Saturday, July 2, 2016

Live in South Dakota and police will force a catheter into your penis

South Dakota's legislature is a Reichstag that's why there could be sixteen initiatives and referenda on the 2016 ballot. The state has the most repressive drug ingestion laws in America.
Dirk Landon Sparks was arrested March 14 after a report of a domestic disturbance. After Sparks refused to cooperate, police transported him to Avera St. Mary's Hospital in Pierre, where he was strapped to a bed while a catheter was forced into his penis so that officers could obtain a urine sample. Courtney Bowie, legal director for ACLU South Dakota, said the practice raises serious legal concerns. “It would be completely improper for people to place a catheter on an individual of the opposite gender,” Bowie said. “That would border on an unlawful assault, battery or rape.”[Sioux Falls Argus Leader]
This same police force used a Taser on a nine year old girl.

There is no question that this intrusion is outrageous and a violation of the US Constitution's Fourth Amendment's protection against unreasonable searches and seizures. A judge ruled in a Pennsylvania case that even if drugs are found such brazen police behavior represents a chilling effect on a detainee's civil rights.

South Dakota deserves the legislature it suffers. If the legislature had the balls to divert its attention from ending women's civil rights, building more prisons and trying to look at the genitals of naked juveniles it would have more time to head off ballot clutter.

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