Law Society criticizes Simon Power's abattoir of cheap pet-food grade judicial practice
NZLS slams criminal procedures bill
Changes to the justice system are being made in a piecemeal politically driven way and parties need to start working together to make progress, the New Zealand Law Society president Jonathan Temm says.
Mr Temm appeared before Parliament's justice and electoral committee to make a submission on the Criminal Procedure (Reform and Modernisation) Bill, which proposed a swathe of law changes.
It would cast the criminal justice system in cement boots for the next 20 years, Mr Temm said.
"The criminal justice system is being treated like a bone because everyone is gnawing on it."
Some Acts had more amendments than original sections and this legislation would be back before the committee with a year, he said.
Those bloody lawyers are at it again brothers and sisters, this time criticizing the largest dismantling of judicial protections which are being sold to the sleepy hobbits of NZ as 'efficient streamlining'.
How Simon Power has managed to piss on the Magna Carta and abolish Jury trials, abolish legal aid independence, create absentee trials and video linked desensitization without one mummer from the rest of you is testament to the old saying, 'there's nothing as stupid as a NZer'.
Whanau, these changes have nothing to do with the quality of justice and everything to do with cost cutting so that the court system becomes based on mercy by the pound, Justice without the annoying cost.
For crimes punishable by up to 3 years jail time there will be no Jury, just a Judge. Perhaps one of those Judges who were described in a 2009 report as being idiosyncratic, arrogant, inflexible and not up to the job intellectually.
We are building a corporate prison nation, minus the legal safe guards while expanding unchecked Police powers, Shhh, here's some rugby and beer stay stupid NZ, stay stupid.