Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Anal probes? A new kind of abduction scenario that started with clinched butt cheeks.

Forget about aliens and UFOs.  Instead of watching the sky, apparently we need to be watching the police.

"The incident began January 2, 2013 after David Eckert finished shopping at the Wal-Mart in Deming.  According to a federal lawsuit, Eckert didn't make a complete stop at a stop sign coming out of the parking lot and was immediately stopped by law enforcement.    
Eckert's attorney, Shannon Kennedy, said in an interview with KOB that after law enforcement asked him to step out of the vehicle, he appeared to be clenching his buttocks.  Law enforcement thought that was probable cause to suspect that Eckert was hiding narcotics in his anal cavity.  While officers detained Eckert, they secured a search warrant from a judge that allowed for an anal cavity search. 

Eckert's attorney, Shannon Kennedy, said in an interview with KOB that after law enforcement asked him to step out of the vehicle, he appeared to be clenching his buttocks.  Law enforcement thought that was probable cause to suspect that Eckert was hiding narcotics in his anal cavity.  While officers detained Eckert, they secured a search warrant from a judge that allowed for an anal cavity search.
The lawsuit claims that Deming Police tried taking Eckert to an emergency room in Deming, but a doctor there refused to perform the anal cavity search citing it was "unethical."
But physicians at the Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City agreed to perform the procedure and a few hours later, Eckert was admitted.

What Happened


While there, Eckert was subjected to repeated and humiliating forced medical procedures.  A review of Eckert's medical records, which he released to KOB, and details in the lawsuit show the following happened:
1. Eckert's abdominal area was x-rayed; no narcotics were found.
2. Doctors then performed an exam of Eckert's anus with their fingers; no narcotics were found.
3. Doctors performed a second exam of Eckert's anus with their fingers; no narcotics were found.
4. Doctors penetrated Eckert's anus to insert an enema.  Eckert was forced to defecate in front of doctors and police officers.  Eckert watched as doctors searched his stool.  No narcotics were found.
5. Doctors penetrated Eckert's anus to insert an enema a second time.  Eckert was forced to defecate in front of doctors and police officers.  Eckert watched as doctors searched his stool.  No narcotics were found.
6. Doctors penetrated Eckert's anus to insert an enema a third time.  Eckert was forced to defecate in front of doctors and police officers.  Eckert watched as doctors searched his stool.  No narcotics were found.
7. Doctors then x-rayed Eckert again; no narcotics were found.
8. Doctors prepared Eckert for surgery, sedated him, and then performed a colonoscopy where a scope with a camera was inserted into Eckert's anus, rectum, colon, and large intestines.  No narcotics were found.
Throughout this ordeal, Eckert protested and never gave doctors at the Gila Regional Medical Center consent to perform any of these medical procedures.
"If the officers in Hidalgo County and the City of Deming are seeking warrants for anal cavity searches based on how they're standing and the warrant allows doctors at the Gila Hospital of Horrors to go in and do enemas and colonoscopies without consent, then anyone can be seized and that's why the public needs to know about this," Kennedy said. "

Here is a link to the full story.

Here is a link to the PDF of the lawsuit.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Is Your GPS Bracelet Listening?

Here is an article from The Crime Report about some GPS bracelets that have a cellular telephone capability built into the bracelet.

The implications are interesting, to say the least.

Caution: Your GPS Ankle Bracelet Is Listening


Thanks to Sarah R. Olson at the NC Indigent Services for sharing this link with me.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Computer Forensics Job Opening

The Baltimore Police Department has an opening for a Computer Forensics examiner.

The link to the post is here:

Computer Forensic Examiner Opening


Job Title:Computer Forensic Examiner I
Closing Date/Time:Fri. 11/08/13 4:30 PM Eastern Time
Salary:$25.07 - $31.23 Hourly
$45,630.00 - $56,836.00 Annually
Job Type:MERIT
Location:Towson, Maryland

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Cell Tower Dumps

Cell Tower Dumps are used in cases where the FBI or local law enforcement is attempting to determine a cell phone number or numbers that can be used to investigate a crime.

I have seen cell tower dumps in several cases I have handled.  Here is an excellent article about this investigative technique from Ars Technica.

It is well worth the read.

How “cell tower dumps” caught the High Country Bandits—and why it matters

Tuesday, July 2, 2013