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Ya know after spending a couple of days in the hotel Lew Sterwart (Dallas County Jail) I'm glad many of the characters in there were stripped search.
I'm going to assume you don't know much of anything about law enforcement, jails and suchlike, because it certainly seems to be the case. I'm not belittling you, most people don't.
The fact is that once you're in the jail, in custody, for whatever reason, the jail authorities are responsible for you. They're also responsible for the safety of other inmates, of staff and guards, and potentially of courtroom staff and lawyers and judges when you're transported to court, and so forth and so on.... also for maintaining order within the jail.
Have you ever patted someone down or been patted down? Most people, even most cops, totally suck at pat-down searches. I could sneak a 12 gauge past an average pat-down. Even a technically-perfect pat-down search can easily miss well-hidden items.
Whenever I took custody of someone I patted them down again, even with some other officer telling me "oh it is fine I just patted him down and he's clean." Do you know what I've found that way? Bags of drugs. Knives. Brass knuckles. Cigarette lighters. Once, a small pistol. Some of these dingbats would have put guys in the back seat of the cruiser behind them in possession of items that could easily be a danger to the cop, the perp, or another person in custody.
Small contraband items can be hidden so throughly that NO Pat down will ever find them.
I always hated doing strip searches. One of the reasons I hated doing them was because the subject of the search would almost always get very uncomfortable, and some of them looked like they were going to blow a fuse and do something stupid. So I always talked to them in mild tones and explained carefully what the proceedure was, and that if they cooperated that at no time would I be putting my hands on them at all.
What I have a found in strip searches that pat-downs missed? Bags of weed, bags of coke, small containers of pills, small knives, razor blades, other things.
Most cops do not like doing strip searches any more than I did, but we recognize the necessity in a custodial situation for everyone's safety.
If your brother/sister/etc spent the night in jail for some minor public disorderly thing, and got shanked because staff didn't strip-search the drug dealer they brought in right after him/her, you'd probably be suing somebody right?
Just some things to bear in mind.
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Carthago Delenda Est
"I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."
Age, young or old, should not affect, the decisions to subdue and cuff depending on their actions
Taking one into custody, they get cuffed and searched. Period.
with our current prison / jail overcrowding issues, no one should be going to jail for an unpaid fine.
if we want to throw people in jail for unpaid fines, we're going to have to build more jails. the jails right now have offenders packed in like sardines. it's no surprise that they have to strip search everyone.
we truly need to re-examine the entire system and make some serious changes.
“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.”
― Stephen R. Covey
Let's see how supportive people are of this when some punk-assed 20 year old starts pulling pretty mothers and daughters over and books them for a peak. You have far too much trust in authority. But you are a modern conservative so always siding with authority is to be expected.
One who makes himself a worm cannot complain when tread upon.