Friday, July 13, 2012

Catherization a new tactic in the narcs' war on drugs

Court-ordered rape the new weapon

Condensed from a report by:
William Norman Grigg
Published in

Snow College, Utah – Here are a couple of anecdotes torn from today's headlines that show concrete examples of why you don't ever want to voluntarily waive your right to demand a search warrant when the cops get in your face.

Stephan Cook had no idea what was about to happen when a crowd of narcotics cops with a drug-sniffing dog surrounded he and his buddy in the parking lot at a small college.

They were taking a smoke break – a tobacco smoke break - between classes when the officers demanded they voluntarily allow them to search the car.

At the time, he was a 22-year-old college student whose parents are police officers. No sweat, he figured. It wasn't his car, he didn't have any drugs, and he knew his rights.

That is, he thought he knew his rights.

Before his nightmare was over, he had been sexually humiliated by an insane and unnecessary court order to forcibly rape him by the insertion of a catheter into his penis, he spent time in jail, he's a convicte drug offender – and it's up to a federal court to decide if his tormenters are exempt from civil rights prosecution because of a legal doctrine known as “qualified immunity.”

The kicker? The state never presented any evidence that he had any drugs. Yeah. How about that one?

Forced catherization is all part of a new and preferred method in the “war on drugs,” which is really a fancy way of saying “war on Americans' freedoms guaranteed by the Bill of Rights.”

When the cops rolled up on the two guys, they made them empty their pockets. They searched them both, but they didn't find any drugs.

When the drug-sniffing dog detected the odor of drugs in the car, the cops opened the trunk and found a glass pipe. They called that probable cause, so they arrested Stephen's running buddy. It was his car.

Because they suspected the boy was intoxicated, they ordered Stephan Cook – who showed no signs of being loaded - to drive his friend's care to police headquarters. It would save the boy a towing and impoundment charge, they pointed out.

He was still in a cooperative mood, so he gave his consent.

By ordering Cook to drive to the station, the police made it clear that they did not believe that he was under the influence of marijuana,” according to a legal report.

At the cop shop, things started to get a little bit – uh - sideways.

That's when they informed the kid he was in custodial detention and would have to take a drug test.

If you're in custodial detention and have to take a drug test, you are not free to leave. You have the right to legal counsel. Demand it. Every time. Without fail. These people definitely don't have your best interests in mind. Depend on it. It's a fact.

Call somebody, be it a lawyer, your next of kin, or anyone else who can get you some legal representation. Keep your mouth shut. Let the mouthpiece do the talking.

Lawyer up. Like the folks at Nike say, “Just do it.” The only thing you have to lose by waiving your Fourth Amendment rights to resist unreasonable search and seizure are your human rights – the ones God gave you – to be a free man or woman alive and kicking in the United States of America, which is still a free country, no matter what the narcs or the stooges they employ as jail magistrates may say.

Believe it.

What the cops and the judge did next was a whole lot worse than getting caught smoking a cigarette, standing next to a car you don't even own, even if it's a car with a glass pipe in the trunk.

Look at the situation the way a lawyer or a judge with his head on straight would see it.

...Cook didn't own the car, a fact that severs the thinnest thread connecting him to the glass pipe found in the trunk,” according to a legal pleading.

Remember, these people called the tune. They said you're in a war, remember? A war on drugs. You aren't a drug, you're a human being. You aren't a cop, either. So that means you're a combatant in an undeclared, asymmetrical war on the God-given rights of human beings.

Yeah, those are the same rights millions of men and women have fought and bled to defend – worldwide. Don't just haul off and give those rights away. Make your enemy – the guy who declared war on you for being a human being - pay the highest possible price to take them away from you.

Here is what Stephan Cook got for being cooperative with the dope cops.

According to Mr. Grigg's report, “When the police demanded that he sign a waiver of his rights, Cook – whose parents are police officers - repeatedly and explicitly demanded access to an attorney.

"I asked for an attorney because I didn't know if this was right," Cook recalled in a television interview. "Once I did that, they said 'We're getting a search warrant so we're going to have your urine by the end of the night.'" A "bodily fluids warrant" was issued "authorizing" the cops to obtain a urine sample. It did not, however, specify that the sample could be taken by force. Lindsay Jarvis, Cook's attorney, informed Pro Libertate that the warrant was issued by a judicial 'commissioner,' rather than a judge.”

The dude who ordered the “object rape” - and that's a felony crime in the State of Utah - of Stephan Cook by the forcible insertion of a catheter into his penis, he wasn't even a lawyer.

He was just some stooge they hired to make it look like it's okay to torture an American citizen who is asking that the criminal justice system at least give some kind of a nod and a wink to his human rights to be secure in his person, his property, and his papers unless there is a warrant of search issued by a magistrate.

That's not an unreasonable request.

But the narcs said they would have that warrant before the night was over, and they were locked and loaded to hurt that boy – for his humanity. They proceeded to rape him with an object.


Because he insisted he has a right to some sort of warrant of search supported by a probable cause affidavit before a “commissioner” can order an invasive search procedure on his body, he was punished by a humiliating, painful and unnecessary procedure that amounted rape by insertion of an object without his consent.

Under Utah state law, "object rape" consists of the involuntary "penetration, however slight, of the genital or anal opening of another person who is 14 years of age or older, by any foreign object, substance, instrument, or device…." This act constitutes a form of aggravated sexual assault for which the penalty is a prison term of no less than ten years, followed by lifetime enrollment in the sex offender registry.

As 22-year-old Utah resident Stephan Cook discovered, the crime of object rape – like any other offense against person or property – can be transmuted into a policy option when it's committed pursuant to a government decree.”

Cook's abductors took him to the Sanpete Valley Hospital, where Nurse Ratched told them "to hold my shoulders and she undoes my pants and wipes me down with iodine, catheterized me and took my urine," the victim recalls.

Ms. Jarvis points out that the purpose of this procedure was clearly punitive, not investigative. "Rather than employ a simple blood test, they're forcibly catheterizing these people."

This satisfies another element of the statutory definition of object rape: The act was committed with the 'intent to cause substantial emotional or bodily pain to the victim,'” according to the chief allegation of complaint in a federal lawsuit Ms. Jarvis has filed on behalf of Mr. Cook.

What happened to the urine specimen? Although Mr. Cook was booked into jail for possession of a controlled substance, it was never tested. No record of his hospital visit was ever recorded. Mr. Cook's attorney described this fact as emblematical of the “gratuitously vicious nature of this episode.”

So, what happened to Stephan Cook? The “commissioner” who ordered the object rape of Mr. Cook's body is also member of the disciplinary board of the college. He ordered the funds in Stephan Cook's student account to be frozen. He couldn't take his midterm exams or register for classes in the next semester.

Stephan Cook was kicked out of school for taking a smoke break in a parking lot where he stood next to a car he doesn't own. Authorities charged him with possession of narcotics, but had no evidence to support the allegation. So the school denied him a chance to continue his education.

The cops? They were promoted. One of them is now chief of a department in a nearby town; the other is running a similar one-horse operation just across the valley.

Ms. Jarvis advises that the city dads in those two little Utah towns should post public notices that the chiefs of police are known sex offenders.

So, insist on your rights and you get raped? Looks that way.

There are other, similar cases on file. After a “traffic stop” by the local narcotics task force, a half-dozen beefy porkers held a young woman who weighs 105 pounds down on the floor while a nurse catherized her. They could have had a blood sample, but, like the narc said, “The judge said he wants urine.” The order specified only “bodily fluids,” not uring, but the federal court dismissed her lawsuit due to the cops' having that old ace in the hole - “qualified immunity.”

What was the young woman's crime? She got loud with the cops. It pissed them off. That's what you call contempt of cops. Look it up. The criminal conviction records of hundreds of thousands – if not millions – of people captured in the war on drugs support the fact that all you have to do is say a word, and you're toast.

No work in defense plants, no security clearance, no occupation of federally supported housing, no postal work, no work in certain areas of the transportation industry, and no work in law enforcement will be made available to those who make the mistake of pleading out to something they didn't do.

Then there's the case of an Indiana man who refused to pee on cue. They catherized him, and he suffered for six months with the symptoms of prostatitis.

In that state, lawmakers recently passed a measure that allows ordinary citizens the right to defend themselves with deadly force when the cops get carried away.

What do these people have in common? After months of incarceration, they were forced to plead out to their imagined crimes. Who can afford to lay around in jail forever?

No one we know ever does. They go for the deal, and it's a sorry deal if you ever heard of one.

1 comment:

  1. Honestly, I would have been sent to prison for murder if I were in his situation, hell, maybe a triple homicide.