Tuesday, 28 February 2012

‘Wrongfully privatised electricity is platform for fascism in New Zealand’

NZ: Kaitaia police use brutality

This seems to date from June last year.  it seems to indicate the most horrific police brutality by the Kaitaia constabulary for what seems the slightest provocation
Are there no consequences for this sort of thing these days?
http://www.police-corruption.com/kaitaia-police-use brutality/#comments

The following is the description that came with the video;

Evidence of Zeitgeist style prejudice in New Zealand versus humanist and anti-privatisation activist.

Indigenous man Simon Kaiwai in fulfilling his duty as kaitiaki (guardian) for future gnerations, sought to evidence that privatisation without specific consent from the public was unlawful. 

Many independent law experts have published information suggesting this including Mary Croft. Yet there was something in the approach made by this man that attracted a revealing response from the system. It is said that you do not attract flack unless you are over the target.

His method was to require an authenticated bill from the electricity retailer before paying the statement. This would mean that whoever signed the bill was accepting liability in case of fraud. The electricity retailer refused to address the request then used NZ Police enforcement to disconnect the families account.

Things got rapidly worse for the family, who at the time were expecting to have a home birth, when it became obvious that they had been blacklisted for asking these questions. The electricity retailers refused to supply them despite the previous demand notice being overpaid in cash.

Desparate for electricity the man got the landlord to apply for an electricity account for the premise. She did and an electricity retailer confirmed that the account was in place and that the supply was connected.

Unfortunately for the family, the secret blacklist of this essential service in New Zealand was intended to prevent them from receiving electricity altogether. A Crown agent within community called an electricity company and informed them that the family were receiving electricity. The family were tipped off by another member of the community who became aware of the electricity companies investigation. This prompted the occupant to put trespass signs up at the gate, block it and another sign explaining the issue to the community.

Three days after the electricity company had been informed the Crown sent two Crown Police constables and two electricians to the address. No court order had issued and they had no sworn statement supporting their action. They broke past the gate, ignoring the trespass signs, with the intent to disconnect the electricity.

On seeing the Police the man grabbed his video camera and attempted to evidence the disconnection. The constables response was to jump on the man and beat him repeatedly around the head with metal weapons. Their actions were without care for the families safety, were for reasons that were factually unsound and in breach of their oath and common law constraints.

While they were taking the man away one of them admitted to the assault on camera.

The state attempted to cover this up and silence the man by first denying him legal advice and incarcerating him and secondly by attempting to deny him a trial.

This level of collusion between supposedly privatised industries, state enforcement and judiciary evidences that privatisations are in fact theft by those abusing their positions of public service to accumulate control over society. After the event all of the electricity companies denied commissioning the work.

It is very important that we hold the police to a high standard of public service. Their use of foreigners and excessive use of force is of concern and should be addressed. Should they breach their oath of service or overstep their authority they should be subject to the law the same as anyone else. To accept otherwise is to allow a police state to be enforced upon us.

For discussion of this with Vinny Eastwood GO HERE
For more details of Simon Kawai's case GO HERE

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