Inter-gang warfare is increasing in New Zealand – and fast – as Australian groups infiltrate our shores.
And a top cop has described one in particular as “the devil”.
Detective Sergeant Ray Sunkel, head of the police motorcycle gang unit, spoke at the Police Association Annual Conference today.
His address was about recent developments in gangs in New Zealand.
This siren call, I suggest, is another clarion for more resources.
I don’t for a moment think there is any realistic threat that police are going to be bought out by the bad guys.
Sure, there have been one or two examples in the past but so few and irrelevant that those examples are not worthy of mention here.
As my posts and articles demonstrate: I am no fan of the police.
Many times, I have presented articles and Television appearances where I identify with specificity, what I can best describe as, SANCTIMONIOUS POLICE CORRUPTION.
That is, where police believe they know what is best for society and who should be in jail and thereby fabricate evidence or fables and tales which they trumpet to justify such events as: The Arthur Allan Thomas case: The Terrance Ngaumu case: the Tamihere case.
All I described with specificity here.
Nicky Hagar; Dot Com, the Red Devils and Tuhoe raids are four more recent examples where police exaggerated the circumstantial evidence to the extent of fabricating a case to break the law.
In each of these cases; Courts and in the case of Tuhoe, the Solicitor General, exposed the police for being inept at best to law breakers at the other end of the scale.
But these cases were not corruption for personal or pecuniary gain. This was corruption for the public good and therefore it is justifiable!
Read about this behaviour in: Out of the Inferno.
I honestly don’t believe corruption for personal benefit, is a serious threat. This is Aotearoa, not Amerika.
What I suggest is the reason for the most recent alarmist paranoia trumpeted by our guardians, is a clarion for more resources.
In a recent post I suggested the hype and belated performance by police in the Christchurch massacres, was also a pitch call for more resources.
If ever there was an over resourced government department, it is the police.
Stop inventing fables with which to beguile Judges who issue warrants. Stop believing your own bullshit. Work harder. Work smarter. This will produce real evidence and lay off traffic infringements for passing cyclist when encroaching on a yellow line.
Ross Meurant is a former Police Officer, Politician and author. His current book is available to purchase here…