The patron, who cannot be identified, gave evidence on Thursday during the inquest into the deaths of six young people at New South Wales music festivals between December and January She said she rarely drank and never took illicit drugs so was surprised when a sniffer dog picked her out as she entered Knockout Circuz three or four years ago. The woman began to cry as she told the inquest she was ushered into a room, where a female police officer was waiting.
As we were about 20 minutes out from the festival, we rounded a corner into slowed speed zone. What came next took us completely by surprise. Set up on the side of the road was an army of cops.
I checked in my luggage at the cusco airport. A police officer showed me his badge and said they wanted to check my luggage. There was nothing except dirty laundry and toiletries.
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First the officer told me to take off my top. Then my bra. She touched the seams of my clothing to make sure I hadn't hidden anything inside.
A woman has described being strip-searched by police when she was 12 years old. Ms Wood was taken into police custody in south Wales eight years ago with her mother, who was suspected of possessing drugs. More than 4, of those searches, supposed to detect drugs or concealed weapons, were carried out by the Metropolitan Police in London.
Four girls at a middle school in Binghamton, N. What happened next is in dispute, and has led the governor to call for an investigation. Reports about the incident spread quickly on social media, leading local community organizations to protest and rally in support of the students, which drew national attention.
Tougher policing measures and heavy handed drug enforcement haven't resulted in less harm at Australian music festivals. Every festival season still brings scores of drug-related illnesses, overdoses, and even deaths. And every drug-related festival death is a huge and devastating loss to the victim's family, friends, and community.
Daniel, 25, was lining up to get into Subculture Festival at Sydney Olympic Park in when he was approached by a police drug dog. Daniel, whose surname has been withheld for privacy reasons, says he told the police he wasn't carrying any drugs. After they went through his exterior clothes and the inside of his bag, one officer took him into a cubicle and told him to take off all his clothes.