Jessica Cooke was lawfully traveling from Norfork when she was stopped and by police. A stop that would go from bad to worse when Border Patrol Agents wanted to hold her up so they could illegally search her trunk. But instead of listening to me, let me just let her tell you her story.
(from Jessica Cooke’s facebook page)
This is what happens when you stand up for your rights against the US Border Patrol when they want to check in your trunk without a warrant for no reason what so ever!!! Yes I could have opened it but I didnt have to!!! This is me today!!! They held me against my will until the K-9 Unit come to check out my car! I tryed to see what was going on after i had to pull over and wait. A MAN pushed me and then threw me to the ground while a WOMAN stood there and tazed me until I stopped screaming!! Then they cuffed and arrested me and put me in the Border Patrol car while they illegally opened my whole car and trunk and searched it!!! ILLEGALLY!!! They had no warrant and no reason to search it!! Oh and in the end the fucking K-9 unit found NOTHING IN MY CAR!!! Now they are trying to put charges on me federally for assaulting an officer when I did it in self defense after he pushed me!!!!! Post this everywhere people I mean it!! Im putting it everywhere! Im not letting them get away with this!! You should see my injuries!!!
Watch the drama unfold below. Warning. Graphic Video Footage.
In addition to the senseless brutality and bogus charges brought against Ms. Cooke, the matter of a recent Supreme Court Ruling will probably play in as well. Just this week, SCOTUS ruled that police CANNOT hold people up just so they can get a dog out there without probable cause. That, in addition to the fact (as reported by Ms. Cooke) that nothing illegal was found, could mean some trouble for the border cops involved.
As The Hill reported:
The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 on Tuesday that the Constitution forbids police from holding a suspect without probable cause, even for fewer than 10 extra minutes.
Writing on behalf of the court, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg declared that the constitutional protections against unreasonable search and seizure prevent police from extending an otherwise completed traffic stop to allow for a drug-sniffing dog to arrive.
“We hold that a police stop exceeding the time needed to handle the matter for which the stop was made violates the Constitution’s shield against unreasonable seizures,” she ruled.
It looks like it could be trouble indeed for those agents on a lot of levels. The officers are on camera lying about just about everything during the stop. It’s just disgraceful.
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