Posts Tagged ‘police’

Hey kids. Be smart. Be like Todd Barclay. Don’t talk to the police.

Fairfax NZ reports today No charges from Todd Barclay re-investigation – police Former National Party MP Todd Barclay will not be prosecuted by police after he once again refused to speak to them. Police reopened an investigation into allegations Barclay, the former MP for Clutha-Southland, illegally recorded a staff-member after it emerged in July that […]

Did Tame Iti *really* ‘pose a risk to the community’?

From the NZ Herald today: Tuhoe activist Tame Iti … will be freed on bail in a little over a week’s time, having served nine months of a two-and-a-half year jail term. He and Te Rangikaiwhiria Kemara were sentenced to two and half years in prison after being found guilty during a trial last year […]

Unforgettable images of ‘state repression’ – right here at home

Chris Trotter’s commentary on charges being dropped against some [alleged, not even that now] Maori radical ‘terrorists’ — The Operation That Failed — is worth reading. (And so is the comment stream.) I fully agree with his line: When “Operation Eight” was finally launched on 15 October 2007 the images it supplied – of armed […]