[VIDEO] Police in Texas Conduct Warrantless Vaginal and Anal Searches
Ian Millhiser of media outlet Think Progress reported a story earlier this month, that warrantless vaginal and anal searches for marijuana have been performed on women, along the highway, by Texas police officers.
Millhiser’s story details footage in video captured by squad car dashboard cameras. In one video, a woman is seen bent over and grimacing as an off camera police officer conducts the search. Shortly before this search, a male officer explains to the woman that he is calling a female officer over “because I ain’t about to get up close and personal with your woman areas.”
The videos depict two vehicle stops, one for speeding and another for littering. In both videos, a male officer asks the women if they have any marijuana in the vehicle, suggesting that the purpose of their search is to find evidence of marijuana. At one point, immediately before conducting her search of a woman’s genitals, a female officer warns the woman that if she “hid something in there, we’re going to find it.”
The New York Daily News identifies one of the officers involved in these incidents as Trooper Jennie Bui, and reports that she was fired on June 29. Another officer, Trooper Kelley Helleson was also fired and charged with two counts of sexual assault. Two other officers are suspended.
In a similar story, police illegally paralyze a man suspected of carrying drugs and then administer an anal cavity search. The man had been convicted, but the case was overturned due to the egregious breach of the man’s 4’th Amendment Rights via the illegal procedure. Read that story here http://freepatriot.org/2013/08/27/police-illegally-paralyze-man-induce-anal-probe-case-overturned/
Kevin E Lake is an Iraq War veteran and an author, covering everything from veterans affairs issues to all things paranormal. His novels are available on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/Kevin-E-Lake/e/B00352K6O0