suppression and contempt: Police say you won't be charged
This post has been updated
Okay lawbreakers, post away*. Post anything you like on any Internet site about the Louise Nicholas case. Email anyone - even me. You will be breaking the law if the information has been suppressed, but only if the recipient is not aware of the suppressed information disclosed. However you are not likely to be either charged or prosecuted for breach of suppression or even contempt.
That I have been told from the police today.
update It is my view that the police made a conscious decision from a high level not to prosecute, just "investigate", and "put on file" from day one. Now the police is saying that it did not prosecute because 10,000 others are spreading suppressed info via email and the Internet. What utter rubbish.
Had police done its job properly and acted promptly, arresting and charging the initial offenders when they spoke to them instead of "warning" them, like they did with Helen Clark and Labour's pledge cards, contempt may not have been widespread.
If the judge decides to lift suppression - and he may as well - it will not be the activists fault - it will be the fault of the police farce for not doing its job. The weaird thing is, that if I knew that everyone who has visited this blog knew of the suppressed information, I could legally publish it as I would not be saying anything new from a readership point of view. But I am sure that even 99 percent of the hundreds of people who have visited this blog every day this week are aware of all the information I could post. That, and that alone, is the only reason why I am not revealing the suppressed information.
*PS, no don't break the law. It is still wise not to be an idiot, and distribute suppressed info and be in contempt of court. The police may change it's mind,(heh). So may the judge who imposed the suppression order in the first place, thanks to certain idiots who remain nameless.
PPS. Feel free to read the rest of the posts on this issue