What we need to believe in illegal Police persecution against Hager

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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.

The NZ Police tell us that their illegal persecution of Nicky Hager was not political.

Really?

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.

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48 Comments

  1. cleangreen says:

    “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.”

    So Martyn, – it seems that the police were actively working for Cameron Slater then doesn’t it just???????

    • Tamati Tautuhi says:

      …. or Judith Collins & John Key ?

      • Tamati Tautuhi says:

        They even went through his daughters lingerie, now that is spooky behaviour, or is it intimidation ?

        If it was my daughter I would have been really pissed off ?

        Some creepy buggars in the NZ Police ?

        They had one in Northland who had links to the Natzis ?

        • MattyGee says:

          Intimidation, pure nd simple. I suspect the police (via John Key) knew what NH was onto re’ the Hit and Run book, and was trying to scare him off. It nearly worked as Hagar’s source got cold feet

        • Michelle says:

          maybe we have some sick cops Tamati

      • cleangreen says:

        And/or all of those scheming National crooks.

      • bert says:

        Judith Collins commenting on Hagers payout and acquittal…”when is Hager going to apologise to me”.

        Let’s see, has Hager ever been stood down for dubious practises Judith?

        What irritates me is that many people/ media feed Collin’s alta ego.
        Remember collin’s previous occupation… she is a leech.

  2. Gerrit says:

    The only common denominator I can see is that Hager likes to write books based on information gleaned from stolen emails.

    Hope everyone’s email server is secure.

    • WILD KATIPO says:

      Happy with political corruption and false arrests and search warrants , are we?

      Go live on North Korea then.

    • Christine says:

      Stick to the issue, Gerrit.

      At the time it looked as if the NZ Police were responding to a complaint by Cameron Slater, who had prominent multi political connections, and a significant physical presence.

      And yet, had the police involved actually read “Dirty Politics”, perhaps they may have shown a little more circumspection.

      Alternatively, they may have read “Dirty Politics”, and recognised that they were involved with the demonic dynamics of some morally corrupt protagonists.

      Either way, the police have to act on complaints, and the players in “Dirty Politics” were more than just puerile guttersnipes, but advocated Hager being murdered by the Chinese, pro-actively attempted to destroy both people’s reputations and their well-being, and treated it all like a game.

      People need to read the book to see how very bad they were, which is unbelievably bad. It should be compulsory secondary school reading -and one day it may well be, as an introduction to the ugly and venal side of NZ politics. It won’t bore, but it will repel.

      As far as I know, the first indication of Key using the police for political ends was his complaint about the Teapot Tapes. It was petty complaint about a totally trite conversation in a contrived media stunt, which resulted in various searches being carried out which were a complete waste of police time and resources.

      As a taxpayer it irks me to see money being wasted like this, but I don’t blame the police for it I blame Key who I think over-reacted, and behaved like spoilt teenage girls back in my school days did.

      In many countries Nicky Hager would have been bumped off long ago, and indeed this was discussed in “Dirty Politics”. I for one, expected Key to push off to one of the big United States financial institutions post NZ politics, and it’s a shame that none of them wanted him.

      With the change in govt, National’s power currently curtailed, and settlement reached with Nicky Hager, the road ahead for settlement for Martyn, is a lot cleaner than it was, so kia kaha.

    • Steve King says:

      Spectacularly illustrating the following point: “It is depressing like cancer that the NZ media and public will accept this.” Thanks Gerrit.

    • cleangreen says:

      what have you got to hide GERRIT?

      Half of what we all write blog or post is sent out for public viewing so if we want it to be private we shouild post “private and confidential”all over it eh?

      • David Stone says:

        Absolutely
        My name and address is in the phone book. Is anyone else’s? What I comment isn’t a secret. I do it cause I want people to know what I think. The more curious the snoops get about what I think the more I want them to know.
        D J S

    • Tamati Tautuhi says:

      The guy has actually got some credibility and integrity, it was soldiers who had actually fought in Afghanistan that provided some of the information to Hagar, he is actually an investigative journalist, which in the USA can cause you to commit suicide with a bullet to to back of the head ?

    • G.A.P. says:

      Why can’t we blame THE RUSSIANS???

    • Marcus Morris says:

      The common denominator is the probability of corruption at the highest level of government and and a genuine investigative journalist has had the wit to expose it.

      • bert says:

        Yes, can’t recall Hager ever having the reputation of being called “The Smiling Assassin”

    • mpledger says:

      Noone’s email server is secure.

  3. Red Buzzard says:

    How can you search a person’s house for 10 hours?……even in the most untidy large house it shouldn’t take this long !

    ….this was more like a HOME INVASION and HOSTAGE situation with Hager’s daughter being hostage and intimidated

    Hager was investigating corruption at the highest levels

    …as Bradbury says ironically …” it’s just a huge coincidence that Key was incandescent with rage”

    …this was a State, politically motivated home invasion (like what happened to Kim Dotcom)…more questions need to be asked…the police alone did not instigate this

    (…too bad the mainstream media supported jonkey for nine years)

    • cleangreen says:

      Good point Red Buzzard; “How can you search a person’s house for 10 hours?” – spectularly depicted; – thanks for that Red Buzzard.

  4. savenz says:

    Shocking. Police have to step up on these issues. They should start by settling with Martyn and offering him compensation and his costs rather than using the slow courts and tribunals to drag it out further.

    • WILD KATIPO says:

      No , they would never do that using ‘the slow courts and tribunals to drag it out further ‘ is a time honoured butt saving mechanism used by the ‘establishment’ worldwide.

      Almost a prerequisite for holding those positions of power.

    • cleangreen says:

      Here; – here, SAVENZ.

  5. Michelle says:

    I see once again no one is going to be held accountable and more abuse of power and us tax payers pick up the bill for our NZ Police incompetence. Not too mention how many times have we heard then say ‘this won’t happen again’ and ‘we have learnt from our mistakes’ its like a never ending saga.

    • Tamati Tautuhi says:

      Like the Urewera Terrorist Raids under the Helen Clarke and the Labour Government, just smacks of Government and NZ Police incompetence, and at the end of the day no one is ever held accountable.

      The Erebus Crash in Antarctic is another example, to this day we still do not know why the flight co-ordinates were changed without informing the pilot and then his house was broken into and his diaries went missing ?

      It as if the NZ Police are a political tool or apparatus of the State, available for political purposes, however this goes back a long way here in New Zealand back to the Early Settlor Governments when the police used to harass the Maori communities ?

      • Christine says:

        Because Muldoon’s mate Morrie Davis was in charge of Air NZ, because they all lied, and because the public was diverted by the public crucifixion of a splendid judge, Peter Mahon, on a technicality.

        • MattyGee says:

          Wow Christine, that’s the best sentence on the Erubus disaster I’ve ever read!

          … and who, on behalf of Air NZ carried out all the paper shredding (the destroying of potentially damaging evidence) Maurice (soon to be corrupt National MP) Williamson…

          • Christine says:

            I don’t think I knew that it was Williamson who did the document shredding, but I do know that he surely stuffed up his karma, majorly, in doing so.

            I also recall that it took Muldoon an indecent length of time to announce that there would be a Commission of Inquiry into Erebus, and that likely only came about because of the number of overseas deceased, especially visitors from Japan.

            My husband, a National supporter from a Nat insaturated family, said that he would never vote National again because of Muldoon’s time-lag and nor did he.

        • Jack Ramaka says:

          I heard through the grapevine there was someone they wanted dead on that plane – terrorism CIA ?

          The silence was deafening ?

    • WILD KATIPO says:

      We really need something like the Queensland Crime and Corruption Commission.

      Homepage — Crime and Corruption Commission Queensland
      http://www.ccc.qld.gov.au/

  6. Tamati Tautuhi says:

    Like the Urewera Terrorist Raids under the Helen Clarke and the Labour Government, just smacks of Government and NZ Police incompetence, and at the end of the day no one is ever held accountable.

    The Erebus Crash in Antarctic is another example, to this day we still do not know why the flight co-ordinates were changed without informing the pilot and then his house was broken into and his diaries went missing ?

    It as if the NZ Police are a political tool or apparatus of the State, available for political purposes, however this goes back a long way here in New Zealand back to the Early Settlor Governments when the police used to harass the Maori communities ?

  7. WILD KATIPO says:

    Happy with political corruption and false arrests and search warrants , are we?

    Go live in North Korea then.

  8. countryboy says:

    This is clearly an incesteous little kiwi-land thing. Way down here in the middle of nowhere, as the bully-rats chew at our riggings.
    Is it time to shake the governor general awake from her plump pillow dozings and fancy slippered doddlings? Should the Crown know about these dubious goings on? Where political, Kiwi-As narcissistic sadists use the Crown’s Kiwi-as police farce to put the fear of God up us righteous dissenters?

  9. Philg says:

    The police couldn’t find a spokesperson to answer questions after the compensation was publicly announced.
    Lol .

    • WILD KATIPO says:

      They tried a number of the German Sheperds but after a general consensus they were all too ashamed to even want to whine about it… lest they were seen by the public to be weak.

      At least the dogs have some integrity…

  10. Mjolnir says:

    Any chance of a private prosecution, Martyn? I’d chip in a givealittle page. This is the sort of thing we’d expect from Putin’s Russia not New Zealand. Thankfully the Boys in Blue have been made to realize the error of their ways!!

  11. Kim dandy says:

    Accountability when?

  12. Christine says:

    I think it’s unlikely that the NZDF leaned on the NZ Police. This would have been acknowledging that terrible things did happen on Operation Burnham, when they were in denial mode – possibly even to themselves – and could make the NZ Police accessories after the crime. Unthinkable.

    The SAS are a close knit unit, seemingly accountable to no-one, but by and large the NZDF are good upright people, a cut above e.g. our public heroes the All Blacks. This time, courtesy of Key, they stuffed up.

    It is hard to see Mr Slater’s friend Judith Collins MP leaning directly on the police – that has back-fired on previous politicians. Co-incidentally Collins husband is a former NZ police officer.

    • Marc says:

      Police officer, Chinese Samoan, interesting info on Collin’s hubby:
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judith_Collins

      “Collins was born in Hamilton. Her parents were dairy farmers Percy and Jessie Collins of Walton in the Waikato and she was the youngest of six children attending Walton Primary School.[2] In 1977 and 1978 she studied at the University of Canterbury. In 1979 she switched to the University of Auckland, and obtained first an LLB and then a LLM (Hons) and later a Master of Taxation Studies (MTaxS). She met her husband, Chinese-Samoan[3] David Wong Tung, at university. He was then a police officer and had migrated from Samoa as a child. They have one son.[2]”

      • Jack Ramaka says:

        Asian bashing is not acceptable on this site, what has his ethnicity got to do with the price of fish in Taiwan ?

  13. Marc says:

    But Hager is a ‘terrorist’, is he not?

    • Christine says:

      Marc you have sent me to my Concise Oxford, and no, Nicky Hager is not a terrorist:

      “A person who uses or favours violent and intimidating methods of coercing a government or community.”

      Hager seems to have an aversion to violence and intimidation, didn’t you know ?

      He is an elegant illustration of the pen being mightier than the sword which may be why Key and co had an aversion to him.

    • Marc says:

      It was tongue in cheek, so to say.

  14. stephen says:

    Goodluck Martyn things will get better

  15. mosa says:

    Yeah maybe we can have a whip round to compensate tax payers starting with
    John Key and the last National led government which includes
    Mr Seymour , Mr Dunne and the Maori MPs who supported this with silence and inaction.
    Mr Slater , Mr Eade and others who did the dirty work.
    And the police who when the blowtorch was on them forgot that they despite the political pressure must observe the law and human rights.
    I only wish Nicky could sue these bastards , in any decent , fair justice system he would be afforded that right.
    This whole business just shows what can happen when the truth gets in the way of the cover up and the lie.

  16. Kat says:

    If Cameron Slater were not the son of John Slater he would just be another overweight bully boy thug with no political pedigree whatsoever.

    Why are these low life’s given the time of day.

  17. Jack Ramaka says:

    He could do adverts for KFC or Burger King ?