NSW Have Been Fucking Up Their Drug Bust Data For The Last 7 Years & Why Are We Not Surprised?

Despite their constant craving for validation on their social media channels, it appears the NSW Police Force just can’t seem to do anything right these last few months.

Firstly, they kicked up a shit storm when they announced they would be denying festival punters into the event if they were picked up by a drug dog, regardless of whether they were actually carrying or not.

Then, it was found that they had messed up the reporting of roadside drug testing because get this, the officers had to meet quotas and were falsely reporting numbers.

Now, in what might just be their biggest fuck up yet, it has been discovered that drug data supporting sniffer dogs at festivals has been incorrectly reported for the last seven years. 

What a fucking joke.

The Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) uses this data to find crime trends and eventually this decides where Police funds are allocated, however, they recently discovered that due to a data reporting error that some of the data was being reported twice.

So basically for the last 7 years, we’ve been fighting a meaningless war on drugs and pouring bucketloads of money into something that might not have even needed to be considered.

The real concern is this would have skewed the allocation of police resources into yet more resourcing on the failing war on drugs,” said Greens MP, David Shoebridge. He also mentioned that almost 13,000 of the recorded incidents did not actually happen.

It’s an absolutely massive fuck up that really shows the quality of policing in Australia, we’ll have to wait and see whether this has any tangible effects on music festival policing.

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