Law

If Andrew Little can’t keep Roger Brooking in the tent then what chance does he have?

Roger Brooking is, as we know, a Labour party operative and stooge who maintained attacks on the previous government unceasingly, and especially rather personal attacks against Judith Collins when she was justice minister.

But now he is unhappy with Andrew Little. Quote:

Justice minister Andrew Little has been slammed by National leader Simon Bridges and justice advocate Roger Brooking over the Government’s upcoming Criminal Justice Summit.

The summit is being held in Porirua next week to “shine a light” on what’s happening in courts and prisons, Little has said.

Brooking said while the minister’s moves to fix the criminal justice system – including another advisory expert group and the summit – were well-intentioned, Little  had “lost the plot”.  

“The real crisis in the justice system is in the rapid rise in the prison population. Mr Little said he wants to reduce the prison population by 30 per cent over the next 15 years. Frankly, that’s a ridiculous aspiration without National party collaboration,” Brooking said.

With a three-year cycle Labour could be ousted at the next election and Brooking said National party leader Simon Bridges had already signalled he would “reverse pretty much anything Labour does which he regards as soft on crime”.

Earlier this year when the prison muster was nearing 11,000 Brooking launched a campaign to reduce the number of inmates in Kiwi jails down to 7000 over six years.  End quote.

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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.

Bombs & shots fired: An article by Not Jan Thomas

Massey University Vice-Chancellor Professor Jan Thomas Photo credit: Massey university.
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My name is Not Jan Thomas and I have been proven right as this report in a completely non-biased newspaper proves. Quote.

Quote:Protesters made their mark at a free speech debate when former National party leader Don Brash took to the stage to defend the right to freedom of expression.
Almost 600 people packed out a lecture theatre at Auckland University to debate whether the politically correct culture had gone to the point of limiting freedom of speech, with speakers facing plenty of heckling from both sides.End of quote.

Witnesses report shots being fired and bombs going off. Hundreds of students were injured and Brash was riddled with bullets.(Okay, perhaps no gunfire and Don Brash wasn’t actually injured.) but you know, it could have happened and I’m sure there was plenty of spittle. Quote.
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Libertarian and pragmatic anarchist. Treat everything the media says as a lie and know the narrative. Facts trump rhetoric.

Lincoln’s Lyceum address

 

How then shall we perform it? At what point shall we expect the approach of danger? By what means shall we fortify against it?  Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant, to step the Ocean, and crush us at a blow? Never! All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest; with a Bonaparte for a commander, could not by force, take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a thousand years.

At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.

– Abraham Lincoln, 1838.

Nine score years ago one of the most politically significant orations in recorded history was delivered by a rather tall and awkward looking gentleman on the cusp of his 29th birthday.

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  • Fifth generation Kiwi, social-political writer who left the Left sometime back and turned right. Heavily reliant on spell check with hopefully the intelligence to admit when he’s wrong and the humility to see the truth, irrespective of where it’s found.

Phil Quin goes full TDS in support of the fat man

Kim Dotcom on his Pirate Ship.
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Phil Quin makes his opinion known that he knows nothing about how the US legal system works.

Quote:Donald Trump, Wong said at the University of Sydney last week, “evinces a rejection, at least in part, of the rules and norms to which we have become accustomed … generating something of a global rethink about how best to work with the US”.End of quote.

In other words, the United States is no longer going to let itself be taken advantage of by freeloaders. Quote.

Quote:[…]New Zealand faces the same challenge with respect to current and future dealings with the White House. The ongoing extradition proceedings regarding Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom may bring this into sharp relief over coming months.End of quote.

What has Dotcom to do with Trump? Quote. Read more »

Libertarian and pragmatic anarchist. Treat everything the media says as a lie and know the narrative. Facts trump rhetoric.

Perhaps a diet of bread and water might assist this fat rapist

A fat rapist isn’t in jail at the moment, he’s in hospital, because he is so fat and injured he can’t be put in jail just yet: Quote:

The lawyer of obese convicted rapist Marcus Solomon says his client was not jailed to hospital because of his weight.

He has also lodged an appeal notice against all 10 of Solomon’s convictions, at the Court of Appeal in Wellington.

On July 25, Marcus Shane Solomon was sentenced to eight years and four months’ imprisonment for raping and sexually abusing three young girls in Kaikōura in the 1980s and 1990s, when he was aged between 14 and 22.

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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.

An easy solution would be to legalise cannabis

Radio New Zealand reports: Quote.

Government agencies have been asked to urgently find ways to reduce the harm caused by synthetic cannabis.

Figures from the Coroner show 40 to 45 people died in the year to June because of synthetic cannabis, compared with two deaths in the previous five years.

Acting Prime Minister Winston Peters said the ministers of health, justice, police and customs would seek advice from their agencies and put their heads together to find the best solution.

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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.

Looks like the gangs are running Rimutaka prison, not Corrections

A video has been posted on YouTube showing Mongrel Mob gang members giving themselves tattoos in Rimutaka Prison.

The video was posted on 14 July this year:

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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.

Are the police a bunch of sissies when it comes to meddling with the Arms Act?

NZ Police are a bunch of pantyhose-wearing sissies.

The NZ Police have been hell bent on reform of the Arms Act for some time now.

A couple of years back the former Police Association President Greg O’Connor manufactured a crisis regarding illegal firearms. In a desperate attempt to get politicians to arm police with Glock pistols, Mr O’Connor concocted a story that police all over New Zealand were being confronted by criminals with guns; that it was rampant, growing and that most of these guns were illegal.

Wondering aloud where these magical firearms came from, the media subsequently took that to a new level, including presenting fictitious stories about smugglers in the night dropping crates of guns off the coast. It was a plot so stupid it could have only come from a Hardy Boys adventure book.   Read more »

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A letter from Todd McLay on firearms

 

Dear Cam

Let me start by declaring an interest. I hold a current firearms licence and enjoy both hunting and range shooting. I am also a member of the Rotorua Deerstalkers’ Association for many years.

I can confirm that the draft bill will not be going ahead in its current form.

The National Party is doing some work around the penalties for criminal use of firearms particularly by gangs.

We want to make it harder for gangs to get firearms and easier to hold them to account when they do. This makes our communities safer and that’s a real focus for the National Party. However we must always work to find the right balance, and we will be very careful not to impinge on the rights of legitimate firearms users.   Read more »

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I always knew Chester Borrows was wet, but never knew he liked wading in puddles


Chester Borrows has always been wet. I just didn’t realise how wet until he took up a position at the trough provided by Andrew Little: Quote:

A former National MP believes New Zealand’s prison population could be halved without putting law-abiding Kiwis in danger.  End quote.

Great. They can stay with him then.  Quote:

Chester Borrows, a former police officer, lawyer and Minister of Courts, is heading an advisory group tasked with helping to reform a justice system he says in many aspects, isn’t working.

He told The AM Show on Monday most politicians know that restorative justice is the key to reducing crime, but are happy to talk tough on sentencing because it gets them votes.

“The fact is law and order is one of the big four people vote on alongside health, education and the economy. So what you find is someone who wants to stay in power or someone who wants to get into power… will run over and push that button.”

And it’s politics he fears will get in the way of real reform.

“The thing that could kill it is the politics around it. [The advisory group] is thankfully about putting up evidence-based solutions. Now if the politicians want to kill it with rhetoric, over to them. But let’s shift the blame to them.”  End quote.

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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.