Take Len Brown for example. ¬†In any other context, that guy would have been down the road at the WINZ office ages ago. ¬†Misuse of council funds. ¬†Sex in the workplace. ¬†Secret overseas trips. ¬†The “bringing the organisation into disrepute” clause that’s part of any employment contract would have triggered.
But nothing happens. ¬† Lots of noise and heat, but no result.
Same thing happened with the Roast Busters. ¬†Underage sexual assault, huge amounts of outrage, press, talkback and you name it…
Have they even been talked to since? ¬†Charged? ¬†Nope.
Rape and sexual violence support services say they have been stretched as people seek help after the Roast Busters scandal increased awareness of sexual violence.
Help Auckland crisis service manager Aimee Stockenstroom told the¬†New Zealand Herald¬†her service has received 1500 calls for help in the past month ‚Äď 500 more than average. ¬†
“In October we provided 37 call-out services for police and medical, and in November we provided 62,” she said.
Wellington Rape Crisis manager Natalie Gousmett told the¬†Herald¬†a number of new and existing clients had sought extra support.
What’s the point?
On the one hand, we’re telling people to report these things. ¬†But as anyone can see: nothing. gets. done.
Police are continuing to investigate the pair and members of their Facebook group, but have taken no legal action. ¬†—¬†3 News
Teachers that fiddle, teenagers that stupefy and rape, and all we do is our obligatory outrage.
I’m surprised none of the Roast Buster affected girls had their father go for a little ‘chat’ with these… individuals. ¬†I truly can’t state I’d have the self control to let the Police sort it out. ¬†If they ever do.