Policeman: We're going to search you, it won't take long. Emily: What! Why!? Policeman: This is a designated stop and search area. Emily: Since when! Dee: It's ok, Emily. Emily: No! It's not! You can't do that! What! Policeman: It's an offence to resist. Dee: I'm not resisting. Emily, shh. Policewoman (to Emily): Would you step aside please? (Emily moves a short distance away with the policewoman, while in the background Dee gets patted down by the policeman.)
Emily: Why are you searching him? What are you searching him for? Are you gonna search me? Policewoman: No, it's ok. We're not searching everyone. (In the background: Policeman: Please remove your outer garment. Dee: Ok)
Policewoman: Is everything alright? You seem distressed. Emily: Uh, yeah, you're searching my friend! He has anxiety! We were just on our way to - WHAT! What the heck! You can't strip him - Policewoman: We're not, we just have to check -
--- Alt text: advice from victoria legal aid: 'Stay calm. Searches can be fast and confusing.'
Biweekly updates resume
January 1, 2019
From January 1 2019, new pages of The Bright Side will be published on Tuesdays and Saturdays.