I generally support the actions of police officers, who by far, have the most thankless job imaginable. This time, however, I'm afraid Minneapolis cops may have crossed the line.
According to a story in today's Star-Tribune, Recardo Meeks was pulled over around 24th and Cedar. Officers ordered the 26 year old man out of the car, cuffed him and stood him up against the rear of the squad car.
All pretty routine stuff, right?
Well, the cops figured Meeks was hiding some "contraband" in his pants, so they pulled them down, underwear and all, and preformed a cavity search.
This was done in front of God and everybody at a fairly busy Minneapolis intersection. The invasive search yielded a "small amount" of marijuana. Now that's really stink weed. Sorry, couldn't help myself.
Seriously, was this big drug bust worth an almost certain lawsuit? Like I said earlier, being a cop is a thankless job. But this is the type of over the top behavior that makes it harder for good cops to do their job.
Besides, if dude is so desperate to hide a one hitter's worth of pot in his asshole, he's got enough issues. Maybe the boys should be looking for bigger fish.