In a move stolen from Orson Wells, NYPD has taken up the practice of iris scans for detained prisoners, but with a twist. Not only is their no law, code or provision that mandates iris scanning newly-detained prisoners, this practice seemed to be focused primarily on those detainees associated with the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ movement.

To top this civil rights-violating Sunday, some attorneys questioned about the issue remarked that their clients were further made to believe that their bail would be set higher if they resisted an iris scan. Not only is this practice illegal (bail is NOT to be used as a punitive measure, but rather as an independent way to guarantee equality and due process within the judicial system), but it appears NYC judges were complying with the officers, and enforcing higher bail fees on those who resisted officers illegal attempts to record their biometric information.