In NSW, Australia, it is legal for police to search children as young as ten. This episode looks at recent attempts to address this and shows just how dangerous it is to try and provide ‘independent oversight’.
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How public do strip searches in NSW need to be before we get outraged?
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THESE ARE YOUR RIGHTS WHEN IT COMES TO POLICE STRIP SEARCHES
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