At 4pm tomorrow Vince Seimer is ordered to surrender at the High Court in Auckland to begin a sentence of imprisonment for telling the truth. Read how the Judges who sentenced him stand accused themselves, in a scandalous complaint to the Judicial Conduct Commissioner by Rt Hon Sir Edmund Thomas LLB (NZ) LLD (VUW) KNZM QC.
Vince Siemer, kiwisfirst
I strongly encourage readers to email Sir Edmund with a message of thanks and support for what he has done in speaking out, it was an incredibly difficult and heroic thing that he's done, and it's not over yet for him. His email address is on the bottom of one of the pages of his letter for those who care to look.
The Wikipedia page regarding Bill Wilson of Rich Hill is interesting in that it contains remarkably little information about the matter, and it highlights increasing problems accessing legal information - in the 'Notes' at the bottom of this Wikipedia page, the information numbered '4' and '8' is not linked to (as the media reports are).
Sir Edmund's comments about the ramifications of this matter, and the effect of condoning corruption on young people who witness it is profound and insightful, and his letters are evidence that he is a man of the highest integrity at a time when they are few and far between, with all these failed finance companies and crooked directors, and all the rest of it. If young people grow up thinking that it's ok to lie and cheat and steal because you can get away with it, nobody will respect the law any more.
For the religiously inclined, I consider that the most overlooked of the ten commandments is: "You shall not bear false witness against your neighbour." Where in the bible does it say you can't tell the truth. People have said to me "Gosh Kate, it's amazing there haven't been any complaints about your sites" but the thing is this: people can complain all they like, but if information is true then it is not defamatory, and like Vince Seimer, I don't write things that aren't true, and I back up what I say with the evidence.
"Mrs Raue, the Police do not have any evidence to offer against you today. The information is dismissed. You are free to go. It is over. The police complainant has not arrived."
That's because the complainant was a liar, just like the other liars who have been encouraged to stand up in Court and give false evidence by corrupt local police. More information will be posted soon about this matter.
When I rang the Times-Age and requested they publish the judgement, the editor and chief reporter laughed at me and said nobody was interested, especially them, and hung up on me. This is typical of the way local "news" media try and manipulate the voters - don't get sucked in any longer!
Then it says: "As I've said in the letter, this is part of an ongoing difference of expectations between the Prosecutor and other staff. The Area Commander is looking into it and I hope a solution will be found quickly." - "Ongoing difference of expectations between te Prosecutor and other staff.? Oh, right.
The letter to me is not an apology for wasting my time, the time of the Court and the considerable amount of tax payer's funds wasted by the officers involved in prosecuting this case, which never ever had any hope of success at all, it cheekily apologises for "the Police failure to bring this matter to a conclusion." I instructed Ken Daniels to write back and complain that the police were refusing to investigate the complaints of fraud and misfeasance that were the subject of the notice, and of which there was indisputable evidence, the Minutes of 31 May 2000 show that thousands of dollars was stolen from the bank accounts to pay an individual a large sum of money to go away and be quiet about their complaints about the running of the Centre by people mainly associated with the Carterton District Council - who all had monumental conflicts of interest as the Council was a major funder of the Centre.
The rest of the Minutes show many other similar examples of fraud and serious misfeasance. The financial records of the Carterton Community Centre and the ten organisations under the administration and governance of these people on the Council show that thousand of dollars was regularly unaccounted for, and often used to pay individuals associated with the committee, and idiots like Georgina Beyer, large sums of money. Beyer the Liar was the Patron of the Society and actively tried to cover up the fraud and misfeasance, writing the letter that finally forced "her" resignation from parliament.
The allegations that were the subject of this matter, regarding the Carterton Community Centre have been deliberately ignored by the Police, and the PCA, from then until now.
Constable Cunningham should have been investigating the illegal takeover and closure of the Carterton Community Centre and the many allegations of fraud and misfeasance regarding the Centre, or the hundreds of uninvestigated child abuse allegations, instead of pursuing the politically motivated personal vendettas of Georgina Beyer and 'her' mates on the Carterton District Council, over what was - exactly like Vince Seimer's alleged transgression - a CIVIL MATTER. If Georgina and 'her' mates don't like what I write about them, they can put their money where their mouth is and take me to Court themselves, it is not a matter for the police, especially when there is a huge backlog of child abuse cases and serious crime. Not one of these people would ever dare complain about what I have written about them, because they know it is all true.
Below is an even cheekier letter from Area Commander Jack Johnston which contains the damning remark about Constable Cunningham "following the instructions of his supervisors in relation to proceeding with this matter." This is evidence of systemic, endemic corruption from the top of the police force to the bottom ranks, older officers are corrupting younger ones, and other officers newly arrived at Masterton have blown the whistle on this before. The effect of corruption on young people is a key point in Sir Edmund Thomas's letters, that if we set this example we are going to breed a generation of people who have no respect for the law, or for authority.
This letter is a rude, arrogant, orchestrated litany of lies:
This is the pathetic rubbish people who waste their time writing to the so called Independent Police Complaints Authority receive after waiting however long and never ever speaking to an investigator. The PCA gives the complaint to the same police who are responsible for the actions complained of, and they just write rubbish like this and consider the matter "resolved" - yeah right!
This is an utter insult to our community! Not to mention blatant corruption. The many complaints about the fraud and misfeasance at the Carterton Community Centre have been ignored repeatedly by the police, who keep insisting that "the matters have been addressed in previous correspondence" - and "the file does not exist" - and now even more lies!
I requested the file number referred to in the letter from Sergeant Reid of the Police regarding the complaints, and Police are now lying through their teeth (while they suck up our money with their slobbering chops) and writing me letters saying that the file doesn't exist.
They waste our money employing glorified bits of fluff like Tara Sewell to write deliberate lies like this, and "family friend" Acacia Simpson to make cups of tea for Constables Cunningham and Pope at the Carterton station. Sack the lot of them while there's still time to undo the damage these scum have done to our community, and the reputation of the NZ Police..