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FORBES: "Dog-Authorized Anal Assault"

Jeremiah Cornelius (137) writes | about 9 months ago

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wow (1)

kesuki (321456) | about 9 months ago | (#46019565)

anal probes are not just for aliens anymore. sheesh

Re:wow (1)

flyneye (84093) | about 9 months ago | (#46034363)

More than enough money to have a cop and his dog, put down.

Drug Dogs (1)

mcgrew (92797) | about 9 months ago | (#46037233)

From the Illinois Times: []

Flip a coin and pick a side. Repeat 50 times. Chances are, youâ(TM)ll guess the coin toss more often than drug-sniffing police dogs in Springfield found contraband during traffic stops in 2012.
        Traffic stop data reported by the Springfield Police Department shows the police found contraband in 25 percent of searches prompted by a drug dogâ(TM)s alert. By comparison, guessing a coin toss has a theoretical 50 percent chance of being correct. Despite a 2011 state law that mandated training for drug-sniffing police dogs, Springfieldâ(TM)s canines continue to come up empty in most searches. One Springfield defense attorney believes the dogs represent an erosion of freedom, but the police who work with the dogs say the numbers donâ(TM)t tell the whole story.
        According to data collected from the Springfield Police Department by the Illinois Department of Transportation, Springfield police searched 51 vehicles following alerts from drug-sniffing dogs in 2012. The officers found contraband in only 13 of those searches, a hit rate of just 25 percent. Before 2012, state law didnâ(TM)t mandate IDOT to collect statistics on drug-sniff searches from police agencies, so data from prior years may be inconsistent and may not contain every use of drug-sniffing dogs in traffic stops. Still, the searches that were reported by the Springfield Police Department for past years show the hit rate has never reached 40 percent, and is often much lower.

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