U.S. Supreme Court Makes Strip Searches Legal In Minor Arrests

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Just when I thought the Supreme Court had lost it by declaring that corporations were people, today I saw on Google News that it had decided strip searches are legal in even minor arrests, and even when contraband is not suspected. Aside from special interest groups and lobbyists going to the Court to make rules, where does this leave our children who may be arrested for misdeameanors, as well as women ? This is an absolute disgrace ! We need term limits on this branch of government and the power to stop special interests from going to them to make laws.

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You would not want to see a strip search of the Supremes, or even to have them take off those black robes. Can you imagine Scalia's 'man titties!' If you can, get help NOW!

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We are coming closer and closer to a police state. That's something to be scared about!!

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We are coming closer and closer to a police state. That's something to be scared about!!

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The Supreme Court on Monday ruled by a 5-to-4 vote that officials may strip-search people arrested for any offense, however minor, before admitting them to jails even if the officials have no reason to suspect the presence of contraband.

Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, joined by the court’s conservative wing, wrote that courts are in no position to second-guess the judgments of correctional officials who must consider not only the possibility of smuggled weapons and drugs but also public health and information about gang affiliations.

I concur. It's not like they are strip searching you in front of the 7/11. You are going to prison, You have very little rights to privacy.

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Precisely, and going to jail is just a normal part of the live of "these kids." When they do it to suburban kids from the homes of the 1%, we will either be a total police state or the screams will fill the air. Once again, Cap, you limit "freedom" to those who can afford it.

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