Forget the Jihadis for now, this morning our problem is a ConAir flight full of scumbags

So let’s get this straight, last week the opposition was cuddling these scumbags, calling them honourable Kiwis who just stole some lollies and they marched out of parliament when John Key explained that many were violent offenders including rapists and murderers…and this week it’s all scary because “Con Air” is arriving with dangerous criminals.

A chartered flight dubbed “Con Air” by opposition and with about 20 criminals onboard will land at Auckland Airport tomorrow morning, Police Minister Michael Woodhouse says.

Police have confirmed the number of returning offenders, most of whom have appealed Australia’s decision to deport them for their crimes but decided to appeal from New Zealand.

“They will be processed at Auckland Airport and then the arrangements will be different according to their connections to the community and their family situation,” Mr Woodhouse said.

In a joint statement, Police and Corrections confirmed the charter flight carrying the offenders will arrive at Auckland International Airport and be met by Police and Corrections staff for processing before being taken to accommodation. Those who required further supervision will be served with a notice of it.  

Parliament passed legislation under urgency this week to ensure offenders deported back to New Zealand could be put under similar supervision conditions as parole for New Zealand prisoners.

Police assistant commissioner Malcolm Burgess said the priority was community safety. Although Australia had provided information about each offender under the information sharing agreement, at the airport they would be required to provide identity information and fingerprints, as well as a DNA sample. If that was not taken at the airport, they would be issued a compulsion notice to provide it at a later date. Police will also individually interview them to assess the best management regime.

They’re scumbags, and we must never forget that it was the Labour Party who went into bat for them – the same Labour Party that is now using them to score points against the government, and now they are arriving. Last week Labour were claiming that these scumbags were “trapped” on Christmas Island, and yet this week here they are. I hope Kelvin Davis is volunteering to house some of them.

These sorts of tactics reek of desperation.

The stupidity of it all is Labour think the voting public can’t see through their subterfuge and mendacity. I can’t wait for the 3News poll out this week.

– NZ Herald

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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.  And 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 that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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