Email
Password
Remember meForgot password?
    Log in with Twitter

article imageOp-Ed: Why cavity searches matter in high-crime areas

By Walter McDaniel     Jun 19, 2014 in Crime
Many of us are frustrated by airport cavity searches but in some areas they are valuable. Denver police were allegedly attacked by a man who had hidden a gun between his cheeks, in a manner of speaking.
Detectives from the Denver Police Narcotics Division had been tracking 32-year-old Isaac Vigil for some time. He had been suspected for drug trafficking in Adams County and other nearby areas. They arrested him on May 14th after he was caught smoking meth in the parking lot of a McDonald's store.
According to a report by WUSA9 officers searched the man multiple times but only found a knife and crack pipe. The search was made more difficult by the fact that the man was reportedly "highly agitated."
Vigil had apparently hidden a gun very securely within his anal cavity. The fact that it was loaded clearly posed some dangers to him but he had just left a stint in prison and did not want to go back. He fired twice before his gun jammed and he was subdued. He is now confined and facing charges for attempted murder. The incident speaks for itself on the value of thorough searches when policing high-crime areas.
It is very well documented how many criminals use well, every orifice possible and sometimes those of animals to hide drugs. This problem has become so large there have been cases simply based on suspicion.
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of DigitalJournal.com
More about Crime, Denver, Searches
More news from
Latest News
Top News