A Deming, New Mexico was put through a 14 hour rectal exam by police after he was pulled over for going through a stop sign. Police on the scene became suspicious when a drug sniffing dog seemed to indicate that there was drug residue on the seat where the driver had shortly before been seated. Police at that time also seemed to notice that the driver was "holding his butt checks squeezed together". That was all the evidence police needed. The driver was taken to a local hospital where they demanded of the medical staff that they perform a digital inspection of the driver's rectum. The doctor in charge, described by one of the officers as "a pinko, commie tree hugger, Obama lover" refused to go along with the officers on the absurd grounds that such an exam would be "unethical". Rather than shoot the doctor dead for his seemingly hostile answer to their request, police than transported the man to another hospital where staff was more accommodating to the officers requests. How accommodating were they? Well they performed 3 digital rectal exams, inserted 3 enemas into his rectum, each time which the driver was forced to defecate in front of police. They took x-rays of his abdomen. All came up negative for drugs. Did this deter the police? Not yet! The driver was then forced to undergo a colonoscopy where a camera was inserted in his rectum and then pushed into his colon and intestines, again in a failed attempt to find drugs. To add insult to injury the driver was then billed by the hospital for the procedures they forced upon him! The man is now suing the police department for the violation of the his civil rights.
As hard as it is to believe this is a true story! This actually happened! A man's body and dignity were violated by a group of what could only be described as a group of sadomasochists with badges and guns! Again, like the roadside cavity searches undergone by females during car stops in Texas and the forced blood draws in Georgia, there is no public outrage surrounding this incident. People are not shocked by instances like these. Why? I feel it's because most Americans think themselves as immune from such incidents, a sense of " nothing like that can ever happen to me". Well guess what?If you drive a car, walk down the street or even sing too loud in the shower, it can happen to you.