Police assault horror story

Police assault horror story

Rodney King beatingEven for this day and age of police harassment of citizens, this is a horror story, from New Mexico:

A review of medical records, police reports and a federal lawsuit show deputies with the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office, police officers with the City of Deming and medical professionals at the Gila Regional Medical Center made some questionable decisions.

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. 

And, get this: They sent him the bill for thousands of dollars for the gestapo-like medical assault!

Read the rest here.

(h/t to Reason mag.)

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  1. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 6 November, 2013, 09:04

    And you think you have problems?

    Whew!

    Repack your Bug Out Kit……..NOW …….Doomers.

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  2. LetItCollapse
    LetItCollapse 6 November, 2013, 13:50

    Tyranny = Being repeatedly sodomized through invasive medical procedures without your consent and at the point of a gun under the color of authority in search of nonexistent drugs.

    But don’t worry. It’s all in the interest of the children. We must win this ‘war on drugs’ even if it’s only one gram at a time and requires government authorized acts of sodomy on people guilty of traffic infractions who grasp their buttocks in the presence of police officers. Besides, this will stimulate business for colonoscopy device manufacturers.

    Oh, and don’t be concerned about costs. In this case the victim was billed for the medical services. It won’t affect your ObamaCare coverage rates.

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  3. eck
    eck 6 November, 2013, 19:22

    OK, here is definitely an example of why we sometimes DO need those “vile” personal injury type lawyers. Talk about a runaway police force! I hope this poor guy sues and gets a substantial compensation. I would hope that at least one individual would be booted (yeah,I know, not going to happen).

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    • Rex the Wonderdog!
      Rex the Wonderdog! 7 November, 2013, 00:27

      I hope this poor guy sues and gets a substantial compensation.
      ==
      He IS suing, in federal court and it will be at least $1 million in damages and attorney fees, and if you add in the governments legal fees it will top $1.5 million. And no GED cop will lose their job, in fact they will probably promote the idiot cops responsible.

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  4. Rex the Wonderdog!
    Rex the Wonderdog! 7 November, 2013, 00:26

    I, almost, cannot believe this is real. But when the government is involved, and especially the HS educated police with their out of control powers, it is common, every day occurrences. The gov, and specifically the HS educated police, are never held accountable for the damages they inflict, damages that are proven in court. Even AFTER they are held liable by a jury they STILL refuse to accept accountability.

    #1- There was NO “probable cause”, there was not even the lowest standard for a detention “reasonable suspicion”. NO reasonable person would EVER think someone was hiding drugs in their butt based on what this GED cop said he observed, and I highly doubt he observed what he said he did.

    #2- The judge should be removed from office, NO JUDGE would EVER grant a search warrant for the kind of invasive search that was used here on anything close to the supporting evidence.

    #3- The idiots who did this will NEVER pay one penny of the damages they get hit with. An d I GUARANTEE it will be $500K plus I liability, and at least another $500K-$1 million in attorney fees, which the government pays in a civil rights lawsuit.

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  5. SkippingDog
    SkippingDog 7 November, 2013, 01:00

    There’s got to be more to this story than what is reported here. It will be interesting to see what the full set of facts looks like once the matter gets into court.

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    • Dyspeptic
      Dyspeptic 8 November, 2013, 00:14

      No Skippy, there doesn’t have to be more to this story. Why can’t you accept the obvious fact that your ‘profession’ attracts lot’s of sociopathic creeps? This is the tip of the iceberg. It’s easy to find many more episodes of police abuse just using an internet search engine. This country is rapidly becoming a national security police state and these kinds of incidents are the inevitable result of the Federalization of policing in our increasingly fascistic nation.

      Like I have written before, YOU CAN’T HAVE A POLICE STATE WITHOUT THE ENTHUSIASTIC PARTICIPATION OF THE POLICE.

      Face it America, you can support your local police, but they don’t support you. They work for the ruling elites who are nothing but thugs, money grubbers and exploiters of the people.

      For perceptive, courageous and articulate coverage of police brutality in our formerly free nation I would suggest visiting the Pro Libertate website of Will Grigg.

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      • Donkey
        Donkey 12 November, 2013, 16:52

        They also do the bidding of any and all tyrannical bureaucracies seeking domination of the private citizen.

        Skdog, once this gets to court the police lie as they are trained to do!! 🙂

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  6. SkippingDog
    SkippingDog 9 November, 2013, 12:01

    There’s always more to these stories, Dys. That’s why ignorance and fear are poor substitutes for rational thought.

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