Thursday, November 20, 2014

When Did That Happen?



Innocent until proved guilty.

Justice must be seen to be done.

Judged by ones peers.

Evidence to be tested in open court.

Independent Judiciary.

Some of the basic tenets of a system that has served for centuries.

Over recent decades with the advent of "The Family Court", "The Employment Court", "Marae Courts" coupled with a serious degradation of "Court Reporting " and journalism standards, what was accepted as a flawed system that usually delivered, is increasingly appearing as broken.

Sutton was judged by his boss in an eight week inquiry with absolutely zero checks and balances referred to above and now stands guilty in the eyes of many in an outcome that has satisfied very few.

Ms Accuser is nameless and faceless, her motives are secret, her evidence is unchallenged or tested, the charges are largely based on feelings and perceptions, the convicted is now without the job and its income.

The mayor of our largest local authority has admitted having sexual relations with an employee of the entity he heads, including a witnessed coupling on the furniture of the Ngati Whatua room at his main place of work, multiple liaisons with the  lady in work time and using council resources yet  carries on with his arguably ordinary job performance unimpeded.

We are not allowed to know any of the detail of what Sutton has supposedly done, yet the man who has carried so much of the burden of the aftermath of the seismic upheaval that has so damaged the second largest city, is now himself seemingly equally damaged.

When did due process become so altered and pernicious.
I am not judging Mr Sutton but I will always be grateful for his awesome work for his destroyed city.
Thankyou Roger Sutton and your nearest and dearest for your sacrifices.
I am also seriously saddened that justice was denied you in the " Kangaroo Court" that has convicted and punished you.

To those engaging in the Sharia like public stoning of Sutton, you are despicable, if things are half as serious as claimed, make changes, so many of you have the opportunity.

3 comments:

JC said...

Calling women intimate names, full body hugs, suggesting "G string Fridays", quizzing her on who she finds hot and would she have sex with them, stitching a deal with Rennie, signing a confidentiality agreement and promptly breaking it with his own spin whilst insisting the woman complainant stick to her confidentiality agreement.. that is a very powerful CEO with a huge fan base running rampant and trying to get away with behavior that suggests long standing full blown creepiness.

If that woman has a family and one of them blows off Sutton's balls I'd cheer and demand he walk free having done his duty.

JC

Anonymous said...

This sort of thing has happened in Christchurh before, even worse is the person involved was convicted for something they quite possibly never did, due to the paranoia of the local community.

B Whitehead

Cedric said...

"Sutton was judged by his boss in an eight week inquiry with absolutely zero checks and balances referred to above and now stands guilty in the eyes of many in an outcome that has satisfied very few."

Sutton was not sanctioned by the Inquiry. He chose to resign.

"Ms Accuser is nameless and faceless, her motives are secret, her evidence is unchallenged or tested, the charges are largely based on feelings and perceptions, the convicted is now without the job and its income."

Sutton was not convicted by anybody. He chose to be without a job and income. (Compare Len Brown. He chose to retain his job and his income.)

"Ms Accuser" is likely to become unemployable in the Public Service. Women subjected to the humiliation in their employment that she objected to should quietly resign.

"The mayor of our largest local authority has admitted having sexual relations with an employee of the entity he heads..................... yet carries on with his arguably ordinary job performance unimpeded."

The sexual relations were consensual. The woman involved has been quoted as saying that she enjoys sex, and enjoyed that relationship with the Mayor. Has he been subjected to an Inquiry and found guilty and/or sanctioned? He has chosen not to resign. The woman is unlikely to be employable in the public sector (or even the private sector probably).

"I am not judging Mr Sutton but I will always be grateful for his awesome work for his destroyed city.
Thankyou Roger Sutton and your nearest and dearest for your sacrifices."


You probably speak for many in you appreciation of his work achievements.

"I am also seriously saddened that justice was denied you in the " Kangaroo Court" that has convicted and punished you."

Sutton chose to resign. He allegedly breached confidentiality agreements at the Press Conference announcing his resignation.

The "...Sharia like public stoning of Sutton......" seems more likely to be happening to "Ms Accuser". But then that is the lot of women in Sharian society.

As with Len Brown and Bill Clinton (whose sexual encounters at least were with willing participants), the women are the ultimate biggest losers.
However "Ms Accuser" is probably very employable in the Private Sector.