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Cops Mistake Neurological Disorder for Insanity; Kidnap, Strip-Search, and Jail Man for Days



September 09, 2015

In response to a Fourth Amendment lawsuit filed by attorneys for the Rutherford Institute, government officials insist they had “probable cause” to arrest a 37-year-old disabled man, allegedly because of his slurred speech and unsteady gait. Gordon Goines, a resident of Waynesboro, Va., who suffers from a neurological condition similar to multiple sclerosis, was then strip searched by police, handcuffed to a table, diagnosed as having “mental health issues,” and subsequently locked up for five days in a mental health facility against his will and with no access to family and friends.

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