I’ve stayed way from 3rd Degree’s and TV 3′s campaign to free twice convicted rapist and murderer Teina Pora.
Basically, every single person in prison is innocent of all charges – or so they would have you believe.
But now, for some bizarre reason, the Daily Blog has tried to drag me into it as a way of having yet another go at the cops. I won’t link to it. It’s piss-poor as always. Dotcon’s biggest fan, David Fisher, has retweeted it, in line with the usual cop-bashing drivel.
But here’s the thing, if I was going to discuss it I’d talk about the facts.
The cops don’t actually convict people. Courts do that.
Teina Pora has been convicted twice by courts.
His lawyer has been asked to provide new evidence to back up his claims of wrongful conviction.
To date, he hasn’t done so.
A half-arsed media campaign counts for fuck all in the judicial system.
So there we go. A new TV programme backs a “cause” to get more viewers, get people talking about it, and get some cross-promotion from a sister news programme.
But then a few dumbos who should know better are reducing themselves to John Minto levels with schoolboy attacks on the cops.
Grow up and get real.