Deming incident ranks NM as ‘scariest’ of 2013

By Rob Nikolewski on January 1, 2014
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NO. 1 ON THE ‘SCARY’ LIST: An incident in which a 63-year-old alleges southern New Mexico authorities violated him ranks first in a listing of ‘the scariest people of 2013.’

By Rob Nikolewski │ New Mexico Watchdog

SANTA FE – The horrific story out of Deming has captured national attention again.

The incident, in which a 63-year-old southern New Mexico man filed a lawsuit alleging that police officers in southern New Mexico performed X-rays, enemas and even a colonoscopy upon him after suspecting him of carrying drugs, prompted outrage from civil liberties defenders across the country and across the world when news of the lawsuit came out this fall.

According to the suit, no drugs were found. But the man was charged $6,000 for the colonoscopy.

Now, , the news website run by the (which funds New Mexico Watchdog), has selected “Southern New Mexico cops” No. 1 in a year-end roundup of the “scariest people of 2013.”

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