It looks like NSW sniffer dogs are wrong most of the time

Newfigureshavejustcomeoutthatreallymakeusquestiontheusesnifferdogs. Apparentlydrugswerefoundonly406timesoutthe1124timespeoplewerestripsearchedbecauseasnifferdogin2017. Thismeansthat718peoplewerestripsearcheddespitenothavinganythingonthemthroughouttheyear,a64%failrate. AccordingtoTheNewDaily with 735peoplestripsearched321foundsomethingwhichisn’tmuchbetterata56%failratebetweenJanuaryandJune7. GreensMP,DavidShoebridgewhorunstheparty’s SniffOff campaignbelievesthatthisfailureratewouldn’tflyinanyothergovernmentprogram,saying“Anyothergovernmentprogramthatgetsitwrongalmosttwo-thirdsthetimewouldbeimmediatelyhalted.” Thisallseemsprettysuspicioustous,sowhatdoyouthink,isthisanacceptablestrikerateforthepuppers? Via:]

Sniffer dogs wrong in two-thirds of New South Wales strip searches

Snifferdogswerewronginalmosttwo-thirdsstripsearchesintheAustralianstateNewSouthWaleslastyear. Of1124peoplestripsearchedbecauseadogindicationin2017,drugswerefoundjust406times-afailurerate64percent,ficialpolicefiguresreleasedafterquestioningbyGreensMPDavidShoebridgeshow. That’s718peoplesubjectedtoastripsearchdespitehavingnothingonthem. Thenumbergeneralsearchesinthestate,whichSydneyisthecapitalcity,was10,224,with3954deemedsuccessfulfora61percentfailurerate. Policeapparentlydidnottrackhowmuchtheprogramcosttaxpayers. TheNewDailyreportsthisyearhasnotbeenmuchbetter,with735peoplestripsearchedafterbeingsingledoutbyadrugdogbetweenJanuaryandJune7. Drugswerefound321thosetimes,afailurerate56percent. MrShoebridge,whorunstheparty’scampaign,said:“TheseaggressivesearchesareallaboutPR,aboutthepolicebeingseentodosomethingonthefailingwarondrugs.” “Anyothergovernmentprogramthatgetsitwrongalmosttwo-thirdsthetimewouldbeimmediatelyhalted.” NSWPolicelastmonth. AspokespersonforretiringNSWpoliceministerTroyGrantsaidthesnifferdogprogramhadthestategovernment’sfullsupport. ScottCarbinesisMixmag’sAustralianDigitalContentEditor,followhimon Via:]