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Today in "Lives will be lost unless you do exactly what I say"

by: Eric B.

Thu Jun 05, 2014 at 10:30:00 AM EDT


Rick Jones thinks that law enforcement agencies should be allowed to strip search you when jailed basically for anything. Rick Bouchard says that doing so will save countless lives.

"[T]he only way we can keep a facility safe is to have the ability to do a strip search," Sheriff Bouchard said.

Without it, he said, "lives will be lost; it's the simplest answer."

Ah yes, "People are being killed." It harkens back to Patrick Swayze's stirring speech in Red Dawn. Next up: Harry Dean Stanton grabbing the fence at the re-education camp shouting, "AVENGE ME!" All that hate's gonna burn you up, kid.

Seriously, we are not currently doing this, and how many lives have been lost already? If the answer is zero, then this is just a matter of two cops showing an authoritarian streak in trying to continue to turn our criminal justice system into a way to degrade and humiliate others.

Eric B. :: Today in "Lives will be lost unless you do exactly what I say"
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