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If at first you don't succeed...
Submitted by Elijah on Fri, 2008-05-23 21:21
A shocking proposal is on the http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/1/story.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10512239 front page of the New Zealand Herald this morning.
Sir Geoffrey Palmer and the invisible MP for Napier, Russell Fairbrother, are suggesting the law is changed to abolish the right to silence.
This is in response to the State having failed in its trumped up charges against Chris Kahui whilst ignoring some fairly obvious other suspects.
Mr Fairbrother makes the bizarre claim "..New Zealand today is different to Old English society which developed the law to protect powerless suspects against the ovewelming power of the State.."
Ummmmm... correct me if I am mistaken, but isn't beating confessions and jailing people for not answering questions the "overwelming power of the state", and the victim "powerless"?!?! ..Mr Fairbrother has said something which is entirely the opposite of the truth!
This proposal is evil and if it ever became law I really would leave New Zealand permanently.
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