Friday, September 15, 2006

Sold a Pup Freya Days Rant


Crying Baby
Originally uploaded by Sydney Weasel.
It appears that the use of police sniffer dogs to screen people for drugs might be little more than an expensive public relations exercise. A NSW Ombudsman’s review has found the use of the dogs to be so ineffective it questions whether the program should be continued. It has also raised concerns that searches of people carried out on the basis of a positive indication of a sniffer dog could be illegal, given the low success rate of the dogs. The use of the sniffer dogs could be more about police and politicians wanting to be seen to be doing something about drugs, rather than actually tackling the problem.
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