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  • Children Strip-Searched At New Philadelphia Family Courthouse

    11/22/2014 8:52:51 PM PST · by Altariel · 19 replies
    CBS (Philadelphia) ^ | November 21, 2014 | Cherri Gregg
    HILADELPHIA (CBS) — Multiple sources involved in cases in Philadelphia Family Court say sheriff’s deputies improperly strip-searched juveniles in both criminal and DHS custody cases who were appearing at the court for hearings earlier this week. And once court administrators discovered what was going on, they put a stop to it. According to multiple sources, juveniles in county custody for both criminal and non-criminal matters who were making courtroom appearances at the new Family Courthouse, at 15th and Arch Streets, were first strip-searched by sheriff’s deputies as a security measure all day Monday of this week and possible part of...
  • Illinois trooper charged for roadside strip search

    04/16/2014 6:26:44 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 8 replies
    AP ^ | Apr 16, 2014
    <p>EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — A southwestern Illinois state trooper is facing a felony aggravated battery charge after authorities say he strip-searched a man along the side of a road during a traffic stop.</p> <p>The (Belleville) News-Democrat reports 32-year-old Cory Alberson was released on $20,000 bail on Monday after he pleaded not guilty.</p>
  • Roadside violation: Drivers, passengers say police searched inside underpants

    FOREST PARK, Ga. — Officers are supposed to pull drivers over for traffic violations, but a Channel 2 Action News investigation found traffic stops leading to a violation of another kind. Driver after driver told investigative reporter Jodie Fleischer officers searched inside their pants while they were stopped for minor traffic violations. In several cases, the invasive searches targeted passengers who were riding in the car. "He was like, 'Just unbuckle all your clothes,' and put his hands down inside my pants," said Terry Phillips. Forest Park police had pulled over Phillips' wife for a suspended registration. Phillips consented to...
  • School Strip-Searches Five-Year-Old Girl Without Mother's Consent

    12/06/2013 12:48:28 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 81 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | 12/06/2013 | By Dominic Kelly
    A Chattanooga, Tennessee mom is suing Hamilton County Schools after it was discovered that Apison Elementary School was strip-searching her five-year-old special needs daughter on a daily basis without her consent. The young girl with special needs was diagnosed with congenital herpes while attending school, and despite being given consent to return to school by a doctor, school officials decided that they needed to check to see if the child had legions. So, for a few weeks, a school nurse would check the young girl’s body to make sure there weren’t any new outbreaks. The girl’s mother, Brandy Madden, says...
  • 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...
  • Quebec teachers strip search students during math exam

    05/25/2013 9:33:54 AM PDT · by george76 · 59 replies
    QMI AGENCY ^ | May 23rd, 2013 | CHRISTIAN ASSELIN
    SAINT-JEROME, QC - A school board north of Montreal has launched an internal investigation after school staff strip searched 28 high school students to find a cellphone during a year-end exam. The board admits that staff at Cap-Jeunesse high school in Saint-Jerome, QC, "lacked judgment" for asking 28 Grade 10 students to remove their clothes when a phone went missing last week. The students were ordered to put their phones on a teacher's desk to prevent cheating during a math exam but one phone was unaccounted for, prompting teachers to order the strip search. "They put us in a small...
  • Temple Mount: Jews Strip-Searched to Avoid Israeli Flags

    04/16/2013 9:11:33 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/4/13 | Maayana Miskin
    Three yeshiva students were strip-searched Tuesday when visiting the Temple Mount, Temple Mount activists have reported. The students were reportedly pulled aside by a commander of the police unit for protection of holy sites. They were asked to remove clothing and their bodies were searched for an Israeli flag. The officer who performed the search apologized to the three for the invasive search. Many Israelis proudly wave flags on Tuesday, Independence Day. Police apparently were concerned that the sight of Israeli flags on the Temple Mount could offend Muslim sensibilities. .....
  • Parents Sue School District For Strip-Searching Their 10 Year-Old Son

    12/14/2012 11:27:06 AM PST · by Coleus · 7 replies
    CNS News ^ | 12.12.12 | Criag Bannister
    The parents of 10 year-old J.C. Cox have sued a North Carolina public school district for allegedly strip-searching their son in search of a $20 bill lost by another student.J.C. had twice told school officials he did not have the missing money, which was later found in the school cafeteria, attorneys for the Rutherford Institute said announcing the complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina.Institute attorneys charge that a former Union Elementary School assistant principal violated J.C.'s Fourth Amendment rights when she allegedly ordered the fifth grader to disrobe down to his underwear...
  • Top court rules strip search of teen was illegal

    06/25/2009 8:32:37 AM PDT · by Hawk720 · 35 replies · 1,437+ views
    MSNBC.com ^ | June 25, 2009 | AP
    The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a school's strip search of an Arizona teenage girl accused of having prescription-strength ibuprofen was illegal. The court ruled that school officials violated the law with their search of Savana Redding, who lives in Safford in rural eastern Arizona. Redding was 13 when officials at Safford Middle School in 2003 ordered her to remove her clothes and shake out her underwear because they were looking for pills. The district bans prescription and over-the-counter drugs and the school was acting on a tip from another student. The high court, however, said the officials cannot be...
  • Was School Strip-Search Legal?

    03/31/2008 2:56:03 PM PDT · by kingattax · 22 replies · 1,017+ views
    ABC News ^ | 3-28-08 | REYNOLDS HOLDING
    Case Pits Students' Privacy Rights vs. Need to Keep Drugs, Weapons Out of Schools -- A student strip-searched for drugs when she was in eighth grade took her case to a federal appeals court on Wednesday, arguing through a lawyer that school officials had violated her constitutional rights by overzealously enforcing a strict policy against alcohol, narcotics – and, in her case, Ibuprofen. Savana Redding says she was "confused" and "ashamed" after the officials in Safford, Ariz., suspected her in 2003 of giving other students prescription Ibuprofen pills and ordered her to expose her breasts and pelvic area during a...
  • St. Paul Cops Shoot Dog in Wrong-Door Raid, Force Handcuffed Kids to Sit Near the Corpse

    08/10/2012 7:25:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 54 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | |Aug. 10, 2012 | Mike Riggs
    police officers who conducted a wrong-door raid on their home shot their dog, and then forced their three handcuffed children to sit near the dead pet while officers ransacked the home. The lawsuit, which names Ramsey County, the Dakota County Drug Task Force, and the DEA, and asks for $30 million in civil rights violations and punitive damages after a wrong-door raid, also claims that the officers kicked the children and deprived one of them of her diabetes medication. The suit also alleges that one of the lead officers with the task force "provided false information" in order to get...
  • Lawsuit: Cops ‘forcibly removed’ tampon from mother during traffic stop

    08/10/2012 7:08:35 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 119 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 8/10/12 | Steven Nelson
    A Florida woman claims that police pulled her over for a minor traffic infraction, strip searched her on the side of the road, and “forcibly removed” a tampon that she was wearing.... The woman... filed a lawsuit against the Citrus County government, Sheriff Jeffrey Dawsey and six unknown officers last week seeking damages.... The policeman, the lawsuit says, then pulled her over, approached with his gun drawn and put Tarantino in handcuffs while her two small children — ages one and four — watched... Over the next two hours, five other policemen arrived, including a female officer, and Tarantino was...
  • It's 'Constitution 101' for Maryland cops

    03/08/2012 8:32:42 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    WND ^ | March 7, 2012 | Bob Unruh
    It’s going to be “Constitution 101″ for state police in Maryland, who will be undergoing training on the First and Fourth Amendments as part of a settlement of a lawsuit over the illegal arrests of pro-life protesters there. Confirmation comes from officials with the Alliance Defense Fund, who argued that the officers’ decision to arrest, take into custody and strip-search the protesters simply wasn’t allowed. The ADF noted that the settlement with Maryland State Police will include “training on rights protected by the First and Fourth amendments to the U.S. Constitution.” “Under the terms of the settlement, Maryland State Police...
  • Man shocked by arrest after daughter draws picture of gun at school

    02/24/2012 12:52:09 PM PST · by headsonpikes · 81 replies
    The Record.com ^ | Feb 22, 2012 | Dianne Wood
    KITCHENER — A Kitchener father is upset that police arrested him at his children’s’ school Wednesday, hauled him down to the station and strip-searched him, all because his four-year-old daughter drew a picture of a gun at school. “I’m picking up my kids and then, next thing you know, I’m locked up,” Jessie Sansone, 26, said Thursday. “I was in shock. This is completely insane. My daughter drew a gun on a piece of paper at school.” The school principal, police and child welfare officials, however, all stand by their actions. They said they had to investigate to determine whether...
  • Saudi Arabian Officials Assault, Strip Search Christian Prisoners-

    01/25/2012 5:50:22 PM PST · by bayouranger · 11 replies
    http://www.persecution.org/ ^ | 1-24-12 | ICC Staff
    ICC Urges Saudi Arabia to Release the Prisoners Washington, D.C. (January 24, 2012) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that Saudi Arabian officials strip searched 29 Christian women and assaulted six Christian men after arresting them for holding a prayer meeting at a private home in Jeddah. The prisoners are currently being held at Briman prison in Jeddah. “We feel humiliated because the security officials stripped searched us. They used the same glove to search several of us at the same time. Some of my friends are suffering from physical pain to their private parts due to the unsanitary...
  • TSA screenings aren't just for airports anymore

    12/26/2011 6:24:33 PM PST · by Nachum · 74 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 12/26/11 | By Brian Bennett, Washington Bureau
    Reporting from Charlotte, N.C.— Rick Vetter was rushing to board the Amtrak train in Charlotte, N.C., on a recent Sunday afternoon when a canine officer suddenly blocked the way. Three federal air marshals in bulletproof vests and two officers trained to spot suspicious behavior watched closely as Seiko, a German shepherd, nosed Vetter's trousers for chemical traces of a bomb. Radiation detectors carried by the marshals scanned the 57-year-old lawyer for concealed nuclear materials. When Seiko indicated a scent, his handler, Julian Swaringen, asked Vetter whether he had pets at home in Garner, N.C. Two mutts, Vetter replied. "You can...
  • 85-year-old woman may sue TSA after being strip searched at JFK Airport

    12/03/2011 6:45:38 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 71 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | December 2 2011, 9:36 PM | Nicholas Hirshon
    An 85-year-old Long Island grandmother says she plans to sue the TSA after a humiliating strip search on Tuesday by agents at JFK Airport. Lenore Zimmerman, who lives in Long Beach, says she was on her way to a 1 p.m. flight to Fort Lauderdale when security whisked her to a private room and took off her clothes. “I walk with a walker — I really look like a terrorist,” she said sarcastically. “I’m tiny. I weigh 110 pounds, 107 without clothes, and I was strip-searched.” TSA spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein said a review of closed circuit TV footage from the...
  • Israel Defense Ministry apologizes for strip search of pregnant New York Times photographer

    11/29/2011 4:19:40 PM PST · by maine-iac7 · 32 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 28 Nov 2011 | Dylan Stableford
    Lynsey Addario, the Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times photographer, received an apology from the Israel's Defense Ministry on Monday after IDM officials conducted a strip-search on her last month at a security check point near Gaza. Addario, who is pregnant, had asked Israel border security to refrain from putting her through an X-ray machine out of concern for her unborn child. "Instead," the Associated Press reports, "she was forced through the machine three times as soldiers...
  • TSA Harasses 9-yo Boy and Other Train Passengers After Their Trip

    02/24/2011 11:11:56 AM PST · by seanmerc · 45 replies
    Gizmodo (link from Drudge) ^ | 23 Feb 11 | Jesus Diaz
    After going down in a spiral of paranoid stupidity—called out for saving body scan images, ridiculed for patting down an almost-naked woman or nailed for harrassing a kid at airport security—the TSA has reached a new low. It's surreal. Here's what a traveler recorded on February 13, after his train trip to Savannah: The only bad thing on our trip was [the] TSA at the Savannah train station. There were about 14 agents pulling people inside the building and coralling everyone in a roped area after you got off the train. This made no sense! Poor family in front of...
  • Victory for pro-life protestors strip-searched by Troopers

    01/17/2011 4:05:29 PM PST · by wagglebee · 39 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/17/11 | Peter Smith
      BALTIMORE, January 17, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Maryland police and state troopers have lost their appeal to get immunity from a lawsuit filed against them by pro-life protesters they arrested and strip-searched in Bel Air, Maryland, according to a federal appeals court.The 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals, which includes Maryland in its jurisdiction, rejected an appeal by Bel Air police officers and Maryland state troopers who claimed they were acting in good faith when they arrested pro-life demonstrators with the Defend Life “Face the Truth Tour.” Defend Life is a Maryland-based pro-life group, which conducts an annual event...
  • County Settles Case of Pro-Life Advocates Strip Searched

    12/27/2010 4:12:56 PM PST · by julieee · 9 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | December 27, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    County Settles Case of Pro-Life Advocates Strip Searched Bel Air, MD -- Harford County officials have settled a case involving a federal lawsuit attorneys filed on behalf of pro-life women who were shackled and strip searched after peacefully protesting abortion in Maryland. http://www.lifenews.com/2010/12/27/county-settles-case-of-pro-life-advocates-shackled-strip-searched
  • TSA Pat Down Went Too Far, Agency Chief Says

    11/22/2010 6:30:44 AM PST · by markomalley · 55 replies
    ABC ^ | 11/22/2010 | SHARYN ALFONSI and LEE FERRAN
    The beleaguered head of the Transportation Security Administration said today that at least one airport passenger screening went too far when an officer reached inside a traveler's underwear, and the agency is open to rethinking its current protocols. An ABC News employee said she was subject to a "demeaning" search at Newark Liberty International Airport Sunday morning. "The woman who checked me reached her hands inside my underwear and felt her way around," she said. "It was basically worse than going to the gynecologist. It was embarrassing. It was demeaning. It was inappropriate." That search was against protocols and "never"...
  • Response to "Young Boy Strip Searched by TSA"

    11/22/2010 6:38:34 AM PST · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 70 replies
    The TSA Blog ^ | November 22, 2010 | The notorious TSA "Blogger Bob"
    A video is being widely circulated showing a shirtless boy receiving secondary screening from a Transportation Security Officer (TSO). A passenger filmed the screening with their cell phone and posted the video on the web. Many are coming to their own conclusions about what's happening in the video which is now perched at the top of the Drudge report and being linked to in many other blogs and tweets. We looked into this to find out what happened. On November 19, a family was traveling through a TSA checkpoint at the Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC). Their son alarmed...
  • Charlottesville-based group sues over body scanners

    11/17/2010 8:07:41 AM PST · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/17/2010 | David Sherfinski
    A Charlottesville-based civil liberties group is suing the federal government over its use of full-body scanners at airports.The suit, filed on behalf of two pilots who refused to submit to screenings, asks the court to prohibit the Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Agency from continuing to use the technology as the first line of airport screenings, arguing that the imaging and pat-down procedures violate the fourth amendment.“Forcing Americans to undergo a virtual strip search as a matter of course in reporting to work or boarding an airplane when there is no suspicion of wrongdoing is a grotesque...
  • Flyers urged to ‘bite the bullet’

    11/16/2010 7:22:33 AM PST · by Hemingway's Ghost · 76 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 16 November 2010 | Jessica Heslam, Richard Weir and Joe Dwinell
    Instead of boycotting the airlines, holiday travelers should suck it up and stop whining about X-rated body scans and groping pat-downs, according to terrorism experts and passengers at Logan International Airport who say deep frisk searches are just a fact of flying life during the war on terror. “You just have to bite the bullet,” said Andrew Thomas, a University of Akron professor and an airline security expert. “The bad guys are just watching this unfold.”
  • US Senate: "Transportation Security Administration Oversight Hearing"

    11/15/2010 12:49:15 PM PST · by seanmerc · 5 replies
    Nov 17 2010 10:00 AM Russell Senate Office Building - 253 WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation announces the following full committee hearing on Transportation Security Administration oversight.
  • Guess who ordered nude body scanners

    11/12/2010 11:32:55 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 35 replies
    WND ^ | NOVEMBER 12, 2010 | Bob Unruh
    A constitutional attorney preparing to legally challenge the Transportation Security Administration's enhanced screening procedures – which reveal a virtually nude image of passengers – says airline passengers have Barack Obama to thank for the process. "Legislation has been proposed to mandate full-body scanners and make them the primary screening method in all U.S. airports by 2013, but Congress has yet to act on it," John Whitehead, president of the Rutherford Institute, wrote in a new commentary. "So we can thank President Obama for this frontal assault on our Fourth Amendment rights. Mind you, this is the same man who insisted...
  • Detainee: I'll skip trial if strip searches go on

    05/06/2010 10:52:09 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 7 replies · 503+ views
    hosted ^ | May 6 | LARRY NEUMEISTER
    NEW YORK (AP) -- The only Guantanamo Bay detainee to be prosecuted in civilian courts told a judge Thursday that he will waive his right to attend his September trial on terrorism charges if strip search procedures are not changed. Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, charged in the August 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa, told U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan of his plans to boycott his trial during a hearing in Manhattan.
  • Nation's Perverts Endorse Full-Body Airport Scanners (Spoof)

    01/09/2010 12:32:12 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 7 replies · 796+ views
    CAP News ^ | January 9, 2010 | CAP News
    Nation's Perverts Endorse Full-Body Airport Scanners A woman waits patiently for her luggage after undergoing the airlines' new WYSIWYG scan. RENO, Nev. (CAP) - America's largest organized group of perverts and degenerates has released a statement wholeheartedly supporting plans to install full-body scanning equipment in the nation's airports. "Any device that can prevent terrorism while at the same time allowing you to see through people's clothes is A-OK in our book," said Nigel Friedrichsen, president of the Reno-based National Association of Perverts (NAP). "That's the definition of win-win. Um ... At least our definition." The scanners have been highly controversial,...
  • Supreme Court rules school's strip search of teen Savana Redding unconstitutional

    06/27/2009 9:37:26 PM PDT · by neverdem · 35 replies · 1,491+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | June 25th 2009 | James Gordon Meek
    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a strip search of a 13-year-old schoolgirl by administrators looking for banned medication was unconstitutional.The high court held in the 8 to 1 opinion that a male assistant school principal in Arizona and a female nurse violated student Savanna Redding's rights when they ordered her to partially undress in a fruitless search for a tiny amount of Ibuprofen pain relief pills.Only Justice Clarence Thomas dissented in the "regrettable decision" by the majority, reveling in the details of the teen drama.The conservative justice even questioned whether Redding was really strip-searched - arguing that...
  • Strip-search of US girl illegal (SCOTUS 8-1 decision)

    06/25/2009 10:41:17 AM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 197 replies · 5,198+ views
    BBC ^ | 6-25-09
    The US Supreme Court has ruled that school staff broke the law when they ordered a 13-year-old girl to strip while searching her for painkillers. The Arizona school, which bans prescription and over-the-counter drugs, suspected Savana Redding, then 13, of carrying ibuprofen. After no drugs were found in her bag, she had to remove her clothing, and then move her bra and underwear. However, the court said individuals could not be held liable in a lawsuit. The school principal acted on a tip-off from another student that Savana was carrying ibuprofen. Justice David Souter said: "What was missing from the...
  • Court says strip search of Ariz. teenager illegal

    06/25/2009 10:44:20 AM PDT · by blueminnesota · 16 replies · 1,038+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 6/25/2009 | JESSE J. HOLLAND
    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court ruled Thursday school officials violated an Arizona teenage girl rights by strip-searching her for prescription-strength ibuprofen, saying U.S. educators should not force children to remove their clothing unless student safety is at risk.
  • Female guards OKd to strip-search male inmates

    05/20/2009 10:24:21 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 21 replies · 2,469+ views
    sfgate ^ | 05-20
    A male prisoner can be strip-searched by a female guard even if male officers are available, a federal appeals court has ruled. In a 2-1 decision, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco dismissed an Arizona inmate's claims that jail officials had violated his rights by having a female guard trainee search inside his shorts and pat down his genitals. The inmate, Charles Byrd, was in Maricopa County's minimum-security Durango Jail awaiting trial in October 2004 when officials ordered searches of everyone in his unit after a series of fights. Byrd was ordered to strip down to...
  • CA: Female guards OKd to strip-search male inmates (Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals)

    05/20/2009 8:27:07 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 1,640+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 5/20/09 | Bob Egelko
    A male prisoner can be strip-searched by a female guard even if male officers are available, a federal appeals court has ruled. In a 2-1 decision, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco dismissed an Arizona inmate's claims that jail officials had violated his rights by having a female guard trainee search inside his shorts and pat down his genitals. The inmate, Charles Byrd, was in Maricopa County's minimum-security Durango Jail awaiting trial in October 2004 when officials ordered searches of everyone in his unit after a series of fights. Byrd was ordered to strip down to...
  • Airport security bares all, or does it?

    05/18/2009 8:37:18 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies · 1,522+ views
    CNN ^ | May 18, 2009 | Jessica Ravitz
    ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) -- Privacy advocates plan to call on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to suspend use of "whole-body imaging," the airport security technology that critics say performs "a virtual strip search" and produces "naked" pictures of passengers, CNN has learned. The national campaign, which will gather signatures from organizations and relevant professionals, is set to launch this week with the hope that it will go "viral," said Lillie Coney, associate director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, which plans to lead the charge.
  • More than a silly strip search

    04/27/2009 9:25:52 AM PDT · by SmithL · 78 replies · 2,820+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 4/26/9 | Debra J. Saunders
    When she was a 13-year-old student at Safford Middle School in Arizona, Savana Redding was strip-searched by school officials in search of - this is no joke - ibuprofen. Now she is suing the district and the officials for violating her Fourth Amendment protection against unreasonable searches and seizures. It is not good for Redding that while the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on her case last week, Justice David Souter commented, "My thought process is I would rather have the kid embarrassed by a strip search, if we can't find anything short of that, than to have some other...
  • Student Strip Search Heads To High Court

    04/20/2009 7:00:05 AM PDT · by BraveMan · 46 replies · 1,770+ views
    (CBS) ^ | April 20, 2009 | Hattie Kauffman
    The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear the case of a young Arizona honor student who was strip-searched in the eighth grade by school officials looking for ibuprofen pills. Savana Redding and her mother have been fighting the Safford Unified School District in Safford, Ariz., since 2003. That's when Savana - then a 13-year-old honor student - was called to the principal's office. "Once they got me into my underwear I thought they would let me put my clothes back on," she told CBS News correspondent Hattie Kauffman. "But then they told me to pull out my bra and...
  • 13-year-old's school strip-search case heads to Supreme Court

    04/20/2009 3:08:13 AM PDT · by BykrBayb · 71 replies · 2,798+ views
    CNN ^ | 11:33 p.m. EDT, Sun April 19, 2009
    The case of a 13-year-old Arizona girl strip-searched by school officials looking for ibuprofen pain-reliever will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court this week. The justices in January accepted the Safford school district case for review, and will decide whether a campus setting gives school administrators greater discretion to control students suspected of illegal activity than police are allowed in cases involving adults in general public spaces. The case is centered around Savana Redding, now 19, who in 2003 was an eighth-grade honors student at Safford Middle School, about 127 miles from Tucson, Arizona. Redding was strip-searched by school...
  • Strip-search law suspended

    10/21/2008 11:42:49 AM PDT · by BIOCHEMKY · 15 replies · 1,287+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | October 20, 2008 | © 2008 WorldNetDaily
    THE NAKED TRUTH: Strip-search law suspended The arrest of Angela Swagler and other pro-life protesters is the subject of a multiple-county civil rights lawsuit filed against police and other officials A county in Maryland has agreed to halt enforcement of a sign ordinance cited when members of a team of pro-life protesters were arrested, shackled and strip-searched while expressing their opposition to abortion. According to a statement from the Alliance Defense Fund, a consent agreement has been reached that will halt enforcement of the ordinance while its constitutionality is argued in federal court. "It is unconstitutional to require small groups...
  • Appeals court reinstates girl's strip-search case

    07/13/2008 9:25:13 AM PDT · by 21stCenturyFreeThinker · 103 replies · 419+ views
    LA Times ^ | July 12, 2008 | Maura Dolan
    Schools may not strip-search students for drugs based on an unverified tip, a federal appeals court ruled Friday. Overturning two other rulings, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said an assistant principal at an Arizona middle school violated the constitutional rights of a 13-year-old by ordering her to be strip-searched. He thought the honor student had prescription-strength ibuprofen; she did not. The 6-5 ruling by the San Francisco-based court reinstated a lawsuit that a divided three-judge circuit panel threw out last year. The lawsuit was brought by the parents of Savana Redding, who was an eighth-grader at Safford Middle...
  • Woman sues over strip searches in Meeker County jail

    04/14/2008 12:49:35 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 33 replies · 741+ views
    Minneapolis StarTribune (aka The Red Star) ^ | 4/14/08 | Paul Walsh - Staff Reporter
    A 23-year-old woman is suing Meeker County and Sheriff Mike Hirman alleging that she was subjected to a series of strip searches while in custody for various traffic violations, misdemeanor theft and a child-support dispute. The federal lawsuit, filed March 31, also alleges that her pierced breasts were photographed the last of the five searches. The class-action suit's plaintiff is Gail Lynn Simpson, of Big Lake, Minn. She is suing for an amount in excess of $75,000 and is represented by Robins Kaplan, Miller and Ciresi of Minneapolis. The suit says that it is the county's "custom and/or practice of...
  • The School Crotch Inspector - Fighting the Advil menace, one strip search at a time

    04/02/2008 3:39:20 PM PDT · by neverdem · 1,753 replies · 1,569+ views
    Reason ^ | April 2, 2008 | Jacob Sullum
    There are two kinds of people in the world: the kind who think it's perfectly reasonable to strip-search a 13-year-old girl suspected of bringing ibuprofen to school, and the kind who think those people should be kept as far away from children as possible. The first group includes officials at Safford Middle School in Safford, Arizona, who in 2003 forced eighth-grader Savana Redding to prove she was not concealing Advil in her crotch or cleavage. It also includes two judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, who last fall ruled that the strip search did not...
  • Strip search: camera that sees through clothes from 80ft away

    03/09/2008 4:33:28 PM PDT · by xtinct · 57 replies · 3,114+ views
    Times Online UK ^ | 3/9/08 | Jonathan Leake
    A CAMERA that can see through people’s clothing at distances of up to 80ft has been developed to help detect weapons, drugs and explosives. The camera could be deployed in railway stations, shopping centres and other public spaces. Although it can see objects under clothes, its designers say the images do not show anatomical details. However, it is likely to increase fears that Britain has become a surveillance society. The new technology, known as the T5000 system, has attracted interest from police forces, train companies and airport operators as well as government agencies. It has been developed by ThruVision, an...
  • Jury awards $5.5 million in McDonald's strip search case

    10/05/2007 11:08:18 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 89 replies · 2,670+ views
    CNN ^ | Oct. 4 2007
    Jury awards $5.5 million in McDonald's strip search case SHEPHERDSVILLE, Kentucky (AP) -- A jury awarded $5.5 million in damages Friday to a woman who said she was forced to strip in a McDonald's back office at the behest of a caller posing as a police officer. Louise Ogborn, 21, sued the fast-food giant, accusing it of failing to warn her and other employees about the hoaxer, who had already struck other McDonald's stores and other fast-food restaurants across the country. Jurors awarded $5 million in punitive damages to Ogborn, a former McDonald's employee. Jurors also awarded $1.1 million in...
  • (Vanity) Political Limerick 10-1-2007

    10/01/2007 4:21:06 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 169+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 10-1-2007 | grey_whiskers
    See for example this thread first. From atop their high and lofty perch The 9h Circus okays a strip search of thirteen year old, when it's for IBUPROFEN! So the Court left that girl in the lurch...
  • Invasion of the naked body scanners

    03/05/2007 6:55:35 PM PST · by JarhedAirmanPatriot · 25 replies · 1,308+ views
    MSN ^ | March 3, 2007, at 7:32 AM ET | By William Saletan
    Last week, TSA began using backscatters at airports to screen passengers for weapons. The first machine is up and running in Phoenix. The next ones will be in New York and Los Angeles. The machines have been modified with a "privacy algorithm" to clean up what they show. But even the tempered images tell you more than you need to know about the endowments of the people seated next to you. This is no joke. The government needs to look under your clothes. Ceramic knives, plastic guns, and liquid explosives have made metal detectors obsolete. Carry-on bags are X-rayed, so...
  • School strip searches

    09/28/2006 9:57:25 AM PDT · by Nature_Boy_NC · 15 replies · 749+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 9-28-06 | Joseph Farah
    Even though student molestations seem to be reaching epidemic proportions in schools across America, the House of Representatives has approved a tough new anti-drug and anti-weapon law that would require local districts to develop search policies – including strip searches – with immunity against prosecution for teachers and staff.
  • Transsexuals can choose male or female officer for strip search: tribunal

    05/24/2006 4:45:37 PM PDT · by Loyalist · 28 replies · 671+ views
    Canadian Press ^ | May 24, 2006 | Matthew Chung
    TORONTO (CP) - A group that supports transgender rights is applauding a "precedent-setting" decision by the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario that gives transsexuals who are strip-searched by police the right to choose between male or female officers or both to perform the act. The ruling, which stems from a complaint by a man who was in the process of becoming a woman, is a "win-win" for both transsexuals and police, said Laurie Arron of Egale Canada, a group that advocates equality for homosexual, bisexual and transgender people. The transsexual complainant, Rosalyn Forrester, was strip-searched by male Peel Region police...
  • Allegedly Forced To Strip, Strippers Sue Police (Says HE Felt 'Violated')

    05/17/2006 7:59:09 AM PDT · by Abathar · 60 replies · 1,659+ views
    The Indy Channel ^ | May 16, 2006 | AP
    BALTIMORE -- Three strippers are suing the Maryland Transportation Authority Police Department for $5 million. WBAL-TV in Baltimore reported that three male exotic dancers insist they were wrongly arrested and taken advantage of by officers. The police stopped the three men on March 4 for a speeding violation. The men said the officers ordered them out of their sport utility vehicle, forced them to strip and confiscated $10,000 in cash that the dancers said they earned in tips. The defense claims the officers required the men to strip and pose for full-body pictures. The officers charged the men with misdemeanor...
  • Strip search video scandal rocks Malaysia

    11/27/2005 7:06:14 PM PST · by NCjim · 14 replies · 15,039+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | November 28, 2005 | Connie Levett
    A POLICE abuse scandal sparked by a short phone video clip of a Chinese woman, stripped naked and forced to do "ear squats", is being called Malaysia's Abu Ghraib. Malaysia is now in full damage control as it tries to contain diplomatic fallout with China, the most important emerging power in the region, shortly before the East Asia Summit. The scandal comes after a series of recent allegations of harassment, including strip searches, of young Chinese women in Malaysia by police and immigration officials. It also adds weight to claims that Chinese are being targeted and profiled. The one-minute, 11-second...