The NZ Police tell us that their illegal persecution of Nicky Hager was not political.
John Key and Judith Collins didn’t lean on the Police after their Dirty Politics humiliation?
This raid interrupted Nicky’s work on a war crime cover up by the SAS, the NZDF didn’t lean on their Police mates to get that information?
Nicky was investigating Police corruption, the Police didn’t have a vested interest to go ahead with this illegal raid to see what he had found?
The amount of times the NZ Police held back that Nicky was a Journalist and would argue Journalistic privilege wasn’t an oversight, it was specific and tactical.
Cameron Slater makes a complaint to the NZ Police that his emails were hacked and stolen on August 28th 2014.
By October 2nd 2014, the NZ Police illegally search Nicky Hager’s house for 10 hours.
That’s 36 days from when Slater makes his complaint to when the Cops break into Nicky’s house.
Compare the time it took the NZ Police to investigate the theft of Don Brash’s emails that made up Nicky Hager’s book, The Hollow Men.
In June 2007, Brash was told 9 months after making his complaint over the stolen emails that there was no progress on his case, and in fact Police closed the case 3 months after that.
So the leader of the Opposition can’t get the Police to investigate his stolen e-mails after 9 months in 2007, but Slater can get his complaint green lighted in 36 days?
But this wasn’t political. This was decided and enacted with such indecent speed all by the Police, and it’s just a huge coincidence that Key was incandescent with rage, the NZDF were desperately trying to cover up a war crime and Hager had police corruption evidence.
It is beyond comprehension that the NZ Police can attempt to claim this wasn’t a grotesque abuse of power driven by the darkest desires. It is depressing like cancer that the NZ media and public will accept this.
Consider what happened here, Nicky exposed enormous abuses of power and highly unethical political behaviour, yet it was he who was attacked by the Police???
My case against the NZ Police for dragging me into this fiasco is still before the Human Rights Review Tribunal.