Crusher Collins unbelievable hypocrisy David Garrett-esk
Minister warns about fleeing police
Police Minister Judith Collins has spoken out about the dangers of fleeing from police, after the two people were killed following a police chase in Onehunga last night.
Two people died and two others were injured when a car crashed shortly after police abandoned pursuit in the Auckland suburb of Onehunga last night.
The driver fled after the crash, but later surrendered to police.
Speaking at an event in Papakura to launch a Counties Manukau neighbourhood policing initiative, Mrs Collins said there was a reason why people should stop when asked to by police.
''The message has to be that it's just not worth it to run.
''Innocent people get killed, police get killed, drivers get killed.
''It's a safety issue and when people choose not to stop they put themselves and other people at risk,'' Mrs Collins said.
I'm sorry, what did this sanctimonious politician just say? What did she dare to have the hypocrisy of saying? 'It's not worth it to run'??? This is a women who went down to a car crushing place to be filmed crushing cars, who has reveled in her hard line bullshit the way Garrett has and now as the ramifications of her hardline starts becoming apparent, she's all of a sudden Miss 'it's not worth it to run'???
This is the politician who claimed our second highest incarceration level in the Western world has NOTHING to do with her raw meat medieval law and order policy she has passed, it has nothing to do with private prisons or playing to rednecks, oh no, our second highest incarceration rate in the western world is because we have Maoris. NOTHING to do with her policy, it's all dem Maori's. Don't blame it on the rednecks, don't blame it on the private prisons, don't blame it on the 3 strikes - blame it on the Maori's.
Crusher Collins has the exact same blindspot as to her own culpability towards incarceration as she does towards young people panicking and racing off when chased.
If the cops were firing wildly at fleeing crims and killing innocent passerbys at the rate they kill innocent people during car chases, there would be an inquiry – but because it’s boy racers, we can’t excuse Police fast enough in their latest chase inspired road deaths.
Crusher Collins crocodile tears over another pointless death caused by her hardline chase the boyracer populist bullshit can be solved if we reviewed the policy to chase, it won't be solved by her spin Dr's desperately trying to soften crusher Collins up.
As the brilliant Candor Trust points out...
Candor Trust: Revoke New Police Chase "Licence"
Candor Trust say the IPCA report into the Police chase death of Pehi Tahana does not go far enough. It criticises the judgements pursuing Officers made, but fails to criticise new systems giving Police too much discretion. Which resulted in chases increasing by 400% since 2003 with huge harm spikes as the sequelae.
It is insane for the Police Association to claim given present chase frequency that NZ has restrictive policy, and certifiable to say that any more restrictions would cramp Polices style and create more runners. Overseas experience shows this to be a myth of the "great lie" fear promoting type.
Pehi would not have died if he lived in Toronto, parts of Australia or many other places with less racist policy where chases are avoided not courted. But as a young Maori he had 4x the risk of being a Police chase casualty than any other Kiwi (MoT evading enforcement statistics).