Fascinating case down South where the banjos twang. It involves Napier Cops who surrounded a car with a man inside who had flipped out and hurt his parents.
The Police claim they feared the man had a crossbow and that he was suicidal, what happened next is hilarious.
So how does one deal with a man in a car who is thought to be suicidal and having a mental health break down?
Why down South where the banjos twang they smash the car in, they then pepper spray him, they then taser him twice, they then set 2 fucking dogs on him, they beat him, he then dies and the cops are like, ‘hey, we didn’t do anything wrong”.
In the recording the man can be heard to be pleading his surrender to the cops, and what did he get? Tasering, pepper spray, beating, dogs set on him and death.
Hilarious stuff right? I mean you can’t write satire better than that. Forget that it’s illegal for Police to use tasers for non compliance, forget that it’s illegal for Police to use paper spray for non compliance, forget that you can’t use dogs like this – all of that will become meaningless because these 4 are in front of a NZ Jury.
Unfortunately the authority worship culture we have in NZ means cops are always given the benefit of the doubt when they bash people. We allow cops to chase Kiwis to death via deeply flawed chase policies, we allow them to taser anyone for looking the wrong way and we allow them to break the law without too much fuss.
If these 4 thugs are found guilty it will be the only surprising thing about this sad death.