Brad Shipton's other court appearance, the acquittal, and that leaflet
It seems strange that just a couple of weblogs have mentioned Brad Shiptons other court appearance. In case you have missed out on the news, I just thought I`d let you know that Shipton, acquitted of raping Louise Nicholas, has appeared before the court on at least one previous occasion.
Click on the above link for further details. Here's more details, with Shipton's smiling face
We appear to have a law where if you break suppression laws using a leaflet or a pledge card, you won't be prosecuted. Labout tried to suppress National with its tax-payerfunded pledge cards, wheras the leaflets tried to breach suppression laws, the most blatant contempt of court I am aware of. The leaflet that was handed out in Wellington regarding the Louise Nicholas case has appeared on the Internet in at least one Newsgroup. What is the police and authorities doing about the breaching of the suppression order regarding the fliers, and the contemptous websites, given that they know the name of the culprits, and, in some cases, what they look like as well.
The leaflet discusses the upholding of principles of justice. Of Louise Nicholas, it says, among other things,
"It’s a travesty that evidence that would show that she was telling the truth never made it to court."Of course those distributing the flyers don't really care about upholding principles of justice. Hypocrites!
Are the very police who know who broke the law with these fliers afraid to lay charges, or have we a new precedent set by the Labour party when it broke the law over another leaflet advertising its pledge card.
It's this: If you are break the law with a leaflet or a pledge card, you won't get charged or prosecuted, just warned. Particularly if you are a feminist. Just ask Helen Clark, she's experienced in these matters.
Its time for the police in Wellington to uphold the law - after all, its supposed to be the police's job to uphold it.
So why doesn't it when all the investigation has already been done? Too busy driving up and down the Brooklyn Hill all day in mufti cars trying to catch speeding and unregistered vehicles?
I thought so.