Police engaging in strip searches in Milwaukee illegally
A number of Milwaukee police (where I live) have been engaged in illegal strip searches, without an arrest, of suspects. Of course, under the U.S. Constitution, without probable cause, police cannot engage in strip searches. Some of these searches were rectal searches. This was to look for illegal drugs. The drug war is a war on our rights and liberty and dignity.
Indeed, in New York City, the police regularly engage in these unconstituitonal stop and frisk searches, though thankfully without strip and rectal searches. Stop and frisk is supposed to stop someone on the street, with a reasonable suspicion that the person stopped has weapons. It is fishing expeditions though for drugs without even an actual reasonable suspicion in most cases. After all, if the person does have weapons, how is that supposed to ensure the safety of the officer (the reason usually given for these stops) if he is stopped walking away from the cop?
Indeed, in NYC police have lied about stop and frisking suspects, and arrested those not found with any illegal drugs, by stating that they were resisting arrest. Some NYPD police have come forward and stated that the NYPD engages in a quota system for strip/frisk searches and arrests. Are we getting more like New York City? I hope not, when it comes to this area.