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NSW police strip-searched 96 children in past year, some as young as 11 – The Guardian

Exclusive: new data reveals 21% of those searches were performed on Indigenous children

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Police in New South Wales have continued to strip-search dozens of children, some as young as 11, despite widespread condemnation of the controversial practice.
New data obtained by the Redfern Legal Centre via state freedom of information laws revealed that in the past year, NSW police conducted 96 strip-searches on children.
A disproportionate number of those about 21% were Indigenous, including one case in which an 11-year-old was strip-searched by police. The new data also revealed Indigenous…

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