Following the conviction yesterday of 38 year old cop Gareth John Needham and 32 year old cop Alan Michael Douglas on charges of assaulting an 18 year old youth John key is today consulting with his spin weasels on calls from the public to arm teenagers.
John Key said " It is certainly a worrying trend and we need to have a serious look at whether arming teems is the best way to combat this issue".
Howard Broad when asked for comment said " Gee I don't know, Greg O'Connor has not given me my usual guidance on this issue and after spending the last few years playing interference for the last Labour Government I am just looking forward to retirement".
In other shock news, the traffic cop bashed with a Machete is saying a silent prayer in thanks for the fact that he did not have a gun that the teens who bashed him from behind could have grabbed as he lay bleeding and unconscious and shot him.
Personally I blame John Banks.
Putting aside the last 40 years of social engineering that has left parents and teachers powerless to punish these little gobshites before they get into serious strife........
If Banks had not turned the Police into tax collecting uniformed jackals by merging the black and white pie eaters with the cops we would not have a situation where most of us only come into contact with them when they are pointing a radar gun past their massive stomachs.
The combination of Howard Broad being a uniformed defacto member of Clarks spin weasel department and the aggressive ticketing sweeping the country is it any wonder cops are now quivering every time they go out without a gun on their belt?