“This is a serious abuse of police powers that we’ll be challenging in public, in parliament and in the courts.”
Sadly, this isn’t satire.
Multiple festival-goers say they were denied entry despite having no drugs on them.
A judge has sided with police on the matter.
Meet “Chief Inspector Hunch”, from the ‘NSW Pinger Taskforce’.
Police are denying people entry to some music festivals, regardless of whether or not drugs are found on their person.
If a drug dog sits next to you but you are not found to be carrying drugs, you can now be denied entry.
“She’s cute, but she’s a narc.”
Only thing is, it doesn’t work.
“We can’t control whether there are sniffer dogs. But we can warn customers so they know in advance.”
“When people see intimidating police officers they seem to panic and overdose.”
A positive sign for harm prevention in Australia.
The new figures have lead to further questions over the unit’s worth.
“Time after time the stats show that the program just doesn’t work.”
Jo Haylen has also spoken out in favour of pill testing and amnesty bins.
Police have informed punters that they will intensify Sniffer Dog operations at the Big Day Out festival at the Gold Coast today.