Target: Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott
Throwing a cigarette butt out the window in Texas is considered littering, punishable by a fine. It's absolutely no excuse for law officers to conduct a cavity search, much less on a public road, using the same glove on two women.
But that’s exactly what Texas troopers did, say two Irving women, and Raw Story has posted an official dashcam video that strongly supports their claims. It clearly shows a female officer probing inside the front and back of both women’s pants without changing her gloves. Also the audio records the male officer’s absurd response to one victim‘s protests: “It’s because someone’s a daily smoker in that car,” he said, “You can attribute it to that.”
The women’s attorney said the officers “displayed a callous and reckless regard” for their “Constitutional rights and their safety” - which is an understatement.
On top of these outrageous searches, the Dept of Safety, accused of ignoring a pattern of such abuse, allegedly threatened the women with lying when ... more