I am a strong woman and I believe in freedom of speech. Freedom of speech means that both sides of every issue get to be discussed. It does not mean that discussion is shut down because one side labels the others speech as ‘ Rape culture ‘ or dismisses it because it was written by a man and the issue is only relevant in their opinion to women.
Another person has emailed the tipline:
Hi guys, I have just read the message you received from theÂ police member regards Counties police re-coding of burg stats.
In my experience he is understating matters; I witnessed this atÂ Wellington station under the leadership of Marty Grenfeld during
I clearly recall the day his re-coding project team requested all of the youth aid burglary files – they were all gone over and their stats ‘reviewed’ and sometimes being re-coded as Unlawfully on Premises and Theft. In my opinion, a number of re-codings were a dishonest reflection of the facts. They saw it as erring to one side of a 50/50 situation, in favour of more sympathetic statistics.Â Read more »
The Liberals inÂ theÂ Aussie election promised no more boats…and 6 months on they have delivered.
They have proved actions work and not just slogans.
Today marks six months since the last successful people smuggling venture to Australia.
The Abbott Coalition Government is delivering our commitment to restore strong border protection policies to stop the boats.
The last successful people smuggling venture to Australia arrived on 19 December 2013.
Over the same six month period in 2012/13 under the previous government, a total of 190 boats with 12,773 people on board illegally arrived in Australia – more than a boat a day.
The Governmentâs success is delivering financial and humanitarian benefits.Â Read more »
i know this guy took things a bit far but Â I thought it wasÂ fair enough he got in a few shots around the ears of the car thief.
A WAIMANA man received a community based sentence after pleading guilty to repeatedly punching a person he found attempting to steal his partnerâs car.
Last Wednesday Whakatane District Court heard how Ken Saunders, 23, was asleep around 1.30am on October 20 last year when the alarm of his partnerâs car was activated.
He ran outside and found someone attempting to steal the vehicle.
The police summary of facts described the 15Â year Âold victim as âextremely intoxicatedâ when he sat in the driverâs seat trying to start the car.
Saunders opened the driverâs door and the victim swung his arm at him, before running away.
Saunders chased him then punched him numerous times around the head.Â Read more »
Another good policy initiative from the Act party.
They want to extend 3 strikes to thieving ratbags.
Audrey Young reports:
Burglars would be sent to prison for a minimum of three years without parole on the third burglary conviction under new policy announced today by Act leader Jamie Whyte.
It would be a separate regime to the current three strikes law which requires a judge to sentence a convicted offender of a third serious violent crime to the maximum sentence without parole.
Act was responsible for the original three strikes law.Â Read more »
The flood continues…who can go past this ratbag as a nominee for NZ’s Dodgiest Local Body Politician.
I see the Herald has run a front-page story about the dodgy ratbags passing themselves off as Google, a story we covered 3 weeks ago on July 26.
Fraud police are investigating a New Zealand company calling itself GoogleDirectory – set up with no links to the internet giant but which has listed thousands of businesses and state agencies.
The company launched last month, but had been signing on companies since at least May, promoting itself as a new online marketing tool.
Detective Sergeant Aaron Pascoe, of the Auckland central police financial crime unit, said police had received several fraud complaints from businesses.Â Read more »
Oh the poor wee diddums was getting a hard time in jail, hope he enjoys his next stop at the pokie:
A young red-headed burglarÂ who once complained about getting a hard timeÂ in prison because of his age and physical appearance will have an unpleasant next few months.
That’s because Jordan Terrance Marsh, 18, will again be behind bars.
In the Palmerston North District Court yesterday, he was jailed for 11 months on four charges of burglary and one each of theft and breaching a sentence of supervision.Â Read more »
Labour and the Greens have confirmed that they will be looking at running hug-a-crim policies atÂ theÂ next election:
Labour, the Greens and the Maori Party all say they would repeal or alter the three-strikes legislation after the issuing of a second strike to Hastings man Elijah Whaanga.
Whaanga, 21, was sentenced to two years’ jail and issued with his second strike by Judge Tony Adeane in the Napier District Court on April 18 after pleading guilty to two charges of aggravated robbery.
The offences involved Whaanga and an accomplice attacking victims on two occasions last August.
In one, Whaanga took a skateboard, hat and cigarette lighter from the victim after trying unsuccessfully to remove the victim’s jacket.
The second involved Whaanga kicking the victim in his leg and taking his hat and cellphone.Â Read more »
Our dear friend, Lord of all f@ckwits, Graham McCready, has saved the court the tiresome burden of examining his difficult and complicated court case by pleading guilty to blackmail in the court yesterday. It has taken almost a year and as recently as two days ago he was sending emails to media proclaiming his innocence. The victim in this case currently has interim name suppression and well they should because otherwise the blackmailer wins.
He has also bizarrely claimed that somehow I have breached name suppression in this case, which I have not, being very careful to ensure I haven’t. He even went as far as laying a complaint with the Solicitor-General, just more vexatious activity from a psychopath wrapped up in his own bizarre little world.
No doubt the thought of porridge motivated him to acknowledge his guilt in the hope of remaining free. The judge will probably give him some sort of gentle custodian sentence, instead of the tougher sentence that tax and blackmail crook deserves.
Let’s note for the record that he’s previously plead guilty to tax fraud, and now blackmail. Lets also note he has brought a private prosecution against Ducky, and a failed prosecution against Banksie (though McCready is trying again, reputedly). He’s even made a pest of himself in Parliament trying to serve Judith Collins and other high-ranking judicial figures.
The judge should lock him up, or if the judge is intent on the wet bus ticket, do it in concert with some kind of legal restraining or vexatious litigant order to prevent more f@ckwittery in the future.