Ah Stephen Wallace, the man who decided to try and kill two armed policeman and found out the hard way just how bad an idea that is. But in everything, there’s an opposing view and Tim Selwin at Tumeke provided his. It’s despicable. Two policemen made a decision – after Wallace had shown them his… Continue reading The Public vs. Tumeke
Two Sides to Every Story – But don’t let that stop the slander
Well, this case has gotten people’s arms up, and on the fact of it you can’t blame them. NRT titles it “An execution” and says “We know US police are trigger happy thugs.” Mehserle has not been arrested, let alone charged, despite the shooting occuring in front of dozens of witnesses and being captured on… Continue reading Two Sides to Every Story – But don’t let that stop the slander
Police Spying – Let’s drive out the truth
I agree with DPF. Someone is gone burger over this, and we’d best get the truth out sooner than later. But the element of possibly spying on a political party makes it a problem for the Government, especially as Rochelles Rees has scores of e-mails, documents and phone calls between Gilchrist and the Police. I… Continue reading Police Spying – Let’s drive out the truth
Law and Order – Attitude Change Needed
Stephen Franks points out that the attitude of the Police in this country is backwards. (Ok, we knew that, but he makes a good point about where.) Only in a police state can policing be left to the police. In free societies the police and innocent citizens have the same powers, and the same excuses… Continue reading Law and Order – Attitude Change Needed
Gee, I wonder why crime reporting is down?
I wasn’t particularly serious when I suggested the other day that the overall drop in crime was caused by reporting changes, but I’m beginning to wonder. I hadn’t given this too much thought, until I heard Det Sgt Pizzini on Larry Willaims’s show a few minutes ago. The tenor of the interview was that the… Continue reading Gee, I wonder why crime reporting is down?
Broad says No to Tazer
TV One just showed the Brits tazering their head cop, then asked Broad if he would do the same. He muttered somethign about getting on in age. Corrupt and a coward. Fancy that.
Police Enforce Law
Well, here’s an origial story – Police actually enforcing the law when it’s been flagrantly broken. Apparently the idiots who hate the law also hate law enforcement. Police are making no apologies for using undercover officers on the University of Otago campus and say they will continue doing so. Posters with pictures of plain-clothed officers… Continue reading Police Enforce Law
PM Security Forces Disabled Out of Car Park
Technically, this isn’t the PM’s fault. It’s a very bad look however. Clark’s security meant Elizabeth Winkworth was unable to park outside the Christchurch Town Hall to pick up her husband, Marshall Leaf, 81, after a performance by the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra on Friday night last week. The pick-up area outside the Town Hall was… Continue reading PM Security Forces Disabled Out of Car Park
Taggers in Pink
This is one of the best ideas I’ve heard of recently. It reminds me of the spray can manufacturers who changed the “may cause death” warning on their frequently-abused product to “may cause facial disfigurement”. Apparently teenagers weren’t willing to risk their looks for a high! Constable Theo Gommans said the vests, emblazoned with the… Continue reading Taggers in Pink
Religious Freedom? Not Here
Via Stop the ACLU – I’m pretty sure that this blog constitutes a hate crime, given what some people consider the standard these days. The evangelists say they were threatened with arrest for committing a “hate crime” and were told they risked being beaten up if they returned. The incident will fuel fears that “no-go… Continue reading Religious Freedom? Not Here