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Saturday, August 12, 2017

A Muslim woman was compensated with $85,000 after a police officer forcibly removed her hijab, or headscarf, while she was in police custody in Long Beach, California. In 2015, Kristy Powell was stopped by police officers along with her husband, who was driving a lowrider vehicle. Powell filed a lawsuit against the police department in 2016, claiming that she had been compelled to remove her headscarf, which was a violation of her First Amendment rights. The settlement was approved and the payment is to be made by the local municipal authority.




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"She cried throughout the ordeal and experienced humiliation when both her religious beliefs and personal integrity were violated," the lawsuit said.

Kristy Powell was arrested after the police found a warrant against her name regarding a shoplifting incident. Powell's husband had requested the police department for a female officer to handle her case, but the request was denied and Powell was ordered to let go of her headscarf. She spent the night in prison without the hijab, which was returned after her husband posted her bond.

According to the lawsuit, Powell was "forced to appear in a publicly available booking photo without her religious headwear, as a result of the foregoing deprivations of the free exercise of her religion, Kristy Powell suffered severe discomfort, humiliation, and emotional distress."


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I don't know any Muslim woman who wears a 'hijab' and I don't agree with that type of headgear... BUT.. the cop should have kept his hands to himself. It was so easy to get a female piggy.. but noooooo. The cop had to prove he's a man!

Well, the lady is 85k richer. Thank you piggies.

#1 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2017-08-12 07:53 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Hope she enjoys people knowing she's a thief lol

#2 | Posted by Tor at 2017-08-12 09:53 PM | Reply

She probably owes her lawyer $84,000.

#3 | Posted by bayviking at 2017-08-12 11:49 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

A. Well she's lucky she didn't get a full time body cavity search.

B. A warrent is cause for detainment but she isn't a thief in this country until judged by her peers.

C. FTA prison. Heh she went to the local jail ,prison is a whole different ball game.

#4 | Posted by bruceaz at 2017-08-13 12:04 AM | Reply

#2 when they cut off her hand we'll all know.

#5 | Posted by bruceaz at 2017-08-13 12:05 AM | Reply

Have any of you been processed into jail? Expect to be searched thoroughly, Including a strip search. You will not be allowed to keep your ties, shoe laces, contents of your pockets or any thing that you would be able to off yourself with. So if this little thief had hung herself with that scarf, I guess her family would have sued for even more money. I think the city/county should have appealed the verdict, but it would probity cost more than the settlement.

#6 | Posted by docnjo at 2017-08-13 02:09 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

If this little thief.

From someone who took an oath to uphold the Constitution. You don't know ---- about this lady except a 2 paragraph article.

#7 | Posted by bruceaz at 2017-08-13 02:47 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The criticism is ripe coming from people who get all bent out of shape over Christian oppression that doesn't exist.

#8 | Posted by 726 at 2017-08-14 09:01 AM | Reply

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