Don't Call the Cops (2)

Transquesta 2012/08/10 23:27:31
Cops Strip Search Mom, "Forcibly" Pull Tampon Out of Her for Maybe Rolling Through Stop Sign

By Chris Sweeney
Thu., Aug. 9 2012 at 9:33 AM

pulled over for rolling through a stop sign is whack. But getting
pulled over, having a gun pointed in your face, and then being strip
searched on the side of the road in front of your two children for
rolling through a stop sign is, well, really whack and probably an
excessive use of force.

At least. that's what a new lawsuit in the Sunshine State is claiming.

Last July, Leila Tarantino claims that she was pulled over by an officer
with the Citrus County Sheriff's Department. In the suit, Tarantino
says she came to a full stop and should have never been pulled over in
the first place.
A passing cop pulled a u-turn,
flashed the lights, and rolled up behind her. Tarantino claims that the
cop immediately drew his weapon, pulled her from the car, and refused
to explain why he pulled her over. Tarantino's two young children
watched all of this unfold from inside her car.

cop then placed Tarantino in the back of the squad car, where she
allegedly sat for two hours. When backup arrived, Tarantino was strip
searched on the side of the road, where passing motorists could see

Then, in a gruesome twist, a female
officer "forcibly removed" a tampon from Tarantino. Presumably, the
cops were looking for drugs, but the lawsuit notes that a drug-sniffing
dog was never called in, and cops never found any contraband or anything

The lawsuit does not name the cops involved but notes that there were five male officers and one female officer.

According to the court filing, cops released Tarantino with a citation.

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  • TuringsChild 2012/08/11 00:12:18
    We now have two classes of criminals. And we PAY one of them to 'protect' us from the other. The Founding Fathers would be disappointed in us all for letting it get this far.

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  • Brosia - KarmaRaven 2012/08/12 02:15:24
    Brosia - KarmaRaven
    Wow. Ultimate over-reaching of power.
  • Transqu... Brosia ... 2012/08/12 05:00:12
  • donna.robinson.102 2012/08/11 23:38:09
    I beleive this is enough overzealousness on behalf of these police officers, she should follow through with her lawsuit, this was awful, and probably most traumatic for those poor children, and really five police officers when clearly her children were there? where in the world was she going in the back of the police car? No she should definately see this through.
  • ģhøṡτ øώl 2012/08/11 13:55:19
    ģhøṡτ øώl
    God help us. They just get more and more obnoxious in their abuse of power. Like a gang of tyrannical sadists.
  • Arianne 2012/08/11 10:54:59
    Whenever I'll get pulled over I'm going to have one finger on the dial button of my cellphone. And it will immediately connect to a lawyer the moment something starts.
  • Transqu... Arianne 2012/08/12 05:01:18
  • Fariborz-Zak 2012/08/11 06:56:43
  • Transqu... Faribor... 2012/08/11 06:58:17
    I'm guessing you're a cop? Or do you just not like women too much?
  • Faribor... Transqu... 2012/08/11 07:51:47 (edited)
    none sorry it is catastrophe what cops done to lady so funny and crying for what happening in such a country known as Angels Land or USA.
  • dallasjoe 2012/08/11 04:52:08
    Safe bet if she had a "GOLLY GEE MY HUSBAND IS A COP TOO" sticker she would have not have been de-tamponned and she would have not gotten a Citation
  • moomoof 2012/08/11 02:50:51
    ......ew and wtf?!
  • sue 2012/08/11 02:20:19
    whqt about those cops barged into there home shot the dog and held guns to kids head only to find out it was the wrong house.
  • Me 2012/08/11 01:51:26
    wow...now thats not cool at all
  • 3052457 Me 2012/08/11 01:55:35
  • Me 3052457 2012/08/11 01:59:00
    go suck one ya ass
  • 3052457 Me 2012/08/11 02:01:56
  • Me 3052457 2012/08/11 02:06:32
  • Ken 2012/08/11 01:44:47
    Can anyone in Government do anything right?
  • 3052457 Ken 2012/08/11 01:56:20
  • Ken 3052457 2012/08/11 02:14:21
    Who pays them if it is not Government. Government is not only Federal, it is state, county and local, and they are all worthless money pits.
  • 3052457 Ken 2012/08/11 02:18:26
  • Ken 3052457 2012/08/11 02:21:54
    The police are the enforcement agents of the Government. If police break the law or rules outlined in their bargaining agreement, they can be fired.
  • 3052457 Ken 2012/08/11 03:58:17
  • Transqu... 3052457 2012/08/11 05:11:27
    Since government hires them and pays their checks.
  • Transqu... Ken 2012/08/11 05:11:02
    No. They're not there to do anything right. Government is a gravity well for psychopaths.

    I was gonna say government and corporations, but they're functionally the same entity.
  • John Rafael 2012/08/11 01:08:15
    John Rafael
    lol.. is the police going nuts these days?
  • 3052457 John Ra... 2012/08/11 01:56:37
  • ERide54 2012/08/11 00:13:42
    Stupid is as Stupid does:-)
  • TuringsChild 2012/08/11 00:12:18
    We now have two classes of criminals. And we PAY one of them to 'protect' us from the other. The Founding Fathers would be disappointed in us all for letting it get this far.
  • Transqu... Turings... 2012/08/11 00:25:27
    The framers of what WAS the government of the United States wouldn't consider this generation of 'patriots' worthy to lick their boots.
  • 3359557 Transqu... 2012/08/11 00:34:25
    Ditto !!! Today, is NOTHING like Yesterday. Today is WORSE
  • rocat Transqu... 2012/08/11 04:46:51
    so you understand about the WAS aspect-

    now we have...
    the corporation known as...
  • rocat Turings... 2012/08/11 04:45:24
    masterfully said-
  • Lt. Fred 2012/08/11 00:07:20
    Lt. Fred
    Really needed that backup, guy.
  • Wyveryx 2012/08/11 00:05:22
    I think there is something missing here. Namely the police officer's account of things.
  • LibertyCaroline 2012/08/10 23:56:41
    Wow, waiting for a warrant doesn't seem to be enough to ensure your rights, I suppose we'll need to call our attorney to show up on the scene while waiting on that warrant. Sadly I hear more and more police misconduct, sickening.
  • Transqu... Liberty... 2012/08/11 00:27:56
    Remember those guys when you were in school who liked torturing little animals and beating up on the little kids? Well, they all grew up to be cops. Bad part is, municipalities never used to hire scum like this.
  • Liberty... Transqu... 2012/08/11 00:37:21
    Police Dept.'s are becoming more desperate, some even have sign on bonus just to get people in the doors. Bad cops have far more in common with felons, high-school dropouts, and sociopaths.
  • Bozette 2012/08/10 23:51:16
    I don't doubt what the woman says. I personally have already told my family that should the need arise, they may want to check into holding officers responsible. Unfortunately, while this had never been an issue with my family, it became so when officers abused my/their rights. Personally, I will never call them for help again....found out the hard way that isn't feasible. I was brought up to believe in law enforcement...I can no longer say I do.
  • Transqu... Bozette 2012/08/11 00:29:25
    Officer Friendly retired from the force, and while on his way to the golf course was pulled over, beaten down and killed by today's cops.

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