Jack Tame is doing the most important journalism right now.
As the middle class Wellington woke scream to send in the military and to replace the Police Commissioner with one that will use extreme force against protestors…
…it is more important than ever that we have rational voices de-escalating things.
Coster is 100% correct, nothing short of batons, teargas, riot police and dogs will shift those protestors after Mallard’s Thursday Stupid Thursday tactics.
Coster does not want too start a civil war, and this is him pushing back against the Wellington Middle Class woke who see Nazis everywhere.
Middle Class Marx 2022
I can’t believe I’m going to have to be the one to say this, but I have to defend the Policing tactics of containment that are being adopted here.
Why don’t we arrest Gangs when they drive a dead comrade to their grave? Why don’t we arrest them when they take over the road? Why don’t we arrest them when they do burnouts?
We don’t do it because the level of force required in a heightened emotional moment would be absolutely over the top for the rule broken.
It’s a Utilitarian approach to Policing and combined with a philosophy of containment and de-escalation the NZ Police are able to Police with consent and trust.
The sudden desire by middle class twitter to define everyone as a Nazi so the Police clubs can go a singing is alarming.
Jack is doing the most important job in public broadcasting right now.
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