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Thursday, August 23, 2007

Suspended cops cost $1m a year (oh and they want tasers permanently)

Alt Tv/Fleet FM Breakfast News Comment
Suspended cops cost $1m a year (oh and they want tasers permanently)
Police accused of crimes are costing taxpayers more than $1 million a year. New figures released to ONE News under the Official Information Act show New Zealanders are currently paying the wages of 20 police officers facing charges. Most are accused of assault or of drinking and driving. Criminologist Greg Newbold says that the police are like the Catholic Church, in that in the past a lot of child abuse within the church was ignored or swept under the carpet. "Likewise within the police, assaults and beating up of suspects went on. Everybody knew about it and everyone pretended it didn't happen," says Newbold. When we talk about needing an Independent Police Complaints authority and not the current system of cops investigating cops, the debate needs urgent attention now as Police want to have Tasers as a permanent part of their arsenal, after their so called ‘year trial’ a trial during which the cops were caught out lying about Taser cock ups by their police officers, and during a year when pepper spray and police dogs were all found to have been used improperly. I don’t care if cops want laser guns – BUT GIVE US A PLACE TO COMPLAIN THAT IS INDEPENDENT AND TRANSPERANT- if abd when the cops go over the line, asking for the basic checks and balances over our Police force that any democracy needs seems an impossible task in the rednecked pro police at any cost media environment we live in.


At 23/8/07 9:16 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dogs and Pepper spray 'found' to have been used improperly? ever wondered why TV3 didn't show the full video of that incident and why they continue to refuse to show it?

And its hilarious in light of the above and every other front page headline about rapist cops etc that you suggest that the media in this country are pro-police.Although I guess when you hate the'pigs'as much as you clearly do, any reporting without your ridiculous degree of bias could be considered 'pro'.

At 23/8/07 7:49 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bomber - care to name us any country where your perfectly policed police occur

At 23/8/07 9:19 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

so you condone the actions of the police just to dis-prove Bomber anon.

If we dont condone normal, people to rape, assault, give fasle statements, why is ok for the police to do it? hmmmm


At 24/8/07 7:50 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What has any other country's police force got to do with ours anyway? Why make the comparison? It's like comparing what's happening here regards racial issues with what's happening in Australia or wherever ... irrelevant.

Just because someone else has it bad, doesn't mean we have to put up with the same shit or consider ourselves lucky coz we don't have it as bad as them! Bad is bad is bad is bad ... end of story.


At 24/8/07 8:55 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And they shouldn't be getting paid for sitting around on their broken arse! Get them doing community work or something.


At 24/8/07 10:35 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here here NS

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