Heroes Now Forcibly Catheterizing People

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South Dakota police officers are strapping people to beds and having catheters forcibly inserted into their urethras in order to extract urine from them, attorneys say.

According to attorneys for a Pierre man charged with felony drug ingestion who is asking a judge to throw out evidence in his case from an involuntary urine sample, the policy is not new. State prosecutors say the practice is legal but many disagree.

Dirk Landon Sparks said his constitutional rights were violated on March 14 following a report of a domestic disturbance. After being taken into custody, a judge signed off on a search warrant for Pierre police to obtain blood or urine after officers claimed Sparks had become “fidgety.”

When Sparks refused to comply voluntarily, attorneys say the cops transported him to Avera St. Mary’s Hospital where he was strapped to a bed while a catheter was forced into his penis so that a urine sample could be extracted.

Sparks was charged with obstruction, two counts of felony drug ingestion, and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia after his urine tested positive for THC and methamphetamine.

In a motion filed May 16 in Hughes County, attorneys for Sparks argued that forced catheterization was not explicitly authorized by the judge in the warrant for blood or urine, meaning that Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable searches and seizures were violated.

A Lake Andes attorney who has represented several clients that have had urine samples forcibly taken, Tim Whalen, said healthcare workers at the Wagner and Platte hospitals routinely preform the extractions without anesthetic.

Another Lake Andes defense attorney, Pam Hein, said forced catheterization “has been going on for years,” and that she has viewed the issue from both perspectives having worked as Charles Mix County State’s Attorney and Bennett County State’s Attorney.

Hein said when an officer has suspicion of drug use, he can request a warrant for testing but the threat alone is usually enough to obtain a sample. She said only when voluntary testing is refused does force become necessary, but added that she thought the process was being abused.

The Pierre police department and the Hughes County State’s Attorney office have not offered any comment on the Sparks case or the practice for forced catheterization as a whole.

It’s not clear now often forced catheterization is being utilized in South Dakota but Attorney General Marty Jackley said the practice is permitted with a signed court order under state law. He referenced several cases that he said supported the legality of the practice.

ACLU South Dakota legal director Courtney Bowie disagreed however, and said there are definitely some serious legal concerns to consider, especially when taking into account the sex of suspects, officers, and health workers involved in an extraction.

“It would be completely improper for people to place a catheter on an individual of the opposite gender,” Bowie said. “That would border on an unlawful assault, battery or rape.”

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  1. “When I was pregnant in jail, I thought I was gonna have a baby, and the baby was never gonna be with me, but I was acquitted a month and three days before 2Pac was born…”

    Cookie Monster and Keyboard Cat – 30 Blocks of Squalor Street – Dear Mama
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEjniErLYXw

    Dear Moms

    When I was young, me and my moms had beef
    17 years old, kicked out on the streets
    Though back at the time I never thought I’d see her face
    Ain’t a woman alive that could take my moms place

    Suspended from school and scared to go home, I was a fool
    With the big boys breaking all the rules
    I shed tears with my baby sister, over the years
    We was poorer than the other little kids
    And even though we had different daddies, the same drama
    When things went wrong we’d blame Mama

    I reminisce on the stress I caused, it was hell
    Huggin’ on my moms from inside a jail cell
    And who’d think in elementary, hey
    I’d see the penitentiary one day?
    And running from the police, that’s right

    Moms catch me, put a whoopin’ to my backside
    And even as a crack fiend, Mama
    You always was a black queen, Mama

    I finally understand
    For a woman it ain’t easy trying to raise a man
    You always was committed
    A poor single mother on welfare, tell me how you did it
    There’s no way I can pay you back, but the plan
    Is to show you that I understand; you are appreciated

    Lady, don’t you know we love ya? (Dear Mama)
    Sweet lady, place no one above ya (You are appreciated)
    Sweet lady, don’t you know we love ya?

    Now, ain’t nobody tell us it was fair
    No love from my daddy, ‘cause the coward wasn’t there
    He passed away and I didn’t cry, ‘cause my anger
    Wouldn’t let me feel for a stranger

    They say I’m wrong and I’m heartless, but all along
    I was looking for a father he was gone
    I hung around with the thugs, and even though they sold drugs
    They showed a young brother love

    I moved out and started really hangin’
    I needed money of my own, so I started slangin
    I ain’t guilty, ‘cause even though I sell rocks
    It feels good putting money in your mailbox

    I love paying rent when the rent is due
    I hope you got the diamond necklace that I sent to you
    ‘Cause when I was low you was there for me
    And never left me alone because you cared for me

    And I could see you coming home after work late
    You’re in the kitchen, trying to fix us a hot plate
    You just working with the scraps you was given
    And Moms made miracles every Thanksgivin’

    But now the road got rough, you’re alone
    You’re trying to raise two bad kids on your own
    And there’s no way I can pay you back, but my plan
    Is to show you that I understand; you are appreciated

    Pour out some liquor and I reminisce
    ‘Cause through the drama
    I can always depend on my mama
    And when it seems that I’m hopeless
    You say the words that can get me back in focus

    When I was sick as a little kid
    To keep me happy, there’s no limit to the things you did
    And all my childhood memories
    Are full of all the sweet things you did for me
    And even though I act crazy
    I gotta thank the Lord that you made me

    There are no words that can express how I feel
    You never kept a secret, always stayed real
    And I appreciate how you raised me
    And all the extra love that you gave me

    I wish I could take the pain away
    If you can make it through the night, there’s a brighter day
    Everything will be alright if you hold on
    It’s a struggle every day, gotta roll on
    And there’s no way I can pay you back, but my plan
    Is to show you that I understand; you are appreciated

    2Pac’s ‘Dear Mama’ selected for inclusion in Library of Congress’ national recording registry
    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/music_blog/2010/06/2pacs-dear-mama-selected-for-inclusion-in-library-of-congress-national-recording-registry.html

    Tupac song selected for Vatican playlist
    http://edition.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/Music/12/04/tupac.vatican.playlist/

  2. If Trump is better than Hilary. Then supporting your local Heroes might be better than the PTB proposed alternative of Blue Helmeted Globalist Heroes.

    Heroes who are already here conducting exercises on American soil in anticipation of the final chapter of this brutal, infuriating, “Blue Lives Matter” psyop.

    Here’s A Diddoo Sumptin who sees thru the Black Lies Matter psyop, and urges his fellow inner citians to take ownership and responsibility for all the black on black deaths and violence and stop believing the mainstream narrators who lie and say Black Lives Matter is how we win.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BP2opiipSRA

    U Can Nevah C the P
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pz5F0Ju97r0

    The Globalist Drug Trade of the MI6 and the CIA is bigger than the Global Oil Cartel, but the blind stares of million pairs of prole eyes can never see the PTB
    http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/2pac/cantcme.html

    • “If Trump is better than Hilary. Then supporting your local Heroes might be better than the PTB proposed alternative of Blue Helmeted Globalist Heroes. ”

      No “If” clause needed.
      In fact, the State already works that angle, especially with the State Pigs and the Feds. They don’t allow “locals” to police the area – a Boston-assigned State Trooper is probably from the west somewhere, and vice-versa. A Trenton (NJ) State Trooper is from Morristown. Etc.

      Why? Because if he’s local, he’ll know the land and the people, and might not actually be an abusive asshole – after all, his kid goes to the same school as Charlie’s kid, so there’s motive and opportunity on the one side, and he’s exposed… His family could be at risk.
      But if his family is 20-50 miles away? Different area, different land, different concerns, different neighbors? He’ll enforce the law more readily, more precisely, AND he’s insulated from the outcome.
      Soviet Russia did the same thing, sending Asian divisions to put down revolts in Georgia and Ukraine. “They don’t look like us,” makes them, “Them,” “The Other,” “The Outsider.”

      Makes you think, doesn’t it?
      UN police – the Africans come here to police, the whites are sent to Asia, and the Asians to Europe… Globalization of the populace, making a “One World Culture” effectively within a few generations. Allowing for interbreeding, there will be Homo Stupidus right quick… while the Elites, by contorting logic, ensure they are (like Jews) ethno-normative – but not in public! There will be Italian stars, and white stars, and Russian stars, and black stars, and , and, and (infinity). But the movers and shakers will keep to their walled estates and inner circles, and choose mates from those social circles – the “right” people, mind! And they’ll all be of a certain ethnic makeup, I’m sure (Meaning, no miscegenation, at least for a while. Can’t stop the “progress,” they just get there later in the cycle. Late enough to repeat the profit cycle a few more times.)

      Why do we put up with it? Allowing for the difficulty in finding all the movers and shakers, mind, there’s still the problem of leaving those we know of alive. “Cut off the head, and two shall grow in its place!” works great in folklore.
      But if you keep pruning, the organization gets too many heads – too many Chiefs, promoted too soon. It falls apart through entropy and mismanagement and personal goals clouding the organization’s goals.

      I don’t see it happening quickly; I also don’t see alternatives. We need to deal with the problems, and that can’t be done by voting the bums out – next set of bums is the same sort of greedy psychopath, and will perform the same tricks for the masters…
      But cull the masters, let it fall apart? Might work. Next question, “How?” Pointing at POTUS is missing the point (E.G., Trump’s VP selection – shows he’s either part of the “in crowd” now, or he’s a Trump card to quell the populace by proving “Anybody can be POTUS.” If he was an outsider still, they’d have him assassinated – UNLESS the VP was someone that would make their situation worse, say an abrasive @$$-kicker like Gunnery Sergeant Thomas Highway (film: Heartbreak Ridge). A Ted Nugent or Ron Paul would work to keep him safe. A Chris Christie or General WhateverHeIsToday (General Michael Flynn, a “Pro-Life Democrat,” a total impossibility – but a good way to steal votes from Hitlery, too.) puts a target on Trump…
      Unless he’s really batting for the other team (Which he is. I’m annoyed to learn that. But not surprised.)

      We are the “Them” to the Elites. We are the Great Unwashed.
      Either we band together a la Commies, or we are divided and conquered and enslaved. Individuals can’t exist in this game, doesn’t work any more. We’ll be outsiders even when inside, but we’ll be Outsiders according to TPTB regardless.

      Might as well raise the black flag…

        • If you have the chance?
          Everywhere you go.
          “It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.”–Samuel Adams

          Sniping occasional “varmints” wouldn’t hurt, either….

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