This is repugnant…
News website Newsroom has pleaded not guilty to a “miscellaneous family offence” after publishing a documentary showing Oranga Tamariki social workers removing children from their foster home.
Lawyer Tim Castle appeared on behalf of Newsroom in the Christchurch District Court on Tuesday before Judge Jane Farish. According to court documents the news agency is charged with a “miscellaneous family offence”.
The charge sheet alleged Newsroom published a report of proceedings in the Family Court that included identifying information about persons under the age of 18 years without the leave of the court.
…by censoring the latest damning documentary and expose on the horror that their department has now become, Oranga Tamariki have cleverly bought themselves some breathing space.
The fucking audacity is that Oranga Tamariki have managed to censor the story under the pretence of looking after the 4 children’s welfare which they clearly are not looking after.
This is a reminder that the State looks after itself while pretending to care about you.
Oranga Tamariki took this story down before the rest of NZ had a chance to see it, and they have done that because once the rest of white NZ realises what Oranga Tamariki have done here, there will be an explosive backlash against Labour.
Oranga Tamariki placed 4 Māori children with a white foster family.
Oranga Tamariki told those 4 Māori Children and the white foster family that it was a ‘forever family’ in that the Children would no longer be endlessly moved around and could finally call this place home.
The white foster family sold their home and bought a bigger home for their new family.
It lasted 2 years.
Then Oranga Tamariki came under heavy criticism for their Māori baby uplift programme that uses big data algorithms to save the State down stream costs in what is nothing more than a neoliberal welfare experiment and that criticism of due process and compassionate outcome sparked a panicked response to review all Māori children placed with white families and then insanely remove those vulnerable children from those white parents.
By pretending to care about the 4 children they are traumatising, Oranga Tamariki have managed to temporarily censor Newsroom so they can buy time to desperately get their story straight before Pakeha NZ realises what they’ve done.
Panicking and just removing Māori children from white homes they’ve been told are permanent, Oranga Tamariki have shown they are a broken and counter productive agency who are actually endangering and causing pain in Children’s lives.
Prosecuting legitimate journalism exposing horrific abuse of power shouldn’t be celebrated!
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