• Supreme Court Ushers in New Era of Strip Searches for Everyone

    If there's one thing that's been hampering the tireless efforts of our crime-fighting public servants, it's got to be the inability to take off all of the clothes and use a flash light to look up the anus of a person suspected of not paying their speeding tickets.

    Luckily, those dark days are finally over

    The Supreme Court on Monday ruled by a 5-to-4 vote that officials may strip-search people arrested for any offense, however minor, before admitting them to jails even if the officials have no reason to suspect the presence of contraband.

    Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, joined by the court's conservative wing, wrote that courts are in no position to second-guess the judgments of correctional officials who must consider not only the possibility of smuggled weapons and drugs but also public health and information about gang affiliations…

    Under Monday's ruling, he wrote, "every detainee who will be admitted to the general population may be required to undergo a close visual inspection while undressed."

    I don't know about you, but I feel a million times safer already.

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    Tags: Crime, Judiciary, Supreme Court


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