SFNS – Rastaman back in Court and custody

NZ Herald

How surprising that this dickhead “of no fixed abode” was remanded in custody “by consent”.  Prison would be like a hotel to him – fresh bed and a roof over his head, 3 meals a day and no need to expend any effort robbing decent people trying to earn a living, while he no doubt sits on his arse most of the day.

The third person charged in relation to the attempted armed robberies of a Waihi service station and a dairy in Katikati last month has appeared in court.

Rastaman Angus Rapatini, 20, of no fixed abode, faced two charges of assault with intent to rob when he appeared in the Tauranga District Court yesterday.

Police allege the attempted robberies occurred within half an hour of each other on June 18.

Community Magistrate Sherida Cooper remanded Rapatini in custody by consent. Rapatini, who is yet to plead to the charges, is due back in court on Monday.

At least he’ll be on at least “strike 1” for assault with intent to rob if found guilty.

It could be time for a backbencher to introduce a Private Member’s Bill making Silly First Name Syndrome equivalent to child abuse.  Perhaps it’s worse than some specific events of child abuse, as the name stays with him every day.  The poor bastard can’t escape it unless he man’s up and changes it by Deed Poll or the modern day equivalent.

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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 that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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