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Police planning to screw up again

Written By: - Date published: 9:30 am, April 28th, 2011 - 6 comments
Categories: Economy, law and "order", Maori Issues, police - Tags:

Morgan Godfery at Maui Street blog is reporting the following (I cleaned up the links).

Dayle Takitimu, spokeswoman for Te Whanau a Apanui, informs me that the Police are planning “raids” against protestors.

Terror raids in Te Whanau a Apanui
Terror raids in Te Whanau a Apanui 2

I tend to think the accusations have a solid base. A number of Maori police officers have come out saying they were approached by senior police officials who asked whether they would take part in planned “Tuhoe style terror raids” against Te Whanau a Apanui.

It wouldn’t surprise me to see this occur under a National government. Using public power to protect private interests is so, so National. The integrity of NZ Inc comes before the democratic rights of citizens.

This is the iwi that helped to organize elements of the flotilla that is currently protesting the Petrobas geological survey.

Quite simply this would be outright stupid on the part of the police. The protests are legitimate, appear to be pretty safe, and are being controlled by police. The government has acknowledged that the consultation done with local iwi was inadequate.

What are the police trying to do? Do a mass raid for minor firearms charges including possession of .22 rounds and blowhards mouthing off? Quite simply the police should know better. After the saga of the botched raids across the whole country in 2007 and the subsequent delaying by the police through various legal means for nearly 4 years to get a better chance of not being laughed out of court, to raid a iwi for protesting is dumb.

How many suppression orders will they require to suppress comment on their decision making this time?

6 comments on “Police planning to screw up again ”

  1. George D 1

    Um, wow.

  2. rambo 2

    I could imagine the government being taken to the UN etc if it attempted a second set of raids, at the request of foreign oil companies…

  3. NACT regimes new clothes are transparent. Stripper Brash full frontal. Need to play the international terror card to cover up NACT subservience to US and Chinese imperialism. Selling off assets and resources and killing Afghans to please their masters in Washington and Beijing. But the natives are restless. Even Maori VC wont go on a stamp for Key. Torture and rendition stink. Ask the Arab masses. Locally what better than to scapegoat Maori ‘radicals’ as ‘terrorists’ to shift the blame away from the boss state organised international terrorism against the masses to bulldoze their rip, shit and bust destruction of the earth and its peoples.

  4. higherstandard 4

    Waste of time, waste of money, no doubt it would have to be OK’d by the new police commissioner before it went ahead.

    Hopefully with the positive press the new commissioner has had he’ll make a better decision than Howard Broad did.

  5. terryg 5

    Here’s what I reckon Te Whānau-ā-Apanui should do:

    1. EVERY member make DAMN sure they haven’t got anything naughty lying around, ESPECIALLY firearms, but dont forget that bong the kids have in their bedroom, the unregistered car parked on the road etc. Remember, if you give Murphy an inch, he’ll give you the remaining 5.

    2. establish an “emergency communications network” (see below)

    3. Identify access points to the relevant communities, that give sufficient notice

    4. put watchers there, 24/7

    5. So when the fascist thugs show up, the entire whanau can be warned in advance

    6. and then ALL BUGGER OFF before the thugs get there – e.g. all go bush.

    This will take a bit of planning, but if done right the fascists will throw a party, but nobody turns up.

    Its a great way to avoid physical confrontation – the second that happens the pigs are in control.

    Alternatively, just refuse to obey them. When a black clad “assassin” (quotes because honestly our AOS is so inept the safest place to be during a callout is the offender) points a machine gun at you (or your 12-year-old daughter) and demands you comply, just say NO.

    Dont stand up, dont walk, DO NOTHING TO AID THEM WHATSOEVER. Habeus corpus in its entirety – if they want your body they can do all the lifting.

    (I would like to think I had tha mana to do this. I honestly dont know, and probably wont ever find out).

    If at all possible, WEBCAM the hell out of the area. these cockroaches DO NOT LIKE THE LIGHT.

    my $0.02

  6. When a black clad “assassin” (quotes because honestly our AOS is so inept the safest place to be during a callout is the offender) points a machine gun at you (or your 12-year-old daughter) and demands you comply, just say NO.

    Yeah… except by the time they break your door down, they may be so hyped up on testosterone that they gun her down anyway. Especially if they’ve dragged a camera crew along to show how courageous they are.

    A lawyer for the family of 7-year-old Aiyana Jones, who was shot and killed during a police raid at their Detroit home Sunday morning, believes the police operation was flawed and heavily influenced by camera crews who were filming the raid for A&E’s crime show “The First 48,” according to a published report.

    And that was after they threw a flash greade through the window which allegedly hit the girl, which deviated from previous procedure in similar raids and was allegedly prompted by a desire to make events look more dramatic.

    Meanwhile lawyers are claiming that, ironically, the footage shot by the reality show demonstrates the police version of events is “entirely false”.

    And the final, saddest irony? Wrong apartment. The guy they were after lived upstairs.

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