Pubdate: Sun, 27 May 2001
Source: Halifax Daily News (CN NS)
Copyright: 2001 The Daily News.
Author: Richard Marchese, Fairfield, N.J.


To the editor:

Regarding the strip search of Aleashia Stanley, 17, and Aimee Kindervater, 
22, by police who suspected them of carrying drugs at a rave: Kindervater 
testified the police made her "pull down my underwear, turn around and bend 

What would have happened to the young women had they refused the police order?

What defence do your women have when the police use the excuse that "they 
suspect a girl is hiding a pill and they need to make sure she is in 
compliance with the laws of the state?"

What message is this sending to those who are now considering signing up to 
become police officers?

Are you all subject to these sickening abuses by your police officers?

Richard Marchese

Fairfield, N.J.
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