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:

Shortly after appearing on "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" last Thursday, Los Angeles-based emergency medicine specialist Dr. Simone Gold got a call saying she was fired for speaking out about the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine in a now-banned viral video.

Dr. Gold returned to the radio program Monday to detail exactly what happened, the reason the hospitals gave for her firing, and how they threatened to fire her colleagues as well if she "didn't go quietly."

"Most emergency physicians work at more than one [hospital], as I do, and I've actually been fired from both," she told Glenn. "They told me that I appeared in an embarrassing video, and therefore, I would no longer be welcome to work there ... then they said, if I didn't go quietly and I made a fuss, they would have all the doctors in the group, you know, they'd have to go and they'll get a whole new doctor group."

Dr. Gold said she does not regret speaking out about hydroxychloroquine during the controversial "White Coat Summit" news conference held in Washington, D.C., last week. A video of the news conference quickly went viral on social media before being removed by Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and others for allegedly making false claims related to COVID-19.

"Bring it on," she said. "I want to continue to live in America. I want my children to continue to live in America. I don't want them to grow up in a place like China. When you get to a point where, not only can I not speak as a scientist, as a doctor, for what I know to be absolutely true, but you then want to cancel me and my colleagues, this is not okay. I would much rather fight than not fight ... and I want everybody to know that there are literally millions and millions of Americans who are on our side. Millions. I believe it's the majority."

Glenn then asked Dr. Gold to weigh in on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's new guidelines encouraging schools to reopen in the fall and the left's relentless drive to keep them closed.

"There's no actual scientific debate whatsoever if schools should open. None. There's no scientific debate. There's no serious person who thinks schools shouldn't open. Now, [through] some governors and policy makers, there's pressure being brought to bear on school districts, but there's no actual scientific debate. So it's going to come down to parents pressuring their local school districts to act in a responsible fashion."

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Fox News host Greg Gutfeld joined Glenn on "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to talk about his new book, "The Plus: Self-Help for People Who Hate Self-Help."

Greg admits he is probably the last person who should write a self-help book. Nevertheless, he offers his offbeat advice on how to save America during what has become one of the most tumultuous times in history, as well as drinking while tweeting (spoiler: don't do it).

He also shares his "evolution" on President Donald Trump, his prediction for the election, and what it means to be an agnostic-atheist.

In this clip, Greg shares what he calls his "first great epiphany" on how dangerous cancel culture has become.

"I believe that cancel culture is the first successful work-around of the First Amendment," he said. "Because freedom of speech doesn't protect me from my career being ruined, my livelihood being destroyed, or me getting so depressed I commit suicide. Cancel culture is the first successful work-around of freedom of speech. It can oppress your speech with the scepter of destruction. We don't have freedom of speech anymore."

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Dr. Simone Gold joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to set the record straight about hydroxychloroquine -- what it is, how it works, and the real reason for all the current controversy surrounding a centuries-old medication.

Dr. Gold is a board certified emergency physician. She graduated from Chicago Medical School before attending Stanford University Law School. She completed her residency in emergency medicine at Stony Brook University Hospital in New York, and worked in Washington D.C. for the Surgeon General, as well for the chairman of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. She works as an emergency physician on the front lines, whether or not there is a pandemic, and her clinical work serves all Americans from urban inner city to suburban and the Native American population. Her legal practice focuses on policy issues relating to law and medicine.

She is also the founder of America's frontline doctors, a group of doctors who have been under attack this week for speaking out about hydroxychloroquine during a news conference held outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington D.C.

On the program, Dr. Gold emphasized that the controversy over hydroxychloroquine is a "complete myth."

"Hydroxychloroquine is an analogue or a derivative of quinine, which is found in tree bark. It's the most noncontroversial of medications that there is," she explained.

"It's been around for centuries and it's been FDA-approved in the modern version, called hydroxychloroquine, for 65 years. In all of that time, [doctors] used it for breast-feeding women, pregnant women, elderly, children, and immune compromised. The typical use is for years or even decades because we give it mostly to RA, rheumatoid arthritis patients and lupus patients who need to be on it, essentially, all of their life. So, we have extensive experience with it ... it's one of the most commonly used medications throughout the world."

Dr. Gold told Glenn she was surprised when the media suddenly "vomited all over hydroxychloroquine", but initially chalked it up to the left's predictable hatred for anything President Donald Trump endorses. However, when the media gave the drug Remdesivir glowing reviews, despite disappointing clinical trial results, she decided to do some research.

"[Remdesivir] certainly wasn't a fabulous drug, but the media coverage was all about how fabulous it was. At that moment, I thought that was really weird. Because it's one thing to hate hydroxychloroquine because the president [endorsed] it. But it's another thing to give a free pass to another medicine that doesn't seem that great. I thought that was really weird, so I started looking into it. And let me tell you, what I discovered was absolutely shocking," she said.

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According to the mainstream media's COVID-19 narrative, the president is "ignoring" the crisis.

On tonight's "Glenn TV" special, Glenn Beck exposes the media's last four months of political theater that has helped shape America's confusion and fear over coronavirus. And now, with a new school year looming on the horizon, the ongoing hysteria has enormous ramifications for our children, but the media is working overtime to paint the Trump administration as anti-science Neanderthals who want to send children and teachers off to die by reopening schools.

Glenn fights back with the facts and interviews the medical doctor Big Tech fears the most. Dr. Simone Gold, founder of America's Frontline Doctors, stands up to the media's smear campaign and explains why she could no longer stay silent in her fight against coronavirus fear.

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