As soon as we found out the NZ Police had shot another NZer, I immediately posted the stock standard response to any killing in NZ by the cops…
- Police did nothing wrong
- ‘suspected weapon’
- shooting victim had it coming
- Police demand to have more guns
- no comment until after reports
- reports always damning
- media have lost interest in story by then
- untrained alpha Police shoot another person
…we are now into phases 2 and 3 of the stock standard response. The ‘suspected weapon’ and ‘shooting victim had it coming’ phase. Here the Police aggressively defend their actions, demand thoughts and prayers for the poor police who had to unload an entire clip into whatever mentally unwell person they’ve gunned down and then tend to start phase 4 where they demand more guns as a response,
The Police haven’t tried phase 4 because I suspect even they appreciate they’ll be hard pushed defending this killing once the details leak becaus it now turns out the ‘machete’ the Police used to justify shooting at a mentally ill man 12 times and killing him was actually a 7 year old blunt ornamental knife .
It’s no wonder they’re moving into phase 5 so quickly, the ‘no comment until after the reports’ phase because they really don’t want us asking too many questions about this one.