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Sunday, November 20, 2005

 

Strip Search Hoax

Did anyone see Primetime last week?

OK, I realize that being a McDonald’s manager is not exactly the most intellectually demanding job in the world, but who in their right mind would believe that the police conduct strip searches by phone? There are just so many technicalities in what is and is not a legal search that the very idea that they’d ask any non-police officer to conduct any sort of search is just ridiculous. Given the recent trend of suing law enforcement over strip searches, the idea that they would ask one to be conducted by phone, by a person of the opposite gender of the searchee, for a non violent crime, is preposterous. No reasonable person could believe it, and if I were on the jury, I’d vote to convict the manager.

Her boyfriend clearly participated solely for his personal gratification. Even if, just for the sake of argument, we assume that a non-profoundly retarded person would have bought the initial search request, an infant would not believe that it is normal criminal investigation procedure to force an 18 year old girl to perform oral sex on a 43 year old man. He participated only for his own gratification. The maintenance man came upon her in the same state that Nix did, and he saw this for the hoax it was. Maybe, when Nix goes to prison, he and the caller can do it on each other and compare notes. I’m sure “the boys” will give them both the warm reception they deserve.

I have heard a lot of “blaming the victim” in regards to Louise Ogborn. I think we need to keep a few things in mind:

-She was not working for spending money. Her family needed the income she was bringing in. She could not afford to lose her job.

-She was threatened with an arrest record for theft, which would have followed her for life and made college admissions, etc, difficult.

-As the search progressed, she was either only partially covered with a filthy apron, or not clothed at all. I can certainly understand her reluctance to run through a crowded restaurant that way!

This girl is not to blame. She was the victim of a pervert, an idiotic manager, and the idiot’s dirty old man boyfriend. When I saw her on the video, terrified, crying, covered in nothing but a filthy apron, and then later, losing her virginity (pace Clinton, oral sex is sex) to a dirty old man (as far as I’m concerned, she was raped, and Nix should be punished like a rapist), my blood boiled with rage.


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