Content warning: Rape, police brutality, medical procedures without consent.
What in the everliving fuck is happening in New Mexico?
Police for the community of Deming, New Mexico, are under investigation by the law enforcement board, and several doctors have been referred to the state licensing board, after putting drivers stopped for traffic infractions through hours of invasive medical procedures, including, a rectal exam, enema, and a colonoscopy.
The article describes not one but two men – in two separate incidents – who have been subjected to what The New Civil Rights Movement sugarcoats as an “invasive search”, apparently performed in the name of drug searches. One of the victims, David Eckert, underwent a fourteen hour invasive search. After x-rays, two rectal exams, and enemas, they sedated him without his consent and gave him a colonoscopy. They knocked him unconscious and violated his body.
Invasive search? Bullshit. If this case turns out the way the media and Eckert’s attorney are telling it, this is was government-sanctioned rape.
From KOB4 Eyewitnes News:
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.
Government sanctioned rape, recommended by cops, OK’d by a judge and performed by doctors in the name of law enforcement and the war on drugs. The KOB4 website lists in horrifying detail all of the many ways the doctors abused the man. I wouldn’t recommend reading that unless you want to get good and pissed off.
This whole situation terrifies me. I’ve read a good many articles about police brutality, but this kind of methodical, multi-organization, coordinated abuse is so hard for me to wrap my brain around.
A lawsuit from David Eckert against…well, everyone…is pending.