Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, June 20th, 2018 - 49 comments
Categories: Deep stuff, democracy under attack, democratic participation, Dirty Politics, Left, national, police, same old national - Tags:
Great to see that the State Services Commissioner has widened the investigation into the use of private investigators hired by the state against its citizens.
What an honest government would do is widen the investigation into the Police themselves, who feel they have the right to break into the home of an investigative reporter and take their stuff. I believe their choice of journalist to attack show the political bias of the Police against the left.
Whether you support their causes or not, Greenpeace New Zealand have also shown the bias of the public service against the left.
Banks now also believe they have the right to hand personal information over so that further leads can be hunted down.
Police have also behaved recently as if they can break in and smash people’s privacy.
It is the state and all its arms that need to be held to account and told that they are there to protect us, not to attack us.
The body charged with protecting our human rights – the Human Rights Commission – is ineffective and in complete disarray.
Bill Of Rights reviews of New Zealand legislative bills have been routinely smothered, particularly under the previous nine years of National-led government.
Both the public service and the Police owe it to us – you and me – to show that they will stop attacking the left, and protect the rights of the left to be the royal pain in the ass that this country needs.
It is well overdue that the rights of individual citizens are protected against all forms of the state’s power in New Zealand. Right now they demonstrably are not.
This reassertion of the civil liberties of New Zealanders will take more than an internal inquiry by the State Services Commissioner.
This needs the Prime Minister to hold both the Police and the entire public service to account.