Rumour from the TDB Tipline has it that National rushed the Teina Pora compensation out once the magnitude of Paula Bennett’s latest meltdown dawned on the Governments strategists.
It worked, the paltry compensation has managed to overshadow Paula Bennett’s extraordinarily cruel tactics of smearing the very Marae doing the job she isn’t.
Using Pora’s compensation to distract media from holding Bennett to account for her latest spiteful knifing of an agency trying to help the homeless and showing up her inaction is contemptible.
Let’s be very clear – the compensation offered to Pora for locking him up for a crime he did not commit is pathetic because it doesn’t focus on the salient point which has been ignored throughout most of his case – the cops framed him!
This wasn’t some miscarriage of justice by accident – the cops knew Pora could not have committed the crime they were c charging him with. The level of violence and sophistication of the crime plus the fact only one pair of foot prints were found at the scene plus the DNA of serial rapist Malcolm Rewa being found all meant the cops knew Pora was innocent when they stitched him up for murder and rape.
The idea that Rewa and Pora would share in a crime was a fiction the Police knew wasn’t true.
This is why the case has been ignored for such a long time, the Police knew they had stitched him up and refused to acknowledge that for 20 odd years.
Pora has been framed, wrongly convicted, robbed of a life and gets a pittance back and the system that’s done that to him uses his compensation as a smokescreen for National’s latest assault on the poor.
Our ‘justice’ system makes a mockery of the word.