New Zealand’s justice system is going through another major change this week. … [Under the new laws] police can seize a person’s assets on suspicion of a crime. No criminal activity has to be proven in a court. The onus is moved from the state to prove guilt, to the individual to prove that they have committed no criminal activity.
more people have to give DNA samples and from next year all arrested people charged with an imprisonable offence will automatically have DNA samples taken,
The Criminal Procedure Bills (both Part 1 and Part 2) however, are just the tip of the iceberg. The last few years have seen many fundamental changes to our justice system.
I find it inconceivable that we are allowing these laws to pass through Parliament.
And for those people who say that we have the Bill of Rights to protect ourselves, it may not be there for much longer. National has already given notice that they are also going to be reviewing that legislation.