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Female arrested forcibly strip searched nude by ohio male cops

Welcome to the new world order.

Fully nude strip searches of females are being forcefully conducted by male police officers, against policy, and in Abu Ghraib torture style, in Stark County Ohio. The women are video-taped and left naked for up to six hours. 

Near the beginning of the video you can see the black male officer helping to strip Hope’s panties off of her while another male officer holds her down. The woman’s bra and panties are removed along with all her clothing, exposing her bare naked breasts, ass, and vagina in front of the male officers. She is eventually completely stripped and left naked and handcuffed on the floor.

All this happened merely because 911 was called for help on Hope’s behalf when she was hurt in a fight. Hope accidentally showed her dead sister’s ID to police, she keeps it with her in remembrance of her sister. So far, five women have come forward with similar strip search experiences at this Ohio jail, see link near bottom.

Hope Steffey’s ‘Abu Ghraib’ Treatment at the Stark County Jail:

http://www.thepeoplesvoice.org/cgi-bi…

Stark County Strip Searches

http://www.americanchronicle.com/arti…

It all began in Stark County, Ohio when Hope Steffey was assaulted by a cousin and another cousin called 911 for assistance. When the officer arrived, Ms. Steffey accidentally handed over her deceased sister´s license, which she kept for sentimental reasons. She immediately noticed the mistake and gave the officer her own identification and asked for her sister´s to be returned. The officer refused to return her sister´s license. The officer ran a check on Ms. Steffey´s license and found no infractions, but continued to treat her as though she were the perpetrator of the crime, instead of the victim. 

Ms. Steffey states she begged for the return of her sister´s license until Officer Gurlea lost his patience and shouted, “shut up about your dead sister.” When Ms. Steffey pointed at the officer´s pocket, which held her sister´s id, and said, “she was here, she was someone”, Officer Gurlea threw her face down on the hood of his patrol car, chipping one of her teeth. And according to documents filed by Hope and Greg Steffey with the United States District Court in Cleveland, Officer Gurlea then threw Steffey to the ground. Although Ms. Steffey´s cousin repeatedly reminded the officer that Steffey was the victim and had been knocked unconscious in the previous assault, Officer Gurlea handcuffed Steffey and put her into the back of his patrol car, refusing her medical care.

Hope Steffey was then taken to the county jail and forcibly strip-searched by 6 to 7 male and female deputies, despite Stark County´s own policy which states that a strip search must be conducted by a same sex officer. She was left in a cell for 6 hours with no clothing or even a blanket and eventually wrapped herself in toilet tissue for warmth and modesty. She was not allowed a phone call or medical attention and when she was later taken to booking, she was given only a small weighted vest to cover her nudity. She was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

Is there video the Stark County Sheriff doesn’t want you to see?

http://www.wkyc.com/news/news_article…

Strip search case prompts 5th woman to come forward:

http://www.wkyc.com/news/news_article…

The police state grows nearer as our freedoms, civil rights, and liberties, guaranteed under the United States Constitution, are whittled away by overwhelmingly powerful and excessive government. Please take a moment to educate yourself, watch this video of Congressman Ron Paul today:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwyH_8…

I think some groups in our culture have actively embraced the fact that we’re living in a fascist police state. The rest of us are just in denial.

Dammit, Ohio, what the hell is wrong is with you?! Especially Stark County.


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