The Sunday programme this evening has Rob Gilchrist, police spy and provocateur, breaking his silence about the decade he spent amongst mostly peaceful activists. He was one amongst the very many sworn officers and informants that the police, spy agencies, and their civilian detective agencies use to monitor and often to disrupt democratic change. At this point he is running a case against the police and now breaking a long silence.
Due to the lackadaisical oversight and poorly written laws governing our police and security forces, the only time we get to know about some of the paranoid gits and their rather strange ideas is when a insider speaks up. Or they manufacture charges and try to get them through the courts.
In the latter case, much of the detail is hidden in in the form of suppression orders, undisclosed evidence, or evidence that is only seen in camera or by a judge only. The current government, embarrassed by how often the paranoid jerks in the police and security forces have overstepped their explicit legal boundaries, have enacted retrospective legislation to override Supreme court decisions.
So far the government appears to be ignoring the real problems inside the police organisation that has allowed these abuses against our laws and democracy.