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A police investigation – Part One

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, April 12th, 2015 - 84 comments

There’s nothing particularly wrong with Bryce Edwards’ article except that it ignores how National Ltd™ Police Ministers have successively sat by and done nothing in response to the on-going police failings.

NRT: An untenable position

Written By: - Date published: 3:02 pm, January 29th, 2015 - 27 comments

I/S at No Right Turn on the Mike Sabin situation. “For the sake of propriety and the integrity of our justice system, Sabin must be stood down”…

Hager vs police – suppressing debate

Written By: - Date published: 6:46 am, October 24th, 2014 - 71 comments

The police and Hager are in the process of initiating legal proceedings against each other. The police action against Hager was and is designed to intimidate, to suppress debate. Rod Oram calls shame on dirty politics and the people who perpetrate it.

Police raid Hager

Written By: - Date published: 4:07 pm, October 6th, 2014 - 401 comments

Breaking news, police raid Nicky Hager.

GCSB changes – outrageous anti-democratic

Written By: - Date published: 6:13 pm, April 15th, 2013 - 42 comments

Key has announced changes to the GCSB roles that will include assisting business and the police in spying against Kiwis.  it is anti-democratic, and will increase lack of accountability of the intelligence and crime fighting services.

Who guards the guardians?

Written By: - Date published: 11:19 am, October 30th, 2012 - 8 comments

It is poor timing for an extension of surveillance powers. Cases where the police have flouted the law have been coming thick and fast recently. Without Ministerial oversight it has been up to the courts to provide balance, but that’s a method of last resort, and very much an ambulance at the bottom of the cliff.

Police to march?

Written By: - Date published: 11:00 am, June 21st, 2012 - 34 comments

Who guards the guardians if the police march on Parliament?

ImperatorFish: Police To Investigate Taping During Press Conference

Written By: - Date published: 4:10 pm, March 27th, 2012 - 3 comments

Scott at Imperator Fish has kindly given us permission to syndicate posts from his blog – the original of this post is here

Police have launched an investigation after Police Assistant Commissioner Malcolm Burgess alleged he was taped while speaking at a press conference yesterday…

Police delay searches

Written By: - Date published: 1:15 pm, November 21st, 2011 - 43 comments

In what seems a very wise move, police are holding off their searches of four media organisations until the legal situation has been clarified.  See also some notes on the legal situation prior to Tuesday’s hearing.

Unsuppressed: Urewera 18 to be denied jury trial

Written By: - Date published: 10:50 pm, December 26th, 2010 - 71 comments

No Right Turn says:-

Two weeks ago, I vented my spleen about a suppression order in a major upcoming criminal case of significant public interest. The suppression order has now been varied, so I am allowed to report on the outcome of the judgement: that the accused in the Urewera “terrorism” case will be denied a jury trial, and tried before a judge alone.

They do both start with P

Written By: - Date published: 10:58 am, October 24th, 2010 - 8 comments

“They are blue – to match other uniforms in the justice sector such as police.” These words from the Police Minister are very difficult to misconstrue. The choice of colour was deliberate and in case everyone has forgotten, the uniforms were olive to make the clear distinction of Prison Officers from Police. The Government is blurring the distinction.

Nanny state on the roads

Written By: - Date published: 7:20 am, June 8th, 2010 - 70 comments

Last Queen’s Birthday Weekend 10 people died on the roads and 32 were seriously injured. Last Easter another 12 dead, the highest toll in 18 years. This Queen’s Birthday police announced a massive crackdown on speeding. Idiots such as DPF denounced it as a “revenue gathering exercise”. But events have proved them very wrong, with the lowest toll in 54 years.

Section 59 and child abuse

Written By: - Date published: 11:45 am, August 4th, 2009 - 26 comments

Late last week households around the country received their referendum envelope that asks “Should a smack as part of good parental correction be a criminal offence?” Leaving aside the ambiguity and lack of clarity in that question, the lack of opinion based on fact and any semblance of common sense apart from Chicken Licken Family […]

Update on Worth

Written By: - Date published: 4:40 pm, June 3rd, 2009 - 41 comments

From the fuzz: Police confirm that a complaint was made in Auckland two weeks ago and related to a recent alleged incident. Preliminary inquiries were made and the complaint transferred to Wellington Police for further investigation. Meanwhile, Key has revealed that he lost confidence in Worth last Tuesday but let him keep his job until […]

More on Worth?

Written By: - Date published: 11:05 am, June 3rd, 2009 - 36 comments

Just out from the police: An allegation has been made against a sitting member of Parliament. Wellington police are conducting a preliminary investigation into this matter. UPDATE: Key has just confirmed at his press conference that Worth has quit because of a “criminal matter”.

Lord Ashcroft woz here

Written By: - Date published: 4:33 pm, March 25th, 2009 - 17 comments

Boing Boing reports that: The London police have bested their own impressive record for insane and stupid anti-terrorism posters with a new range of signs advising Londoners to go through each others’ trash-bins looking for “suspicious” chemical bottles, and to report on one another for “studying CCTV cameras.” It’s hard to imagine a worse, more […]

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