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  1. NOEL

     /  22nd June 2020

    Shocking arrest they say.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/121900285/bystanders-beg-police-to-get-off-auckland-man-as-he-lies-bleeding-on-ground

    26 and tagging a wall. I wonder how much graffiti removal costs he has cost caused over the years.

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    • Gezza

       /  22nd June 2020

      Watched the video. The person who posted it is posting BLM stuff & the abusive crowd filming it are physically threatening the police, with the usual “fuck” and “fuckin” peppering the commentary. You can expect this sort of violent resisting behaviour & threatening crowds of abusive associates every time the police arrest a Maori offender. It’s a pretty normal occurrence anyway.

      I’ve still seen no comment from the Greens or Maori Party deploring the shooting of our unarmed police officer. Wonder if they’ll be tweeting criticisng the police for this arrest?

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    • An underground station in Norway (?) was decorated with murals by the country’s famous artists…the railways spent as much on removing tagging after this was done as they had before, which surprised them (and me) The cost was the same as equivalent railway stations in places like New York.

      Our local detaggers paint over the tag with a neutral shade of paint; the squares show up, of course, but look better than tags and show potential taggers that their handiwork will be temporary.

      I have a cartoon of a tagger with a thought balloon that says ‘Now everyone will know I’ve been here.’ A dog is lifting his leg further down the same wall and has a thought balloon with the same words in it.

      A temple in Pompeii has ‘Gaius asinus est’ on it in a childish Ancient Roman hand and I have seen graffiti which really is graffiti in the original meaning of being scratched on a c.14 tomb, The ‘writing’ shows that it was done in the c.14 also. I don’t know what it was done with, but the marks are quite deep.

      Dickens comments on the graffiti at Niagara Falls and its crude nature.

      Twas ever thus.

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      • The bloke looks a bit pale to be Maori, and the people in the crowd (the ones who could be seen) were Pakeha from what we saw on 3.

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    • Corky

       /  22nd June 2020

      That’s the garage I use for a top-up after coming through the Waioeka Gorge. It’s not a place to be caught slipping. I spend as little time as possible in that area. I don’t know if the pub is still open? It has seen many a beating take place. There have even been a few shoot ups. One incident saw a farmer and his son caught between the Mob and Blacks trading gunfire.
      Rural NZ…you gotta love it.

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      • Duker

         /  22nd June 2020

        Assualt?
        Sounds like retribution too me.
        As an aside most people would top up at Opotiki which is the first town on the bay side of the gorge

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        • Corky

           /  22nd June 2020

          ”As an aside most people would top up at Opotiki which is the first town on the bay side of the gorge.”

          I was wondering who would be the first to bring that up. You were number 3 on the list.

          What you didn’t add into your equation was Matawai.

          I doubt you have first hand knowledge of this area. Google schooled by the sounds of it.

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        • Duker, had Opotiki been where this happened, that would be where Corky stopped for petrol 😀

          This was a family feud, not rival gangs.

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    • Gezza

       /  22nd June 2020

      Stuff update: Family row ends with hand cut off

      The assault happened on Sunday about 2.30pm on McKenzie St in Taneatua.

      Police sergeant Helen Hay said a 27-year-old man received serious head injuries and one of his hands was severed. Police refused to divulge how the man’s hand was severed or the weapon used. The victim is currently in a serious but stable condition.

      The witness Stuff spoke to, who wished to remain anonymous, said they believed a woman with connections to Black Power had been the victim of family violence from her Mongrel Mob connected partner. He said he believed the girlfriends’ family “had had enough”.

      The witness said they tried to film the violence using their mobile phone but “by the time I got there he was picking up his hand”. Stuff also understands the police are in possession of CCTV film of the incident, though police refused to comment.

      A spokesperson from the Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter also told Stuff they transported the man from Whakatāne Hospital to Waikato Hospital on Sunday. “The hand did go with the patient and it was on ice, a usual thing to transport limbs,” they said.

      Hay said they believed that “even though this happened in a public place, we do not believe there is any risk to the wider public”.

      “Police would like to speak with anyone who either witnessed the incident, or saw a black coloured Great Wall ute in the Taneatua or Ruatoki area this afternoon,” Hay said. Anyone with information is asked to contact Police via 105 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

      Whakatāne Deputy Mayor and Taneatua-Waimana ward representative Andrew Iles said he was unaware of any gang tensions in the area in the lead up to Sunday’s incident. “There’s certainly no tensions I’m aware of,” he said.

      Got the lot, this story. Mongrel Mob, Black Power, domestic violence (gee, how does that happen with these nice folk around), retribution & thuggery.

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  2. Gezza

     /  22nd June 2020

    Gawd. It’s still on their front page. THIS was a Stuff front page main headline news item for a while yesterday! 🙄

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/waikato-times/news/300035941/abandoned-hall-to-be-demolished-after-years-of-neglect

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  3. lurcher1948

     /  22nd June 2020

    Todd Muller is more negative if it’s possible than what was his name Simon Bridges,and lets not forget, he wants to join with the racist Maori Party who want 25% of the trough(pot).Its back to the past,give give give to get back into power,National the party that supports John Tamihere and his racist views..think,folks, Muller will call you asymptomatic racists soon as part of the deal

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    • Gezza

       /  22nd June 2020

      He hasn’t had time to be more negative than Andrew Little when he was Opposition leader No 3 yet. Ya too hard on the poor bilghter. He’s just a beginner at this job. Cut him slack, neighbour.

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      • lurcher1948

         /  22nd June 2020

        Why cut Muller slack, STABBED Bridges in the back,has a MAGA hat,bad mouthes the PM every time he opens his mouth…never positive,a blast from the past…and looks like it

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  4. From Politico, Pete Navarro walking back garbage from Trump

    “White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said Sunday that President Donald Trump was only joking when he said he asked his administration to slow down coronavirus testing for the sake of optics.

    Speaking with CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union,“ Navarro repeatedly said, “Come on now, Jake. You know it was tongue in cheek. Come on now. That was tongue in cheek,” cutting off Tapper as he repeatedly asked about the president’s remarks.”

    https://www.politico.com/news/2020/06/21/navarro-trump-coronavirus-testing-331725

    Ah, the eternal conservative response to having said something racist, sexist, homophobic, or just /utterly stupid in the presence of non-conservatives: “I was JOKING!”

    Which then inevitably leads into the eternal next comment: “Why don’t liberals have a sense of humor?”

    If you’re a Trump supporter, a virus that has killed 120,000 Americans is so hilarious, it’s really hard to resist joking about it.

    Trump’s entire presidency has been one tongue in cheek joke after another. After this is all over, we’re going to all sit down and say “Wasn’t Trump’s presidency a hoot!”

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    • David

       /  22nd June 2020

      He was joking around, he was in a joking mood, he was having some fun which seems to send some deranged, if these commentators didnt pick that up then it was deliberate for some clicks.
      You should watch the whole of one of his rallies, just to enlighten so you wont get all upset when the media deliberately take his jokes as literal.

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  5. Gezza

     /  22nd June 2020

    The 30 year old woman arrested by police in connection with the murder of one, & attempted murder of another, of our unarmed police officers was refused name suppression this morning because her name was widely publicy advertised by police before they caught her.

    Because she’s appealed, she can’t be named. That will no doubt include on YNZ. Sometimes this system is a freakin joke. 😀

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/121901369/auckland-police-shooting-slain-officer-accused-refused-name-suppression-despite-barrage-of-threats

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    • Corky

       /  22nd June 2020

      I will hazard a guess. She wants to go down causing as much trouble as possible. Ferals never give you anything for free. That’s why they remove light bulbs from their house or flat before they move on. To think of someone using what they paid for just ain’t right.

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      • Duker

         /  22nd June 2020

        Its the lawyer, he can claim legal aid for appealing the name suppression.
        Its like the guy Edgeler , he always appears in court cases for convicted criminals, arguing obscure matters as he doesnt appear for the the actual crime defence.
        Look him up on Courts of NZ decisions.
        Legal aid funding is like a dairying , when you have a good cow you have to milk it.

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        • Corky

           /  22nd June 2020

          Yeah, I know that. But he needs his clients brief/ instructions. I was wondering about her thoughts, given the appeal will have no ultimate benefit for the client. If she had wanted to get on with it she wouldn’t have been stuffing around with appeals.

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      • If you’d ever stayed in a hotel, you’d know that some guests nick things from there. The coathangers in hotels can’t be pinched now; the hook is attached to the rail and only the business part can be removed (this has been going on for decades)

        Are people who stay in 5 star hotels ‘ferals’ ?

        When we lived in Belgium, our house had NOTHING when we moved in. People there take even the light fittings (not the bulbs and shades, the actual fittings) so that anyone who moves house has to install these before they turn a light on. Only the wires were left in our ceilings and we had to buy new fittings. We left ours behind, as well as curtains and other things, as a gitt to the next tenant. I bet they were pleased that they didn’t have to buy new ones and climb ladders to install them.

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  6. Gezza

     /  22nd June 2020

    Stuff:

    “Two people have been arrested, and a loaded semi-automatic shotgun seized, after in incident in Newton, central Auckland, overnight.

    Senior Sergeant Alan Rowland, Auckland city west area response manager, said shortly before midnight a police unit observed a suspicious vehicle pulling into a driveway on Dominion Rd.

    When the vehicle left the address shortly after, it was stopped by the officers on Newton Rd.

    Enquiries established the vehicle was stolen, with false plates attached.

    A loaded sawn-off shot gun was located in the front passenger seat area.

    Rowland said a 27-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman were arrested and charged.

    The pair will appear in the Auckland District Court on Monday.

    Rowland said the incident highlighted the “very real risk and dangers” police staff face each and every day.”

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/300039755/two-arrested-after-loaded-semiauto-shotgun-seized-in-central-auckland-incident

    Surprising the number of these crims who are female associates. I hope the officers who stopped the vehicle were armed.

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  22nd June 2020

      Horrible the number of these female criminals and druggies who are mothers producing the next generation of them.

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      • Duker

         /  22nd June 2020

        Thats what they said too about the hippies and pot smokers of the 70s and 80s
        “Something should be done about it” – concerned of temuka

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        • That’s what they said of the drinkers and druggies of the 1870s and 80s.

          Nothing changes.

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        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  22nd June 2020

          The hippies and pot smokers weren’t anything like the p-heads who leave a trail of destruction around them while popping out damaged, abused and abandoned children annually who grow up creating more havoc.

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  7. lurcher1948

     /  22nd June 2020

    WOW Sean Plunkett is so excited,Nikki Kaye is going to be on every Monday on FOX MAGIC, NOT TODD MULLER, Seans wetting himself SOMEONE who wants to talk to him,it was a JACINDA hate feast…poor old Sean he gets the dregs, NIKKI KAYE,but if JACINDA gives up?????????????who knows…the USA backers will move on,

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  8. Pink David

     /  22nd June 2020

    Black lives matter? Just another average Chicago weekend….

    ” As of Sunday evening, 67 people were shot, 10 fatally, across Chicago during Father’s Day weekend. Four minors, including a 3-year-old boy, were among the victims who were killed, police said.”

    https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-shooting-in-humbolt-park-crime/6258403/

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  9. lurcher1948

     /  22nd June 2020

    Corky, after walking my REAL dogs not fat labradors today, i put my chompers in and took the mobility scooter for a blat around the block, my wife loves the sound of its flat 12,,what do you think?????

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  10. duperez

     /  22nd June 2020

    Eight kids in a stolen car. A Mazda Demio. Eight in a tiny vehicle like that.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/121904622/teens-catapulted-from-stolen-car-during-high-speed-crash

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    • Gezza

       /  22nd June 2020

      And raced away from the police who abandoned the chase as the driving was too dangerous. 20 minutes later…

      Result: 7 of them in hospital, some with serious injuries.

      Ages ranged from 13 to 19. 14 year old thought to be driving. Hopeless.

      No charges yet.

      Have any hand-wringing rellies started blaming the police, as is often the case?

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      • No.

        When I was an undergraduate and old enough to know better, we used to go nine in a small car to save two trips. Everyone was either on someone’s knee or had someone on theirs except the driver. Only the driver and the ones underneath had seatbelts on, of course.

        I can never be too judgemental of people doing idiotic things like this in cars.

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        • Gezza

           /  22nd June 2020

          How many stolen ones driven by 14 year olds did you go for a joyride in?

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    • duperez

       /  22nd June 2020

      Been out and about in various parts of Northland over the weekend. Good events to follow and take part in, no sign of anything to suggest wild except a couple of showers.

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      • Gezza

         /  22nd June 2020

        “Police are also investigating a man who turned up to Whangārei Hospital with a gunshot wound to the foot on June 8.”

        Do they have handgun quick draw contests up that way, by any chance? 😳

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