The US may be a full fledged Nazified Police State but few are complaining about the humiliation heaped upon them by government and its goons who are just testing the waters to ascertain how far it can go in human degradation.
Believe me, you don't want the state having the power to strip your clothes off. And yet, it's exactly what is happening. In a five-four ruling this week, the supreme court decided that anyone can be strip-searched upon arrest for any offense, however minor, at any time. This horror show ruling joins two recent horror show laws: the NDAA, which lets anyone be arrested forever at any time, and HR 347, the "trespass bill", which gives you a 10-year sentence for protesting anywhere near someone with secret service protection. These criminalizations of being human follow, of course, the mini-uprising of the Occupy movement. Is American strip-searching benign? The man who had brought the initial suit, Albert Florence, described having been told to "turn around. Squat and cough. Spread your cheeks." He said he felt humiliated: "It made me feel like less of a man."
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