NZ Police about to waste $2million on ‘is it racist’ virtue signal

I think this is a vast waste of time and is another example of how woke Identitarians have seeped into all aspects of social policy and warped the focus…

Police to spend $2 million over two years to investigate bias and racism

More than $2 million will be spent by police to research where bias and racism exist within policing practices.

It comes as a recent Horizon Research poll, commissioned by The Hui, found more than 70% of Māori believe there is racism in police.

Police will soon undertake the next stage of a long-term research programme – Understanding Policing Delivery – which was launched by Commissioner Andrew Coster last year and is overseen by an independent panel, chaired by Tā (Sir) Kim Workman.

The next phase will involve active research with communities and frontline officers to determine where bias exists in how officers decide who to stop and speak to, how officers engage with people, and decisions around using force and laying charges.

…we are so hell bent in NZ on focusing on identity and framing all issues around Māori while asking ‘is it racist’ which I just believe is counter productive structurally and politically.

When we play the ‘is it racist’ game, someone claims something is racist, others say it isn’t and we go back to our heavily guarded positions and nothing changes.

The question is not ‘are the Police racist’, the question is ‘Are the Police abusing their powers against us the citizens’.

THAT’S the fucking question, playing the ‘is it racist’ game is a total (forgive the pun) cop out.

The Police are abusing ALL of us, by sectioning it off as a Māori problem we allow the bloody cops off the hook!

Take this devastating insight into Police culture…

‘I reckon we just f…ing lie’: Cops caught planning to deceive during murder investigation

Senior police officers investigating a sex worker’s brutal killing planned to lie to a vulnerable prisoner, and then made up evidence to extract information from him.

Stuff is finally able to reveal that two detectives, who have been granted name suppression, were involved in controversial interviews with Mauha Fawcett, who was jailed for murdering Christchurch prostitute Mellory Manning in December 2008.

The detectives were then caught on the covert recorder secreted on one of them, discussing how they could get Fawcett to come up from his cell. One officer suggested they tell a prison guard to inform Fawcett, “That it’s vitally important for this man’s own, his safety, his life. And I reckon we just f…..g lie.”

One detective then proposed telling Fawcett there were, “Two or three people that f…..g, want to f…..g kill his ass,” in order to get him to provide them with information.

While they waited, one officer seemed frustrated by the delay in meeting Fawcett: “F…..g hell, they just used to drag these c….s up screaming and fighting.”

When Fawcett finally arrived, he said he’d heard the detectives wanted to speak to him about his safety. The officers replied: “Yeah, sure brother, that’s why we’re here. We f…..g haven’t just flown up from Christchurch just to chew the fat with you.”

After giving Fawcett chocolate and drinks, the officers told him he was “in a power of shit” with the Mongrel Mob, and claimed the gang were blaming him for Manning’s murder, and “there’s some serious heat coming your way,” and “we’re not just talking bashes, here.”

They mentioned Manning (“the girl in the drink”) and wondered if Fawcett was “going to be the next one in the river.”

Here’s the worst part about this story.

Despite manipulating and lying to a desperate prisoner and bullying a confession out of them, despite that, the legal system still ruled that this deceit, abuse of power and caught in the act evidence was NOT enough to breach the ‘Oppressive level’ of state abuse of power.

Isn’t that extraordinary? After being caught in the act of bullying a confession, the system still protects the cops.

That gives you an insight into the enormity of the power imbalance. You aren’t just up against cops using corrupt processes, you are also up against a legal system that lets them off the hook when they are caught.

How many times do we get told by the cops after a deplorable interview process that borders on bullying a confession out of desperate and simple people, that Police promise to change procedure?

We had it after Police planted evidence in the Arthur Allan Thomas case, we had it after the using false memory evidence from children Christchurch Creche satanic case, we had it after Teina Pora who was interviewed for 5 days in a row, we had it with taking photos illegally from Māori teenagers on the street and last month we had a Detective Superintendent who was the architect of a controversial new police interrogation program called the  Complex Investigation Phased Engagement Model, caught out lying about his level of involvement in detectives using his model for a case that was eventually kicked out of court because it was manipulating people into making confessions!

Last month we hear about Alan Hall, whose conviction for murder, of which he has served 19 years in jail, was quashed because Police lied to the Jury and hid crucial evidence from the defence and altered witness statements to entrap him despite Alan Hall having Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Man who spent 19 years in jail for murder was wrongfully convicted, Crown admits

On the eve of a crucial Supreme Court hearing, the Crown has admitted Auckland man Alan Hall, who spent nearly two decades in prison for murder, shouldn’t have been convicted, because police deliberately hid vital evidence from the jury.

In an extraordinary submission to the Supreme Court, Crown Law, which oversees criminal prosecutions in New Zealand, has conceded “a substantial miscarriage of justice occurred in Mr Hall’s case, and that his convictions should be quashed”.

Hall was 23 when police targeted him for murdering Auckland father of five Arthur Easton in 1985.

He spent 19 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit!

Asking if any of this is ‘racist’ totally misses the corrupt abuse of power by Police in the first place!

You can’t have a Police interview process that generates false or illegal confessions! If all we are trying to do is set people up and convict them of crimes we force them to confess to, that’s not a fucking legal process, that’s a gulag!

How have the NZ Police managed to get away with this with so little media attention? Because we frame any abuse of power as ‘racist’ which misses the magnitude of abuse here and switches off 85% who exclude themselves from that dynamic.

I’m not saying the Police aren’t racist, I’m saying framing their abuse of power as ‘racist’ misses the point and let’s everyone else think it doesn’t impact them when it absolutely does.

The question is not ‘are the Police racist’, the question is, ‘Are the Police abusing our civil liberties”. The first question quickly becomes moot, the second question however is very easy to answer.

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