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Don't Appear to Be Clenching Your Buttocks When Pulled Over For Not Coming to a Complete Stop or Be Tortured by Doctors: America, This is Your War on Drugs


From the "folks, this is just wrong" department of our War on Drugs, reported by KOB-TV 4 in New Mexico. They are reporting on a lawsuit that arose from an:

incident [that] 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.

While there…

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….

There are major concerns about the way the search warrant was carried out.  Kennedy argues that the search warrant was overly broad and lacked probable cause.  But beyond that, the warrant was only valid in Luna County, where Deming is located.  The Gila Regional Medical Center is in Grant County.  That means all of the medical procedures were performed illegally and the doctors who performed the procedures did so with no legal basis and no consent from the patient.  ….

The warrant also had expired in time when the "medical procedures" were carried out. Eckert is suing the city of Deming and Deming Police Officers Bobby Orosco, Robert Chavez and Officer Hernandez, as well as three Hidalgo County Deputies and two doctors from the Gila Regional Medical Center.

The petty legalities of time and place of the carrying out of these hideous tortures will, I hope, be sufficient for Eckert to win his suit. But the entire event is an abomination from beginning to end. If only he could just sue for "police being petty officious asshole morons, and doctors violating their professional standards and all human decency by going along."

I blogged yesterday on military doctors also violating their oaths and decency in the name of orders.

UPDATE: Eckert's lawsuit. And yes: they are trying to bill him for medical services rendered. From the suit: "Defendant Gila Regional has billed Plaintiff for the "services" it provided at the request of law enforcement….Plaintiff still receives medical bills for thousands of dollars for these illegal, invasive and painful medical procedures."

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  1. In other words, at the first sign a cop is going to detain you for a traffic offense, you need to use as much force as necessary to protect yourself from being sexually assaulted or otherwise violated.

    After all, it’s a matter of person safety. I have a right to go home at the end of my day/night/drive.

    1. I thought the takeaway here was that when stopped, ensure that your butt-clenching is obvious. That way you get a free colonoscopy *and* the opportunity to make a fuck-ton of money from the communities that allow cops and courts to run wild like this.

  2. While officers detained Eckert, they secured a search warrant from a judge that allowed for an anal cavity search.

    What the fuck judge issues a search warrant based on this? And that’s before even addressing the outrage that followed.

    1. Hon. Rubberstamp J. Fuckyouthatswhy III Esq.

      1. It would be cool if he could name this fuckhead on the suit also, even cooler if he could sue him personally. But alas, why should judges be responsible for the consequences of their decisions.

        1. Eckert is also suing Deputy District Attorney Daniel Dougherty and the Gila Regional Medical Center including Robert Wilcox, M.D and Okay Odocha, M.D.

          So at least he’s going after the DA.

          1. Unfortunately everyone is going to end up settling the suit, but I have a feeling a few people will lose their jobs. And it would be nice if the DoJ stepped in to investigate the criminal aspects of assault.

            1. I don’t see the right racial angle for the DoJ to care enough to step in.

              1. No racial angle needed, it’s depriving an individual of their civil rights.

                1. Yes, a racial angle is needed. Don’t delude yourself just so you can feel good and righteous and moral. Blacks are 50 times more likely to commit a violent act against a white person than vice versa. Just Google the mountains of small local news reports of whites being raped and murdered all over the world… I’ve yet to see a recent headline where a white person does the same to a black. Yet, you never hear the DOJ or the media on any of those stories. Only a self defense shooting between rabid Trayvon and respectable Zimmerman. But we’re supposed to be willingly-blind media-programmed politically correct egalitarians because the government’s mouth piece, the TV, told us. I’m not a racist whatsoever, and to imply racism is to imply tribalism, and I’m above the tribal mentality (collectivism). I’m a realist. The government is horribly biased, so yes, race is an angle.

                  1. “Yet, you never hear the DOJ or the media on any of those stories.” Meaning a black on white attack, or a black on black attack. The media nor the DOJ will never report those stories.

                2. Somalian was pointing out the reality that Holder’s DoJ doesn’t give a flying crap about justice, only about applying the full force of government against “racial injustice” and dissent. No race, no crime.

            2. If it was me, no lawyer could talk me into not going to trial. I want these assholes on the record trying to justify their actions. No one would walk away without admitting wrongdoing. Case fucking closed.

              1. In the complaint the plaintiff demands a jury trial. IANAL, so I don’t know if that’s standard language.

          2. That’s not going to go forward. Like judges, DA’s have absolute immunity when acting within the function of their office. So even if he could show the judge and the DA both knowingly acted unlawfully and did so with malice, he still wouldn’t be able to sue them.

            I suspect the cops will ultimately have their qualified immunity upheld, and it’s just going to be the taxpayers and the hospital paying the bill for the actions of the cops, the doctors, the DA, and the judge.

            Reason and other media outlets should name the judge, imo. We need to start publicizing their names, because that’s the closest they are going to get to being held accountable when they sign outrageous warrants such as this one.

    2. 90% of them.

  3. Forget drugs…was shreek ever recovered?

  4. Eckert is suing

    He should thank them. As all right-thinking people know, the Divinely inspired War on Drugs trumps all else, including that pesky old Constitution.

    1. I’m sure he’ll be billed for the free colon cleansing and colonoscopy.

      1. Somebody has to pay since teathuglican single-payer obstructionists are holding this nation hostage!

      2. According to the video report, the medical center is threatening to send Eckert to collections unless he pays for those procedures. I have a feeling after the news report Gila Regional Medical Center administrators will be having a talk with accounts receivable on maybe erasing those charges. He’s going to end up owning that place, anyway.

        1. Never underestimate the stupidity of hospital administrators.

        2. I have to wonder why the hospital is billing him rather than the police court that ordered the procedure done.

          1. Because “this is why we need Obamacare.”

            1. Well, under Obamacare, this is the only way you’re going to get a colonoscopy authorized.

          2. The coppers aren’t going to pay for illegal procedures.

            1. Yeah but, when cops do an investigation I don’t get charged for the investigators time. When they send drugs to the lab to be verified the lab doesn’t send the bill to the defendant. I can’t possibly imagine how the hospital could think that the patient has any responsibility to pay for a search.

              1. Those labs only get paid on conviction.

              2. Don’t give them any ideas.

        3. the medical center is threatening to send Eckert to collections unless he pays for those procedures.

          They are out of their fucking minds. The “procedures” weren’t clinical in purpose, he never agreed to them, so he has no contract (express or implied) with the hospital to pay for what they did.

          1. Yeah, but the way collections and such work in this country, it’s ridiculously easy to put someone in collections and start hitting their credit rating regardless of the validity of the charges. I myself have been extorted by companies like this.

            A company claimed I had an account for services in a city that I hadn’t lived in for over 10 years (they claimed I lived there the previous year. Even after I showed that it wasn’t and couldn’t have been me, they refused to stop the collections and put a mark on my credit rating. I ended up paying the few hundred dollars because it wouldn’t have been worth fighting.

      3. See the article. He IS being billed.

  5. 4 On Your Side Investigative Reporter Chris Ramirez cornered Deming Police Chief Brandon Gigante.

    “As the police chief what reassurances could you give people when they come through your town that they won’t be violated or abused by your police officers?” Ramirez asked Chief Gigante.

    “We follow the law in every aspect and we follow policies and protocols that we have in place,” Chief Gigante replied.

    “Do you think those officers in this particular case did that?” Ramirez asked.

    Gigante didn’t answer, instead he referred Ramirez to his attorney.

    This is a guy who knows his department is in a shitload of trouble.

    1. Yeah, I’m sure that the payment the taxpayers will have to shell out and the paid vacations suspensions the cops in question will get will really devastate the department.

      1. Actually, I would be surprised if that chief keeps his job. This is one of those things that will go viral, and the reporting on this is not on law enforcement’s side.

        1. Yeah, it’ll be pretty fucking hard to put a positive spin on this one. If he had had drugs up his ass, this would still be outrageous, but you might have convinced some people that he had it coming.

      2. The reporter should have asked “Will you be putting anyone on sabbatical, Gigante?”

        1. Thank you. I needed that smile today.

  6. After all, it’s a matter of personal safety.

    Doctors prepared Eckert for surgery, sedated him, and then….

    Because hey, nothing unsafe about medically unnecessary anesthesia!

    Wtff. “Hey, let’s introduce a chance for this person to die today, they might have a commercially insignificant amount of drugs in their ass!”

  7. where’s my hat-tip?

    1. With the alt-text!

      1. I have applied for a search warrant to inspect Hotsie Totsie for the alt-text and hat-tip! This on the basis that she did NOT show up at my house on Halloween for her $20 bill.

  8. After reading this, how do you not clench the next time you are pulled over? I’ll be thinking about what my poor ass may be subjected to the entire time.

    1. Actually, this is a winning lottery ticket.

      How did you make your millions Mr Eckert?

      Oh, I’m a prime benefactor of America’s War on Drugs and all the stupidity associated with it.

      I’d wear that badge with honor.

  9. “9. Eckert’s body was then stuffed into a drum of sulfuric acid.”

    Oh wait, it’s NEW Mexico.

    Sure had me going on the first 8, though.

    1. Officer Walter White apparently wasn’t on the scene.

      1. That was hydrofluoric acid in BB.

    2. Whoa, whoa. Slow down there maestro. There’s a “New” Mexico?

      1. Supposably.

      2. Congratulations! You have just qualified for new employment opportunities with the Transportation Security Agency.

    3. If I remember correctly, Walter White used hydrofluoric acid. He’s from New Mexico, so I think HF is the protocol there.

      1. Yeah, sulfuric ain’t gonna do shit except bloat up the corpse.

        1. Uhm, not that I have, you know, *personal* experience of these matters.

          1. Suuuuure ya don’t.

          2. Muriatic, hydrochloric, perchloric, hydrobromic, nitric…isn’t it all just a matter of taste, in the end?

            1. Not really – acids are actually really bad at breaking down tissue. You’d be better served with a caustic (strong base) rather than a strong acid.

              1. Well, they all tastes the same teh me! Point taken, though. Plus I’m a lawyer not a chemist, dammit.

              2. Agamemmnon’s comments continuing to NOT give anyone any confidence that he doesn’t have personal experience with these matters.

              3. Piranha solution, FTW!

                1. I always wondered about the validity of the pig solution from Snatch.

                  Agammamon, since you seem to be our resident body disposal expert, any thoughts?


                  1. Basically, what Agammamon said. Google Tijuana and posole (or pozole). A person will dissolve—even most of the bones, evidently—in ~15 hours, if you dunk them in two 55 gallon heated drums filled with sodium hydroxide.

                    The pig thing has been in popular culture for awhile. Robert Pickton tried it out, with mixed results.

                2. Fluoroantimonic acid, FTW!

  10. I mean, the x-ray should have ended it. Then one fingering.

    Unless the guy has 10in fingers, or an asshole of sufficient diameter to admit his entire hand, if there’s drugs in there, then theyre gonna be RIGHT THERE AND EASY TO FIND.

    “Man, this is one spacious rectum, you ever considered subletting?”

    1. I’m going to assume that the cop was very insistent that he knew in his heart of hearts what truly lay deep in this man’s ass.

      1. Wait, I see something, it’s…a dozen roses?

        Yes doctor, they’re for you.

      2. By denying it, you’re calling an officer of the law a liar.

        1. IMO as agents of the state and not impartial agents of the court who therefore have a vested interest in securing a conviction we need specific laws on the books such that all statements made by police officers are automatically assumed to be false unless they can be supported by specific impartial verification.

          In other words when it comes down to cops word vs citizens word the citizens word should win out in court not the other way around.

          Yeah, I know it will never happen, doesn’t change the fact that I am correct however.

      3. “I’ve looked into this man’s ass and I can tell you: he’s a good man.”

    2. It could have ended when they saw the “crack” in his ass. Feeling cheeky today.

  11. Any doctor who’s willing to go through that huge disgusting list because some badge told him to is a doctor who will do literally anything if some badge told him to.

  12. I’m sure the great majority of Americans are fine with this.

  13. I hope the complicit medical professionals enjoy the pursuing new careers.

    1. too distraught to properly compose a sentence, apparently….

      1. Speaks well of you.

        1. Apply for a position as an editor for Rand Paul.

    2. They should go to jail for rape.

      1. ^ THIS … squared.

      2. One could only hope they go to jail for that and are subsequently ass raped by the guy with the biggest cock there for quite sometime.

        With no lube.

  14. And nothing else happened, because heroes.

  15. Officer Friendly getting a bit to friendly….what a fucked up countr…story.

  16. Another case of government turning the metaphorical treatment of citizens into a physical reality.

  17. According to my code of honor, Eckert can pursue violent means of redress if the legal system fails him.

      1. “Man repeatedly ass-raped by crooked cops goes on revenge killing spree”

        Put that plot in a movie and audiences would be cheering.

        1. I don’t want to see the double-enema part.

          1. Wasn’t it a triple enema? Would take up a chunk of screen time, but audiences need to see the visceral humiliation and pain he had to endure.

            1. As someone who has multiple relatives simultaneously reaching the age when they feel like discussing their latest colonoscopy before dinner is the best idea ever, I can tell you that those are apparently no picnic either.

            2. We were going to do a triple-enema but the ratings board kept wanting to stick it with an R – death at the box office. So we cut the scene down to only two and got a PG-13. Ka-Ching!

        2. Pulp Fiction 2?

        3. If they didn’t kill him along with anyone that looks like him, I’d make sure to help out his defense and make regular contributions to his commissary account.

        4. How do we know our recent TSA shooter wasn’t someone who was robbed by a corrupt TSA agent?

    1. +1 term of enrampagement

      1. Ya know, Mimosas sound really good right about now.

        1. Chain smoking joints the size of tampons.

    2. I’d agree that he would not be in the wrong to do so. But it would still be a very bad idea. I can think of no scenario in which his going after the cops and/or doctors involved would improve his life.
      I hope he gets to retire, though. Actually, what he should do is get a bunch of money from a lawsuit and then find clever ways to make those fuckers’ lives as miserable as possible.

  18. One more thing. Gila Regional Medical Center is billing the victim for all those procedures.

    Apparently Obamacare doesn’t cover rape by agents of the state.

    1. Wait, what, seriously? I mean, I saw that joked about, but… seriously?

      1. According to the video report, it’s true.

      2. Cops routinely take people to the hospital against their will, and then the patient gets stuck with the bill. Happens every day.

    2. Adding insult to injury.

    3. Isn’t tight buttocks a pre-existing condition?

      1. or probable cause?

      2. They certainly unclenched them.

  19. If they didn’t comply with the warrant, I suspect they are going to experience the metaphorical equivalent of what the victim endured.

    1. The first doctor they went to didn’t. Although the second set might have feared it, they probably just traded their medical licenses for a night of not being personally hassled by LEO.

      1. He’s talking about the cops not complying with the warrant. Which it seems that they did by leaving the county and continuing the search after the warrant expired.

      2. The Gila Regional Medical Center is owned and operated by the county government.

        Government doctors….

  20. So this doesn’t just happen in Texas. Seriously, just assume for a moment that he had drugs in his intestines. What court would sentence him to anal rape as punishment?

    Any health care “professional” that participated in this who has credentials from an organization like the AMA or ANA should have their licenses revoked. This was completely unethical. Definitely for doctors, but even for nurses that may have been following orders.

    1. “What court would sentence him to anal rape as punishment?”

      Lots would indirectly.

  21. Did he “appear to be clenching his buttocks” or did he sass the officers and this was their revenge?

  22. Well, first off, this is Deming, NM. If you’ve ever been to Deming, well, yeah, it’s the kind of town David Lynch could only dream of.

    Secondly, and more serially, the “Doctors” who agreed to this should be de-frocked, and the police department should be disbanded and the city’s pension fund (all $28,000 of it) should go directly to David Eckert.

    1. Nice red brick train station though.


      1. It should be turned into the David Eckert Museum of Civil Rights.

    2. Fuck you

      /Demi Moore

      Also, “fast ducks”

  23. There are major concerns about the way the search warrant was carried out.

    No shit.

    Every single person who participated in this forcible anal rape under color of law should be executed.

    1. And thrown into an unmarked grave and covered in lye.

      1. But without the execution first.

    2. “No shit.”

      true, after 3 enemas there was apparently no more shit in this guy.


  24. Deming Police Officers Bobby Orosco, Robert Chavez and Officer Hernandez

    I’d like to know Officer Orosco’s, Chavez’s and Hernandez’s immigration status.

    1. Solid, I suspect. I know a few people who tried out for the Albuquerque academy and were disqualified for minor issues. Immigration status would be a major red flag for any agency in the state.

      Also, I know a municipal cop from Mexico. He keeps his head down, steers clear of the cartels, and spends his vacations north of the border working construction. I’d take a hundred of his sort over any ten of Mssrs. Orosco, Chavez, and Hernandez’.

  25. Time for the SPLC to come along and point out that anyone who doesn’t want to be repeatedly enema’d and searched for narcotics is just a right-wing homophobic anti-government teabagger.

    1. I almost agreed with the SPLC, once. They were involved in defending a 1A case. Then I realized it’s the Student Press Law Center.

  26. The Gila Medical Center is owned by Grant County.

    It’s a government run hospital… No wonder they didn’t give a shit.

    1. GMC is part of the Planetree Aliance, who’s members pledge the “highest level of achievement in patient-/person-centered care based on evidence and standards”

      1. A pledge with the same power the Soviet constitution had behind it.

    2. It was David Eckert that gave a shit. Three of them, in fact.

  27. I think we can safely drop our ridiculous It could never happen HERE! charade.

    It’s happening now.

  28. There’s no sugarcoating it: the police acted stupidly.

    1. I’m sure Obama will have the cops and David Eckert over to the White House for beers any day now.

  29. And thrown into an unmarked grave and covered in lye.

    Buzzards gotta eat.

    1. +1 sky burial

    2. To hell with them fellers. Buzzards gotta eat, same as worms. *spits*

  30. He should have tossed his feces in the cop’s face.

  31. Remember, this is the state where a fine upstanding Border patrol agent said to a driver “Your rights don’t matter here…”

    1. Well, on or near the border he is (sadly) correct.

      1. Individual rights are important everywhere it’s just a matter of whether or not they’re being infringed.

  32. And the cops all rushed excitedly home and performed rectal exams on their wives.

  33. “He appeared to be clenching his buttocks.”

    Words fail.

  34. I hope this story gets some coverage and doesn’t disappear too quickly. This is the kind of thing that could really bother a lot of regular people. This could happen literally to anyone at the whim of an asshole cop.
    We really need some reform on how warrants are issued. It is incredible enough to me that police can trash your home if they have a warrant and even if you are innocent you have no recourse. But that they can, on some vague suspicion of a cop, force you to undergo invasive bodily penetration (and I’d include forced blood draws for DUIs in the same category) is just outrageous. There needs to be a higher standard for that sort of thing. And consequences for people who abuse it.

  35. The cops, AND the doctors performing the x-rays/surgeries, should all be executed immediately.

    What kind of sick fucking doctor performs a colonoscopy after xraying/anally violating a man 4+ times… to search for something that’s obviously not there?

    Fuck them. Fuck suing. Execute them.

    1. It’s Deming New Mexico. The first thing you have to do is lower your standards for… everything.

      The next thing you do is put these doctors and police officers on a list for summary execution.

      1. So you’ve never been to Espanola?

        1. Espa?ola doesn’t actually exist. It’s a mythical place that only exists in the minds of New Mexico residents as a story with which to scare their children.

      2. Then the two needs to be fucking a-bombed out of existence if it can’t comply with minimum standards of decency.

    2. If I were dictator, the death penalty would be reserved for cases like this.

      1. And applied far more quickly & often.

  36. Here’s a question. What happens if you resist and refuse to allow them to stick shit up your ass? I don’t mean fighting with the cops. Just keeping your ass clenched and refusing to cooperate. What do they do? Hold you down and beat you into submission and rip your clothes off? I wonder if it had gotten to that point if the doctors would have changed their minds and decided that they were not going to be a part of it.

    1. What happens if you resist and refuse to allow them to stick shit up your ass?

      “Sir, we’ve given you something to help you relax.”

    2. Here’s a question. What happens if you resist and refuse to allow them to stick shit up your ass? I don’t mean fighting with the cops.

      There is no difference.

      Just keeping your ass clenched and refusing to cooperate.

      They sedate you. If the Deming law enforcement apparatus wants inside your ass, they’re getting in there.

    3. Strap you down and sedate you. This is one of those “you may beat the rap, but you can’t beat the hands, tubes, and camera going up your ass a dozen times” situations.

      1. I’m beyond words with amazement at getting pulled over for not stopping at a sign and ending up forcibly sedated.

        But I can see that they kept looking because the cop realized that if he didn’t find something he was going to be in trouble for what he’d already done. And that is even more disturbing.

        1. But I can see that they kept looking because the cop realized that if he didn’t find something he was going to be in trouble for what he’d already done.

          Which is exactly why he should be executed along with the doctors that went along with this bullshit.

          You think I’m exaggerating; I am not. I fully support executing those motherfuckers for this gross violation of this man’s ass, and I hope they do die a slow horrible death.

          1. Sometimes I think that people dreamed up religion and justice in an afterlife because there is absolutely no justice in this world for people like that cop and those doctors.

            1. I bet that’s not too far from the truth. At least for the religions where there is that kind of afterlife.
              Of course, then the authorities saw what a great tool those religions were for getting people to put up with the evil shit they wanted to do. Sure, life sucks. But it will all be worth it in the next one if you just do as we say.

            2. Only sometimes?

              And you people wonder why I call myself an atheist!

          2. “I fully support executing those motherfuckers for this gross violation of this man’s ass”

            That’s a sentence I thought I’d never have to see.

      2. Suppose the doctors refuse? They must have some line they won’t cross. Or maybe the cops knew that this was the hospital to visit when you want to do something really fucked up.

        1. The first place they took the guy did refuse. So they took him to a government owned hospital staffed with government employees who would have happily opened him up and spilled his guts on the floor knowing that because they are government employees they will face no consequences for their actions.

        2. The first doctor did refuse.

        3. Suppose the doctors refuse?

          They keep going to different facilities until one agrees.

      3. “go ahead, call your lawyer. he can’t unrape you.”

    4. Here’s a question. What happens if you resist and refuse to allow them to stick shit up your ass?

      You risk death for resisting.

      1. You just lie there, butt clenched, legs locked out straight.

        I like to imagine that there would be something that those doctors wouldn’t have been willing to participate in.

        1. Nope. You’ll be restrained by nurses who are already inured by doing similar things like force-feeding patients on suicide watch who won’t eat.

          You think people who are used to sticking a tube down somebody’s throat against their protestations are going to have trouble with the ass? Not to mention that Officer Friendly is apparently there and eager to help.

          1. Yes, I think that and I will continue to have some hope for humanity.

  37. Did you see the one on the ladies that got cavity searched roadside:

    This is freaking insane. This is not the United States I remember.

  38. Law enforcement thought that was probable cause to suspect that Eckert was hiding narcotics in his anal cavity.

    That’s the point I rightfully blow your fucking head off, LEO. I wished no one in this nation had an ounce of tolerance for that police state bullshit.

    1. My conscience would be clean if I were put into a situation where I killed one of those cops for trying to violate me for basically no reason.

      I’d die feeling happy & righteous in prison.

      1. Exactly right. When I was a kid, there was a large mentally retarded kid a few years older than us that hung around our church group. The adults let him get away with everything and he was despised for it. He once tried to dunk my head in a toilet, and I busted his nose for it. Were they angry at him? No, they yelled at me. That pissed me off so badly I jumped his ass again right then and there as he was bleeding. Don’t ever tell me I don’t have the right to counter force used against me.

        1. Oh yeah, I was thrown out of the group.

        2. Large and mentally retarded? I’m guessing he grew up to be a cop.

  39. Where’s Dunphy to announce “totality of circs, procedures were followed, this was a good and justified anal rape”?

  40. I thought we didn’t torture people now that George W. Bush was out of office.

  41. Its like ring around the rosies sometimes man.


    1. AnalPanal not working today, anonbot?

  42. I’m sure the booking agent from Morning Joke is frantically trying to get this guy on to tell his story.

    We all know how concerned Mika and Joe are about the plight of The Meek and Powerless.

    1. So long as they are purely an abstraction that can be used for political advantage by socialist and racist organizations like the NAACP and La Raza, why yes they do.

  43. http://www.nmmb.state.nm.us/complaint.html

    There’s the complaint to file a complaint against a doctor in New Mexico.

    The complaint can be anonymous, which logically requires that it’s not necessary for you to be the victim.

    1. The link to file a complaint, I mean.

  44. Don’t worry, I’m sure the officers will be punished. And by punished, I mean promoted to Captain after the incident:


    And I’m sure the doctors involved won’t be seeing patients any time soon. Oh, what’s that you say? They’re still working:


      1. His fucking medical degree is from fucking Nigeria. Jeezus.

        1. In all fairness, I think he is from there too.

          1. Don’t really care. I’ve been to plenty of ferner docs whose medical degrees were from the U.S. or some other country with decent medical education systems. Given my dealings with Nigerian scammers and foreign service officers stationed there, I can say with a fair amount of confidence that scamming is just about the only thing they get right over there.

      2. This guy didn’t just follow orders, he actively pushed this forward.

        65. Dr. Orzel determined that if a strong suspicion of a retained foreign body existed, a Non-Contrast CT scan would be of additional benefit.

        77. Defendant Odocha ordered that Plaintiff be given enemas until all results were “clear.”

        107. Defendant Gila Regional has billed Plaintiff for the “services” it provided at the request
        of law enforcement


        1. 44. plaintiff was handcuffed
          45. defendant told plaintiff he was not under arrest and therefor had no right to make a phone call

          “If I am not under arrest, then take these fucking handcuffs off and let me go!”

          Why should people who are not under arrest be told they have fewer rights than those who are? I have the right to an attorney, the right to remain silent, even if I am not under arrest and have not been Mirandized. Miranda is only to remind the suspect that he already has those rights, mainly to cover the cover the police’s backside if the suspect says “I didn’t know!” “Yes you do, we told you”

  45. Probably not surprising to reason readers, the same dog earlier alerted to a drug scent in the same car. The car was searched and nothing was found.


    September 6, 2012
    29. Defendant Green deployed his canine “LEO,” who, Defendant Green alleges, alerted to the presence of narcotics around Plaintiff’s vehicle.
    30. A warrant for the search of Plaintiff’s vehicle
    was issued on September 7, 2012. Defendant Rodriguez searched Plaintiff’s car.
    31. No illegal substances were found during the search.

    Jan 2, 2013
    40. Defendant Green and Defendant Arredondo responded to the scene and used a narcotics canine to sniff Plaintiff’s vehicle. The canine “LEO” allegedly alerted to the driver’s seat of Plaintiff’s vehicle.
    46. Plaintiff’s vehicle was also seized and subsequently searched by Officers Rudiger, Hogan and Lara.
    47. No contraband was found in Plaintiff’s vehicle

    1. First link SFd. What do you mean by “same car”? You mean literally the car that David Eckert was driving?

      1. Yes, it was the same driver in September. I’m not sure if it was the same car. Of course, the dog was probably smelling trace amounts.

        BTW: the first link to a reason article about dog searches.

        1. Or maybe, like most dogs, it alerts to asshole odors.

      2. Looks like from the complaint they stopped him in September, the dog alerted, they found nothing, and then they stopped him again in January, the same dog alerted again, which is what led to the incident described above.

        1. And it looks like the dog Leo

          – “alterted” falsely on other people as well
          – had a certification that had been expired for more than a year.

      3. Looks like from the complaint they stopped him in September, the dog alerted, they found nothing, and then they stopped him again in January, the same dog alerted again, which is what led to the incident described above.

      4. So the cops are just convinced this guy’s a drug dealer (and who knows, they may be right) and are either harassing him for the sake of it, or the really, really believe they’re going to find drugs.

  46. Wow, to be raped and risk having your colon penetrated for maybe a misdemeanor. These rapist will never have to admit that they are wrong. I hope this doesn’t go to SCOTUS because I am sure the The HOnorable pedophile Thomas would allow this.

    1. What? When did Thomas go in for that sort of thing?

      1. When he allowed the sexual assault of an 11 year old over some fucking advil.

        1. Excuse me. He was in the dissent. He would have OK’d the sexual assault of an 11 year old over some fucking advil.

            1. That’s the case where he supports restoring the in loco parentis doctrine where schoolchildren are concerned (questionable because the doctrine was originally applied to tutors and schools chosen by the parents, but that was his position). So if a parent can search a child’s underclothes, so can a school if that’s within the implied scope of the authority delegated by the parents (again, not an obvious point in this case, but that’s his argument).

              So his views apply to schools searching children, specifically in the educational context where minors are concerned. I don’t think he would apply it to searching an adult without having the support of a warrant (as was allegedly true here).

          1. Thomas concurred with respect to having their qualified immunity removed, and dissented from holding the search was covered by the Fourth Amendment.


  47. We live in a police state as thorough as any other that has occurred in modern times, no question.

    1. Well, let’s not overstate things. I think North Korea has up beat by a fairly large margin.

  48. What do you people have against anal cavity searches? What are you, homophobes?

    1. I’m all for them as long as both parties are willing and enthusiastic. When only one party is willing and enthusiastic, that’s called rape.

      1. I think in baseball lingo it’s if the catcher is unenthusiastic, then it is rape.

      2. But you know that the cops are professionals who are just doing their jobs protecting us from terrorists and drugs. You should willingly and enthusiastically submit to any anal cavity search that a government official orders you to. It’s your civic duty in the name of peace, order, and good government.

        1. Well of course, Hazel. I mean, the cops are part of the government and the government is us, so really it can’t be rape anyway. How can your rape yourself?

          1. Have you considered taking a job as a speechwriter for the Obama Administration?

  49. Well, it’s Luna County, and we all know you can’t spell ‘lunacy’…

  50. I can’t wait to see all these people get prosecuted for doing all this illegal stuff.

    Hahahaha! Just kidding. Prosecution is for the little people. We don’t prosecute the ruling class. We just declare that, while they might have been a little overly enthusiastic, their hearts were in the right place.

  51. “Hey, Peter!”


    “Watch out for yer cornhole!”

    Was it really fifteen years ago that this exchange was only contemplated as someone was going to prison?

  52. They repeated the procedure 8 times? This is 1 case of executing the warrant and 7 cases of rape.

  53. I will gladly volunteer to help this guy build a killdozer.

  54. Sue the shit out of the city, the doctors, and the hospital. The Doc’s malpractice insurance doesn’t cover this but you can sell their Porsche’s.

    “Parking lot sign”? If it isn’t on a PUBLIC right of way, the police have NO enforcement authority. The initial stop is bad and all the rest “fruit of the poisoned tree” as we lawyers say.

    1. I would appreciate your opinion.

      I got stopped for this once. I was leaving a convenience store, and there was a stop sign where the parking lot exited onto the public street. It was night, and I saw a car coming down the street towards me, but I thought I had enough time and pulled out. In trying to leave the parking lot before the oncoming car got too close I had not come to a complete stop. The car was a state police vehicle and the trooper pulled me over for running a stop sign. This was in Virginia and the sign appeared to be a standard issue that is used on the public streets. (He gave me a warning)

  55. Three things about this story actually give me a lot of hope. First that there was at least one doctor/hospital who refused to assist the thugs with their anal assault of the victim, second that the journalist didn’t try to smear the victim or justify the outrageous actions of the police, and third, that the comments following the article were largely of an anti-authoritarian tone, including many folks speaking out against the drug war and rampant police brutality throughout the US.

    1. Another good thing about the response to this horrible story:

      Pretty much everybody – left, right, center, up, down — is siding with the victim and thinks the cops and doctors are criminals.

      Kos – “Absolutely unimaginable this could happen in America”
      FreeRepublic – all comments are hostile to cops or sympathetic to victim
      Huffington Post – all comments, other than lame and unfunny fart jokes, are hostile to cops or sympathetic to victim

      Not everybody:
      PoliceOne – But at least Google doesn’t return a story about how this was a righteous execution of search warrant.

  56. If anyone should be on the hook for goods or services rendered it’s the person who purchased them. You don’t send the bill for an iPad to the person you have the iPad to as a gift, do you?

    The police gave him a gift of a colonoscopy. The police are the ones who incurred the bill, the police are the ones who get to pay it.

    If nothing else, the abuse of people not being free might deter them from doing it as often.

  57. All in all, I’m kind of surprised they didn’t find something. If I had just anally assaulted someone four or five times and found nothing, how hard would it be to find something, just to get yourself off the hook? And, it isn’t as though they had to worry about ethics or morals.

  58. I’m not surprised at this sadly. Each day we seem to be seeing more incidents like this. The doctors should have their licenses revoked I think. You can sign a petition to revoke the doctors’ licenses at change.org. We really need to send a message to doctors that it’s not ok to participate in things like this. Petition to revoke the doctors’ licenses: http://www.change.org/petition…..e-and-rape

  59. Anything on PoliceOne saying that “procedures were followed” and supporting these officers?

    Or is this one too bad even for them?

  60. This sounds like a case for Sigmund Freud. All this weird anal obsession by law and order types is very typical for fascist regimes. Look at Hitler, supposedly he was into being pooped on.

  61. Wow! Imagine what the jurors are going to award when they see that the doctors tried to BILL HIM for their anal sexual assault! The punitive damages are going through the roof for that soon-to-be RICH rape victim.

  62. Eckert became as a cadaver to the whims of prying criminality. Dehumanization is the last step into the eerie basement of serial cruelty and evil. Once the human being (however criminal I might add) has been minimized into the station of pure object in the minds of the crowd that holds supreme power the list of what can consciously, justifiably, and rationally be done to the object is endless.

    This story encapsulates the macabre. Something tells me this is not the first time this particular set of cops have done this. Evil lurks in Deming, NM.

  63. Please email the city of Deming and let them know what you think. I did:


  64. Wow! That is such a violation of Mr. Eckhert’s rights. The cops and judge should be named and shamed all over the Internet. This is why qualified immunity needs to be curtailed, if not eliminated altogether. Those with unchecked authority will always abuse it and this is a prime example.

  65. Another case in NM, same dog. Same procedure. Cops have a fetish going on there?

    1. same dog, same town, same hospital, time is between the two stops of Eckert

  66. I notice the victim is a WASP and all the police officers and the police chief have hispanic/spanish/latino/ surnames.

    Racism anyone?

    I think this is a case of ethnic payback against Whitey.

  67. What the fuck is it with New Mexico? Even the cops get off on torture? I was living in T or C when the FBI was called in to investigate David Ray, hell I even vaguely knew his daughter, Jesse, or as we called her “Dyke-on-a-bike”. One fucked up state, man. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Parker_Ray

  68. The “Law Abiding Citizen” solution is starting to look really good.

    Along with the Shakespeare solution. You know the one.

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