Court: Paralyzing Man During Drug Search Violated Rights

, The National Law Journal


Police suspected that a man named Felix Booker was concealing contraband inside his body. They arrested him on a drug charge and later, against his will, a doctor paralyzed him for eight minutes to take a look. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit agreed that the search went too far and reversed Booker's drug conviction.

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  • thndvall

    Sounds like parallel constructionism to me: pulled over as a passenger in a car with an expired tag, then the scent of marijuana from the police dog, then the search of his body cavity without his consent, with a paralytic drug being used...If you don't know about parallel constructionism see the DEA and the NSA files.

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