JohnRgt

There's privacy violations, and then there's this.

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The incident began January 2, 2013 after David Eckert finished shopping at the Wal-Mart in Deming. According to a federal lawsuit, Eckert didn't make a complete stop at a stop sign coming out of the parking lot and was immediately stopped by law enforcement.

Eckert's attorney, Shannon Kennedy, said in an interview with KOB that after law enforcement asked him to step out of the vehicle, he appeared to be clenching his buttocks. Law enforcement thought that was probable cause to suspect that Eckert was hiding narcotics in his anal cavity. While officers detained Eckert, they secured a search warrant from a judge that allowed for an anal cavity search.

The lawsuit claims that Deming Police tried taking Eckert to an emergency room in Deming, but a doctor there refused to perform the anal cavity search citing it was "unethical."

But physicians at the Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City agreed to perform the procedure and a few hours later, Eckert was admitted.

What Happened

While there, Eckert was subjected to repeated and humiliating forced medical procedures. A review of Eckert's medical records, which he released to KOB, and details in the lawsuit show the following happened:

1. Eckert's abdominal area was x-rayed; no narcotics were found.

2. Doctors then performed an exam of Eckert's anus with their fingers; no narcotics were found.

3. Doctors performed a second exam of Eckert's anus with their fingers; no narcotics were found.

4. Doctors penetrated Eckert's anus to insert an enema. Eckert was forced to defecate in front of doctors and police officers. Eckert watched as doctors searched his stool. No narcotics were found.

5. Doctors penetrated Eckert's anus to insert an enema a second time. Eckert was forced to defecate in front of doctors and police officers. Eckert watched as doctors searched his stool. No narcotics were found.

6. Doctors penetrated Eckert's anus to insert an enema a third time. Eckert was forced to defecate in front of doctors and police officers. Eckert watched as doctors searched his stool. No narcotics were found.

7. Doctors then x-rayed Eckert again; no narcotics were found.

8. Doctors prepared Eckert for surgery, sedated him, and then performed a colonoscopy where a scope with a camera was inserted into Eckert's anus, rectum, colon, and large intestines. No narcotics were found.

Throughout this ordeal, Eckert protested and never gave doctors at the Gila Regional Medical Center consent to perform any of these medical procedures.

"If the officers in Hidalgo County and the City of Deming are seeking warrants for anal cavity searches based on how they're standing and the warrant allows doctors at the Gila Hospital of Horrors to go in and do enemas and colonoscopies without consent, then anyone can be seized and that's why the public needs to know about this," Kennedy said.

http://www.kob.com/article/stories/S3209305.shtml?cat=500#.UnqNhCgoarI

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It's sounds like a page from Solzhenitsyn's The Gulag Archipelago. The only consolation is that a colonoscopy is a very costly procedure highly recommended for early detection of colon cancer and David Eckert got it for free. Another consolation is that unlike the prisoners of Gulag he could sue the government for hundreds of thousand dollars and must probably win the case.

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It's sounds like a page from Solzhenitsyn's The Gulag Archipelago. The only consolation is that a colonoscopy is a very costly procedure highly recommended for early detection of colon cancer and David Eckert got it for free.

Actually, Eckert got a bill for $6,000 from the hospital.

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This sort of thing is why silenced autoloading, takedown/concealable rifles MUST remain available to the public. There is no other limit to what the power seekers will do/try, other than death from afar, remaining unpunished.

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But even if Eckert had the best possible concealed weapon on him when he was pulled over, he'd have to do exactly as he did in the OP.

Short of putting your life in immediate danger, the punishment and deterrent against such abuse by law enforcement has to go through the courts. Self defense aside, we can't have people taking the law into their own hands.

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And they are pushing it towards the point of no return, with the complete destructive chaos that statism always causes. Any updates on remedial legal action by Eckert against the police and the town? When the possibility of justice through the legal system is gone then it's over.

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