A new website alerting subscribers to imminent police and sniffer dog raids in Sydney has incensed Australian police and authorities.
Snifferdogalert.com went live yesterday. It was established by civil liberties activists in reaction to the decision of the New South Wales (NSW)police to unleash surprise sniffer dog inspections on the public.
"The use of drug-sniffing dogs by the NSW Police on the general public is a breach of YOURS and EVERYONES [sic] privacy," the site says.
"The bill allows the police to target innocent people and to subject them to embarrassing public searches for no reason. This is the sort of conduct you would expect from the KGB in Soviet Russia, not from the NSW Police against innocent bystanders," it continues. Although the site says it does not condone the possession or use of illegal drugs, it does offer people's suggestions for lessening the effectiveness of sniffer dogs:
- "Wear Chilli powder or juice on your clothes and shoes."
- "Wrap your stash tightly then put it in another bag with vinegar."
- "Put your stash inside a full peanut butter jar."
- "If in a large group, get everyone to carry peppermint joints. A large number of smell sources can confuse a dog, and cause lots of dud searches."
- "If you have a bit of time and old bong water - go on a spraying mission around your local station."
NSW authorities condemned the site and said they were currently looking into having it shut down.
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