Morning Poll: Are Cross-Gender Jail Pat-Downs Unconstitutional?

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The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office experienced another newspaper to the nose yesterday when the United States Supreme Court declined to hear a case where a lower court ruled against it in a lawsuit regarding cross-gender jail pat-downs.

For many heterosexual, male inmates, a female detention officer grabbing their junk might be slightly less uncomfortable than allowing a male guard do it. It might, in some cases, be the highlight of his day.

However, it wasn't for former MCSO inmate Charles Byrd. He claims a 2004, somewhat-nude strip search -- during which a female MCSO detention officer cadet grabbed his butt and penis -- violated his Fourth Amendment right to protection from unreasonable searches and seizures.

The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals voted 6-5 in favor of Byrd in the case -- but only after a jury in a lower court determined Byrd's rights had not been violated.

See out story here.

We want to know what you think: Are cross-gender jail pat-downs unconstitutional?

Cast your vote below. 


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16 comments
PENITENTAIRY CHANCES
PENITENTAIRY CHANCES

Someone voted "yes". Like that Charles Byrd, there are other faggots in here who'll side with him.  But it's a "Liberal rag", those Republidiots would say, so that's to be expected.

Status quo
Status quo

she can grab my junk all she wants. I dont him grabbing my junk though.

Coz
Coz

Fuckng spammers...I wouldn't buy shit from them for just being a spammer.

PENITENTAIRY CHANCES
PENITENTAIRY CHANCES

It's far worst to be a Republican today than ever. I'd rather be called a "Liberal" than a Republican, if you're asking me.

The Misanthropic Recluse
The Misanthropic Recluse

 GEE REALLY? what are you stupid or what? it was a lame joke. I was fucking with you nitwits. BOY YOU ARE REALLY DUMB.

PENITENTAIRY CHANCES
PENITENTAIRY CHANCES

He meant spamMERS as in solicitors, you fucking monkey brain on a hog. Damn you HA twits are dumber than inbred high on meth.

The Misanthropic Recluse
The Misanthropic Recluse

Spam is some good eating. SPAM = SPECIALLY  PROCESSED  AMERICAN MEAT.= SPAM. its best warmed up served on bread with mustard.

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