Saturday, January 31, 2009

Better advocate

I see former Red Squad 2 I/C, Ross Meurant, has written a piece in the Herald explaining why cops who negligently, carelessly, or recklessly, hurt, maim or even kill innocent bystanders should face the courts.

Of course in some instances they should, but this post isn't about that.

Considering the Red Squad's tactics and strategies during the Springbok Tour shouldn't Ross Meurant be the last person advocating for the rule of law and against abuse by police of their powers?

What about the murky dealings of the Suminovich Fisheries matter?

Methinks the Herald should have found a better advocate for this issue.


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Alan said...

Meurant of course was very angelic as a Police officer, always a beacon of integrity. Seriously
though, throughout his Police career from early days as a Constable right through until his
last days in the Police he was the
subject of controversy and dubious
policing methods. Even after his
days in the Police he was before the Court after coming second in an altercation with a truck driver
in the Waikato.

Psycho Milt said...

Actually, I thought the stuff he wrote about the Urewera arrests was more outrageously hypocritical than the stuff about the recent shooting, given his Red Squad antics.

dad4justice said...

May I suggest his antics in the red squad days are trivial compared to the problems with police in senior management levels at present. It's not good. Moral is at all time lows.
Ask any police veteran and yes cops should be culpable when firing bullets. End of story.

Anonymous said...

I was wondering if he was trying to position himself to take over as leader of NZ1st? I mean, nothing is heard from him for years, and now this.

Maybe he thinks there's a way back to being an MP?

Anonymous said...

Come on, he's probably still upset he was only allowed PR-24s in the Red Squad. I mean, if he'd had a bunch of Red Squadders with Glock 17s then none of the games would have been cancelled, would they?