The issue the mainstream media are refusing to focus upon is the simple bare faced truth that this wasn’t all some giant mistake and misunderstanding, this was the framing of an innocent man by the Police who knew he was innocent.
The farce of the case has been picked apart now and it’s fragility is terrifying. This is all the cops in NZ need to do to throw a person into prison to rot for 2o years?
Beyond the fragility of the case however is the reality that the cops framed a mentally slow young brown teenager paying bribes to prison narks and easily swayed estranged family members during a marathon questioning session so draconian that it was changed after the Teina Pora case.
The bloody cops knew they were framing an innocent man and then spent 20 years trying to ignore it.
It is the NZ Police and their alpha male culture who need to be on trial here. The compensation of $2.5million would be acceptable if it had been a mistake, but this wasn’t a mistake. The cops knew he was innocent, they were under immense pressure to get a result, they bribed prison narks and estranged families for testimony, framed Pora and threw away the keys.
That’s not a mistake or miscarriage of justice, it’s a deliberate and criminal abuse of power by a Police force who are a law unto themselves.
The fact the NZ Police framed Pora isn’t the lead focus of this terrible case is proof positive that the cops still have that power today.
This Government had $11.5million to bribe a Saudi Businessmen with ‘compensation’ after the National Party promised to lift live sheep exports and didn’t. This Government had $26million for a flag vanity project and has $3billion for tax cuts but a mere pittance for a racist Police force framing a mentally slow brown teenager.
How terribly ugly.