"We have maintained a silence closely resembling stupidity" - Neil Roberts

Until we have legislation adopted into law to ensure fiduciary accountability and transparency in public affairs we will continue to have human rights breached because the existing crown immunity and lack of any independent oversight invites corruption to flourish.

"Question authority, and think for yourself" - Timothy Leary

"We have maintained a silence closely resembling stupidity" - Neil Roberts

"Information is the currency of democracy" - Thomas Jefferson

‎"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever does." - Margaret Mead

"The truth is like a lion, you don't have to defend it. Let it loose, it will defend itself."

"I = m c 2 [squared] where "I" am information" - Timothy Leary

"Ring the bells that still can ring, forget your perfect offering, there's a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in." Leonard Cohen

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Friday, December 18, 2009

Steven Wallace shot by Keith Abbott, IPCA cover up:

This is the report into the death of Steven Wallace, who was shot in Waitara by NZ Police officer Keith Abbot in April 2000.

Several aspects of this report (which can also be viewed at this link) are chilling, particularly the response of the Police to the Coroner's report.  At Paragraph 99 of the report:
"Police response to the Coroner’s findings:
99.  On 3 August 2007, in a media statement, the Police Commissioner dismissed the Coroner’s criticism and commended the three officers for their professionalism and dedication.
100. On 27 August 2007 the Officer in Charge of Operation McLean, (now retired)
Detective Inspector Pearce, tabled a lengthy report in response to the Coroner’s criticisms of the three officers. Mr Pearce concluded that the lack of leadership as found by the Coroner could not be regarded as a contributory factor to the death of Steven Wallace.
The Authority did not have its own investigators in 2000 and at that time was  reliant on Police resources to carry out investigations."

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