Another Labour Minister is a prima facie crim

Police have found that Health Minister Pete Hodgson committed a technical assault when he grabbed Madeleine Flannagan’s arm during a political protest at the University of Otago in September, but will not be charging him.

Why ever not?

Assault is assault, what does it take for the Police to act against a Labour Minister.

For gods sake they charged Shane Ardern for driving a tractor, surely that could be construed the same way "Due to the minor nature of the incident, the intervention of the criminal law was not warranted." 

One has to start thinking that perhaps the Police are in the pocket of the government.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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