Posted by te2ataria on September 25, 2010
New Zealand police’s policy which allows high-speed chases for minor traffic offenses is 20 years out of date: International Expert
At least 16 people have been killed since January following after high-sped chases by police. All of the fatal police pursuits this year occurred as a result of minor traffic infringements.
[NOTE: The actual fatality figures may be as high as 45 victims.]
A police review of pursuit policy this year – the fourth in six years – ignored key recommendations of the Independent Police Conduct Authority (IPCA) and made only minor changes.
The rate of fatal pursuits has since risen. Eight people have died in four pursuits since June, when Police Commissioner Howard Broad announced that an internal review of police pursuits had found the policy needed only minor tweaking.
The latest reported casualties were Deidre Jordan, 67, and Norm Fitt, 73, who were killed when their car was struck by another vehicle driven by Phillip Bannan, 22. He was fleeing police, afetr a pursuit for speeding.
Geoff Alpert, a South Carolina University criminology professor and who is a consultant for police in North America, and who has specialized in police pursuit policy for 25 years, says:
“Any kind of a pursuit plan includes policy, training, supervision and accountability. You have to hold the police officers accountable for their decisions and you have to hold the police chiefs accountable for their decisions.”
Placing all the blame on the driver who flees is not best practice, Alpert said. Read report.
Posted in 10 Police Questions, police pursuit, police road rage, police training | Tagged: criminology, Geoff Alpert, Howard Broad, IPCA, New Zealand Gestapo | Leave a Comment »
Posted by te2ataria on September 19, 2010
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MAORI: Probably the Most Oppressed People in the World
The justice system discriminates against Maori, says Maori Affairs Minister Pita Sharples.
There are “very serious issues” that leads to the high imprisonment rate for Maori, he said.
“The over-representation of Maori begins at the apprehension stage and gradually increases through prosecution, conviction and sentencing to custody.”
“Maori are apprehended for at least three times the number of offences as Europeans and receive fewer warnings, cautions or diversions than Europeans.”
Citing a report published in 2007, Dr Sharples, a co-leader of the Maori Party, said Maori were 11 times more likely to be remanded in custody than Europeans awaiting court appearance or sentencing, adding that Maori received about twice as many custodial sentences as Europeans.
Posted in Autogenocide, Cattle-killing movement, Cultural genocide, politicide | Tagged: Democide, Dr Sharples, genocide, Maori, racial discrimination | 7 Comments »
Posted by te2ataria on September 11, 2010
Faulty Plane and/or Incompetent Pilot Kill 9, Including 4 Tourists, 1 Immigrant and 1 Aussie Instructor
Fletcher FU24 skydiving aircraft burst into flames shortly after takeoff near the Fox Glacier on New Zealand’s South Island killing all 9 people onboard.
New Zealand Death Clock started ticking for the 4 dead tourists the moment they booked their New Zealand holiday. They were among the 9 people killed when their skydiving plane crashed at an airstrip near Fox Glacier on the west coast of South Island. Photo credit: Christchurch Press. Photo may be subject to copyright.
Police named the dead tourists and others as
- Glen Bourke, 18, from Melbourne, Australia
- Annita Kirsten, 23, from Germany
- Patrick Byrne, 26, from County Wexford, Ireland
- Brad Coker, 24, from Farnborough, U.K.
- Chaminda Senadhira, 33, [pilot]
- Adam Bennett, 47, from Australia [skydiving instructor ]
Michael Suter, 32, Christopher McDonald, 62, and Rodney Miller, 55, from Greymouth, NZ.
“The fatal crash was the third in the region in the past 17 years.
“In October 1993, nine people died in a plane crash when a twin-engine Nomad 22 crashed at nearby Franz Josef Glacier. In October 1994, seven people were killed when a Helicopter Line Squirrel helicopter on a sightseeing flight crashed in a mountainous area near Fox Glacier,” according to a report.
The dead tourists and the other 2 foreigners killed in the totally unnecessary crash were the 1,907th, 1,908th, 1,909th, 1,910th, 1,911th and 1,912th foreigners to be killed in New Zealand since January 2000.
At least 1,912 tourists and immigrants have been Killed in NZ between January 2000 and 3 September 2010
In 2008 we said:
New Zealand occupies positions 1 to 7 of the world’s 10 Worst Holiday Destinations because…
- Exposure to deadly chemicals
- Exposure to viral infections
- Unsanitary food, accommodation
- Exposure to sewage contaminated beaches and waterways
- Little or NO access to even rudimentary medical facilities in the case of record numbers of deadly road crashes, and inordinate number of deaths and near-fatal injuries caused by using defective equipment for climbing, tramping, paragliding, bungy jumping, skiing, canoeing, diving and all other mountain, snow, water sports and outdoor activities
- Deadly roads!
- Defective, old, poorly maintained rental cars, quad-bikes, jet skis, and all other sports equipment
- Inadequate or NO supervision in venues where extreme sports are touted
- [Unfit, unqualified instructors or otherwise those operating under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs]
- Little or NO warning posted in dangerous places and unsafe areas that pose a life threat, or serious injuries, to the visitors, but are invariably advertised as “popular hot spots” to lure unsuspecting foreign visitors
The Moderators have been expecting another Air New Zealand Airbus A320 to plunge into the sea (again), based on the airline’s safety statistics, but Air France beat the kiwis to it!
Posted in Fox Glacier, plane crash, plane crashes in New Zealand, Tourists killed, toursit deathtrap | Tagged: Annita Kirsten, Brad Coker, Glen Bourke, Killed in New Zealand, Patrick Byrne | 11 Comments »
Posted by te2ataria on September 4, 2010
Violent Quake Hits New Zealand’s 2nd Most Violent City
A massive 7.4-magnitude quake struck Christchurch, the biggest city in the South Island.
The quake destroyed buildings, ripped up roads and completely paralyzed the city. Power lines, water and sewage links were cut off.
Port of Lyttelton, about 7 miles from the city center has been seriously damaged, and there were reports of two serious injuries.
Soon after the quake, the looters moved in completely cleaning out shops and other business premises.
A Much Larger Quake to Strike New Zealand
Implication for New Zealand Islands:
- A substantial increase in the frequency of earthquake striking the twin islands.
- More earthquakes with magnitude 6 or larger.
- A marked increased in large explosive volcanic eruptions, especially in the following zones [also includes ‘extinct’ volcanoes]
- Taupo Volcanic Zone
- Bombay Hills
- Auckland volcanic field
- Mount Taranaki
- Mt Horrible volcano
- Mount Taranaki
- Mount Cargill
Worst Case Condition for New Zealand Islands:
Will a magnitude 9.8 (MW) earthquake centered at 42° 00′ 59″ South, 175° 05′ 07″ East herald the end of New Zealand Islands?
- Large earthquakes and massive volcanic eruptions could potentially destroy much of New Zealand structures and claim many lives.
- Earthquake and volcano-triggered waves could also give rise to 40 to 50-meter tsunami that would engulf the coastal areas and low-lying lands throughout New Zealand [could also affect parts of Australia’s eastern seaboard,] compounding the damage.
- A super/mega colossal Plinian/Ultra-Plinian eruption occurring in New Zealand’s North Island simultaneously [or within a short period of time] with a magnitude 9.8 earthquake off the eastern coast of New Zealand could claim many lives.
- Probability of occurrence:
- Event 1. A magnitude 9.8 earthquake striking off the eastern coast of New Zealand with (i) the foreshocks ripping through Auckland, Hamilton, Taupo areas, (ii) the mainshock leveling Wellington, Palmerstone North, Marlborough, Nelson and Christchurch, and (iii) the aftershock causing substantial damage as far south as Invercargill: 85%
- Event 2. A super/ mega colossal Plinian/Ultra-Plinian eruption in the North Island: 72% [South Island: 57%]
- Event 1 and Event 2 occurring simultaneously, or within a short period of time: 64 %
Posted in earthquake, new zealand earthquake, NZ quake | Tagged: Christchurch quake | 1 Comment »