Nation: Outrage in the Station House

Some police strip-search women even for traffic violations

Jane Doe," as she is called in the suit, was on her way to a friend's house in Chicago one evening last spring to watch Holocaust on television. Then she made an illegal left turn that was spotted by police, who turned her evening into a nightmare.

The girl, a local college student, was taken to the police station when arresting officers found that she was not carrying her driver's license. A computer check quickly revealed that she did indeed have a valid license, and she sent...

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