Raid Redux

All the wailing about the Uruwera case led me to have a quick look through my archives.

And I re-discovered that Helen Clark even bragged about the raids in her 2007 conference speech – despite the violence that was going on outside.

Those with longer memories than the current bunch of media babies will recall that this was when Len Richards smacked a protester with his megaphone. (And yes that’s right – the police didn’t charge him with assault).


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  • Le Sphincter

    Thats because they were relying on the police story of a vast brown conspiracy when it was just another hollow man episode.
    Found some guns….. well it was a small rural town
    molotov cocktails….. none were found, they were drinking  from plastic water bottles
    target practice….. everyone has seen road signs in rural towns… there isnt much else to do

    Evidence of VBC ? Most arrested were discharged and only a few had convictions….. unlikely  to stand up to appeal

    It was just the Christchurch Creche case with the  ‘scare du jour’- like the obligatory francais  grammar nazis?

    • Callum

      If they really wanted to show it was all innocent and nothing was going on, Iti would allow the release of the covert surveillence tapes. Nothing to hide right? So let the public make an informed judgement.

      • Le Sphincter

        They all ready have been. Failed to get convictions on organised conspiracy

        Just grainy images of  gits running around.

    • In Vino Veritas

      Judge said they were throwing Molotov’s around, therefore there was evidence of it which he had clearly seen. Sorry Sphincter, your anatomical namesake isn’t working, you are filling the room with smelly stuff.

      • LB

        If you read the Judge’s sentencing notes, you will see in section 25, page 7 that the judge stated that, in relation to molotov cocktails, “none of [the defendants] were identified as one of those using the weapons”

    • Kock103 is a big buttplug

      Fuck off Phul you cunt! People in normal small rural towns don’t have military style semi-autos or Molotov cocktails. Iti is a cunt and deserves his upcoming hotel stay courtesy of the crown! I hope he drops the soap!

  • Blokeintakapuna

    It was distressing and abhorent to hear Auntie again….

    Gave me cold shudders down the spine…

    • AngryTory

      Yeah. JohnKey is a much more melliflous front person for exactly the same policies

  • Petal

    Helen had the Police by the vagina back then.

    Thank goodness Crusher gave the cops their balls back!

    • Le Sphincter

      Rubbish, just as corrupt and useless as ever.
      far more dodgy policemen than the occasional union bumbler l’epaulard digs up.

      • Gazzaw

        Well, you would probably know a few more cops than the rest of us Phil.

      • Pukakidon

         Phil, Because you were arrested for a serious crime does not mean the Police were at fault.   The police are a Government department so their actions are taken in accordance with the laws created by the Government e.g. Helun and her mates at the time.  

        So if you have to say it was all corrupt then you are talking about your Labour party as well, that is hypocritical

    • AngryTory

      If the cops had their balls back they’d have shot down the MUNZler industrial terrorists! 

  • AngryTory

    If Muldoon or Meurant – or even Banks – were minister of police, they’d have been no trial, no legal aid bills, no jail time – just a bunch of funerals!