You Can Now Be Strip Searched For Minor Offenses

Discussion in 'Everything Else' started by cmdrmonkey, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. Cops can now legally give you a rectal exam for something as minor as a traffic ticket. I wish I were joking. When is this police state bullshit going to stop? How does this not violate the constitution? I'm also terrified that cops will use this to sexually abuse women. This is fucking horrifying.

  2. I agree that it's horrifying, but it has to be a situation where they arrest you and put you in jail. That was the "logic" behind the SC decision: that strip searches etc. were done to safeguard the jail population, therefore it was okay. It's too easy to abuse though, and that should be the point in striking it down. The guy that took the case to the SC really got shafted. 6-7 days in jail for a bench warrant that he could prove was invalid before they even took him to jail? I'm guessing the cop that arrested him didn't like something he said.
  3. What amazes me is the level of apathy from the public when things like this pass. I see these knuckle draggers with "Remember 911" and American flag bumper stickers on their cars and flags in their lawns who seem perfectly content to see nonviolent protesters brutally beaten and atrocious laws limiting their freedoms passed without any dissent. It would be difficult to imagine a culture that is more intellectually lazy.
  4. I bet there'a a tonne of gay guys deliberately speeding now in the hope they get pulled over and probed...It would certainly serve cops right if they had to do it and knew that they were in fact pleasuring someone. :D
  5. After spending years targeting illegal aliens, the Grand Canyon State is turning its sights on obnoxious Internet users (commonly called 'trolls'). A new update to the state's telecommunications harassment bill could make the practice of harassing people online illegal.

    Arizona House Bill 2549 has already passed both of the state's legislative bodies and is currently sitting on the desk of Governor Jan Brewer. While there's a lot in there that doesn't concern trolling, here's the line that has people worried:

    It is unlawful for any person, with intent to terrify, intimidate, threaten, harass, annoy or offend, to use ANY ELECTRONIC OR DIGITAL DEVICE and use any obscene, lewd or profane language or suggest any lewd or lascivious act, or threaten to inflict physical harm to the person or property of any person.

    Violators could be charged with a Class 1 misdemeanor and face up to 6 months in jail. If electronic devices are used to stalk someone, the charges then become a Class 3 felony, with penalties ranging from a minimum sentence of two and a half years in jail for non-dangerous offenders with no prior record to 25 years.

    (cut and pasted but not linked, but similar artical here:
  6. Good thing I don't live in Arizona. I'd be on my way to tent city in a pink jump suit.

    And to you Brits, Arizona is pretty much ground zero for right wing and religious crazies. If you ever come to the US, stay far away from Arizona.