Friday, October 30, 2009

Why Did It Take Five Years?

According to the Herald's Patrick Gower it should not take five years for parliament to enact legislation to give police the powers they need to crack down on organised crime.

"The measure was introduced to Parliament by Labour almost five years ago but has only finally wriggled its way into law.

That it has taken so long is an indictment on the politicians who have prevaricated rather than the police officers who have long made it clear they were hamstrung when dealing with clever criminals."

He's right, of course, but he forgets that the Labour gummint of those very well organised criminals Clark and Cullen had other priorities. More important things to do. Far more important.

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They were too busy arranging the retrospective legislation to cover their own theft of public money; preoccupied with the complexities of the Electoral Finance Bill and its crushing of public dissent; distracted by the need to arrange the politicisation of the police and all arms of the public service; otherwise engaged in vilifying the exclusive brethren.

Adolf is grateful to Mr Gower for reminding us what a particularly evil and malevolent cult it was that ran the country from 1999 to 2008.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Umm, yes, the bill was introduced in March 2007, so it took Parliament 2 and a bit years, with an election in between, for parliament to enact this. Pretty quick really.

Nice fact checking Adolf.

Judge Holden

WAKE UP said...

Yeah right, especially given how busy they were with anti-male, anti-family and other perverse, unneccesary and destabilising legislation - most of Labour's bills should have actually had a sub-clause titling them... "And Encouragement Of Crime" bills.

Anonymous said...

Probably won't do anything useful at all.

The only law change is that will make a difference is the one that David Garratt has been proposing:

that (for a police office) reasonable suspicion that their target is a gang member, gang associate, or criminal, is an absolute defense to murder, assault, or any other charge against the cop.

That will let the cops clean up the gangs. This won't.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Judge Holden, don't bother coming back if all you bring are more of Labour's lies.

Phil Goff started looking at it back in April 2004.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=3561732

He then proposed the current legislation in Nov 2004

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=3613287

This is what became the act that National passed.

Note well, Judge Holden, Nov 2004 simply ain't March 2007. Just a mere two and a half years difference.

richard said...

you prat. national did everything it could to block legislation because it didn't want labour to look tough.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Well, that struck a nerve. Now it's National's`fault. They were in opposition, remember? They couldn't block legislation. You blokes had Winston and the watermelons at your beck and call.

By the way, Richard, don't come around here insulting your host or you'll get a long holiday.

Anonymous said...

2004 isn't 2007 and "startng to look at it" isn't introducing a bill.

Where's the lie Adolf? Parliament first got a look at the legislation in March 2007. You said it took Parliament almost five years to enact legislation. That is false. It took Parliament two and a half years to enact it.

And if it was so important where was the Nats' Member's bill?

Judge Holden