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West Auckland Shooting

Written By: - Date published: 3:10 pm, June 19th, 2020 - 171 comments

Two police officers have been shot in West Auckland. Is it time to arm the Police?

Black lives matter

Written By: - Date published: 1:09 am, June 6th, 2020 - 106 comments

The civil war may have ended slavery, the civil rights movement may have changed the legal framework ending segregation in the Southern States, but the idea that white people’s lives matter more has survived into the 21st century.

The Gun Club 2

Written By: - Date published: 10:15 am, March 2nd, 2019 - 84 comments

Christchurch police have been ordered to carry guns until a wanted man is arrested. Is this a dry run for the permanent arming of our cops?

Least surprising news ever – IPCA won’t review police decision not to pursue complaint on Barclay investigation

Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, July 22nd, 2017 - 14 comments

The reason the police dropped an investigation into the PM’s political son will forever remain a mystery. Total mystery. Nothing to see here. Move along.

Barclay goes to ground as police investigation widens to include Nat board member

Written By: - Date published: 8:18 am, July 8th, 2017 - 34 comments

Updates from the #debarclay – Under-investigation MP Todd Barclay has dropped off the public radar and Police to investigate board member over Todd Barclay saga.

Official complaint over police handling of Barclay case

Written By: - Date published: 10:49 am, July 3rd, 2017 - 28 comments

With so much evidence available, why was the first police investigation into the Todd Barclay scandal dropped so quickly? This is now the subject of a complaint to the Independent Police Conduct Authority.

Gower is correct – police must reopen Barclay case

Written By: - Date published: 7:05 am, June 27th, 2017 - 32 comments

English is trying, many days too late, to shut up about the scandal in his old electorate and hope that it will blow over. It won’t – too many loose ends. In particular, Patrick Gower is right, the police must now re-open the Barclay investigation.

The cigarette crime spree

Written By: - Date published: 8:13 am, May 27th, 2017 - 74 comments

The cigarette crime spree is a real problem for National. Their “law and order” credentials are in tatters.

Ban cigarettes, find a way to compensate dairy owners for a transitional period.

Bill’s big policy flop

Written By: - Date published: 4:38 pm, February 2nd, 2017 - 26 comments

Fair to say that Bill English’s “big” policy announcement today was a total flop.

NRT: Even more expensive

Written By: - Date published: 7:32 pm, December 14th, 2016 - 5 comments

NoRightTurn: The police’s illegal raid on Nicky Hager’s home has got even more expensive

Nats cut police resources then demand the impossible

Written By: - Date published: 12:02 pm, August 30th, 2016 - 46 comments

We have had years of systematic under funding of the police and front-line numbers are falling. None the less police are now expected to attend every burglary. For the sake of this exercise in public perception other areas of police wrok will suffer.

Fewer police, more crime

Written By: - Date published: 8:56 am, August 5th, 2016 - 39 comments

The number of police (per head of population) is falling, and crime figures are rising. But no doubt National will play the “tough on crime” card again next year.

America

Written By: - Date published: 6:52 am, July 11th, 2016 - 23 comments

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Dallas

Written By: - Date published: 8:59 pm, July 8th, 2016 - 105 comments

5 law enforcement officers shot dead in Dallas. The city’s worst day in 5 decades.

National’s strike-breaking fail

Written By: - Date published: 3:21 pm, July 5th, 2016 - 23 comments

The Police want no part of the Nats’ plan to use them as airport security. Perhaps instead of bungled attempts at strike-breaking the Nats should consider – dealing fairly with aviation security staff concerns?

Police undermined by their own minister

Written By: - Date published: 12:59 pm, June 11th, 2016 - 100 comments

Good piece by Jo Moir on Stuff this morning, about National’s train-wreck week. Follow it up with Andrew Geddis on the legality of the Collins blurt.

Nicky Hager opens new case against police

Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, April 6th, 2016 - 31 comments

It sounds like the Police have a lot of questions to answer.

A measure of justice for Nicky Hager

Written By: - Date published: 7:58 am, March 19th, 2016 - 22 comments

The Police’s return yesterday of Nicky Hager’s data, equipment and belongings is – too little and too late – a measure of justice for Hager. But the process doesn’t end there, and open questions remain.

The Gun Club

Written By: - Date published: 2:34 pm, March 11th, 2016 - 172 comments

In the wake of the shooting of four police officers in Kawerau, it’s time NZ had a cold, hard look at our gun culture. We need an inquiry that addresses both legal and illegal gun ownership. But there’s a related matter that also needs looking at …

The difference between decent folk and complete idiots

Written By: - Date published: 10:17 am, February 19th, 2016 - 34 comments

For a change I’m not going to have a rip at our local idiotic politicians. The most extreme case recently being the now infamous Dildo Baggins. Lets have a look offshore where they are often even worse…

Another win for Nicky Hager

Written By: - Date published: 4:26 pm, January 27th, 2016 - 38 comments

“Yesterday, the New Zealand Police informed Nicky Hager through their counsel that they are electing not to appeal the decision of the High Court given in December last year.”

What was National’s role in the police raid on Nicky Hager?

Written By: - Date published: 8:35 am, December 18th, 2015 - 130 comments

Justice Clifford’s decision that the police raid of Nicky Hager’s home was illegal raises serious questions about what political pressure was applied on the police.

Police raid on Hager ruled illegal

Written By: - Date published: 4:41 pm, December 17th, 2015 - 264 comments

“Wellington High Court judge Justice Clifford issued his judgement today on the legality of the police search of Nicky Hager’s home on 2 October 2014.

The judge found that the search was illegal.”…

Police raiding journalists is a thing now

Written By: - Date published: 7:03 am, December 2nd, 2015 - 132 comments

Yesterday the police raided the home of a 3 News journalist. This seems to be quite a trend in the Brighter Future.

Jarrod Gilbert is tilting at windmills

Written By: - Date published: 7:33 am, November 27th, 2015 - 38 comments

The Official Information Act is now moribund and access to information beyond its scope is granted only to a chosen few and under strict conditions.

Police censoring research

Written By: - Date published: 1:17 pm, November 25th, 2015 - 25 comments

Police censorship of research is causing widespread outrage today. Well done to Dr Gilbert and The Herald for bringing it all to light.

Angry at Westpac

Written By: - Date published: 8:54 am, October 26th, 2015 - 57 comments

Westpac passing over Nicky Hager’s details was probably illegal, and may turn out to have been a very bad move…

All police to carry tasers

Written By: - Date published: 11:08 am, July 31st, 2015 - 100 comments

All frontline police will routinely carry tasers.

NRT: Watching the state

Written By: - Date published: 1:00 pm, July 16th, 2015 - 12 comments

I/S at No Right Turn on the police “routinely demanding personal information from New Zealand companies – and receiving it – without any form of warrant or statutory authorisation”.

Police using “sealed” Hager documents?

Written By: - Date published: 7:14 am, July 7th, 2015 - 48 comments

Nicky Hager’s lawyer claims that the police are using supposedly “sealed” information taken in the raid of Hager’s home.

The police should be above the law

Written By: - Date published: 7:11 am, July 1st, 2015 - 34 comments

Well that’s the opinion of Judith Collins at least.

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