Search Gone too Far

A routine traffic stop turned into this:

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.

http://tinyurl.com/mj7fjrn

See also:

http://tinyurl.com/ns7k8vf

Relevant to NYC, concerns that stop-and-frisk searches were going too far:

http://tinyurl.com/m5lar96
Federal Judge Shira Scheindlin, however, was overruled, and Bill de Blasio seemed to have “suffered his first rebuke.”:

http://tinyurl.com/ksgbcgt

Bill de Blasio “made blasting stop-and-frisk part of his campaign platform.”

Now, as the next Mayor of NYC, it’ll be interesting to see what changes take place.

One casualty:

De Blasio has repeatedly said he would replace Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, due in large part to the controversial stop-and-frisk tactic.

http://tinyurl.com/m99bp6z

And as for Ray Kelly:
NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly, unwanted by Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio, is in the running for a top security job at JPMorgan Chase, sources at the financial giant told The Post.

The position would include overseeing the firm’s cyber-security, according to people familiar with the negotiations.

http://tinyurl.com/kvgdpwr

And, of course, relevant to psychologists, the emotional consequences of the victims of police conduct gone too far.

Roy

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