Law enforcement

Stephen Franks on the lie that is the Religion of Peace

Stephen Franks is a smart man, he has realised that we are in a war and he is now speaking up.

He explores the statements made by defence expert Dr David Kilcullen about the fight against ISIS and what we have to do to combat militant Islam.

Kilcullen highlights the risks from our internal responses (if the West fails to destroy the caliphate’s appeal to its own citizens):

“…if we fail to face the threat where it is today — primarily overseas — we’ll suffer the consequences at home. This isn’t to rehash some Cold War domino theory in which we “fight them there or we’ll fight them here”. It’s just to recognise the reality that a purely isolationist, defensive, policing strategy — protecting ourselves at home rather than seeking to defeat terrorism abroad — ultimately means the end of society as we know it. Mass surveillance, secret police, a national-security state, guards on every gate, a garrison society: that’s what a “defensive” strategy actually entails.”

He seems to be warning against the current mealy-mouthed approach to Islam within our countries, pretending that the conservative Islamic leaders, their schools and their doctrine are part of the solution, instead of recognising that they are fuel for the problem:    Read more »

Face of the day

Police Association President Greg O’Connor

Police Association President Greg O’Connor

The public and indeed the NZ Police have resisted them being armed for a long time now.Times have changed however and it is clear that we need to change too. You don’t send a man armed with a knife to a gun fight yet we are currently expecting our Police to go unarmed to a gun fight. At least things have improved a little and they can now access weapons from locked compartments inside their vehicles. However, separate them from their vehicle and you have disarmed them and they stand unprotected against an armed terrorist or common criminal carrying a shotgun or other weapon.

The Government’s refusal to arm police means police officers are ill-equipped to defend themselves or others, whether from terrorists or other armed criminals, Police Association President Greg O’Connor said today.

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Photo Of The Day

PHOTOGRAPH BY KATIE ORLINSKY MEXICO’S CITIZEN POLICE, XALTIANGUIS, GUERERRO, MEXICO A Commander of the Xaltianguis Citizen Police teaches new recruits how to use rifles and revolvers. “The message is that we wake up to the fact that we have to participate, and the guns are to say don’t attack us,” says the town’s Citizen Police chief Miguel Jimenez. “We aren’t inviting women to take up arms; we are inviting them to take back their honour.”

A Commander of the Xaltianguis Citizen Police teaches new recruits how to use rifles and revolvers. “The message is that we wake up to the fact that we have to participate, and the guns are to say don’t attack us,” says the town’s Citizen Police chief Miguel Jimenez. “We aren’t inviting women to take up arms; we are inviting them to take back their honour.”

Mexico’s Citizen Police

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Face of the day

One of New Zealand's finest is today's face of the day.

One of New Zealand’s finest is today’s face of the day.

I am a big fan of the New Zealand Police and today’s face of the day is a courageous constable who deserves our thanks and respect. Too often people are quick to criticise our cops when they put their bodies on the line every day to protect and serve. Thank you Constable Ben.

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The only thing this cop did wrong was not empty his magazine

As is usual a Coroner has made a pigs arse of a case, trying to blame some cops for the death of a ratbag who presented and fired a shotgun at cops.

Officers acted outside their training during the 2011 fatal police shooting of a Hastings teenager, a coroner has found.

Lachan Kelly-Tumarae, 19, was killed after a 14-shot volley from a police officer’s Glock pistol at Omahu on March 28, 2011.

Coroner Peter Ryan’s findings, released yesterday, said the three officers involved in Mr Kelly-Tumarae’s death “did not follow police policy and training in the moments prior to the shooting”.

The report called for police to review training protocol in relation to the verbal warning issued by armed police officers to armed offenders, and the frequency of firearms training.

Mr Kelly-Tumarae was shot as he got out of a vehicle near a State Highway 50 marae cemetery, following a 14km low-speed pursuit from Napier where he had presented a shotgun at an officer in a chance roadside encounter.

Moments before the shooting, the teenager pointed the shotgun at an officer in the passenger’s seat of a patrol car parked alongside him.   Read more »

Police pandering to Maori, creating separate justice system?

Hone Harawira and his ilk like to claim that Police brutalise Maori on purpose and pick on them, which is why apparently they have filled up our jails with Maori inmates.

We have seen that Corrections has special rules for Maori inmates….and now it seems the Police have been infested with this politically correct rubbish.

In the latest Police Ten One, their magazine, there is an article that shows just how far Police are being over backwards in caving to political correctness and letting Maori criminals walk away scot free from crimes.

Police headline from latest Police Ten One magazine

Police headline from latest Police Ten One magazine

One of the great successes of Policing Excellence has been the use of pre-charge warnings – particularly in dealing with minor offending by Maori.  Read more »

Labour can’t stop hating cops

So crime continues to fall and there are more cops on the streets.

The occasional well done from the opposition wouldn’t go amiss.

But no. Labour are incensed that the good work is being done under National, and are concentrating  on hugging crims like Arthur Taylor.

And the politician who is aspiring to be the next Minister of Police, Jacinda Ardern, just can’t stop attacking cops.

According to her, the big issue facing this country is making sure cops get the sack – not that crims are held accountable.

And she seems to infer that the IPCA isn’t playing with a straight bat:

Police spokesperson for Labour Jacinda Ardern is one who has raised concerns. Ardern, a member of the Law and Order Select Committee to which the IPCA reports, wants a higher ratio of IPCA board members and investigators who are not former members of police.    Read more »

All the tinfoil hat wearers are coming out of the woodwork over the CCTV plans for Auckland

I’ve been listening to NewstalkZB this morning and all the tinfoil hat wearers are calling in about the CCTV plan for Auckland.

One nutter even rang in talking about how smart meters for electricity are emitting radiation and frying our brains, along with them being part of a government plot to raise power charges…no doubt she has wrapped her meter box in tinfoil.

Another guy called about how he no longer uses cellphones because they poll cel tower emitting radiation, even in his tinfoil lined room, which just bounce the radiation from his phone around and around.

Auckland Council is being asked to explain its plans to build a city-wide surveillance network which could have facial recognition technology, The New Zealand Herald reports.

The network of CCTV cameras would be available to police so the could monitor crime, traffic, emergencies, and public safety issues.

But Batch Hales from the Council for Civil Liberties says it’s unclear why the city would need it.    Read more »

While the opposition plays games National focuses on the things that matter

The opposition continues to play games, entertaining and cavorting with crooks, dreaming up policies that create more problems than they solve.

Meanwhile the National government carries on making a difference on things that actually matter, like reducing re-offending for criminals.

Corrections Minister Anne Tolley says the Government is now over half way to achieving the Better Public Service target of a 25 per cent reduction in reoffending by 2017.

Reoffending has fallen by 12.6 per cent against the June 2011 benchmark, resulting in 2,319 fewer offenders and 9,276 fewer victims of crime each year.

“These figures are extremely encouraging, and combined with a 17.4 per cent drop in recorded crimes over the last three years it shows our communities are safer,” says Mrs Tolley.

“I want to thank our Corrections and Probation staff for embracing our bold plans and for all their efforts in reducing reoffending.

“There have been unprecedented increases in prisoner and community offender rehabilitation under this Government, which are already paying dividends.  Read more »

Who knew? Climate Change causes increased crime

This was published on Stuff. Apparently climate change will cause increased crime…who knew? There is a list of things caused by climate change…now crime can be added to it.

Someone somewhere funds this crap.

A new study broadens a notion held by the earliest criminologists: Periods of higher temperatures – on an hour-by-hour or week-to-week basis – are likely to produce more crime.

The study by Matthew Ranson of Abt Associates, a research and consulting firm in Cambridge, Massachusetts, suggests global warming will trigger more US crimes including murders and rapes over the next century, with social costs estimated to run as high as US$115 billion.

Between 2010 and 2099, climate change can be expected to cause an additional 22,000 murders, 180,000 cases of rape, 1.2 million aggravated assaults, 2.3 million simple assaults, 260,000 robberies, 1.3 million burglaries, 2.2 million cases of larceny and 580,000 cases of vehicle theft, the study published this week in the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management says.  Read more »