Sent by a reader in Execution City
Foreword: “The grieving family of a man shot dead by police in the Karangahake Gorge near Paeroa want an independent inquiry into what they describe as a ‘cold-blooded execution'”. But, how could any inquiry into the affairs of the government, judiciary, or New Zealand police be independent, when the very same people to whom we complain are those who intimidate, threaten and kill us in cold blood?
Zombie democracy: Think about this! Do you have the power to dethrone the corrupt Prime Minister, his thieving ministers… Can you remove a corrupt judge, fire the President of the Police Association, prosecute police/”Stasi” for sexual violations…? Can any number or groups of ordinary people terminate the employment contract of a single corrupt official in this country?
Can you even talk about these things without having to face the dire consequences?
[When it comes to government accountability, how much better off are we against John Key’s Clique, than Palestinians in Gaza are against Natanyahu’s?]
We’re going to get more and more of these types of incidents when police execute unarmed members of the public in cold blood
The grieving family of a man shot dead by police in the Karangahake Gorge near Paeroa want an independent inquiry into what they describe as a “cold-blooded execution“.
Natalie Avery and her son, Carlin, 21, and her daughter, Amy, 14. Mike Taylor was Carlin’s stepfather and Amy’s father. Photo: FAIRFAX NZ
Mike Taylor was assassinated on Friday morning by a police squad who were responding to a call from his long-time partner, Natalie Avery.
Avery and her children, Carlin, 21, and Amy, 14, say there was no need for police to shoot Taylor, as he had thrown his weapons and was walking away.
They family say the victim put his hands in the air as he’d been instructed to do by police and was kneeling down when he was shot from the back and threw his heart.
“They came up the drive, over the brow of the hill and Mike was in a paddock and spotted them.
“He threw the slasher – it had no handle – over the top of the police car and he smashed the passenger window with the machete and then he walked away.
“He would have been at least 20 metres from the police car, hands up, bowed his knees and from there they shot him … through the heart from behind. It was cold blooded.”
Carlin, Taylor’s stepson, said he was in his room by the caravan and had just got out of the shower when he heard shots.
“I heard pop, pop, pop, pop, pop – about five or six shots. I looked outside and saw a cop aiming a rifle. It was an execution.”
Police did not need to shoot her dad, Amy said.
“They didn’t even need to taser him – he’d surrendered. He had his hands in the air.”
Police execute “violent offenders” regardless of circumstances
The Police Association says officers are increasingly being confronted by more violent offenders and are being put into situations where they are having to use lethal force. [Even when the victim has surrendered and poses no threat whatever to the armed police.] http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/on-air/larry-williams-drive-with-anz/audio/police-association-were-going-to-get-more-and-more-of-these-types-of-incidents/
The frigging President of the Police Association Greg O’Connor said there shouldn’t be a backlash from the public [just because they killed a member of the public?]
“So that we don’t get an unreasonable response from New Zealanders when something like this happens is that we accept that police officers in this deteriorating situation will more and more be having to make these decisions, and I think that’s the first thing that New Zealanders can do.”
[In other words, “unreasonable response” from New Zealanders when police execute an unarmed victim would be UNACCEPTABLE and punishable by a police visit, or worse.]