“No refusal” initiatives are becoming more and more common across the country. However, these forced blood draws open the door for police brutality through excessive use of force. We previously reported about a man in Texas who was stomped and beaten by the police who broke his leg in order to get his blood. To highlight this on-going problem and better educate the public, we bring you the video below:
DUI checkpoints, forced blood draws, how many assaults on our civil rights will it take for us to wake up to what is happening. We have become a police state in the name of DUI enforcement.
One response to “Forced Blood Draws leads to Police Brutality”
Anony Mous says:
Don’t drink and drive is a very good idea. However, as someone who refuses to drink and drive, I should not have to deal with over-aggressive police because I choose to enforce my rights.
If a person, drunk or not, refuses to give a sample, violence by the police is not the answer. In most states, there are penalties for refusing to take a chemical test. Why should the police be able to inflict serious damage to a person’s body just to draw blood? That makes no sense whatsoever – we have a judicial system for that kind of refusal.
For me, I follow the law and hold police accountable to the same laws. I am required to stop at a checkpoint and so I do. I am not required to speak to them at all or do any physical tests, and so I don’t. Only if they have reasonable suspicion that I am intoxicated (which I hold them to) can they demand a chemical test. I would have a major lawsuit on my hands if I were ever physically forced to do something like that.