Kiwiblog gives oxygen to an alleged serious misuse of police powers.
A recent afternoon meeting of supporters of voluntary euthanasia ended and departing attendees were stopped at an apparent police 'alcohol' checkpoint.
Before being screened or tested the mainly elderly females were asked to provide their names and produce their licence.
Up to that point the clearly misguided and power drunk officer who is responsible might have got away with the little gross misuse of police power action.
However in following days at least ten of those attending the meeting were interviewed in a followup visit from police.
The person directly responsible for that grossly offensive and unlawful action should be sanctioned and fired, no ifs, buts, maybes, or any whitewash.
I am a fervent and supportive admirer of the NZ Police in their task of doing what most would never venture to do, in fact I have done unsworn work for them as a public duty ( jeez one would not do it for the money) but this is a leap, not a step too far.
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