New Zealand police

Cops set up a checkpoint to gather info on a possible murder. What?s wrong with that?

I’ve watched with interest as the left-wing goes troppo over Police actually doing their job.

Until we change the law, helping someone take their life is murder. Cops have used a creative way to gather intel. ?Well within their scope.

The checkpoint was used to gain information on those they believed were importing drugs for assisted suicide.

The coroner advised police at the end of August that a death in June he was looking into involved a Class C controlled substance, and that the death had no suspicious circumstances surrounding it.

Police began an investigation into several other deaths which looked like they may involve aiding and abetting suicide, which is illegal and punishable in New Zealand by up to 14 years in prison.

Earlier this month, police stopped seven cars leaving the pro-euthanasia meeting and interviewed about nine people over the following days.

Police insist the checkpoint was not an investigation into pro-euthanasia advocates, but rather an essential part of the case investigation.

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The wonky logic of Wrongly Wrongson

A dog barks next to a canine car in Mexico City, July 18, 2013.REUTERS/Edgard Garrido (MEXICO - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS) - RTX11SI1

A dog barks next to a canine car in Mexico City, July 18, 2013.REUTERS/Edgard Garrido (MEXICO – Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS) – RTX11SI1

Martin Bradbury, or as we ?humorously refer to him here at Whaleoil – Wrongly Wrongson, has found a new passing car to bark at. Now that the Black Lives Matter movement in America has reached peak insanity, ?with the racial hatred of whites and police at an all-time high, he wants to bring it to New Zealand.

When you include a justice system that is racist and imprisons Maori offenders disproportionately I think we have passed a threshold for a determined #BrownLivesMatter campaign to shake Pakeha NZ out of its ignorant John Key trance.

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Face of the day

A lone picketer outside Police National Headquarters in Wellington, two days after four police officers were shot in the ...

A lone picketer outside Police National Headquarters in Wellington, two days after four police officers were shot in the Bay of Plenty

Today’s face of the day should be arrested for inciting violence against the Police.?Imagine if dark-skinned police officers had been shot and this same guy held up the same sign. Susan Devoy would have kittens. Because this light-skinned man is wishing violence on ALL Police officers, regardless of their race, we are supposed to tolerate it? An equal opportunity hater? His sign should never be acceptable. This is incitement and he should be punished. Imagine if I held up a sign like that after four Labour Party politicians had been shot by a crazed Conservative Party supporter? It is simply wrong.

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Judith Collins wants to know how illegal weapons are getting into New Zealand

Judith Collins is setting the correct narrative on firearms.

Instead of listening to carping wombles who seek to ban guns, she is directing inquiry instead at the criminals and trying to work out how they obtain their firearms.

The Minister of Police wants to see a focused approach on any inquiry into the availability of firearms.

Judith Collins made the comments after a cache of guns was found yesterday stashed in the ceiling of a South Auckland home, including 14 military-style guns, among them AK47s and M16s.

She said she would support a Parliamentary Select Committee inquiry into the issue of how illegal firearms entered the country and indicated police also want the issue looked at.

Ms Collins said New Zealanders would like to know how gangs and violent offenders are getting hold of firearms. She said if there are any loopholes in the law, if there are any people involved in this area, then that’s what we want to find out.

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So I guess it is working

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Police are being accused of revenue gathering as figures show the site of New Zealand’s most-profitable speed camera has not had a serious crash in years.

The last fatal accident on Whitford Brown Ave, Porirua was in 2008. Police installed a speed camera there in 2014 and in its first year of operation it gathered more than $1 million.

Before the speed camera was installed, but since the last death, the road had already been made safer with a lowered speed limit and barriers separating oncoming traffic, crash records reveal.

But police have defended the speed camera’s position, saying they look at long-term trends and Whitford Brown Ave remains a danger spot. Read more »

If only Rawshark was from Denmark

If only Rawshark was Danish…he isn’t, and remains at large.

This ratbag however has been arrested.

A Danish citizen has been netted in an international police operation for cyber crimes against an Auckland school girl.

Police say the 24-year-old man has been arrested and charged under Danish law with cyber crimes relating to posting private photos and hacking a private computer.

The arrest was a result of Operation Cavern ? a joint New Zealand Police cyber crime unit, Danish National Cyber Crime Centre and the South-East Jutland police.

The man, from the city of Vejle, will now face court in the Danish town of Kolding, where local police will be requesting the man’s pre-trial detention. ? Read more »

Face of the day

Shanelle Curtis, partner Tangi Roi and  son Xarien. Photo / Peter Meecham

Shanelle Curtis, partner Tangi Roi and son Xarien. Photo / Peter Meecham

Today’s faces of the day, Shanelle Curtis and her partner Tangi Roi, have a great story to tell their son Xarien about his speedy arrival into this world thanks to Constable Errol Diprose.

Giving birth on the side of a motorway during rush hour with a policeman playing midwife is not how Shanelle Curtis expected to welcome her first child.

But that’s how it happened – in the back of her sister’s van with traffic speeding past and motorists on the Southern Motorway peering in.

Ms Curtis, 19, went into labour five days before her due date. When her contractions became closer together, she left her Otahuhu home with her mother and her sister, Julie Moleu, and drove towards Auckland City Hospital, where her midwife was waiting.

Her partner, Tangi Roi, was working in Warkworth and he also headed for the hospital, expecting to meet the women there.

But the baby had other ideas.

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Why is the new Policewoman’s religion relevant to the story?

In the below article the woman’s ethnic background and ability to speak Hindi is relevant to the story as the point of diversity is that she will be able to translate for people who speak Hindi and her ethnic?(Fijian Indian) background will help people from a similar background relate to her.

I have seen these kind of articles before about new policemen and women from other ethnic backgrounds who are held up as an example of diversity in the police force to match the diversity in the community. Not once however have I ever seen a police person’s religion brought up.?Religion has nothing to do with race or ethnicity. I challenge readers to find a similar report where they talk about a cop being a Catholic, a Jehovah’s Witness, a Seventh Day Adventist or a Hare Krishna and how that will help them to relate to people from that religion in the community.

The headline screams..

‘Muslim policewoman now living the dream’ not? ‘Fijian born Indian policewoman living the dream.’

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Face of the day

Police Association President Greg O?Connor

Police Association President Greg O?Connor

The public and indeed the NZ Police have resisted them being armed for a long time now.Times have changed however and it is clear that we need to change too. You don’t send a man armed with a knife to a gun fight yet we are currently expecting our Police to go unarmed to a gun fight. At least things have improved a little and they can now access weapons from locked compartments inside their vehicles. However, separate them from their vehicle and you have disarmed them and they stand unprotected against an armed terrorist or common criminal carrying a shotgun or other weapon.

The Government?s refusal to arm police means police officers are ill-equipped to defend themselves or others, whether from terrorists or other armed criminals, Police Association President Greg O?Connor said today.

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Face of the day

One of New Zealand's finest is today's face of the day.

One of New Zealand’s finest is today’s face of the day.

I am a big fan of the New Zealand Police and today’s face of the day is a courageous constable who deserves our thanks and respect. Too often people are quick to criticise our cops when they put their bodies on the line every day to protect and serve. Thank you Constable Ben.

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