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Posted in Newsletters, Police Corruption, Undercover cops by Patrick O'Brien on 26 October, 2012

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Image 2012 Wikipedia

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More grist for the mill with news this week that New Zealand Police have been judged guilty of a “significant deceit” when caught out telling lies to the Court. In his damning 20-page decision (PDF), Justice Simon France described police actions as a “fraud against the Courts”.

There’s nothing unique about police telling lies in court (see the USED Group for instance) — but what sets this case apart is the ease with which police moved to “justify” their criminal wrong-doing.

Police Association president, Gregory (I’ve never used drugs) O’Connor, issued this press release, an example of the breathtaking contempt that police members hold for our Rule of Law.

While Martyn Bradbury does a good job in this post of disassembling O’Connor’s cant, and Chris Trotter provides us with a timely reminder that “when policemen break the law, then there isn’t any law – just a struggle for survival,” — this post from Lauda-Finem makes the case that New Zealand Police are systemically corrupt.

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UPDATED:

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(1)  New Zealand police want the right to tell lies and deceive our Courts with the Solicitor General announcing he will appeal the judgement of Justice France (November 01, 2012)

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(2)  “Rule 101” — a commentary in my Blog (November 21, 2012)

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(3Ooops — caught in another lie . . . the New Zealand Herald reports that evidence by a senior police officer about a judge helping stack up false charges to protect an undercover agent has clashed with details in a court file. The details show testimony from the head of the police undercover programme pitted against a signed statement by a court manager (November 24, 2012)

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