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Old 11-05-2013, 08:48 PM   #1
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Hospital expects the guy to pay the bill too...

New Mexico man says he was anally probed 8 times after routine traffic stop - NY Daily News

What country are we in again?
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Old 11-05-2013, 08:50 PM   #2
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I am hoping that county and police force are in for a well deserved law suit.
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I am hoping that county and police force are in for a well deserved law suit.
Read the whole suit here:
Complaint: David Eckert v. City of Deming, Hildago County, Gila Regional Medical Center

The judge will have his work cut out for him. Getting to the bottom of this won't be easy.
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I am hoping that county and police force are in for a well deserved law suit.
Also the doctors that performed the 3 enemas and the colonoscopy without permission based on a warrant issued in a different jurisdiction. Not to mention the two sets of x-rays. None of which found any narcotics. All because he "appeared" to be clenching his buttocks. First, do no harm.

The descriptions in this story are fairly disturbing, just a warning. 4 On Your Side investigates traffic stop nightmare | KOB.com
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Wow….and then they had the gall to bill him for the procedures! IANAL but IMHO doing all this without consent is truly assault and battery from a medical ethical point of view. Colonoscopy is not only an unpleasant procedure, but in rare cases may have serious side effects (like a perforated bowel, for example).

Perhaps they thought they would find Heisenberg…..
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Well, I might have expected anal probes in Roswell, but it does seem a little excessive in the rest of the state.....
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This story is so hard to believe. I do hope the so called "medical professionals" and police officers are prosecuted and given long sentences. The victim may end up with a significant settlement, but it will probably be a long process getting there. Then there could be more to this story that may come out later.
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This sounds like something out of Breaking Bad . . . except we would all have said the plot was not realistic, that this couldn't happen in real life . . .
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This story is simply horrific. I hope the police and doctors involved understand who the true criminals were in this incident.
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Why would someone pulling out of a Walmart parking lot be suspected of anal cavity stuffing? How about hiding it under the seat instead?

They only do that at border crossings, mostly on flights.
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Did they give him a ticket for rolling through the stop sign? It would seem like anything else without a court order would be an "unreasonable search and seizure."
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Wow. About the only good thing to come out of this is that he will be able to RE, and live well, when the respective agencies and medical facilities settle on the suit.
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Police brutality is an old story, but pulling in medical personnel to assist is a new twist.
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We may need to dig a little deeper to get to the truth.
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Sounds like the in-depth anal-ysis has already been done...
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Sounds like the in-depth anal-ysis has already been done...
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Wonder if they snipped any polyps they might have spotted while they were in there ?
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Wonder if they snipped any polyps they might have spotted while they were in there ?
Yeah, and I guess the guy can skip his next scheduled colonoscopy, since it's already been done.
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The authorities said they would get to the bottom of this complaint without delay.
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