Supreme Court Upholds Forced Nudity For Safety's Sake
Albert Florence was arrested for non-payment of a traffic fine. (Well, actually, he DID pay the fine; it's just that the cops who arrested him couldn't be bothered to confirm this.) So the cops stripped him naked and probed inside his various orifices, all in the name of "safety." That's simply the standard treatment Americans are being groomed to expect: wanna travel on mass transit? The TSA wants to look at your naked body and feel your various sexy bits, for "safety." Wanna exercise your first amendment right to peaceful protest? After the cops arrest everyone involved, you will be stripped and probed.
Personally, I'd say if you're arresting so many people for minor offenses that you can't even preserve their safety without stripping them naked, you need to stop arresting so many people. But of course America's not going to cut back on its punishment infrastructure; it's the only growth industry our economy has.
You supporters of the individual mandate, let me guess: you looked at our country, with its highest prison population in the world, and said "Where inmate numbers are concerned, WE'RE NUMBER ONE!! But there's still room for improvement."
The only thing worse than being sick and uninsured in America is being sick, uninsured and arrested for non-payment. But I suppose low-income, uninsured people like me aren't entirely "people," are we? We're just the eggs you have to break if you want to make an omelet.
I don't think people understand: in America, you don't sic the cops on people because you want to help them.