It's official, NZ is a crypto Police State
47 police film cases in limbo - Collins
Police evidence from hidden cameras in 47 cases - involving 229 accused - are in jeopardy until Parliament can fix the law, Police Minister Judith Collins says.
It is despicable the way the Government are rushing new spying powers for the Police through Parliament with the pretense of a Select Committee process for a Bill few have even read.
Police Minister Judith Collins told the media that 229 NZers are currently being secretly spied on and this justifies the ramming of these powers through. Seeing as the Urewera case has been a major embarrassment and flop, how on earth can that cock up be a justification for a spying practice by the Police that is illegal. Remember we are talking about enabling the Police to break into your home and plant spy cameras with the barest of judicial oversight, this is not how a democracy functions, this is how a Police State functions.
You've all bought the lie that this is aimed at da gangs, for the purposes of this bill, the definition of a gang is 3 people who know each other. These powers will be used on all of us, for a country that shat its pants over power saving lightbulbs and water saving shower heads, to grant the State the power to spy on you in your own homes is Nanny State on steroids, yet you all accept it because John Key's smile and wave pacifies you.
NZs sad worship of cop authority minus any fucking safeguards whatsoever deserves all the contempt free people can muster.
If Helen Clark had ever tried to pull this shit the NZ Herald would be calling on readers to burn her electoral office to the ground.
Welcome to the NZ crypto Police State, Sleepy hobbits reap what they sow.