert, 54, alleges that Deming police officers and Hidalgo County sheriff’s deputies, using an invalid and expired warrant, took Eckert to the Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City where he was subjected to two digital rectal exams; two X-rays, one of them to his chest area;...
  • 4 On Your Side reveals another traffic stop nightmare (NM - Follow up to earlier FR thread)

    11/05/2013 9:45:27 PM PST · by CedarDave · 32 replies
    KOB TV4 Albuquerque ^ | November 5, 2013 | Chris Ramirez, KOB Eyewitness News 4
    It's a story that has left the entire country wondering about the state of law enforcement in New Mexico. 4 On Your Side revealed how David Eckert rolled through a stop sign in Deming. A K-9 named Leo alerted that it sniffed drugs on Eckert's driver's seat. And, for the next 14 hours, those police officers, and doctors at the Gila Regional Medical Center performed eight medical procedures including x-rays, rectal finger exams, enemas, and finally a colonoscopy. According to a federal lawsuit, officers Boby Orosco and Robert Chavez were two of the officers involved, and they never found drugs...
  • ‘YOU COULD NEVER ANTICIPATE THIS HAPPENING IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA’

    11/05/2013 2:50:12 PM PST · by mandaladon · 118 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 5 Nov 2013 | Jason Howerton
    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....
  • Horror: Police force man to undergo invasive anal operation

    11/05/2013 12:52:27 PM PST · by servo1969 · 124 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11-5-2013 | Robby Soave
    When New Mexico police stopped a local driver for committing a minor moving violation, they decided to check whether he was carrying drugs in his anus. So they procured a warrant, drove him to two different hospitals, forced him to endure eight medical procedures — including an invasive colonoscopy — and stuck him with the bill. No drugs were found. According to medical records, police reports and a federal lawsuit obtained by KOB-TV, police held Eckert until they were able to procure a warrant from a judge to search the man’s anal cavity. They then drove him to a nearby...
  • 4 On Your Side looks into traffic stop gone horribly wrong for Lordsburg man

    11/05/2013 5:28:49 AM PST · by ican'tbelieveit · 187 replies
    This 4 On Your Side investigation looks into the actions of police officers and doctors in Southern New Mexico. A review of medical records, police reports and a federal lawsuit show deputies with the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office, police officers with the City of Deming and medical professionals at the Gila Regional Medical Center made some questionable decisions. The incident began January 2, 2013 after David Eckert finished shopping at the Wal-Mart in Deming. According to a federal lawsuit, Eckert didn’t make a complete stop at a stop sign coming out of the parking lot and was immediately stopped by...
  • 4 On Your Side investigates traffic stop nightmare

    11/05/2013 9:31:51 AM PST · by christx30 · 36 replies
    Eckert's attorney, Shannon Kennedy, said in an interview with KOB that after law enforcement asked him to step out of the vehicle, he appeared to be clenching his buttocks. Law enforcement thought that was probable cause to suspect that Eckert was hiding narcotics in his anal cavity. While officers detained Eckert, they secured a search warrant from a judge that allowed for an anal cavity search.
  • Texas state troopers caught on camera probing women's privates aren't isolated incidents: lawyers

    08/04/2013 8:42:18 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 17 replies
    Daily News ^ | 8/2/2013 | Daily News
    Multiple highway patrol officers in Texas have been captured by dash cams doing 'unconstitutional' cavity searches on women's genitals during traffic stops. Lawyers and civil rights advocates say the 'mind-boggling' searches are all too common.
  • Outrage Over Highway Body Cavity Search (Video)

    07/08/2013 12:56:46 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 34 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/3/2013 | CNN/Youtube
    Video Linky Here July 04, 2013 - Two women dressed in bikinis say police officers forced a body cavity search on them during a highway traffic stop.
  • Troopers Indicted After Roadside Cavity Search Of Two Women

    03/23/2013 4:44:40 PM PDT · by driftdiver · 62 replies
    CBS DFW ^ | March 22, 2013 | Jack Fink
    CBS-11 has learned two state troopers involved in a controversial roadside cavity search of two North Texas women have been indicted on criminal charges by a Dallas County Grand Jury. CBS-11 has learned that one of the troopers, Kelley Helleson, who left the courthouse after testifying Friday, is charged with two counts of sexual assault and two counts of official oppression. She was seen on dashcam video searching the body cavities — front and back — of the two women along an exit ramp of the Bush Turnpike in Irving last summer. The Texas Department of Public Safety fired Helleson....
  • TSA Computer Screen-saver is Cavity Search Cartoon (Photo)

    11/22/2010 11:17:31 AM PST · by OneVike · 19 replies
    Sorry for the huge image, but I wanted everyone to be able to see this photo taken of a TSA computer behind security glass at an airport. Notice the screen saver that is being used on the computer. These people are so arrogant they even have cavity search screen savers.
  • Man Swallows 85 Condoms of Cocaine to Smuggle to France

    07/27/2010 6:55:53 AM PDT · by BnBlFlag · 24 replies · 2+ views
    The Beaumont Enterprise ^ | 7/27/10 | Unknown
    By HOUSTON CHRONICLE Posted: July 27, 2010, 6:53 AM CDT July 27, 2010 HOUSTON — It took five hours and four minutes, but a suspected drug trafficker finally surrendered the spoils: 85 condoms of cocaine he allegedly swallowed and intended to smuggle from Houston to France. Housrou Kedji is scheduled to be arraigned in federal court Friday after being caught as he tried to board an Air France flight leaving Bush International Airport. He is charged with two counts of drug-trafficking. The 42-year-old citizen of the African nation of Togo gave up 2.2 pounds of his illicit cargo while sitting...
  • Metal Detectors Useless in Finding Powerful Explosive PETN (Fox News in on the excuse making)

    12/28/2009 1:14:17 PM PST · by tobyhill · 63 replies · 1,598+ views
    Fox News ^ | 12/28/2009 | Fox News
    The man who authorities say strapped a highly powerful explosive to his torso and tried to detonate it in midair never would have gotten aboard the plane if a different security detector had been used when he boarded the flight, security experts and officials say. "Puffer" machines, full-body imaging scanners, a simple frisk or bomb-sniffing dogs all would likely have detected the chemical explosive PETN, experts say. But Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the 23-year-old Nigerian suspected of trying to blow up Northwest Flight 253 on Christmas Day, encountered none of those deterrents when he traveled from Nigeria to Amsterdam and ultimately...
  • US lawmakers favour full body scan at airports

    12/28/2009 7:37:42 AM PST · by Schnucki · 58 replies · 1,623+ views
    Times of India ^ | December 28, 2009
    WASHINGTON: US lawmakers favoured a compulsory full body scan of the passengers of all US-bound international flights so as to avoid the incident of a Nigerian national sneaking inside the plane with explosives. "I would say right now we do need full body scan, especially when you have countries like Nigeria, which have inadequate security, and you have passengers transiting in Amsterdam and coming here," Congressman Peter King told CBS news in an interview. "There is a brief violation of privacy with the full body scan, but on the other hand we can save thousands of lives," said King, a...
  • Prison-Bound Activists Receive Send-Off (Peace-niks who protested at Fort Benning)

    03/15/2005 6:52:50 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 5 replies · 471+ views
    NBC 5 Chicago ^ | March 15, 2005 | Mary Ann Ahern
    CHICAGO -- Supporters of two Chicago activists sentenced to prison for disobeying a judge's order while protesting at a Georgia Army base came out to give the pair a send-off. Supporters gathered at Montrose Beach on Tuesday as two activists, Ron Durham and Liz Deligio, prepared to go to prison to serve three-month jail terms, NBC5's Mary Ann Ahern reported. Durham and Deligio were sentenced for their part in protesting at the School for the Americas in Fort Benning, Ga. A judge's order had prohibited protestors from walking on to the Army base. Activists Receive Send-Off "They want to intimidate...
  • Stewart Expected In NYC Court Today-12 Noon ET [perp walk]

    06/04/2003 8:32:56 AM PDT · by ewing · 54 replies · 485+ views
    ABC News and The Drudge Report ^ | June 4, 2003 | Matt Drudge
    Martha Stewart is expected to arrive in a NYC court at 12:00 noon today.(to answer the Grand Jury indictment against her)