Media incitement and resulting police brutality demand public enquiry
A shocking confession from a police detective who volunteered to remove the anti-mandate protesters from parliament raises questions that should be answered by public enquiry (or even Royal Commission).
The confession provides a stark picture of the mindset of police involved in the clearing operation. It also raises questions about the mainstream media’s role in promoting an entirely false narrative concerning the protests. Thereby inciting hatred and encouraging disinformed (and gullible) police to commit acts of brutality towards the protesters.
Below is the insanely bigoted and prejudiced comment from the unnamed police detective, who volunteered for the operation after responding to incentives such as five star accommodation and bonuses. Incentives that suggest among more wise elements of police staffing, there was a sensible reluctance to participate. The unnamed detective made the statement in a mainstream media interview published today. He said-
“I was angry we were being treated like that. I wanted to do my bit. This protest had all the hallmarks of the Capitol siege when protesters tried to overturn Trump’s defeat – the violence, the anger, the intense hatred from the disenfranchised and the rabid right-wing. We had a unique opportunity and some of us were champing at the bit to go there in whatever capacity.”
It is impossible to believe that anyone harbouring such intense antipathy to the protesters could have acted objectively and responsibly during the clearance operation.
The intensity of the police violence was appalling, as anyone who has seen video of the protests can attest to. That Police management can say they are “proud” of their staff’s behaviour on that last day is ample reason to ask for their resignation. Commissioner Cuddles Coster has to go, and so should the Wellington District Commander, Superintendent Corrie Parnell, who was the on-ground manager of the police action.
There are reliable reports that around 1700 official complaints have been recorded by the Police Complaints Bureau. Surely this unprecedented number must of its own accord provoke an official enquiry.
If the mainstream media wants to retain the scintilla of credibility it still (remarkably) enjoys, it needs to fire the main instigators of the unwarranted violence. Jack Tame of TVNZ and Andrea Vance of Stuff would be prime candidates for the sack, but there are plenty more.
The media’s extreme prejudice in reporting on the protest showed all the signs of third world style political subjugation to an out of control and unaccountable government. It reinforced the existing impression that not only are the MSM in ideological lockstep with the Ardern govt, they are also picking up a paycheck to do propaganda.
Police eye-gouged a protester and he has filed a complaint with the “Independent Police Complaints Authority” (IPCA). The eye gouging is plain to see.
The initial grounds for the enquiry should be related to 1) Police brutality and 2) media incitement. An additional third category should relate to the growing probability that provocateurs were infiltrated into the protest to provide justification for the brutal behaviour of the police.
Such provocateur’s are increasingly suspected of engineering the main pockets of violence, arson and vandalism that characterised the last few days of the protest.
A prime objective of this part of the enquiry should be to establish whether these provocateurs were connected to the Police or local ANTIFA groups. Or an organised combination of both.
ANTIFA in Europe and America have been active in opposing anti-mandate protests. In NZ there is evidence they tried to sabotage the convoy that initiated the protests. Its not a major step of logic to believe their attempts to harm the protest were extended into its time at parliament.
NZ ANTIFA call themselves by the Maori name of Paparoa. They have openly boasted of high level connections within media, govt and academia. Some media and academic figures have already made their associations with the group public knowledge.
Anyone on the govt payroll and found to be connected to this group should have their employment immediately terminated. Any private sector media employing such thugs would keep them on the payroll only if management had absolutely no regard for public trust.
Overshadowing all of this is the question “Who will support an enquiry and amplify calls for it to occur?” Given that any such an enquiry is likely to prove severely damaging to the MSM, it is unlikely there will be support there.
The Labour govt won’t want their propaganda devices exposed. The opposition parties more or less echoed the govt propaganda during the demonstrations. (Trevor Mallard, probably the main govt driver of the brutality, thanked Christopher Luxon for his wholehearted support).
The only way it can possibly happen is by means of international pressure. We must do all we can on social media to alert more objective international news organisations to the situation, and urge them to assist us in calling for action.
Weird isn’t it, the depths that NZ has sunk to under the Ardern govt? In roughly five years of Jacinda’s rule we have become a banana republic that with a corrupted police and a corrupted media and a weak corrupted controlled opposition, where freedom advocates can only appeal to international sources for help.
If there is no effective enquiry into the events in Wellington, the big question then becomes- “is there a democratic way out of this authoritarian Stasi style mess?” Right now, it doesn’t look like there is.