28 Oct “Secret” NSW Police Intelligence Tool Raise Ethical Dangers, Targets Children
A “secretive” intelligence-gathering tool used by the New South Wales police called Suspect Target Management Plan (STMP) has recently come into the sights of the NSW law enforcement watchdog for targeting children as young as 10 who have not even been connected to any crimes.
Details of the tool surfaced last Wednesday in a study conducted by lawyers from the University of New South Wales and the Public Interest Advocacy Centre. Their findings showed that aside from young people, the system also disproportionally targeted Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Researchers from the Youth Justice Coalition said that the STMP promotes “oppressive policing”, while NSW police watchdog chief called the tool “problematic”.