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Wed Nov 6, 2013, 11:10 PM

Absolutely unimaginable this could happen in America

Tue Nov 05, 2013 at 10:01 AM PST
Absolutely unimaginable this could happen in America
by Jen Hayden

This news report out of New Mexico is so disturbing, it's hard to imagine this could happen in America. Talk about an unreasonable search:

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.


Initially the doctor on duty refused the search, citing it as "unethical." Unfortunately, after several hours, hospital personnel relented and did the search.

Here's what happened to David Eckert at that hospital:

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.


Think that's outrageous? David Eckert has since been billed by the hospital for all the procedures and they are threatening to take him to collections.

Must-watch news report on the case from KOB 4 in New Mexico...

...For those who are interested, Daily Kos user operculum located a PDF of the lawsuit.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/11/05/1253274/-Absolutely-unimaginable-this-could-happen-in-Ame

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FourScore Nov 2013 OP
orwell Nov 2013 #1
Coyotl Nov 2013 #2
Liberal_in_LA Nov 2013 #3
gopiscrap Nov 2013 #5
Fumesucker Nov 2013 #4
gopiscrap Nov 2013 #6
Tigress DEM Nov 2013 #7
MadrasT Nov 2013 #8
Marrah_G Nov 2013 #9
spanone Nov 2013 #10

Response to FourScore (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2013, 11:14 PM

1. Support the Troops...

If people in uniform do it, then it is okay. They are protecting us from "teh terra."

Support the troops...support the troops...support the troops...

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2013, 11:16 PM

2. VIDEO David Eckert: Colonoscopy, Enema, X-Ray Ordered By Cops For Nonexistent Drugs

 

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2013, 11:21 PM

3. judge , doctors and cops should all be fired

 

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 6, 2013, 11:49 PM

5. and sued!

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2013, 11:26 PM

4. Absolutely unimaginable someone could be so naive

It's a drug *WAR*, casualties happen in a war, even collateral damage and friendly fire casualties.

It's all about keeping people from ruining their lives with drugs, they should stick to alcohol and tobacco for that like God intended.





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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2013, 11:50 PM

6. this was a meeting of the worst in our society:

cops and corporations!

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2013, 02:03 AM

7. First of all - Yuck. 2nd - Bill goes to the police dept.

3rd Hell of a lawsuit.

Tell me, was this an old white guy?

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2013, 03:08 AM

8. Those "law enforcement" idiots need to be in prison, behind the bars.

Also, the hospital personnel need to be held accountable for "helping".

This is not OK.

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2013, 10:33 AM

9. I am at a loss for words

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2013, 10:36 AM

10. welcome to america. land of the brave, home of the free.

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