Name suppression issues.
Whale Oil has kicked off again and even though the latest target has been found not guilty I think this case is even more valid for exposure than some others he has written about.
Peter Cresswell has written in support of Cameron as has Stephen Franks. I know for a fact that a lot of the MSM support what he is doing but sadly they share my lack of guts and fear of consequences so will hide behind breathless reports allowing him to soak up the consequences that are no doubt coming his way.
He has outed a broad cross section of society since he began his campaign. We have doctors, teachers, lawyers, celebutards, failed fading sportspeople and coppers.
All these cases have one (or more) of three similarities in common. Firstly some can afford decent representation thus affording them what appears to be preferential treatment by the people who have been appointed to judge us, secondly some of them can quite reasonably be viewed as insiders and it suggests to me that accusations of mates looking after mates can be thrown around. And last but not least, some of them are hiding behind the anonymity rules for their victims.
No situation highlights this better than a professional man in Palmerston North being granted suppression after being found guilty of posession of thousands of indecent images. An almost identical case involving a mentally ill young man in the same city was blasted throughout the local media without suppression.
We have a case of an ex sportsman charged with multiple charges including rape, assault, sexual assault and kidnapping granted suppression AND IS OUT ON BAIL.
The system is not fit for purpose, Simon Powers has the tools to effect change in what has become a redundant system because of technology and a completely discredited system in the eyes of the public. I am writing to him to express my disquiet for the current system. if you agree then you should do the same.
Cameron Slater is a complex character. He wears his heart on his sleeve and is as fiercely loyal to his friends as he is fiercely against those he deems to be against his beliefs. I consider him to be a true friend and it shames me that I don't have the guts to stand alongside him on this issue.
Many claim to support him but are really only participating in watching a car crash. Remember that he is risking his liberty for this issue. How many of you are prepared to do that for any issue?
Whatever your opinion of the messenger we should all try and focus on the issue.
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