Home / news / A 15-year-old boy was told to “hold your dick and lift your balls up and show me your gooch” and a police officer “ran his hands around” the buttocks of a 17-year-old during two of 25 potentially illegal strip-searches conducted at an underage music festival in Sydney, an inquiry has heard.

A 15-year-old boy was told to “hold your dick and lift your balls up and show me your gooch” and a police officer “ran his hands around” the buttocks of a 17-year-old during two of 25 potentially illegal strip-searches conducted at an underage music festival in Sydney, an inquiry has heard.

A 15-year-old boy was told to “hold your dick and lift your balls up and show me your gooch” and a police officer “ran his hands around” the buttocks of a 17-year-old during two of 25 potentially illegal strip-searches conducted at an underage music festival in Sydney, an inquiry has heard.

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  1. raping children so they wont smoke reefer

  2. Strip searching underaged children without trusted adults present, sounds overly suspicious don’t you think?

  3. The brave police is at it again, putting their delicate lives on the line.

  4. Police brutality is a virus that cannot be allowed to spread.

  5. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/dec/02/nsw-police-told-15-year-old-lift-your-balls-up-strip-search-no-adult) reduced by 90%. (I’m a bot)
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    > A 15-year-old boy was told to "Hold your dick and lift your balls up and show me your gooch" and a police officer "Ran his hands around" the buttocks of a 17-year-old during two of 25 potentially illegal strip-searches conducted at an underage music festival in Sydney, an inquiry has heard.

    > "And the officer told him, quote, to 'hold your dick and lift your balls up and show me your gooch'," Dwyer told the inquiry.

    > The inquiry heard that another 16-year-old boy, who was searched alone after he was found hiding a bum bag without any drugs inside, was told to "Lift up his balls" and to "Squat and cough" during the search.

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  6. Isn’t this a Dave Chapelle bit?

  7. This is normal in Sydney. I lived in Australia for 10 years, became a citizen, but left a year ago as was totally over living like this. There are rules for everything, and everything is enforced by an over-funded police system and by the citizens themselves. Breaking a rule? A fellow citizen will be sure to inform the police of your misdoings, no matter how small. Australia is not the country of laid back people it is often portrayed to be.

  8. Down under.

    I’m not great at jokes.

  9. This isn’t about drugs.

    Unlike HK any rebellion in Australia is more likely to start at a techno festival than a university.

    Unlike Chile, more likely at a rock festival than a train station (although Sydney trains do test our patience, not to mention the surveillance creep associated with the the ticketing system, but the public are too docile to connect those dots).

    Each festival has tens of thousands of people amassed and they have a huge PA to amplify a voice of dissent if they want.

    Last year NSW recently started extorting the festivals to pay for a police presence, often raising the fee a (fortnight before the festival) something like five times the original quoted price knowing full well that would make it unviable.

    However the backlash ironically turned the organisers political. Competing promoters joined forces to lobby the government resulting in a policy backflip recently.

    The government are hoping now that the promoters are more interested in profit than politics.

  10. I mean that is where I hide my drugs, so they aren’t stupid just very wrong.

  11. [https://www.reddit.com/r/sydney/comments/e4xfl1/australian_pedophiles_be_like/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x](https://www.reddit.com/r/sydney/comments/e4xfl1/australian_pedophiles_be_like/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x)

  12. I’m seriously concerned about the authority some people weld all over the face of this planet and how average people are either affected by it or let it slide as they have “nothing to hide”…

  13. Great, now we can all tape our drugs behind our balls.

  14. So if the police stopped Graham Gooch and asked him to do the same, would the headline be “Cops goosed Gooch’s gooch!”?

  15. What is happening here? Are the police trying to mentally program children that public nakedness and touching of genitals by adults is okay? When it’s a priest, we call that pedophilia, sexual attraction to children. What do we call it when it’s a cop? “Illegal strip search”. Why the difference?

  16. ok cop needs to be fired, fined and marked as a pedo for real

  17. want to sneak in drugs without sweating it? give it to a minor and have them walk in with you.

  18. What is this global abuse of power by the police? What is going on??? Rapists, sexual predators and abusers…

  19. Welp, there’s two more people who discovered the hard way that all police officers are fucking garbage.

  20. Holy shit, this ISN’T America?

  21. So is it safe to assume Australia is run by literal nonces then?

  22. I SAID SPREAD YOUR CHEEKS AND LIFT YOUR SACK!

  23. So more indications by a dog where nothing was found?

  24. I came out the toilet one time at a festival just got in had to pre nothing off right?
    I walk out I see my group I take 4 steps and am lifted from each arm 1ft off the ground thrown at a wall and searched for a good 20 min.
    Never knew why tho

  25. Conservatives will defend this, saying that cops need to sexually assault children for freedom or something.

  26. When will people finally decide they’re just not gonna stand for anymore of this “ we’re saving you from yourself” shit?

  27. HK should be a reminder that the police are only the good guys when they work for the people they serve.

  28. Showmeyourgootch a great user name

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