Teina Pora granted parole
Twice-convicted murderer and rapist Teina Pora has been granted parole at a hearing in Auckland today.
In a brief statement, the Parole Board said Pora no longer posed an undue risk to the safety of the community.
He would be released on an undisclosed date.
This despicable and racist miscarriage of justice by the NZ Police is finally starting to see a response by the lazy and reluctant NZ Legal system.
The horror of the Pora case is clean cut. The NZ Police bullied a young brown kid into a confession that should never been allowed to stand straight in Court but did because of our systems intrinsic racism.
Congratulations to the NZ Herald and Paula Penfold from 3rd Degree for forcing this story into the consciousness of the NZ Public. If they hadn’t highlighted the gross abuses of power by the NZ Police, Pora would have been allowed to rot in prison.
Now we must see a system so terribly caught out by their incompetence and racism to set the record straight.
The disgusting reality is this case demands the question, ‘how many Teina Pora’s are there rotting away in prison’? Has our media fuelled blood lust to punish set up a legal system that is jailing innocent people for crimes they did not commit? Are we mature enough as a country to comprehend our legal system is imprisoning innocent people? Will we ask the question?
A person serving over 2 decades for a crime they could never have committed demands answers, let’s hope we are courageous enough as a country to hear the answers.