Now this is disgusting: Forced colonoscopy administered to a SECOND innocent New Mexico motorist

by 1389 on November 7, 2013

in 1389 (blog admin), cars, trucks, and roads, Now this is disgusting!, tyranny, WTF?

X-Ray of dog that ate homework
Did the dog eat his own homework?
Apparently, the buck stops with the sniffer dog!

Last I checked, no dog has the wherewithal to commit false arrest or to induce a hospital to perpetrate what amounts to anal rape.

Daily Caller: It happened again: Police forced a second man to have invasive procedure

The local news channel that reported the horrifying story of a New Mexico man who was forced to undergo eight different medical procedures as part of a random police search now says it happened more than once.

KOB-TV 4 is now reporting a second incident where New Mexico cops did the same thing to a random driver who committed a minor traffic violation.

In October of last year, Timothy Young was pulled over for failing to signal a turn. After a drug-sniffing dog indicated that Young might be carrying drugs, police obtained a warrant and took him to Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City. There, doctors administered anal exams, including enemas, X-rays and a colonoscopy.

Young suffered through a similar ordeal as David Eckert, who was pulled over by police in January and taken to Gila Regional against his will using an expired, invalid warrant.

There is no indication that the same officers were involved in both cases. What is clear, however, is that the same drug-sniffing dog was used both times.

The dog’s name is Leo, and according to KOB-TV 4, he is no longer licensed by the state of New Mexico to assist police in drug searches. Drug-sniffing dogs must be re-certified each year; Leo’s license expired in April of 2012, months before the Young and Eckert incidents.

“We have done public requests to find anything that would show this dog has been trained, we have evidence that this dog has had false alerts in the past,” said Shannon Kennedy, Eckert’s attorney, in a statement.

Eckert is suing the police department and hospital that abused him, and independent oversight boards are reviewing both agencies.

Many of us drive used vehicles. A previous owner or renter might have had drugs in the car, though those drugs are long gone. A sniffer dog may alert to scent traces that no human being could detect. How does that constitute “probable cause” for a medical/judicial rape of an innocent motorist?

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1 chaz November 8, 2013 at 9:02 pm

I think it’s safe to say that if you don’t live in New Mexico then it’s NOT safe to visit.

2 Zenster November 9, 2013 at 12:39 am

Much as I despise the overly-litigious nature of modern America, all I can say is that early retirement seems to feature rather prominently in the near-future of Messers Eckert, Young and their respective lawyers.

Pardon the earthy observation but(t) it seems as though that K-9 Leo might just enjoy bum-sniffing a little too much for a critter in his (however poorly credentialed) law enforcement capacity.

Remember folks, your tax dollars at work!

3 Chicken_Shiite November 9, 2013 at 1:13 pm

Sniffing bottoms is what dogs do, their protocol requires it.

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