How many cyclists can you kill in New Zealand and avoid prison?
Posted by te2ataria on October 12, 2016
“I kill one cyclist, shame on me; I kill two cyclists, shame on you… ; the law is an ass, you idiots!! “
ONLY in New Zealand can the judges fuck up to this extent: Truck driver who ran over and killed two cyclists, 9 years apart, walks free!
Taiwanese tourist Ming Chih Hsieh, 33, was on the “trip of a lifetime” when his life was taken from him by a truck driver in Hornby, Christchurch, in 2014.
Hsieh was struck by a truck and trailer unit driven by David Peter Connell, 51, who was convicted in June for careless driving causing death.
In 2005, Connell, driving a Strait Freight truck, struck and killed his first known victim Stephen Craig Avery, 45, who was cycling to work on the Kapiti Coast north of Wellington.
Connell pleaded not guilty ahead of a judge-alone trial (!) in Christchurch District Court in May.
Enter Fuck-head Judge Gary MacAskill
You would expect a decent, professional judge, one whose head wasn’t stuck up his ass (arse), to sentence Connell to at least a few years in prison after his second killing. Not this Ass-kill.
Instead, the frigging judge sentenced the double-killer to community detention, ordering him to do 200 hours of community work and pay his victim’s family $7,000. [That’s how much a Taiwanese tourist’s life is worth in New Zealand. –Moderator B.]
About 900 people are killed on NZ roads each year. [Most probably] about 713 road fatalities have occurred in NZ since 1 January 2016, but only 255 reported by police/minitru.
Truth about the daily carnage on the roads hurts the massive foreign investment in New Zealand including the $10 billion tourism industry.
[The Stock of total foreign investment in New Zealand was at least NZ$ 322,279 million, excluding confidential amounts through Channel Islands, according to a report posted at https://www.nzte.govt.nz/en/invest/statistics/ ]
At least 4 people were killed and eight others were seriously/critically injured on New Zealand death roads between early Sunday and late Tuesday, according to insider information. However, only two deaths were reported by police and just one recorded by the Ministry of Transport [“Minitru.”]
- No of road fatalities October 9-11, according to insider information: At least 6
- No of road fatalities October 9-11, based on statistical models: 9
- No of road fatalities October 9-11, according to the police: Just 3
- No of road fatalities October 9-11, as recorded by Minitru: ONLY 1
Man killed in motorcycle crash yesterday – name release
Wednesday, 12 October 2016 – 3:44pm
Canterbury – At about 8.35 pm on Tuesday 11th October 2016, Matthew Robert Malthus, 21, was killed when “he crashed his motorcycle on Wigley Road, near Pleasant Point, northwest of Timaru,” police said. [This incident was NOT reported by police yesterday. –Moderator B.] http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/man-dies-motorcycle-crash-yesterday-name-release
Cyclist critically injured in Invercargill after colliding with car
A cyclist was critically injured in serious crash involving a car and a cyclist at the intersection of Dalrymple and Ness Streets, in Appleby, Invercargill, earlier this evening.
Other News in Drips…
Yet another fatal shooting in Mohaka, Wairoa.
Wednesday, 12 October 2016 – 12:46pm
A 43 year-old man was killed in a fatal shooting at a rural property in Mohaka, near Wairoa this morning. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-shooting-mohaka-wairoa
Learning from Frigging US Police!?
“Registries created by statute in both states failed to capture about 220 use-of-force fatalities in Texas and 440 in California from 2005-2015,” according to a new Texas State University study.