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Sick Telephone Games

 “To me, she exemplified the word, give. She’d just give and give and give; no matter what it cost her … she spent her last hours giving and being concerned about others.”  

– Dorothy’s Brother Jim

“Ok,” the voice warned, “now you’re going to come my way, and when I get you alone, I will cut you up into bits so no one will ever find you.”

For months, Dorothy Jane Scott had been receiving phone calls at her workplace from the same mysterious caller. The voice sounded vaguely familiar, but she just couldn’t place it. Sometimes he expressed fawning adoration, and other times, resentment and violence. He let her know that he was trailing her wherever she went, and he described details of her daily activities to prove it. This volatile, unseen stalker so alarmed her that she took up karate and considered buying a handgun.

She was employed as a secretary for Swingers Psych Shop, in Anaheim, which was conveniently attached to Custom John’s Head Shop. Swingers and Custom John’s were jointly owned services of the area’s vestigial hippie culture, so one could pick up a “waterpipe” at the latter and then go soak in the groovy posters in the former’s blacklight room.
Dorothy worked in a back room office and led a life far less colourful than the tie-dye shirts and multicoloured bongs sold at the other end of the store. “As dull as a phone book,” one friend described it. She almost never left the house for recreation. She was religious. She rarely dated, if ever, and worked from morning till night, leaving her son Shawn in the care of her parents during business hours. She was a dependable worker, and by all accounts, a kind-hearted and compassionate person.

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Authorities don’t believe there was any foul play involved but won’t give a cause until there is more investigation. Peter Branch of the Palisadian-Post provided this image of authorities searching the Pacific Palisades home of Jeffery Lash.

Mystery Man

Space Alien or Secret Agent?

On 17 July 2015, officers from the LA Police Department made the gruesome discovery of a deceased man inside a car parked on Palisades Drive in the Pacific Palisades region of the city. The investigation into the circumstances of the man’s final moments began and it didn’t take too long to establish the identity of the corpse. It was Jeffrey Alan Lash. His fiancee Catherine Nebron and her employee Dawn VadBunker left it outside Nebron’s Pacific Palisades home.

Shortly after Lash’s badly decomposing body was found two weeks after his July 4 death, police found more than 1,200 firearms, 6.5 tonnes of ammunition and $230,000 in cash stashed at the home of Catherine Nebron.

At the time of his passing Lash was 60 years old and a local resident of the area. He lived with his long-time partner  Nebron. Further investigation led to some startling revelations about the life of their deceased. The state of the corpse when discovered was a good indicator that Lash had been dead for some time. It turned out that death occurred about two weeks before discovery but was not reported. According to Nebron, Lash collapsed in a Santa Monica parking lot on 4 July and refused to sanction emergency assistance that was clearly required.

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Ridiculous, this man shouldn’t have a firearms licence, but a dud Judge gives it back

Andrew Hore is a cowboy. He has a poor record with firearms and he has just had his firearms licence reinstated.

He is once again a fit and proper person to own firearms. It is a ridiculous situation, not helped by idiot Police prosecutors.

Former All Black Andrew Hore has won his court battle to have his firearms licence reinstated despite a judge’s concerns over his attitude to shooting and alcohol.

The ex-Highlanders hooker was stripped of his licence in October 2015 following an incident five months earlier when 25-year-old Daniel Parker sustained a gunshot wound while duck shooting on Mr Hore’s Ranfurly farm known as “Stonehenge”.

The six-strong hunting party told authorities a firearm had fallen from the back of a quad bike and accidentally discharged, but police were sceptical about the explanation.

He took his case to the Dunedin District Court last year and Judge Michael Crosbie released his judgement yesterday overruling the police decision.

The judge was particularly critical of the police case, which saw them decline to cross-examine Mr Hore or anyone  who wrote affidavits in his support.

The only person called to give evidence at the November hearing was Inspector Olaf Jensen, who relied on the assessment of two ambulance officers who attended the 2015 incident.

“That was a significant shortcoming in this appeal and the approach taken by the police on appeal appeared half-hearted,” Judge Crosbie said.

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[POLL] Should Grizz have been killed?

Auckland Airport is acknowledging the public outcry after 10-month-old trainee security dog Grizz was shot dead and is promising its own investigation.

Grizz escaped from his handler while being loaded into the back of an Avsex Explosive Detector Dog van on Friday morning. He managed to get through the security area when a gate opened to let a truck through. Read more »

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Once again: we don’t need tougher laws. We need enforcement

Feral gangs of young scum are terrorising Auckland dairy owners.   It is the same groups over and over again.  The solution seems simple… but why isn’t it?

An Auckland community is uniting and calling for tougher penalties after a dairy owner and his wife were beaten by a gang of robbers, leaving them unable to work.

Three dairies in the city were robbed within three days last week – including the Crown Superette in Mt Roskill.

Seven people entered the dairy at about 7am on Sunday morning, making off with the till and trays of cigarettes.

All the owners can do is phone the police.  And get calls from the insurance companies that they will no longer have cover.  And… that’s it really.   Just wait for the next assault and robbery.

the offenders hit Mr Arora over the head numerous times without saying a word, and pushed Mrs Arora to the ground before kicking her.

“They are still in the hospital. Jitesh has had two operations and needs a third, the muscle in his arm is completely dead, he can’t move it.

“Preeti is having nightmares that the people are coming back from her. It’s not good enough, why do they have to go through this?”

The blood of the victims was still all over the floor yesterday, alongside strewn chocolate bars and cigarettes.

“More needs to be done to deter this type of crime,” said Mr Chopra. “The law is too soft, because they are young, they will go to court and be walking the streets again within a week.

Don’t expect Labour to step up here.  But sadly, don’t expect National to either.   Crime has gotten away under National, especially crime that hits the community directly, like burglaries and robberies. Read more »

No surprise it has come to this as Police treat law abiding firearms owners like criminals

The Police and the Police Association have been on jihad against law-abiding firearms owners. They have recently begun making unilateral changes to firearms rules almost by fiat, rather than requesting changes to go through parliament.

Once legal firearms are now deemed by Police to be illegal, and if you challenge them then you find all sorts of grief begins to visit itself upon you as it comes time for renewals.

Legal and law abiding firearms owners are being persecuted and finally, they’ve had enough. One club has now banned Police from using their range, and I expect more clubs to follow suit as the assault on our sport by Police continues.

A Wairarapa gun club has had enough of police pushing for more restrictive gun laws and has fired back.

The Wairarapa Pistol and Shooting Sports Club has banned police from using its range as a training facility – effective immediately.

The Carterton-based club has one of the best shooting ranges in the lower North Island, which police regularly use for various types of weapons practice.

Club president Gary Rawlinson said members had become increasingly frustrated with the police and the Police Association’s attitude towards responsible firearms owners and legitimate shooting sports.  Read more »

Perhaps the Police should form a political party

The Police are becoming political activists. They are lobbying to have guns that were previously legal removed from owners, and they are lobbying to have drinking laws changed.

They have, however, gone a step too far by using a scumbag who killed someone when he was pissed to lay blame on pubs serving alcohol after midnight.

Police have recruited a former Navy sailor who killed a stranger with a punch to the head to testify of the dangers of late night bars.

Grenville McFarland, 30, was jailed for the manslaughter of Tarun Asthana, who he killed with a blow to the head in November 2013.

Police approached McFarland to give evidence to the Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority that bars should close earlier to prevent similar tragedies.

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Police revenue gathering division looking to be outsourced, watch out motorists

The Police revenue gathering team aka Speed Camera Division is looking to be outsourced.

New Zealand’s speed camera network could soon be privately managed as police look to re-deploy their resources to other areas.

The network currently includes 19 fixed speed cameras, 43 mobile speed cameras in vans, and three dual purpose red light/speed cameras.

But the number of fixed cameras is to swell to 56 by the end of the year, increasing the workload involved in managing the network and processing infringements.

Police are now reviewing their ownership of the network.   Read more »

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Police told off for using Taser on scumbag

In a report released on Thursday, the Independent Police Conduct Authority says the probationary constable shot a man running from officers in the back and leg during a chase in Mt Eden in October 2015.

“Police policy is clear that a Taser can only be used on a person who is assaultive”, authority chair Sir David Carruthers said.

“As the man was running away at the time he was tasered, his behaviour had not met that threshold. The officer’s use of the Taser on the man clearly breached policy.”

The man had earlier led police on a pursuit in a stolen Porsche, before fleeing on foot when the car was stopped by spikes.

The authority said the officer believed the man was trying to get into a house and fired twice to stop him. It accepted the constable was inexperienced and worried about public safety.

The probes hit the man in the leg and back. However the man pulled them out with no obvious ill effects and continued running. Read more »

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Crusher Collins leaves her mark

According to the statistics, crime has slowly crept out of control over National’s stint at the nation’s steering wheel.  This is why John Key and Judith Collins worked hard to secure the new budget to put more police on the job.

English delayed the announcement so he and Paula Bennett can now look magnanimous.  But such is politics.

A $503 million package which includes increasing police staff and resources across the country will reduce crime and make our communities safer.

Police Minister Paula Bennett says the Safer Communities package announced today by the Prime Minister will provide an additional 1125 police staff over the next four years, including 880 sworn police officers.

“We are unashamedly targeting offenders to ensure they’re off our streets by providing additional resources for Police and greater investment in rehabilitation for prisoners,” Mrs Bennett says.

“The 880 extra frontline police officers will work in targeted areas where we know they’re needed. Five hundred will go out on the beat and into community policing. Those officers will strengthen the emergency response, and focus on youth offending, burglaries and community crime.

“Knowing there’s a nearby police presence at all times is something the community expects. We’re making a commitment that people in cities, the regions and rural areas will have officers they can call on 24/7,” Mrs Bennett says. “Our commitment is that 95 per cent of New Zealanders will be within 25 kilometres of patrolling police day and night.

“By focusing on specific areas we will deliver a more responsive police service, prevent crime and victimisation, resolve more crimes, and more effectively target criminal gangs and organised crime.”

Details of the package includes: Read more »

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