HDPA invokes Muldoon to chastise police

Setting up a booze checkpoint that’s notreally about checking for booze breaks the rules of what police are allowed to do.

They can’t collect names and addresses for other reasons.

Rob Muldoon is not in charge any more.

In a weird way, it’s a good thing the police went after grannies and not gang members.

If it was a group of patched thugs and even if they were meeting for completely innocent reasons-like Philosophy Club, or a discussion on the evils of P, strangerthings have happened- we would probably shrug our shoulders and say the ends justify the means.

And that would be dangerous. Because we’d be giving the police our blessing to carry on like this is Putin’s Russia.

But they went after grannies, thankfully.

If you don’t believe we’d shrug our shoulders over gangs, please refer to the RedDevils case, where police falsified convictions for one of their officers to give him some street cred.

The courts said police possibly committed “serious criminal offending”, threw the case out and most of us didn’treally care.

Police priorities are a bit mixed up here.

Aren’t there burglaries to solve? I mean nearly 60,000 unsolved burglaries in 2015 alone.

And isn’t there a situation in Ngaruawahia where a patched gang member has launched a P war and is masquerading as the law and order in town?

There aren’t enough cops in this country to spare for the hours it takes for a scheme like the fake road block.

We have only one police officer for every 528 people.

In Australia, it’s one for every 432 citizens.

The figures are worse when you compare them to downtown Brisbane, where it’s one uniform for every 160 people.

This feels a lot like intimidation.

With these grannies, you wonder why police didn’t knock on the door and say, “Hey, we’re a little worried about you guys.”

If the point was to drop off suicide prevention leaflets, they could have knocked on the door and done one delivery, instead of waiting to get each granny on her own.

After this all went public, Inspector Chris Bensemann put out a press release defending his team.

He said: “Police are responsible for enforcing New Zealand’s laws, and currently suicide or encouraging/helping someone to commit suicide is illegal in New Zealand.”

Suicide’s not illegal.

It hasn’t been since 1893. Pays to know the law if you’re trying to enforce the law.

And while you’re at it, follow it, too

In any encounter with the police, they are entitled to your name and home address. ?These items of information can not be withheld under any circumstances.

Also, the days where traffic enforcement and police are two different branches are well and truly over. ?There is nothing illegal about using a traffic stop to assist in a police investigation. ?It is a creative use of resources.

Assisting suicide is illegal. ?To get all huffy about police doing their jobs is just more of the pro-crim anti-police stance you get from the left and certain media outlets. ?The NZ Herald being one of the principal offenders.

Most amusing is of course Heather lecturing police on what is moral and legal. ?But then we should respect her as somone who knows all about loopholes.


– Heather dpA, NZ Herald