Nats fear flood of justice
Written By: - Date published: 2:31 pm, August 11th, 2010 - 13 comments
Categories: crime, law and "order", national, police, scoundrels - Tags: chris finlayson, justice
Finlayson says that paying compo to women abused by cops would “open the floodgates”. In other words, he reckons it would cost too much because of all the other claims that would come out of the woodwork.
Let’s apply Finlayson’s floodgates argument to some other issues of justice:
- Treaty breaches: ‘We can’t give back the Raglan Golf Course or Maori will want back all the other land we stole’
- Voting rights: ‘We can’t let the Catholics vote, who will be next – blacks, Jews, women, the working class?’
- Work rights: ’12 hour work days for children? Ridiculous. Give them that and before you know it, the workers will be wanting living wages, holidays, and safe conditions’
What’s right is right.
The floodgates argument is just an admission that the hundreds of people have been harmed. And this government doesn’t have the guts to do the right thing by them.