According to the lone police oversight body in this state, the practice of strip-searching teenagers does not equate to ‘serious misconduct’.
Flying back from Los Angeles landed me at my first strip search, one of the most terrifying and dehumanising ordeals of my life.
In full view of the staff inside, a 22-year-old woman was strip-searched in front of a shop in broad daylight, an act indicative of the problem and the mindset of the NSW police.
“I’ve got young children, I’d want them strip-searched”: Minister responds to the 122 underage girls searched by his police
The official response to the rampant strip-searching of underage girls boggles the mind. It certainly indicates the mindset of the NSW Police, and the lengths they’re willing to go to defend the program.
With a 47% rise in strip-searches, and indeed, after seven minors were subject to the practice at Splendour in the Grass, here’s what you need to know if you’re selected.