Police propaganda finally challenged

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Our authority worship culture where NZers never fault the police has deep roots. I’ve always suspected settlers turned a blind eye to the violence meted out to unruly natives by the mounted constabulary because of the deep seated guilt at stealing Maori land in the first place. This cultural chip on our collective shoulders has remained with us and we continue to remain wilfully ignorant to the abuse of power Police in this country perpetrate.

Judith Collins ridiculous defence of the Police over the Red Devils case is nothing short of police state fascism. She’s claiming that it’s okay for the Police to break the law and attempt to manipulate and deceive the Courts because the targets were bad guys.

This is insane.

No one likes organised crime and we should do all we can to minimise them, but to green light the cops breaking laws and making a mockery of the justice system is about as much of an answer to the problem as amputation is to the common cold.

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Jarrod Gilbert’s brilliant take down of Collins yesterday is a must read for every sleepy hobbit who gives the Police the benefit of the doubt every time.

We need strong oversight of the Police so that they don’t become a law unto themselves – that’s a basic necessity of a democracy. That we are so willing as a culture to give the Police vast unchecked surveillance powers and believe everything they say highlights what a juvenile country we still really are.

Nothing will sadly change until white middle class kids get treated with the same brutality poor brown teenagers do. That’s the NZ we live in now.

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  1. “Our authority worship culture where NZers never fault the police has deep roots. I’ve always suspected settlers turned a blind eye to the violence meted out to unruly natives by the mounted constabulary because of the deep seated guilt at stealing Maori land in the first place. This cultural chip on our collective shoulders has remained with us and we continue to remain wilfully ignorant to the abuse of power Police in this country perpetrate.”

    *cough* bullshit *cough*

    “Nothing will sadly change until white middle class kids get treated with the same brutality poor brown teenagers do. That’s the NZ we live in now.”

    That’s because brown kids don’t have rich parents that can hire good lawyers.

    But I agree with your main point. Cops are sociopaths and there needs to be laws in place to make sure that they don’t become a law unto themselves because given the chance they will.

  2. The Tuhoe Raids
    Police and their covert video surveillance

    2nd Sept 2011 NZ government was advised by the Supreme Court All covert video surveillance by police was unlawful.

    The NZ government decided to legislate to reverse that decision.

    27th Sept 2011 The Bill Search and Surveillance Act was introduced under urgency ‘declared video surveillance lawful no matter when it occured’
    so they could still use video the police had of the Tuhoe people

    The Bill wasn’t passed

    3rd Oct the Bill was ammended, ‘Past surveillance would not be made lawful but convictions obtained using evidence from such surveillance would not be challenged.

    Governments and police making up their own rules since …. forever.
    What about their own law breakers?
    Who will change the Name Suppression Act to out the woman bashers the frauds the thieves the sexual offenders the drug lords et al ?

    Meanwhile Judy Collins is still making noises from her seat at the Back

  3. Good blog Martyn and I recommend readers to follow your link to Jarrod Gilbert’s original article. It is very to the point.

    But the thing about that article that really caught my attention was the Herald closing the thread. When I read through the thread I found that most people’s comments were against Gauleiter Collins.

    Don’t tell me NatParty tentacles are involved yet again…

  4. Gauleiter Collins.

    her resurrection was always going to happen, to again re-appear as the aggressor she really is as another political official governing a district under Natz rule like the ones did in 1932 in Germany.

    Next we will have armed Cops wont we?

  5. The neo liberal gift to you , the New Zealander :

    Lies ….Corruption …..poverty …..loss of sovereignty ….media control ….unemployment …..wages that never cover living cost’s …..abuse of state intelligence agency’s…..crony deals with officials….state surveillance of the population ….dis-empowered workers…..appalling health and safety standards….

    Welcome to the ugly society.

    Welcome to your future.

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