For everyone discussing the death of this person at the hands of NZ Police – debating the pros and cons of tasers is a meaningless diversion tactic.
We don’t know where the injury that killed him occurred and that is the crucial issue, not the bloody use of tasers, that debate is pure diversion at this stage.
Look at the carefully worded order of events released by the cops. Remember the cops first job is to scream their officers are pure as the driven snow and attack anyone suggesting Police violence.
We see this tactic time and time and time again whenever they kill someone .
The carefully worded order of events is as follows…
The attacker was taken to the Auckland Police Custody Unit in an agitated state.
His condition began to deteriorate while in custody and police were required to perform CPR until an ambulance arrived.
…why does this matter?
Because it’s not clear where the injury that killed this man occurred. Currently the Police are selling the violence at the point of arrest, they aren’t telling us anything about what happened while he was in custody, other than he was ‘agitated’.
What does ‘agitated’ mean? It is a word used to justify force being used against him to get compliance.
I may be jaded. I’ve experienced first hand the lies of this corrupt Police force when in 2014 they told every bank in NZ that I was a computer fraudster which shredded my credit rating as part of their failed investigation into Nicky Hager, and I saw how they threatened cannabis campaigner Stephen McIntyre and bullied him into suicide, so I have deep distrust in anything they do.
What should be happening now is the CCTV footage from his custody needs to be seized before there’s an ‘accident’ that wipes that footage clean.
A death in custody, a place and environment where the Police have total dominance should send a shudder down the spine of anyone, we are being misled into a debate about tasers – without any clear explanation of where the injury that killed this man, that debate is a purposeful misdirection.