Foreshore sunscreen confiscation illegal?

troll-sniffer 29 November 2010 15

The Canberra Times today carries a story about guards confiscating sunscreen from patrons as they entered this outdoor event.

I may be well and truly delusional here, but I would have thought that apart from the obvious contradictions with everything we are being told about remaining sun-safe, wouldn’t the seizure of personal property normally considered to be essential for a day out be somewhat illegal? 

Or was there a sufficiently clear warning printed on the conditions of entry


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toriness toriness 7:50 am 01 Dec 10

peterepete said :

toriness said :

well done crimes on the up-to-the-minute reporting – the event security started doing this at least 2 years ago, the last time i went to foreshore. pretty sure it says it on the conditions of entry – no high heels or umbrellas were allowed back then either. it’s to stop the fluro kids taking in shedloads of drugs concealed in various objects etc. at stonefest this year i saw people made to empty and turn out all their pockets and open sunglass cases etc too.

So I guess they’d also confiscate prescription drugs on the basis that they might be used to conceal illicit ones. Its a logical but stupid extension. I just hope 1st aid have enough free sunscreen – but at least thats a good sign its not a profit motive.

pretty sure i’ve noticed at these events that go hardline on banning items that there is an exemption for those with a valid prescription (and that would make sense wouldn’t it), but in all honesty i’ve only read the conditions of entry out of boredom when standing in the queue to enter. the conditions of entry have never affected me personally so don’t bother me – including the ban on high heels 😉

there has always been free sunscream and water inside as well.

LSWCHP LSWCHP 12:34 am 01 Dec 10

I was working in the US on 11-Sep-2001, and I’ve been back dozens of times since.

The TSA now employs thousands of dim-witted goons to perform poorly defined and meaningless processes at astronomical expense in the name of “security”. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Security_theater for a good description what it’s all about.

The only thing that surprises me is that it’s taken so long for such nonsense to reach us here. Before long we’ll all be taking our shoes and belts off, and getting groped in the groin by a large man in a uniform before we can shop at K-Mart. Some will enjoy this experience enormously, others not so much.

p1 p1 10:10 pm 30 Nov 10

PrinceOfAles said :

peterepete said :

So I guess they’d also confiscate prescription drugs on the basis that they might be used to conceal illicit ones. Its a logical but stupid extension. I just hope 1st aid have enough free sunscreen – but at least thats a good sign its not a profit motive.

Yes they will confiscate prescription drugs too. A friends missus had her collapsed lung medication confiscated at Warehouse festival last year. Warehouse fest is run by the same mob.

Interesting. So they took perscription drugs off someone? I’d be interested to see the finer legal points argued if they got taken to court on that. I think they call it discriminating against a person based on their medical condition.

bloodnut said :

Hmmmm. That’s very topical.

🙂

Pork Hunt Pork Hunt 5:40 pm 30 Nov 10

PrinceOfAles said :

peterepete said :

So I guess they’d also confiscate prescription drugs on the basis that they might be used to conceal illicit ones. Its a logical but stupid extension. I just hope 1st aid have enough free sunscreen – but at least thats a good sign its not a profit motive.

Yes they will confiscate prescription drugs too. A friends missus had her collapsed lung medication confiscated at Warehouse festival last year. Warehouse fest is run by the same mob.

F*** me if I would let some lowlife copper wanna be security knob jockey take my medicine!
What about asthma stuff or diabetic medicine?

I’d bet my left nut that they let you keep that in fear of lawsuits if someone went tits up.

bloodnut bloodnut 7:18 am 30 Nov 10

Hmmmm. That’s very topical.

spinact spinact 2:14 am 30 Nov 10

Outrageous! Mandatory cavity searches will be next!

PrinceOfAles PrinceOfAles 11:47 pm 29 Nov 10

peterepete said :

So I guess they’d also confiscate prescription drugs on the basis that they might be used to conceal illicit ones. Its a logical but stupid extension. I just hope 1st aid have enough free sunscreen – but at least thats a good sign its not a profit motive.

Yes they will confiscate prescription drugs too. A friends missus had her collapsed lung medication confiscated at Warehouse festival last year. Warehouse fest is run by the same mob.

peterepete peterepete 7:38 pm 29 Nov 10

toriness said :

well done crimes on the up-to-the-minute reporting – the event security started doing this at least 2 years ago, the last time i went to foreshore. pretty sure it says it on the conditions of entry – no high heels or umbrellas were allowed back then either. it’s to stop the fluro kids taking in shedloads of drugs concealed in various objects etc. at stonefest this year i saw people made to empty and turn out all their pockets and open sunglass cases etc too.

So I guess they’d also confiscate prescription drugs on the basis that they might be used to conceal illicit ones. Its a logical but stupid extension. I just hope 1st aid have enough free sunscreen – but at least thats a good sign its not a profit motive.

olfella olfella 7:07 pm 29 Nov 10

toriness said :

well done crimes on the up-to-the-minute reporting – the event security started doing this at least 2 years ago, the last time i went to foreshore. pretty sure it says it on the conditions of entry – no high heels or umbrellas were allowed back then either. it’s to stop the fluro kids taking in shedloads of drugs concealed in various objects etc. at stonefest this year i saw people made to empty and turn out all their pockets and open sunglass cases etc too.

And did all of this so called security do anything to stop illegal substances getting in?? If so maybe they could act as consultants to AMC…

toriness toriness 6:35 pm 29 Nov 10

well done crimes on the up-to-the-minute reporting – the event security started doing this at least 2 years ago, the last time i went to foreshore. pretty sure it says it on the conditions of entry – no high heels or umbrellas were allowed back then either. it’s to stop the fluro kids taking in shedloads of drugs concealed in various objects etc. at stonefest this year i saw people made to empty and turn out all their pockets and open sunglass cases etc too.

Diggety Diggety 6:16 pm 29 Nov 10

Fiona said :

Maybe somoene had been reading too much into Vitamin D and all the contradictions about sun exposure?

+1

Fiona Fiona 5:50 pm 29 Nov 10

Maybe somoene had been reading too much into Vitamin D and all the contradictions about sun exposure?

p1 p1 5:17 pm 29 Nov 10

Someone has been reading the US TSA manual for site security. Were they also giving “Enhanced PatDowns” to the more attractive attendees?

Do they think that people will be drinking their sunscreen, or making it into a bomb?

georgesgenitals georgesgenitals 4:26 pm 29 Nov 10

niftydog said :

Illegal? Doubt it. Ham-fisted at best.

The conditions of entry list “liquids of any kind including perfume” as a banned item but the “survival guide” recommends bringing sunscreen!

1st aid were giving out free sunscreen.

Were the bottles of sunscreen being given out of varying brands, sizes and levels of fullness? I smell a rat…

niftydog niftydog 4:15 pm 29 Nov 10

Illegal? Doubt it. Ham-fisted at best.

The conditions of entry list “liquids of any kind including perfume” as a banned item but the “survival guide” recommends bringing sunscreen!

1st aid were giving out free sunscreen.

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