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Strip-Searching America: The Supreme Court Favors Abuse Over the Bill of Rights
Written By: Jeff Ignatius
Section: Commentary/Politics

Category: Guest Commentaries

2012-04-12 11:53:02

In a devastating 5-4 ruling that not only condones an overreach of state power but legitimizes what is essentially state-sponsored humiliation and visual rape, the U.S. Supreme Court on April 2 declared that any person who is arrested and processed at a jail house can be subjected to a strip search. The severity of the offense is irrelevant – they can be guilty of nothing more than a minor traffic offense – and police or jail officials don’t need to have a reasonable suspicion that an arrestee is carrying a weapon or contraband. The five-man majority rationalized their ruling as being necessary for safety, security, and efficiency – the government’s overused and all-too-convenient justifications for its steady erosion of our freedoms since 9/11.


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Ted Rall: No One Could Hear Me
Written By: Jeff Ignatius
Section: Lifestyle

Category: Ted Rall

2012-04-09 13:24:50



Ted Rall: The New Miranda Rules
Written By: Jeff Ignatius
Section: Lifestyle

Category: Ted Rall

2010-06-09 11:46:13


Ted Rall: Playing It Safe
Written By: Jeff Ignatius
Section: Lifestyle

Category: Ted Rall

2010-05-20 00:46:42


Ted Rall: Freedom for Abstract Entities
Written By: Jeff Ignatius
Section: Lifestyle

Category: Ted Rall

2010-01-29 11:49:18





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