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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

This is what we should be investigating the Police for

As much as I dislike Investigate Magazine (and sweet Jesus do I dislike it), it is about time the media stopped their focus of a bullshit story regarding Police Commissioner Broad watching a blue movie in the 1980s during a rugby fundraiser where a man screwed a chicken, and started focusing on the much more serious issues that have been brought to our attention thanks to Ian Wishart.

The problem for me is that these allegations have been made by Wayne Idour, the private investigator who only last year breathlessly claimed that he had information that would destroy the government…….and we waited, and waited and realised that Wayne didn’t have the goods. Wayne is good at making allegations, whether they stand up or not (and looking at the history of investigate magazine, I’m not putting any bets on it) – but the suggestion that cops raped prostitutes and robbed them in the 1980s doesn’t surprise me and judging the rampant misogynist mentality that reeks through the Police it does sound credible. But this is fuel for the demand of an independent Police complaints authority, not to hold Investigate Magazine up as the source of all good journalism.

Minister calls for probe into corruption
Allegations that Dunedin police in the 1980s and 1990s were corrupt have been passed to the Police Complaints Authority by Police Commissioner Howard Broad. Police Minister Annette King said last night it was up to the authority, Justice Lowell Goddard, QC, to decide whether to investigate the allegations in Investigate magazine but, despite it being straight after a three-year inquiry into police behaviour, she added: "I urge her to."


At 15/5/07 11:16 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They supplied most the Road knights with drugs in Dunedin Prison... shit wasnt that far to the evidence room lol..

sweetest jail around

Hated by Most

At 16/5/07 12:41 pm, Blogger unaha-closp said...

Allegations of corruption are made by prostitutes who operated in Dunedin in the 80s & 90s. One of which is now in prison for murder, claiming she was framed. Not Wayne Idour, all he seems to have provided is the "Chicken Sex".

At 16/5/07 2:43 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kudos Bomber, I disagree with much of what you say, but have to give you props for not trying to sweep this matter under the carpet like most of the media is, inspite of what you think of Wishart and investigate.

You really have to ask why Clark and Cullen continue to focus all their vitriol on the chicken video and Wayne Idour angle and ignore everything else.

Annette Kings continually saying that the people making the allegations should have fronted up to the Beazly inquiry is also very hollow and smacks of "we'll give you justice - on our terms and when we feel like investigating your claims". Telling us that the Beazly inquiry cost NZ tax payer millions is totally irrelevant.

At 17/5/07 8:31 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's BAZLEY to you mate foreign hordes scumbag's!

At 19/5/07 10:27 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Idour is after media attention he sure got it lol
Who would trust this one - not me

At 19/5/07 11:10 pm, Blogger threesimians said...

Rather ironic that the mainstream media has all but abandoned this one, when i expected the wolves to be out fighting over the rotting carcass that is the N.Z Police.

At 23/5/07 9:23 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Police have extended Assistant Police Commissioner Clint Rickards' suspension as they work through employment issues after his acquittal on sex charges.

Mr Rickards was suspended on full pay in 2004. Police spokesman Jon Neilson told the New Zealand Herald the extension was simply a continuation of the suspension already in place.

Mr Rickards would remain suspended on $150,000 to $159,000 a year until police dealt with employment issues, which police have kept secret" (Stuff)

This guy takes the cake. How do I get suspended (ie on holiday) on full pay???

"...which the police have kept secret" Isn't that what they (try) to do best?



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