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Image: 'Constable Dog nails a suspect' by Newtown Grafitti on Flickr

Since the introduction of the Law Enforcement Powers and Responsibilities Act in 2000, police have had the power to use sniffer dogs on public transport without a warrant.

The trouble comes when heavily searched areas don’t seem to be driven by crime rates or drug possession charges. Rather, statistics seem to show it has more to do with the populations of young indigenous aged 18-35 .

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