Finally a cop who "gets it"

Top road cop wants less fines, more demerits – New Zealand news on

The Southern Districts Road Policing Manager (why he is called a manager is beyond me) has said that fines don’t work because the poor can’t afford them and the rich don’t care.

He’s right except it is more the poor can’t afford them and they don’t care because they know they will be wiped if they plead poverty.

Now if I get a speeding ticket and I haven’t in 20 years (well except the one in Australia) I’d just pay the fine and carry on. I couldn’t care less about it other than I object to blatant revenue gathering.

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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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