It’s called terrorism in other countries

Look at these drop kicks. I think a spell in the cells for a few years might sort them out.

A new, more aggressive and highly organised breed of boy racer, who police say see them as targets, has emerged in Christchurch.

Acting Sergeant Clay Penrose, of the Canterbury road policing group, said a marked resurgence in boy racer activity had brought with it “hard-core” elements, who displayed a “gang-mentality” never encountered before.

Social networking was used not only to organise gathering places, but to air aggressive comments about what boy racers want to do to police, some of which was being carried out.

Even an effective “anti-team policing” unit had been created, where members wore sweatshirts with FTP ( f… the police) emblazoned on the back. 

The hard core minority were actively targeting officers:

In late December, boy racers surrounded a lone police officer’s patrol car, rocking the vehicle and spray-painting the back windscreen. The officer was unharmed.

Last month, police dispersing a gathering found one person refusing to move from the middle of the road. They stood with their back – and FTP letters – facing police.

Last weekend, a group of boy racers congregated outside the central police station in the early hours, coinciding with a patrol squad finishing their shift.

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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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