Overkill !

January 7, 2011

From the NZ Herald online….

Sheridyn Rawlins and Chris Graham with their daughter Brooklyn.

Armed police stopped a man, his pregnant wife and 3-year-old daughter after reports that he was waving a gun at passing cars.

Chris Graham, 28, has been charged with unlawfully carrying an imitation firearm and appeared in the Waitakere District Court yesterday. He pleaded not guilty.

He told the Herald that he had been playing a game with his 3-year-old daughter, Brooklyn, and police had made a mistake.

But police say they had a call from a neighbour saying a man was pointing a firearm at other people.

Graham said he was chasing his daughter with a broken paintball gun and she was chasing him with a water pistol on Tuesday evening.

About an hour later the family all got into the car to go out for dinner. His wife, Sheridyn Rawlins, was driving and he was in the back seat with his daughter, he said.

They pulled out of their Te Atatu South property and saw a police car in the middle of the road. Armed police officers were in the surrounding houses.

“The cops were screaming ‘stop the vehicle’ … there was another guy screaming ‘I’ve got a clear shot’,” Graham said.

Ms Rawlins said she was not sure if the police were talking to them but she stopped the car and got out.

She said one police officer told her: “I need to take you around the corner because they might shoot him.”

Graham said he unbuckled Brooklyn before he was told to put his hands out the window and then to get out. He said he was yelled at when he brought his hand back inside to open the car door.

He said the police found the paintball gun on the veranda where he had left it and he was handcuffed and taken to the police station.

Waitakere area commander Inspector Gary Davey said police got a call from a neighbour of Graham who saw a man waving a gun around, shooting at a passing car and pointing it at other people. Mr Davey said police stopped the car because they feared Graham could have had a gun.

He said if people carry toys that look like real guns then they run the risk of being at the centre of an armed police callout.

“This happens [a lot] – generally it is black or silver water pistols but no one knows if they are real or not. Police have to take all reported firearms incidents seriously.”

Mr Davey said Graham would be able to tell his side of the story in court.

Graham described the charges as an “inconvenience” but said his boss has been understanding.

Ms Rawlins said the police could have knocked on the door.

“It was very distressing for a pregnant lady and a 3-year-old child.”

Comment

Ninja Nazis?

This response by the Police has got me lost for words, mainly expletives.
Do we have to hear another load of hang wringing bullshit from these dimwit Rambo’s if a trigger happy c**t let loose and killed Chris Graham?
It is a pity Sheridyn didn’t fuck with their heads and stand in between the cops and her husband, saying ” If you are going to shoot me, aim for my unborn child”.
And what about the dick head who told Graham to get out of his car, then gets all trigger happy when he puts his hand down to the door handle!

What is with all this ‘member’ phraseology, ‘member of Police’, ‘member of public’, ‘gang member’? Sounds too penile for my liking, it is a Freudian slip.

Back on the subject, I have noticed a definite paramilitary culture shift by the morons in blue. Did this young family have to hear TV cop show drivel like “I’ve got a clear shot” and be told intimidating shit like “I need to take you around the corner because they might shoot him.” Obviously these wankers have learnt nothing from their terror raid fiasco in Ruatoki.

I think the Graham family has a bigger case against the Police for excessive response.

The NZ Police have an image problem. Haven’t you noticed their impeccable sense of timing when people bolt in cars and have fatal crashes? The Police always break of the chase 20-30 seconds before the crash. I don’t mind if they fatally run some arsehole in a stolen car into a power pole, that is the job and a fair punishment for an arsehole who just cause somebody a whole lot of grief over their car being stolen. But don’t lie and devolve yourselves from the crash.

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Pigs in Space

December 26, 2010

“Police roading national manager Superintendent Paula Rose confirmed police were investigating setting up point-to-point cameras, which record the time a car takes to travel between two points on the open road.

The system calculates if their average speed is higher than the speed limit, and if so the driver is issued with a fine.”

So the Police have this new technology on their wish list at a time of budget restraints. If they get their way it will be simple proof that speed cameras are not a budget restraint item because they are a revenue stream. What these morons need to get into their heads is that if everyone stuck to the speed limits and didn’t drink/drug drive, there would still be a road toll because people are people, not machines, so they make mistakes and errors of judgement,some of which can be reduced with real driver training plus actual enforcement of some disturbing driving habits I see every day on the road. Some of these bad driving habits are: failing to keep left, failing to maintain speed close to the open road speed limit, fail to giveway on rural side roads, failing the following distance rules (tail gating) and failing to overtake with a 100 metres of clear road ahead at completion of the overtaking manoeuvrer. I would cheer to see road cops ticketing people for these kinds of offences rather ticketing someone 10-15 kms over the speed limit.

One idea could be a logical extension of the right hand rule when two highway over taking lanes merge, the left hand lane(so called slow lane) vehicle gives way to the right hand lane vehicle if the two vehicles are neck and neck trying to beat each other to get in front. This will preserve the status of the over taking lane (right hand lane) and make it an offense to under take. Naturally this rule is open to the rule of courtesy in urban 50 km areas where there are merging traffic flows at congestion time, the merge like a zip courtesy rule applies.


Taking the High Ground on Dope

February 18, 2010

When asked about the Law Commission’s recommendation that a review needs to be taken at the status of Cannabis in the drug law statutes, Simon Power showed us why he is a member of NZ’s conservative party by answering the reporters in a fashion reminiscent of a Rob Muldoon glaring retort.

Not on his watch, was the interpretation; no discussion will be entered into.

Exactly the same approach has been taken by National over the super city, no discussion.

So National is content with the current Cannabis laws that punish growers of more than 9 plants with a complete stripping of property, based on feeble excuses such as tainted property, in lieu of any real evidence of wealth accumulation, certainly a punishment that outweighs the crime.

National’s 1991 proceeds of crime law was set up as a precedent for legalised robbery by the first case, a Hawkes Bay farmer who bought the property with Lotto winnings, the Cannabis had been cultivated by another party before the unwitting new owner took possession of the property.

Instead of dreaming up dumb fuck ideas like bicycle tracks to employ 5000 people to build, why not legalise Cannabis and place it on a taxable footing like any other activity?

We have a major tourist industry, tourists come here for a holiday, and that means relaxing, and some of those tourists like to smoke weed, in fact a lot of tourists like to. A principle of business is that you have to play to the market, we are missing out.

It is no use gazing negatively at a crystal ball and predicting great calamity over softening/legalising Cannabis laws.

There are always going to be idiots that over indulge, no matter what substance we are talking about.

The current laws do not work to stop Cannabis use; people have little or no regard for the law as it stands.

Police have suffered a negative perception for 38 years or more from enforcing Cannabis laws.

The more popular Cannabis became the inverse of popularity happens to Police.

We have got to take the bull by the horns and work through the issues of age limits, education about sensible use in a healthy and productive lifestyle, how smoking Cannabis fits in with the increasing restrictions on smoking in public places etc.

To be realistic we have to raise the drinking age back to 20 in anticipation for legalisation of Cannabis.

If you want an example of absurdity, look at work place drug testing.

Cannabis metabolite produces a fail test for up to 3 months, yet the intoxication wore of 89 days ago.

A commentator remarked that drug testing for Cannabis is Art masquerading as Science.


The Criminal Proceeds Recovery Act

October 11, 2009

Crown Emblem alt

Back in April 09 a torpedo was fired at Civil rights in NZ with the passing into law of The Criminal Proceeds Recovery Act.
I am astounded this took place without a whisper from the media.

Annette King, a Labour Government Minister of Justice in the previous term of Government, wrote this act.
Annette King is a former dental nurse who claimed water Fluoridation and Mercury based fillings to be safe.
Annette King conjures up ill-conceived legislation without reference to good reason as evidenced by her attempt to mass medicate New Zealanders with Folic acid added to bread.

It is interesting to read of an American lady Politician who was behind a similar seizure law in the states. She wanted to ‘hang em high’ … all the low life crims dealing drugs etc. But, and a big but ! … her son got busted for felony possession of Cannabis, he was dealing out of her home.
Guess what? Her home became proceeds of crime forfeiture.
Suddenly she was championing against the law, quoting it breech of civil rights. Shame the silly bitch didn’t realise this before she help draft the law.

The same can be said of Annette King, who had a lot of Pigs squealing in her ear for Third Reich Powers.

SpinningSwastika

The Criminal Proceeds Recovery Act will come into force 1 Dec 09.

The act’s section 3 allows the Police to apply to the High Courts of NZ in a civil action to confiscate a person’s property if they are suspected of a crime involving acquisition of assets and money relating to a crime punishable of a 5 year term in jail or greater.
The Act allows Police to conduct civil action even if the person’s case is thrown out of the Criminal Courts.
This effectively means that Police are now making judicial determinations based upon hearsay evidence they have gathered.
Effectively Judge, Jury and executioner in one malicious package.

This Act makes a flawed assumption that Police function within the rules of fair play, in other words that they do not fabricate evidence, or embellish evidence.
The High Courts will make decisions on these applications using the weight of probability evidence rule as used in the Family Courts (i.e. Rubber stamp).
And we all know how many abuses of natural justice have taken place in the Family Courts System of NZ, because that rule is based upon opinion, not hard evidence.

Therefore it will merely suffice to make allegations without real proof to asset strip NZ citizens.
The respondent in such cases is essentially now considered guilty by accusation, guilty until proven innocent.
The onus of proof is now upon the respondent who will have to foot a hefty legal bill to prove their innocence.

What is insidious is .. the Police (Crown) has an open ended legal budget, the respondent does not, so the inevitable outcome will be singular, the respondent will be bankrupted, either they are guilty, or they spend their assets defending the allegations.
Heads the Police win, tails the respondent loses.
And that is an unethical breech of human rights according to my sense of fair play.
It will be a field day for lawyers defending civil actions, no legal aid, just send the bill to the official assignee.
Annette King must have read up on the Spanish Inquisition to get her inspiration for creating this terrible injustice.

I thought the existing Proceeds of Crime Act was bad enough, and I remind you that back in the day, the Politicians promoted that Act as a cure for white-collar criminals after the 1987 share market debacle, the act has been focused primarily on Cannabis Growing.
The White-collar rich people have clever accountants and lawyers so the Police leave them alone.

To the Fuckwits that cry “Oh the Gangs and Meth, blah blah.. justifies this law”, I say wake up because this new law is non-selective about so called groups of people.

The Police will come after your Grandparent growing a bit more pain killer than they need, far more eagerly than they will chase down gang members.

The Police have a history of victimising innocent people with the existing Proceeds of Crime Act.
It is a fact they staged the first test case of a Hawkes Bay farmer who took over ownership of a farm after cannabis was planted on the property, the growers were seen by witnesses who could verify the farmer was not responsible, the growers had been using the property to grow for some time.
But that didn’t stop the ‘Bastards in Blue’ from telling lies in Court to asset strip the Farmer.
The poor bugger had purchased the property with a first division lotto win for fucks sake!
A more recent case saw a Coromandel Farmer jailed and asset stripped based upon nothing more than a desire to get a result because they spent up large on surveillance.

So now we introduce this latest Act allow the Police virtually unrestrained power to asset strip property.

Justice is blind and truth is the last thing to enter court.


Frauds Exposed

August 6, 2009
The Money and the Bag

The Money and the Bag

Woopee!
A big brown eye for “Bill the Taxpayer” English over his double dipping accommodation scam.
But it’s legal he cried, before the avalanche of public opinion drown any chance he had of sticking to his guns.
No sorry mate you are screwed in the court of public opinion along with the other Pricks in the Trough of taxpayer funds.
Lets have the money back you scumbags !!!
That includes people who have left Parliament, if they are still living.
Is this what IRD means by protecting the Tax base?
The politicians enact the laws and regulations to grant them self’s privileges and extras on top of a salary most working NZ’rs can only dream about.
So why the greed? Don’t you think they would be conducting their affairs with integrity?
At the same time we are in a recession they tell us, we (you) have to tighten the belt, suffer the pain in the trenches.
Yeah right mate, while you swan off on the next bullshit junket that produces little or no benefit to NZ, except for politicians from different countries massaging each other egos!

I expect nothing short of resignations as what happened in England over their MP’s expenses scandal.