This actually happened in America: New Mexico man forced to undergo anal cavity search after routine traffic stop

In a story that will surely cause you to question what has happened to this country, a simple traffic stop led to a demeaning and nightmarish ordeal for a New Mexico man.

According to TheBlaze:

The incident began on Jan. 2 as David Eckert was leaving the local Walmart in Deming, N.M. He reportedly failed to make a complete stop at a stop sign, prompting police to pull him over.

The officers asked him to step out of the vehicle and claim the man appeared to be clenching his buttocks, Eckert’s attorney, Shannon Kennedy, told TheBlaze. It is unclear why police removed him from the vehicle in the first place. However, because the cops believed he was clenching his buttocks, they took it as reason to suspect him of hiding narcotics in his anal cavity.

Police officers then detained Eckert’s vehicle and sought a warrant to search his anal cavity. Remarkably, the police were able to obtain the warrant, but the doctor at the emergency room in the county refused to perform the anal cavity search because he believed it to be “unethical.” That prompted the police to take the now expired warrant to Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City, N.M., which led to Eckert endure several X-Rays, finger exams, enemas, and colonoscopies. No narcotics were ever found.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Eckert has now filed a civil rights lawsuit, and, on radio this morning, his attorneys Joe and Shannon Kennedy, joined Glenn to talk about their client’s ordeal.

“In one of the most amazing stories I have ever heard,” Glenn said. “I'm not a guy who sues people. Accidents happen, whatever. I don't sue people. I have to tell you, if this guy doesn't sue the hospital involved in this – not even a hospital, it's one of those urgent care places. If that isn't put out of business, and if this guy doesn't own the town where this happened, there is no justice. There is no way that this happens in America. There's no excuse for this. I don't care what your damn dog said. There is no excuse for this.”

The entire incident lasted about 12 hours. And to add insult to injury, Eckert was then billed by the urgent care facility for the procedures. One of Glenn’s first questions to the Kennedys was how all of this happened without him being able to contact his attorney.

“Where was his attorney,” Glenn asked. “Did he ask for an attorney?”

“Absolutely. But there's, you know, Glenn, there's no right to an attorney until you are charged with a crime. And he was not charged with a crime, ironically enough,” Joe said. “They found nothing in his car. They found nothing on him. And this man was never charged with a crime.”

“So if they don't charge you, they can just do this,” Glenn asked exasperatedly. “That's their case?”

“They can't. They can't. To some extent, the reassuring thing – it's clear – the Supreme Court has handled this before, a long time ago. And it's clear they can't do this. The problem is, we have a collection of law enforcement and doctors who don't know this. And a District attorney was involved in this!”

The Deming Police Chief has come out and defending the actions of his department, saying everything was done “by the book” – though it’s a book Eckert’s attorneys are unfamiliar with.

“So how come is the police chief now saying, ‘Look, we did everything by the book,’” Glenn asked. “What book? Mengele’s book? What book?”

“It's a book I'm not familiar with,” Joe conceded. “Not published in this country.”

Glenn still could not understand how something like this could possibly happen in a free society.

“How come they are not owning up to it – firing everybody? I have to tell you, if they would ever do something like this to me, I would go crazy. And I would sue the pants off them – no pun intended,” Glenn said. “But I would leave them with nothing. And I would want justice. However, if they immediately came and said, ‘Oh my gosh, this was completely out of control. Here's what we're going to do,’ I might be a little more lenient. But for anybody who is saying, ‘Look, we went by the book,’ it would only enrage me more. And I would say, ‘I want their children's, children's, children to pay’… I would ask you to advise your client, please, for the rest of us, please, do not settle the case. Please do not settle the case. Go for the throat. You have got to send a message.”

“We're happy to see the positive support that people have commented on this story and the positive support of people. He's very happy about that and feels very encouraged. He's a little bit of a prisoner in his own house now because obviously, who would go out on the streets after having this done to you,” Joe said. “That's the good thing about the media, Glenn. That's why we're so happy to be talking about this. You shine the light on this, they are not going to harass him or do anything to him at this point.”

“I tell you, if I were the governor, mayor, chief of police, whatever it is of the state, I would make it very clear: You're not covering anything up. We're going to be very clear, we're going to open books on everything. We're not going to hide anything because this has to be fumigated. I don't care if the guy had been in prison before. It doesn't mean that you can do this to a citizen,” Glenn said. “Guys, thank you very much. Joe and Shannon, let us know how we can help. Please stay in touch with us… You win this one. You win this one in a spectacular way, please. Thank you very much.”

Watch the entire interview below:

How does a sports writer know how to fix America, and America's racial dilemma?

In a special edition of the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Outkick sports columnist Jason Whitlock filled in Tuesday for Glenn to explain how we can bring America back together, lean into racial harmony, and restore the values of our Founding Fathers. Because if not us, then who will?

Jason started out by explaining how, during a recent appearance on the program, he felt a spiritual connection with Glenn, regardless of physical differences, as both share a common passion for God and country.

"Glenn and I share a kindred spirit. A kindred passion," Jason said. "We have two things that we love and are passionate about: God and country. I am not a minister. I'm a flawed sinner just like Glenn and just like you. But I am a believer. Believers share an energy that connects them, that cuts through our physical differences and makes those differences irrelevant relevant. That's what I felt when I met Glenn, an energy and a spirit that connects us. We are broadcasters, media personalities, operating in separate spaces, trying to talk to Americans, who share our passion."

Jason went on to say that he believes there are forces operating, both outside of and inside America, that are working to separate America from God, and that much of what we've witnessed in 2020 — from the racial division stirred by the mainstream and social media, to the rioting and looting by Antifa and Black Lives Matter, to the "remaking of the sports world into a shrine that celebrates resisting criminal suspects and denigrates this great country at every turn" — are symptoms and consequences of America's enemies separating God and country.

"We are one nation under God. We are nothing without Him," Jason continued. "The flawed sinners who founded this nation baked God into this country with their Declaration of Independence. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. That they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights. That among those, are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The foreign and domestic enemies of this nation are baking a new American cake. God isn't an essential ingredient in this new cake. He isn't an ingredient at all. The removal of faith is sewing the disharmony that is terrorizing and destroying the United States of America.

"Why am I here today? I'm here to tell you how we take our country back, how we restore the freedoms and the liberties our enemies seek to remove in their remaking of a godless America."

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One of the most shocking things British journalist, political commentator, and author of "The Madness of Crowds," Douglas Murray witnessed during his recent stay in America, was how many Americans are acting as if they live in 1930s Germany or behind the Iron Curtain, afraid to stand up and speak out because they're afraid of the consequences.

Murray joined the "Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to explain why he believes the state of America is actually worse than we realize, and how the Left's obsession with rewriting history has ushered in guilt, fear, and a "silent majority."

Murray said he's particularly "fed up" with those on the Right who are afraid to voice their opinion because they don't want to become the target of leftist mobs on social media.

"Do you think anyone in history who told the truth had an easy time? You've got the easiest time that any opposition movement ever did in history," Murray said.

"You cannot have these people in America living in a free society — which is for the time being free — pretending that they live under the circumstances of Jews in 1930s Germany," he added. "Speak up. Speak out. Don't be a silent majority; be a very damn noisy majority. And don't put up with the oppression of people who are totally insincere ... they want to make money. They want to win. Nothing more. Call them out ... and get back to what you should be doing as a nation."

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New York City shut down its schools over the coronavirus with barely any notice. But even before that, Governor Andrew Cuomo apparently wasn't in the mood to be asked about it, and he made that very clear to reporters.

Asked on Wednesday whether parents could expect schools to be closed as soon as Thursday, Cuomo mocked reporters for their "obnoxious and offensive" questions and accused them of not paying attention. Watch the testy exchange for yourself here.

On Thursday's radio program, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere had plenty to say about Stu's least favorite governor and the decision to close schools. But Glenn also offered his own theory on why coronavirus restrictions have become so political: Americans refuse to be forced into submission.

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Everything comes down to the two Senate runoffs in Georgia. If we lose both races, we lose the country. Democrats know this and are pouring in millions to usher in a Marxist agenda.

As the Left tries to hide how radical the two candidates really are, Glenn takes us inside the Democrat war room to expose the wolf in pastor's clothing, Raphael Warnock, and America's Justin Trudeau, Jon Ossoff. Socialism, the Green New Deal, and "defund the police" are all on the table. And Glenn warns of what's to come if conservatives don't activate: Chuck Schumer will weaponize the Senate, and the radical Left will launch an all-out assault to ravage the Constitution.

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