Category: Crime & Justice
I acknowledge that police surveillance and monitoring are key components in community safety and national security. But they do not result in rehabilitation. In fact, they could arguably encourage reoffending.
A slow-moving coup is underway in New Zealand. Unlike most coups, the transfer of power through non-democratic means that’s taking place is being orchestrated by the Prime Minister.
Tikanga is a religion. We are presented with a set of beliefs that we are asked to accept and adhere to, without questioning, without rational understanding. For myself, I refuse.
The places where the common law exists are among the most successful, settled, prosperous societies on earth enjoying the greatest degree of personal freedoms. Almost without exception they also enjoy democratic government which is protected by the Rule of Law.
The freedom of expression is a bedrock New Zealand value. The last thing we need is the chilling effect of Big Brother watching - policing our speech and monitoring our every utterance, telling us which words we can and cannot use.