What's Happening To Nicky Hager?

Martyn Bradbury's latest posting on The Daily Blog should give every member of the democratic public serious pause. The allegations levelled at the NZ Police are serious and deeply concerning. It is very difficult, having read Martyn’s post, to avoid the conclusion that Nicky Hager may be the victim of deliberate political persecution, and that among the principal agents of that persecution may be members of the NZ Police Force.
New Zealand Cops Raided Home of Reporter Working on Snowden Documents:

Marijuana Dispensary Suing Mayor After Cops Raid Shop and Eat Edibles

A raid on a California medical marijuana dispensary at the end of May revealed questionable police practices by the officers involved. Now, Sky High Holistic is suing Santa Ana mayor Miguel Pulido, claiming he ordered police to shut down the dispensary because they did not pay a $25,000 bribe that would guarantee their place in a lottery system for a license.


The Police case we aren’t really talking about, but probably should because what they did was so illegal

Put aside the appalling RoastBuster farce, put aside the Police raiding Nicky Hager’s house and seizing evidence he had of police corruption and put aside the sado-masochistic gang rape parties of the 1980s and nothing highlights a Police force becoming a law unto themselves quite so spectacularly as the Red Devils case…

CA police raid medical weed dispensary, eat edibles, destroy cameras

In May, police in riot gear stormed the Sky High Holistic medical marijuana dispensary in Santa Ana, California. They ordered customers on the ground, made fun of an amputee ("Did you punch that one-legged old benita?" asks a male officer "I was about to kick her in her fucking nub," replies a female officer.) They dismantle cameras, but not before they were recorded gobbling what appear to be marijuana edibles.

Santa Ana Police Chief Carlos Rojas promised to look into the incident, but expressed reservations after reviewing the video, which had been edited by Matthew Pappas, an attorney representing the dispensary.

Film the Police: A new app makes it easier.

Last month, video footage emerged that appeared to show something illegal: A U.S. marshal approached a woman who was filming him on duty, snatched her smartphone, and smashed it on the ground.

That incident only became news because someone else was filming the encounter. But not every bystander filming a police encounter can have a backup. What should a person do when there's no one else on the scene?

A new app tries to answer this question by offering, in effect, a different kind of backup. Called Mobile Justice CA, the app uploads all video footage as it’s being captured to servers owned by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Even if the phone is destroyed, the video will survive.

London police spend millions snooping on journalists, FOI request reveals

London Metropolitan Police (MPS) have spent more than £33.5 million snooping on journalists, a Freedom of Information (FoI) request has shown.

The FoI request, from the Press Gazette, showed that the number of investigations into the activities of journalists in 2014 was nearly double 2013 figures, in which £19.5 million was spent.

Operation Weeting, which investigated phone hacking at the News of the World, cost the police £19.2 million, while Operation Elveden, which is investigating News International over inappropriate collusions with the police, has so far cost £11.3 million.

Police State USA: Man charged with breaking a trooper’s fist with his face

A motorist was viciously beaten, tasered, and maced repeatedly, then charged with 24 separate crimes and maliciously prosecuted for every one of them. He was beaten four (4) times over the course of 11-hours, and not once had he acted maliciously. The incident stemmed from his driving while on an unusually high dosage of legally-prescribed bipolar medication and a subsequent fender bender. Dash-cam footage revealed the extraordinary exaggerations made about the case — 2 years after it took place.

Cop stole drugs

Feared crime gang, the NZ Police investigate themselves again and decide not to charge themselves with anything and cover up their crimes. In other news the sun rose today and is fully expected to set again later this evening.


Federal Court Says the Government Can Impersonate You on Social Media — and There’s Not Much You Can Do About It

Imagine finding out you have a Facebook page that you didn’t actually create. It has your name, your private photos and all of your personal information — none of which you posted.

That’s the discovery New York resident Sondra Prince made.

Prince, formerly Sondra Arquiett, alleges that after she was arrested on drug charges in 2010, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration used the photos on her confiscated cellphone to create Facebook profile in her name and without her consent. It was only when one of her friends asked her about the photos that she found out, BuzzFeed reported.

Police to Return Cannabis Vending Machine to Cannabis Club, Judge Throws Out Police Evidence From Court, Calls Them Reckless and Ruled They Were Trespassing During Raid

Dakta Green: Police have confirmed The Vending Machine is being returned to us. Over two and half years ago West Auckland Police raided the Daktory without bothering with one of those pesky things called a search warrant. On 22 March 2012 people were arrested and charged with serious offences.

Stuff was confiscated including the world famous cannabis vending machine.

This week a Judge has ruled Police were likely to have been 'substantially reckless' when they 'trespassed' at The Daktory that night. The Judge, a former Police officer and Barrister ended his sixteen page Judgement as follows,

[58] I find the police entry into The Daktory was a trespass; as a result they were inside the club unlawfully. Accordingly, I rule that the evidence obtained from the search of 80 Delta Avenue, New Lynn on 22 March 2012 is inadmissible at trial.

K J Glubb
District Court Judge

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