Collins changes her bark over Police Spies (dirty filthy stasi tactics)
Collins demands spy facts
Police Minister Judith Collins has asked Commissioner Howard Broad to explain claims that an anti-terrorist unit spied on protest groups, saying she would be concerned if law-abiding activists were under surveillance.
Green Party police spokesman Keith Locke called for an inquiry yesterday after a Sunday Star-Times report that the Special Investigation Group used a paid informant to keep tabs on Greenpeace and climate change, animal rights and anti-Iraq war activists.
Mr Locke accused the police of "Stasi tactics" and said they were wasting resources that could be used to fight crime. Mrs Collins said she wanted to know the facts before deciding whether an inquiry was needed, but would be concerned if innocent people were being watched.
How dirty is this, how filthy to spy on protest groups like SAFE or Greenpeace, is this why we need to pass new Police powers is it to spy on protest groups like them? I thought we were passing these laws to protect us from actual terrorists but no apparently the sex lives of activists is something we need to know for national fucking security purposes. What a dirty filthy little police state we are building here and isn’t it interesting how quickly the attack dog of National suddenly changes her tone, yesterday she saw no problem at all with what the Police were doing, today she senses that this is a lot bigger and now she calls for an inquiry, what happened there Judith, yesterday you saw no problem, today it’s an inquiry? Oh and let’s not forget Rob Gilchrist. This prick was trying to push to make protest actions more violent so that he could whip up reasons for the cops to go after protest groups, he is worse than a Nark, he’s an active member of the intelligence community trying to destroy legitimate protest within our democracy - it’s a reminder for everyone planning action against the Government next year to work in very small tight cell groups and DON’T tell others what you are doing so that you don’t risk outside police informers coming into your group. How did they pay you Robbie, cash or drugs or both? You have no honour now Gilchrist, and I’m sure what goes around comes around.