Jailers may perform invasive strip searches

This is cut and dry and I suspect no surprise here. “Jailers may perform invasive strip searches on people arrested even for minor offenses, an ideologically divided Supreme Court ruled Monday, the conservative majority declaring that security trumps privacy in an often dangerous environment.

In a 5-4 decision, the court ruled against a New Jersey man who was strip-searched in two county jails after his arrest on a warrant for an unpaid fine that he had, in reality, paid.

The decision resolved a conflict among lower courts on how to balance security and privacy.

Read more: Supreme Court backs invasive strip searches even for small offenses –The Denver Post

So, you may feel rather neutral on this subject then try this video on for size:

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