If I were never involved in the legal system, I would probably agree with you. But since my job directly pertains to criminal justice, my perspective has changed. Shave A Buck was employed in the criminal justice system as well, and he wrote a great post. Everyone should read it. To sum his point of view up, correction officers "need" to do this to ensure safety within a correctional facility. They don't want to do it as much as you don't want them to do it, but they have to because there are a few bad eggs out there that can create havoc within a jail. The opinion is limited. It does not give carte blanche to the police.
Originally Posted by noahpictures
To say you can be strip searched by going 3 miles per hour over the speed limit is simply not accurate. It's more complicated than that. The court's decision applies to individuals who have had bail set on them and are being placed into the general prison population, not to those who are being temporarily detained in a holding cell awaiting to see a judge for arraignment purposes. Those are two entirely different scenarios. There is a massive distinction between temporary detention and incarceration, and the decision recognizes this distinction.
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