Another ‘dirty protester’ attack

There was another incident today of something been thrown at an MP, this time some brown substance at Gerry Brownlee.

At least this time media made the point that it was highly inappropriate at an anniversary commemoration of the Christchurch earthquakes. It was very disrespectful of the occasion.

But this is becoming a bigger problem, where protesters or nutters think that anything goes when it comes to attacking politicians.

I think the police need to start taking strong action or some serious shit is going to eventuate.

And media need to have a serious think about how they deal with incidents.

It’s simply not acceptable that politicians or anyone in public should be physically attacked, whatever the justification.

This ‘dirty protesting’ has already gone too far and there’s a risk of something far more serious occurring.

 

 

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  1. The law should be altered to allow any person throwing offensive matter at any person to be regarded as threatening the life of the target, and the Police should be able to take any measure to immediately immobilise the perpertrator by any means including shooting them. It is time that the line against the use of violence by protesters is dealt with by the full force of the Law. New Zealand is a civilised country where violent conduct is unacceptable. If we do not stamp out the current trend towards violent protest and calls to revolution and riot, like we have heard in the last 12 months, then we are in real trouble. Time to take a position!!

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    • Oliver

       /  22nd February 2016

      That’s very fascist of you to say BJ. I suppose you would prefer NZ to be a police state like the USA. Because there cops are such lovely people. What does BJ stand for????

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      • Missy

         /  23rd February 2016

        “…NZ to be a police state like the USA. Because there cops are such lovely people. What does BJ stand for????”

        As opposed to a security obsessed state where we no longer have access to our elected officials because of the fear of idiots assaulting them with all and sundry? Really, the police taking action against people who throw things at our elected officials will not make NZ a police state – that is what will happen if these kind of protests continue and the security around our elected officials will increase, making them unaccessible by those that elected them, and meaning that everywhere they go there will be police – possibly armed.

        Yes some of BJMarsh’s views are a little extreme, but the underlying point is correct – we cannot, and should not, let these idiot protesters get away with chucking things at our elected officials, one day it will be something more lethal, and then where will we be? At that police state you seem to think we are heading for – and who will be to blame? The idiot anti-government mob that think it is funny to assault our MP’s with weapons – because yes that is what it is when you throw something at someone, regardless of what you are throwing.

        It is idiots who find this type of thing funny and don’t think anything should be done about it that will lead us down to greater security presence at events, and the so-called ‘police state’

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      • Timoti

         /  23rd February 2016

        BJ -Bring Justice.

        The Police needed to to toughen up. But they can’t. They are hamstrung by Police HQ, which is peopled by too many career bureaucrats who have spent too many hours attending workshops run by the likes of Kim Workman.

        No need to process these feral protesters and waste police time. A simple remedy is drag the offending protester out, click the release button on an expandable baton, tap both ankles of the protester. The protester crawls away screaming for morphine. Others soon get the message. The dealt to protester learns a valuable( and expensive) lesson. And police need less resources.

        No ones talking about stopping protests. But if you want to go feral, so should the police.

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        • Yeah right Timoti, “Make my day, punk!”

          I think the police have struck about the right level of feral already.

          “protester learns a valuable (and expensive) lesson. And police need less resources”. If I may paraphrase Steely Dan, “Only a TOOL would say that”.

          First, protesters simply get more armoured-up and violent in response. Evidence, Springbok Tour. Second, the money that might dubiously be saved on police is spent five-fold on treating, rehabilitating and supporting the injured protesters …

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        • Blazer

           /  23rd February 2016

          new orders have come through from HQ for your unit Uncle…stop searching for the Graf Spee,situate nightscopes along the coast and look for periscopes…Red October has been spotted off Cape Reinga.

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    • Blazer

       /  22nd February 2016

      ‘ including shooting them. ‘…..aw gawd,who have we got here then…don’t worry the U.S secret service are training the cops to bash citizens.Are shoes ‘offensive matter’?

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  2. Oliver

     /  22nd February 2016

    I don’t normally condone this sort of behavior but Brownlee deserved much worse. The arrogance of him to step foot in Christchurch after he fu#!ed so many people over. I can’t stand this fat prick.

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    • SteveRemmington

       /  22nd February 2016

      Yes National treated Christchurch so badly after the earthquake the public punished them in the subsequent 2014 election.

      Your such an oxygen thief Oliver!

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    • David

       /  22nd February 2016

      Oliver you are a clueless idiot and no nothing about Christchurch, the place is booming and people are making out like bandits. 45 billion being spent in a city of 360,000 do the maths.

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  3. Oliver

     /  22nd February 2016

    If you look up the words gluttony and greed you will see a very large picture of Gerry jolly Browneye. The man is disgraceful.

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    • Mike C

       /  22nd February 2016

      @Oliver

      What is wrong with you !?!

      You’re talking like a looney 😦

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      • kittycatkin

         /  22nd February 2016

        Oliver’s Babbles. 😦

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      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  22nd February 2016

        Why are you surprised, Mike? Oliver is nuts. mrMan and Rob are exploding potty mouths. Blazer is a slithering troll.

        All of them need a major dose of good parenting. House training them will take time – lots of it.

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        • Blazer

           /  22nd February 2016

          and what about Alan Wilkinson….tell us what you think of yourself and the way you post?

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          • Alan Wilkinson

             /  22nd February 2016

            I treat people as I find them, Blazer. I don’t presume they can’t improve and if they say something sensible I support them. There is always hope, even for trolls.

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            • Blazer

               /  22nd February 2016

              you are suffering from high self esteem I’m afraid.Give yourself an uppercut.

            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  22nd February 2016

              Not necessary, Blazer. I have a hairdresser appointment tomorrow. Not suffering either, just enjoying.

            • Blazer

               /  22nd February 2016

              get a mullet,I think it may suit you ….must be getting sick of the short,back and sides by now…surely.

            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  22nd February 2016

              Nah, I favour the mad professor look – at least that’s how my wife describes it. But she likes the curls.

        • Mike C

           /  22nd February 2016

          @Alan

          I don’t think that I have enough years left in my life to dedicate to people who are incapable of seeing any point of view other than their own tunnel visioned one.

          They are so nasty and rude 😦

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        • Rob

           /  22nd February 2016

          This from Wilkinson. You’re a joke and a bad one at that. Go inflate your fat head some more then we can all go ballooning. The only thing you’ve got is abuse and name calling and you’re the only one who can’t see it. Mad professor look? That doesn’t surprise me the number of fruitloops you cite. Seek help.
          Nobody deserves shit thrown at them, protest all you want but at least keep it civil.

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          • Alan Wilkinson

             /  22nd February 2016

            You are always good for a laugh, Rob. Read your last sentence and see if you can keep a straight face.

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            • Rob

               /  22nd February 2016

              Well, I could understand people throwing shit at you, trolls like yourself do tend to lap it up. Calling people out in a thread when they’re not participating is another sure sign of a troll. Seek help fruitcake.

      • Timoti

         /  23rd February 2016

        There’s nothing wrong with him. Just your typical sick Leftie.

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    • Iceberg

       /  22nd February 2016

      Aside from voting for the Internet Party, those three paragraphs must be your proudest achievements.

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  4. kittycatkin

     /  22nd February 2016

    I agree completely with PG. It was appallingly inappropriate on a day like this.It is never all right to hurl things at anyone, politician or not. It will be interesting to see what the fool who did it is charged with-well done the police for nabbing him so quickly.

    Assault-the news has just said so. I would think that a few assault convictions should ‘encourager les autres’ if they are followed by the appropriate sentences or fines.

    What a hypocrite Oliver is. He doesn’t condone such things unless he dislikes the person it’s done to. Either a thing is right (or wrong) or it’s not. .

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    • Blazer

       /  22nd February 2016

      the world is not black and white dear…go and iron your…bloomers.

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      • Gezza

         /  22nd February 2016

        People in democracies with grievances having been throwing smelly brown stuff at politicians for probably 100 years or more. They usually get arrested, prosecuted for assault, & fined and/or locked up for a bit. A few farmers I think have turned it into something of an art form in France & England. There’s nothing out of the ordinary here. It’s hardly the start of a violent revolution.

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        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  22nd February 2016

          Of course if it wasn’t a democracy such culprits would have rather short and painful life expectancies. A slap on the wrist with a wet bus ticket is equally inappropriate. The penalties should be sufficient to be a deterrent.

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      • kittycatkin

         /  22nd February 2016

        Don’t be silly, Blazer. Either something’s assault or it isn’t. Oliver seems to think that it’s all right to do such a thing if he dislikes the victim and not if he doesn’t.Sorry, Oliver, the law doesn’t take your views into account. It was a totally inappropriate action, especially at such a place and time and showed appalling disrespect for the other people and those who were killed in the earthquakes.

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    • Oliver

       /  22nd February 2016

      Kitty it was a little bit of gravy – Don’t get your knickers in a knot over it. Gerry probably spills gravy on himself all the time.

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      • kittycatkin

         /  22nd February 2016

        What it was is not the point-it’s the fact that some idiot who’s never heard of voting as a protest did this and insulted not only a Cabinet Minister but all the people who were there as a mark of respect to those who died. It’s like doing it at a funeral. How disrespectful.

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        • Oliver

           /  22nd February 2016

          If he wanted to show respect then he should have stayed home.

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          • kittycatkin

             /  23rd February 2016

            If everyone there had done that, it would have been a small commemoration. The sex abuser should have stayed at home, I agree. This day was supposed to be for everyone, not for one person’s uncontrollable rage. He showed no respect at all for anyone else-but I suppose that anyone who watches kiddieporn hasn’t much respect for other people. He was a fool to do this and have his unsavoury past brought up-I wonder if he’d have been all right with some dirty old man watching HIS child being abused.

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  5. David

     /  22nd February 2016

    Couldn’t agree more Pete it’s all getting a bit out of hand and if someone flung a dildo in Mike Bush,s face someone would be charged. You can guarantee this f…wit n Christchurch is some anti TPPA nutter egged on by Little and the media and inaction from the coppers.

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    • kittycatkin

       /  22nd February 2016

      I don’t know who Mike Bush is, but in the US it wouldn’t surprise me if the person was shot by police or the politician’s minders before the object had time to hit its target.

      The dildo hit a woman who was standing by and had nothing to do with the TPPA.

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  6. “A 41-year-old man has been charged with assault after an incident in which something was thrown at Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee at the memorial service in Christchurch today”. – RNZ

    Assault seems like an appropriate charge? I wonder what his beef was? At least the dildo thrower made it plain what her protest was about.

    Was it really gravy Oliver? There might be something symbolic in that? I mean aside from “beef” …?

    Doesn’t excuse it and if no-one knows what your protesting about its plain stupid really.

    But what the hell …. just shoot them …

    http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/regional/297150/assault-charge-after-something-thrown-at-brownlee

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    • kittycatkin

       /  23rd February 2016

      If Oliver makes gravy of cocoa, vinegar and the other ingredients enumerated, I’d hate to have dinner at his place.

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  7. Blazer

     /  22nd February 2016

    the last thing a Nat M.P needs is more…gravy.

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    • kittycatkin

       /  22nd February 2016

      Don’t be stupid. There are very few, if any, who couldn’t be earning more outside the Beehive, It seems like a lot to you, but the old saying that National MPs take a paycut when they become MPs and Labour ones have a pay rise still has truth in it. The hours they put in are very long-would you routinely put in 17 hour days as one Minister we knew did ?

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      • Blazer

         /  22nd February 2016

        like who…not Gerry,not Gordon,not Maggie,or Ross,Smith,….tell me who…

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        • I’m terribly conflicted. “Triggered” as KG would say. Really bad form at the earthquake memorial, pillory the bugger … but as a “motif” for the topic de jour – National’s lack of transparency and corruption – its rather good really; kind of smart?
          Smart-arse even?

          David’s right, no Leftie individual could have thought of this by themself. It must be a put-up job on behalf of Little & the entire Labour Party. Even then, they probably had to employ PR consultants too …

          I need KG. How do you deal with being triggered like this mate? The gym?
          Can I call you ‘mate’? I think KG’s at work. He posts during the day, which is night-time wherever in the world he is.

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        • kittycatkin

           /  23rd February 2016

          Blazer, those are the ones that I know, but I’d be very surprised if they didn’t put in those hours. You don’t know anything about an MP’s working life by the sound of it.

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