Greg O’Connor

Hey Greg, explaining is…?

Greg O’Connor has been explaining…

Former Police Association boss Greg O’Connor has denied charges of being “a right-wing fascist” and come out in favour of legalising medicinal cannabis.

O’Connor, Labour’s candidate for the Ohariu electorate in Wellington, made the comments on the Labour-aligned blog The Standard.

They come after critics – including The Daily Blog’s Martyn Bradbury – slammed him for his stance on arming frontline cops.

Bradbury said O’Connor’s appointment was Labour’s “final mutation into National lite”.

Oh yes. ?As if appeasing Wrongly-Wrongson is the path to political redemption.

O’Connor, who was the president of the Police Association for more than 20 years, said the comments made for “interesting reading”.

“The theme running through much of the discussion seems to be that I’m a right-wing fascist who makes [North Korean dictator] Kim Jong-un look like some sort of pinko liberal pacifist.” Read more »

Hooton on the dirty deal in Ohariu

Matthew Hooton writes about the dirty deal between the Greens and Labour in Ohariu:

Don?t be fooled by the Greens? declarations of undying fidelity to their memorandum of understanding with Labour: Their decision not to stand a candidate against Peter Dunne in Ohariu is entirely self-interested.

Mr Dunne?s hold on Ohariu remains important, mainly because his so-called United Future Party, which won 6.7% of the vote a political generation ago in 2002, is now little more than a legal fiction. Although it can apparently still meet the Electoral Act?s test of having 500 financial members to remain a registered political party, United Future received just 5286 party votes nationwide at the last election, less than half that of the Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party and barely a seventh of those won by Kim Dotcom and Hone Harawira?s outfit. Even in its stronghold of Mr Dunne?s Ohariu electorate, United Future managed a mere 273 party votes, just 15 more than Mr Dotcom and Mr Harawira?s bizarre coalition. ? Read more »

Looks like Ohariu is going to become the ‘hit and run’ campaign of 2017

Peter Dunne has got his y-fronts in a bunch over Greg O’Conner and has done a ‘hit and run’ attack on him.

NBR reports:

United Future MP Peter Dunne has come out swinging at the more determined efforts to unseat him from his Ohariu electorate, ?saying Labour?s nomination of former Police Association president Greg O’Connor as its candidate, and the Greens not standing, improves his chances.

Mr O’Connor is “Andrew Little’s pet,”?Mr Dunne says.

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Greens attack Nats and Act for rort in Epsom now donkey deep in Ohariu

There is a reason I call them hippycrites.

The Green Party won’t run a candidate in the Wellington seat of Ohariu because of it’s deal with Labour to change the government in September.

Labour at the weekend announced former long-standing Police Association president Greg O’Connor would be their candidate to challenging incumbent, United Future leader Peter Dunne. Read more »

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Trotter on the outbreak of war in Labour

Open warfare has broken out within the ranks of Labour with a sitting electorate MP, Poto Williams, attacking list candidate Willie Jackson and now the unofficial mouthpiece of activists, The Standard, also weighing in trying to discredit him.

Chris Trotter writes at The Daily Bog about the outbreak of internecine warfare, just when Labour?are trying to suggest they are a government in waiting.

POTO WILLIAMS? very public criticism of Willie Jackson?s return to Labour has done huge damage to her party?s re-election chances. At a stroke, her ill-disciplined and (presumably) unsanctioned outburst has undermined the positive perceptions created by the joint Labour/Green state-of-the-nation event of 29 January. All of those ?good vibrations? (to quote TV3?s Patrick Gower) have been drowned out by the high-pitched screeching of identity politics. Too wrapped up in their quest for a gender-balanced caucus to recognise the strategic importance of Andrew Little?s eleventh-hour recruitment of Jackson, Williams and her supporters have cost Labour tens-of-thousands of urban Maori (and Pakeha!) votes.

Little?s own quest: to reconstitute Labour?s ?broad church?; is clearly considered secondary to the Labour Women?s Council?s determination to achieve a gender-balanced caucus in 2017 ? as mandated by the Party?s recently revised constitution.

The recent recruitment of Greg O?Connor to contest the critically important Ohariu electorate has ruffled more than a few progressive feathers. (The Left deems the former policeman to be a rock-ribbed social conservative.) With the surprise return of Jackson to Labour (on the promise of a favourable position on the Party List) these already fragile feathers have started flying in all directions.

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Maybe Saudi Arabia is right and women in Burqas shouldn’t be allowed to drive

Photo from my friend’s FB page : Location Victoria Australia

Women in Saudi Arabia should be allowed to drive for equalities sake but has anyone ever considered that a full face veil is a driving hazard in any country? If Saudi Arabia didn’t force their women to wear the horrible full face veils then perhaps they wouldn’t be so scared of giving them the right to drive.

Food for thought:

This car pulled in next to me today. I was quite stunned that the driver was able to see fully while driving. So my question is: If I have an accident with this vehicle, while the driver (assuming it was female) was wearing the burka, am I am able to ask her to remove her head covering to ensure that the person under the burka matches the photo of who is on the drivers license that is presented to me for insurance purposes, or do I need to call the police to have them force her to remove the burka? What is my legal position?

-Facebook Friend in Australia

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The stupidty of Greg O’Connor and the Police Association

The Police Association want the Police to be the only people with guns.

They have made their submission to the inquiry into gun control and have several rather bizarre claims and suggestions.

The biggest outrage is to request a ban on what they call “.50 calibre firearms”.

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Greg O’Connor needs to apologise

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Will Greg O’Connor apologise to firearms owners?

The facts are now released and the reason firearms get into the hands of criminals is because they are stolen in burglaries,?which Police don’t bother to follow up.

Not only that but over 80% of firearms stolen are shotguns; not the military-style weapons that the media has been splashing all over their websites.

Mind the pun – but the Police Association President has shot himself in the foot.

He’s been trying to stoke up a firearms debate and yet it’s his own members’ fault that criminal scumbags get guns! ?? Read more »

Stats disprove Police claims

I’m in shock that the Herald has actually investigated something. But, in doing so, it has hit a home run with some decent facts about guns.

It makes for interesting reading because the Police are the reason guns exist in criminals hands!

The Police Association, which represents rank-and-file officers, had already voiced concerns about the proliferation of firearms in criminal hands. Police figures show a steady rise in the number of illegal firearms seized, with 1504 confiscated last year – a 50 per cent increase on four years ago.

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According to the latest figures police released to the Herald , shotguns were the most common illegal firearm seized. During the 2014/2015 period, 272 full-length and 79 cutdown shotguns were confiscated, as well as 44 pistols, 23 military-style semi-automatics and 47 cutdown rifles. There is no legal purpose for a cut-down firearm.

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Police Association’s president Greg O’Connor not happy with journalists second-guessing police

Damn democracy and free speech. ?Once the job is done, who needs amateurs looking into it?

In reaction to Ian Wishart’s new book and retraction of his earlier belief that Scott Watson is innocent, the Police Association says the “continual issuing of books and other publications casting aspersions on verdicts by honing in on one aspect of a case and ignoring other evidence is damaging to the public’s faith in the justice system”.

The association’s president, Greg O’Connor said the essence of detective work was to never allow the evidence to fit the theory of what occurred.

“Every new piece of evidence should be interrogated and its impact on the reconstruction of the crime evaluated.” ? Read more »

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