Siding with security needs over privacy rights, the Supreme Court ruled Monday that jailers may subject people arrested for minor offenses to invasive strip searches.
By a 5-4 vote, the court rejected a challenge from a New Jersey man who argued it’s unconstitutional to force everyone to strip down for inspection. Albert Florence was arrested by a state trooper because of an error in the state’s records that mistakenly said he was wanted on an outstanding warrant for an unpaid fine. Even if the warrant had been valid, failure to pay a fine is not a crime in New Jersey. (here)
So… no crime was actually committed, but he man was stripped searched… And the Supreme Court said… yes.
Um… and the conservatives are the one who vote in favor of security v privacy concerns.
How cares about laws anymore….