National scream they will blow half a fucking billion on creating a Police State while Labour promise that they’re going to be just as butch on law and order.
A plague on both their redneck houses.
Labour have managed to go one step further by allowing Greg O’Connor to run as a Labour Party candidate for Christ’s sakes.
That’s right, the bloke who wanted to arm Police so that the can shoot as many NZers as they kill each year from their deeply flawed police chase policy is going to get the nod as Labour’s Ohariu candidate.
Note neither Labour or National have even mentioned any checks or balances over Police power just more money and power to them. Neither have said a word about extra funding for the IPCA (Independent Police Conduct Authority) who are currently funded to only do a small fraction of complaints independently. Neither have mentioned reviewing the extraordinary powers granted to them by the search and surveillance powers.
Such concerns aren’t butch enough for the howling lynch mob that is the NZ public who have been so wound up with the fear of crime by a ‘if it bleeds it leads’ mainstream media that they want public hangings.
The biggest winners of the half a billion National and Labour want to throw at cops will be the Private Prison Industry who will be licking their lips in anticipation at the thousands more destined for their cells.
This isn’t about safer communities, it’s about preying on people fears.
Here’s a local twist on an old favourite for Labour and National…
Mount Eden, you’ve been livin’ hell to me
You’ve jailed us since eighteen seventy three
I’ve seen ’em come and go and I’ve seen them die
And long ago I stopped askin’ why
Mount Eden, I hate every inch of you.
You’ve cut me and have scarred me thru an’ thru.
And I’ll walk out a wiser weaker man;
Mister Politician why can’t you understand.
Mount Eden, what good do you think you do?
Do you think I’ll be different when you’re through?
You bent my heart and mind and you may my soul,
And your stone walls turn my blood a little cold.
Mount Eden, may you rot and burn in hell.
May your walls fall and may I live to tell.
May all the world forget you ever stood.
And may all the world regret you did no good.
Mount Eden, you’ve been livin’ hell to me.