Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Your DNA can now be taken (by force) for no reason other than the word of one lying Constable

For those like me, who are wondering how we arrived at the point when one corrupt Constable, such as David Gallagher - reviled throughout the Wairarapa for his corruption, incompetence and bullying - by both his fellow officers and the general public - can obtain an innocent person's DNA by force - without having to obtain a Court order, or any sort of endorsement of his blatant attempt to pervert the course of justice, here's the Hansard record of how this Bill got dragged through parliament in the dead of night without being questioned:
Honourable (sic) Clayton Cosgrove:  "I also note the point we made during the debate on the last bill that here we are in the dead of night, quite literally, rushing this bill through a first reading with no opportunity for members to read this legislation at length, analyse it, and debate it."   
"This bill has been so rushed that not only did it fail the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act vetting . . . but also, if one looks at this bill’s regulatory impact statement - "
 “Treasury’s Regulatory Impact Analysis Team (RIAT) has not had sufficient time to assess whether or not the regulatory impact analysis (RIA) for this proposal is adequate.” [Interruption] My colleague said that Mr Power should be ashamed. Well, as we read on, I suspect he will shrink lower and lower under the desk. I go on to quote from the adequacy statement: “However, we”—that is, Treasury—“have briefly reviewed the [regulatory impact statement] and consider that this is inadequate on the following grounds:”. Before I get to those, I say that I am reliably informed by my colleague Lianne Dalziel, the previous Minister of Commerce, who takes great interest in these regulatory impact statements, that this is a prizewinner. This is an absolute prizewinner for how badly put together legislation can be. It is absolutely the prizewinner for us. Here is what Treasury said about it, and I will go back a bit: “However, we have briefly reviewed the [regulatory impact statement] and consider that this is inadequate on the following grounds: a lack of clarity around the nature of the problems with the current DNA testing regime along with evidence (anecdotal or empirical) to support these;”— 
Hon Lianne Dalziel: Not even anecdotal evidence! 
Hon CLAYTON COSGROVE: We are not into news clippings now, like we were with the bail bill. The Minister does not even have news clippings to substantiate his claims around DNA testing. There is no empirical evidence, no anecdotal evidence. Mr Hide, of course, with his new hairstyle and all, will have scrutinised this legislation, being the regulatory buster. Then Treasury goes on to state that the regulatory impact statement is inadequate on the second ground: “limited analysis of the impacts of the options. The analysis of costs is partial,”. Mr Power said that once put aside, these DNA tests—which I am told cost around $200 a pop—will be disposed of. I ask him whether he or another speaker will tell the House what the cost of this is, because Mr Power campaigned on having no bureaucracy, on cutting bureaucracy, on cutting costs, on cutting red tape, cutting the administration, and on cutting the waste. None of those questions, as Treasury has pointed out, are addressed in this.So there is limited analysis of the impact of the options. The analysis of cost is partial. For example, only aggregate first-year costs are estimated, and capital costs are excluded. There is no estimate—this is a cracker—of risks such as those associated with implementation, or of how these will be mitigated. Not only does the Government not know what the Sentencing (Offender Levy) Amendment Bill will cost, not only does it have no empirical or even anecdotal evidence, or news clippings, or perhaps printed matter on some other piece of paper, but the Government does not know what it costs, it does not know what the risks are, and it does not really know whether it will have any impact at all in respect of implementation.Then we get to the last point, and I quote Treasury that the regulatory impact statement “does not report on the outcome of consultation”—yeah, I bet it does not, because the Government has no evidence, and it did not consult anybody, not even the regulatory buster, Mr Hide, haircut and all—“and how any issues raised have been addressed. Therefore the [regulatory impact statement] does not contain the relevant information or level of analysis required for a proposal of this magnitude.” In other words, this should be a blank piece of paper, because nobody really knows what it means, least of all the Minister. No costs, no evidence, no anecdotal evidence, no nothing, no consultation. If the Minister had gone out and talked to some of the stakeholders, maybe even the agencies, even the police perhaps, he may have got some evidence. 
Hon Darren Hughes: He talked to Mrs Goudie about it. 
Hon CLAYTON COSGROVE: I am reliably informed that the anecdotal evidence, such as it is, has been provided by one Sandra Goudie. Again, it points to the classic member down the back here, Mr Hide, being asleep at the wheel—the man who was going to cut red tape, regulation, everything. He was going to do it. “Send your problems to Mr Hide,” he said on Holmes, “Send them to me: I will fix them, I will cut the cost.” He was too lazy, too inept, and too silly to even read the bill."

Corrupt local police constable David Gallagher assaulted me recently after he was called to two incidents in Carterton, one where a woman called Kathryn McIlraith came out of her property and confronted me aggressively regarding a horse belonging to the Carterton Community Gardens (of which I am the Manager).  McIlraith came out of her house as I was filling the horses water bucket.  She stood outside talking loudly, abusively  and threateningly about me with Tracy Scott, the neighbour who rented the other house near the paddock where the horse was (which was owned by the Dulcie Routhan Trust, which had always allowed the Community Garden horses to graze in the small paddock, much to the anger of George Smith, who monopolises all the grazing he can find and actively spreads lies about me such as those spread by his 'partner' Emily Brown - the wife of Smith's best friend - and others on the Board of Trustees of the South End School - that the police have recently charged me with child abuse, etc - which is a pack of lies).  I ignored the abuse of the two women and continued attending to the horse.

Mcilraith then came out her gate, and across a lane way to where I was, and proceeded to abuse me and assault me as I tried to leave - accusing me of cruelty to animals because of the state of the horse's hooves - which needed trimming, which was the very reason I'd recovered the horse from the property where it had been, Rachel Norman's.  

Constable Kevin Brown will be called to give evidence for the defence, regarding his several visits he made to the property to try and get Dixon and Scott to accept that the paddock and the horses were nothing to do with them and they were to leave me alone.  They were apparently under the delusion the paddock was included in their rental of the house - another witness remembers Constable Brown stopping in Lincoln Rd one day and telling me in front of her how it was taking a while to get it through to them that they had no right to be anywhere near the paddock.  There were also witnesses to another such attack on me over the alleged condition of the same Community Garden horse (Patrick) and another one (Flynn) by a local 'riding instructor' called Kerry Race (trading as ACRYSE riding academy or something), who jumped the fence and came into the paddock and confronted me aggressively, refusing to leave or stop shouting her ignorant and threatening abuse.

Gallagher had stopped me in the street a few days prior to these events, and tried to arrest me for allegedly "stealing" the horse after I'd gone to Norman's to collect it as arranged with Katherine Arcus (who had no right to take it to Norman's without my permission anyway).  Gallagher issued me with trespass notices for Rachel Norman's property and some address in High St apparently occupied by one Lenny Spowart aka Kawana, who police refuse to charge with assaulting me in front of a witness who has repeatedly made complaints about him just like I have, who police refuse to charge.  Police know perfectly well that I've never been and am never likely to go to either address apart from the one occasion recently when I recovered the horse as I told Katherine Arcus at the time, and Constable Gallagher was NOT acting in regard to his DUTY when he issued the notices - there was no likelihood - or history - of me going to either address and he knew it, and his actions were purely malicious and time wasting, an abuse of process, abuse of powers and abuse of police time and equipment - much like the police obsession with my website, and Constable Jackson's "Because I can't be bothered getting off my backside."  The NZ Police are out of control because the IPCA, like other taxpayer funded investigative agencies, is seriously corrupt and/or incompetent.

Spowart is a dangerous, violent local methamphetamine dealer and there is no way I would EVER want to go to his house - I've certainly never been anywhere near it and I avoid Spowart as much as possible, and the only reason I went to Norman's property was to recover my horse, which had been effectively stolen, and according to legal advice I received I had every legal right to go and recover it.  Gallagher had no right issuing the notices because he wasn't acting in accordance with his duty or within his jurisdiction, he was carrying out a nasty personal vendetta, local police are continuing to pervert the course of justice and corruptly persecute me as they've been doing since I arrived in the Wairarapa.

An older lady came to me recently to tell me that Spowart and a friend of his, Merlene Chambers/Shedlock, had defrauded her of $1000 reward being offered for the return of a dog the woman had been looking after since it was rescued from the motorway by her son.  Spowart admitted the theft and spent the money on drugs and alcohol and his own bills - he had a landline and a cell phone, his victim had neither, and told me and the police all about Spowart's repeated violence, trespass, breaking and entering,intentional damage, etc, police continue to refuse to act on the complaints, her son and his partner have witnessed police corruptly refuse to allow witnesses to sign statements, etc.  Spowart has served time for serious violent offences, and is very well known to local police such as Constable Kevin Brown, who made it clear that he would like to charge Spowart but his superiors would not allow it.  Spowart assaulted me in front of a witness who told Constables Cunningham and Wilton that she saw him assault me as he was trespassing on her property - and that he had broken and entered and trespassed a number of times and police always refuse to charge him - it's just sickening really.  More on Spowart and Chambers/Shedlock soon.

The horse was nothing to do with Kathryn McIlraith, or Tracy Scott, or Boydy Dixon, or Kerrie Race, who attacked me in a similar manner in another paddock regarding another community gardens horse, and McIlraith had no right attacking me about it or assaulting me, but she did anyway, like these other alcoholics and drug addled, mentally deficient, violent and aggressive idiots.  It was the second time McIlraith had come out of her house and aggressively confronted me regarding the horse - she rented the house near the paddock, and had no business being anywhere near the paddock or the horse or me - all of which were nothing to do with her.  She told me she had made a number of complaints to the SPCA, which was confirmed.  The local vet had written reports etc, verifying the the horses in my care were being well cared for, and I had removed the horse McIlraith was making a fuss about from Rachel Norman's property because it was clearly  NOT being cared for at Rachel Norman's.  I'd only had it back about two days and had not had a chance to trim the horses hooves - which is what McIlraith was raving on about.  As I tried to leave McIlraith assaulted me.  Also present was "Boydy Dixon" - a real low life if ever there was one, and his 'partner' Tracey Scott - who had previously attacked me in the paddock also, incited by George Smith and Emily Brown - who are involved in the matter of the South End School, and the fact that corrupt and incompetent local police informed the Board of Trustees, of whom Emily Brown is (or was) a Trustee, that they had "recently charged [me] with an offence involving a child" which was another pack of lies from the local police and persons associated with the school, either staff or members of the Board of Trustees.  On arrival, Gallagher began abusing me, saying I was "mental" delusional" etc, so I left, this was about nine in the morning.

Later that afternoon - hours later - during which time Gallagher had driven past me several times as I'd been out on my bicycle and made no attempt to stop and arrest me for any alleged assault complaint from Kathryn McIlraith because he knew perfectly well that no such complaint existed and I hadn't assaulted her or anyone else, and that because of the evidence of Constable Kevin Brown, who attended the earlier assault on me in the paddock by George Smith and Boydy Dixon, no such complaint would be upheld; - a pig escaped from somewhere and ended up on the main road, just inside the 100 kmp area, in heavy traffic.  It was a dangerous situation, being a fairly large male pig, so I began trying to get the pig off the road and confined somewhere.  

Not knowing the after hours number of the local animal ranger (or having credit on my cell phone to ring them) I rang the police and asked the operator to send an officer to help control the traffic and assist in the capture of the pig, help contact the local animal control etc.  

Eventually, after some time, Constable Gallagher arrived.  He pulled up, rolled down the passenger window and asked what was going on.  I explained the situation and asked him to help - he responded by saying "There's nothing I can do, I haven't got any equipment to catch a pig."  He started up the car and turned on his indicator as he began to drive away.  I looked at the two eight or nine year old girls with me and said "Neither have we got the necessary equipment to catch a pig, but if something isn't done there will be a serious accident, and as none of these properties we've herded the pig into has proper fencing, it would be a good idea if you would stay and control the traffic if necessary, and ring the Council Animal Control officer."  Gallagher told me to ring the Council Animal Control officer myself.  I explained that I had no credit on my phone and didn't know the number.  He said "Well there's nothing I can do", I said "You could call the Animal Control officer or ask someone at the station to do it, and you could help us try and at least keep it off the road till they get here, it's only a pig, don't be such a big girl's blouse"  - upon which he leapt out of the car shouting "I've had enough of you Kate Raue, you need to be taught a lesson!"  Suddenly as he exited the vehicle he saw other witnesses to what was happening (by this time I'd managed to enlist the help of several neighbours etc to assist) and Gallagher realised that it wouldn't be wise to arrest me because these witnesses might give evidence in Court that I had done nothing to warrant being arrested for - as usual.  He then stood around on the footpath talking to some other people who were watching us trying to capture the pig, as I continued assisting the other group of people to actually capture it or contain it somewhere secure.  The only equipment we had was a rope and horses halter I had with me. 

Constable Gallagher was still talking to the bystanders and leaning on the left hand end of the gate about ten minutes later when I saw the pig emerge from some vegetation and start coming up the drive toward the road again.  I moved the right hand end of the gate slightly in order to get through and block the pig from getting on the road.   The gate was large and heavy, and not on hinges, and there were large sections of the front fence missing so the pig could easily get on the road again if not stopped.  I briefly looked behind me as I moved the gate back into position across the driveway, so as not to give Constable Gallagher the excuse he was so obviously looking for.  There were two young girls and several adults present.  The gate did not come into contact with Constable Gallagher at all, and nor did I.  Despite this, he immediately grabbed hold of me and shouted "That's assault!"  He is a LIAR.  His family have a long history of perverting the course of justice round here and he has no credibility in the community, he and his family are well known for perverting the course of justice - his brother in law threw a rock through my window and made all sorts of threats in front of witnesses - these witnesses were watching when Gallagher alleges I assaulted him, so will be summoned to Court and cross examined accordingly, as we examine Constable Gallagher's credibility and motivation for lying.

He grabbed hold of me, breaking a section off my gold bracelet as he manhandled me, handcuffing me and shoving me around although (as usual) I was not resisting.  As we began to drive to Masterton he called in on the radio - I've instructed my appointed lawyer, Louise Elder, to obtain the recording of the police radios, etc - saying "I've arrested the subject and am proceeding back to Masterton,"  the response was crystal clear:  "Ah, negative, you've been told to leave her alone."  Gallagher responded with "No, I'm bringing her in - and upgrade that job from this morning to 'assault'."  In other words, it had been originally classified as something other than that obviously.  My guess would be 'trespass', referring to his attempt to have me trespassed from the paddock belonging to the Dulcie Routhan Trust, where our community gardens horses have grazed for years, in accordance with the wishes of Dulcie Routhan and the caretaker employed by the Dulcie Routhan Trust.  Dulcie Routhan would be spinning in her grave if she knew what was going on regarding her Trust and her land - being exploited by George Smith and Emily Brown and a few crooked, selfish, dishonest, people.

Gallagher then began a diatribe, beginning with:  "So, am I going to be on your website Kate?" - obviously referring to the obsession of the Masterton police with my website, as evidenced by their emails to each other.

I ignored him for a while but he persisted with his begging for a spot on the website, so I said "Don't flatter yourself.  You're a narcissist.  Make your own website."  I've resisted gratifying his ego thus far, but the abuse of this Act warrants another look at Gallagher and his corrupt mates in the Wairarapa police.  Also I've discovered/realised that when it comes to justice, the truth is like a lion, you don't have to defend it, set it free and it will defend itself.  Gallagher's 'evidence' won't stand up to scrutiny, any witnesses he tries to present will be rigorously cross examined, as will Gallagher regarding his motivation to make up these charges and pervert the course of justice, why his brother in law was never charged for throwing the rock through my window in front of two police officers and other witnesses, why his wife's cousin was never charged with the theft of almost $500 after lying to police about receiving a phone call from me, the involvement of his mother in law with disgraced ex Constable Stephen Wakefield (thrown out of the force after all the allegations of sexual misconduct against him but still contracted by police for driving duties etc  - still got his snout in the trough in other words),

Gallagher then started raving on about how I needed to be taught a lesson about writing about him and his family on the internet, and how he was going to get rid of all my horses like he "got rid of the one the vet put down the other day" because he was an Animal Welfare Officer with statutory powers etc.  I ignored him, so he said "It did get put down, didn't it?"  I continued to ignore him, he said "I know it did, I spoke to the vet."  Whereupon I said quietly "You're delusional."  "What?" he said, "What did you say?"  "You're delusional" I repeated.  He started raving on about how he was going to get "Mental Health" to lock me up again, etc, and a number of other things I wrote down in my diary as soon as I got home several hours later (will copy them to this post soon), after having been informed that because of Gallagher's pack of lies, I would be forced to give a blood sample for DNA profiling.

It's hard to say who was the most shocked at the outrageous breach of civil liberties, me or the doctor called to take my blood by force, Dr Richard McGrath, a member of the Libertarian Party.  It was the first time he'd had to do it and he agreed that it was a most disturbing breach of civil liberties indeed.

That's how I discovered that a Bill was passed in the NZ parliament, in the dead of night,that allows police constables to take DNA by force, without having to even charge a person with an offence.  One corrupt constable can make up a fairy story and your blood can be taken by force.  Welcome to the new police state.

The Privacy Commission expressed the following view in their submission:
"The complete list of imprisonable offences is very long, and includes many offences of a minor nature, such as littering, lighting bonfires and opening mail without permission.  There is no obvious link between an offence being imprisonable on the one hand and the Police being able to obtain a law enforcement benefit from getting a DNA sample on the other. There would also, inevitably, be considerable costs to the running and smooth operation of the programme, if it is expanded to the extent anticipated by Part 2 of the Bill."
This article in NZ Lawyer makes it perfectly clear that Constable Gallagher accidentally stubbing his toe does NOT constitute the the scenario envisaged by the law makers!

Local police have been deliberately covering up serial child abuse for years - many of the local officers went to school here and have alliances and vendettas going back years, they are out of control and literally getting away with murder.  The so called inquiry into the child abuse cover up has been nothing more than a gravy train for all involved in it - the ringleaders haven't even been interviewed and have been promoted instead of tried and imprisoned.

Note the massive discrepancy - I had my DNA taken at the police station by force - before I was charged - but the man charged with raping a 14 year old girl has to wait for a Court Order to obtain his!  "A DNA compulsion order was made by Judge Mill against Fruean yesterday at the court. The accused was due to have his DNA taken after the hearing." 

Welcome to the New Zealand Police State.  A corrupt and incompetent police force to protect corrupt and incompetent politicians.  Politically motivated bullying, as senior lawyers have previously noted.  On a number of occasions.

It's outrageous that after having all the last lot of corruptly laid charges against me dismissed last year, after the corrupt attempt by the local police to have me declared insane and "delusional" ended in disgrace for them after the Crown was forced to admit it had no evidence to offer on the charges!  Funny how the renewal of this corruption - and the resumption of threats etc via the internet coincides with the successful High Court Appeal - the threats bear a remaarkable similarity to those received from Robert Brook, Julian Tyerman, etc, several months ago - of course police could easily track down the offenders if they wanted to but they don't.  Police round here protect the methamphetamine dealers and child abusers and other criminals and persecute innocent law abiding people, and drive them to commit suicide in droves.

 I now have to put up with Gallagher's lies - NOTHING HAS CHANGED regarding the Wairarapa police - they are as corrupt as ever!

Here's the statement of a witness to one of a series of violent attacks on me in my own home by Constable Gallagher's wife Megan's brother Hayden (and others), who came to my house on 28 May 2009 - accompanied by Constable Gallagher's in-laws - and smashed my bedroom window in front of two of Constable Gallagher's fellow officers, corrupt Constables Harvey Pope and Peter Cunningham - who refused to arrest him or charge him (Gallagher's brother in law):

- Despite the witness saying she'd happily answer further questions, she was never contacted by police, who never contacted me again regarding the matter and refused to respond to all my complaints and inquiries regarding the matter, and simply refused to charge Gallagher's brother for this or any of the other offences he committed.

Constable Harvey Pope was also responsible for ensuring that another of Gallagher's relatives, Tracy Lee, was not charged for the theft of almost $500 from a local woman, after Lee lied to police, telling them she'd received a phone call from Gallagher's brother in law Hayden and I, which was blatantly untrue.

We all went to the police station together, Hayden, me, the victim of the theft, and told Pope that it was a lie, Hayden and I had both been at my house at the time, and neither of us had rung Lee as the phone records will confirm.  Police refused to request Lee's phone records or question her claim that Hayden and I had rung her, just like they refused to contact Vodafone regarding the threatening and abusive messages I received from local prostitute Rachel Betteridge.

Pope refused to take statements from us and corruptly refused to charge Lee.  His refusal to obtain or even request the phone records as corrupt as the refusal of Constable Glenn Taplin to charge local prostitute Rachel Betteridge and her husband with sending me messages saying "You need a bullet" and "Watch your back" - charging me corruptly instead when police knew perfectly well I hadn't sent Betteridge any offensive messages whatsoever, and THAT"S why they refused to request any evidence of the allegations by Betteridge and/or myself from Vodafone!  Police prosecutor Gary Wilson must be charged with perjury for misleading the Court into believing that police made any attempt to obtain any evidence from Vodafone - police refused to act on the statements from the two Justices of the Peace who supported my complaints!

- Not to mention the other evidence:

Here's the evidence of Betteridge's PERJURY - in conspiracy with the corrupt police prosecutor and other local sworn and non sworn local police staff:

Here's the statement of her father, confirming that she is lying:

Here's a copy of some of the phone messages to a local lawyer regarding these matters, with the notes saying "Ken to ring/write Police??" referring to my repeated requests to Mr Ken Daniels to write to the police and IPCA regarding the ongoing corrupt harassment and the fact that police continued to refuse to take action regarding the complaints, including Hayden's threats and violence, documented in the witness statement which I delivered to the police station when I went to make a complaint - on numerous occasions - like the totally unwarranted attack on me by Michael Murphy, which Constable Peter Cunningham corruptly tried to cover up.  Transparency NZ exposes evidence of corruption and encourages others to do the same:

"I am pleased at the dismissal of a number of charges against you. That is as it should have been in my view. It was always apparent from an early stage that for whatever reason you were a "lightning rod" for Police attention in Carterton. 
This was, in my view, most unfair to you and unwarranted Police attention resulted in unnecessary charges being laid. On reflection it would have been far better if the Police had been able to discuss any concerns they had directly with you so that those concerns may have been laid to rest in a much more appropriate way." . . . 
"It is clear that there were many unanswered questions from the Police. We never did get full details from them regarding some of your cases. I have been unable to go back to "the matter of the 2004 letter" simply because of the volume of paperwork and the length of time that it would have taken to have researched that matter. 
I do know however that numerous letters were sent to the Police and discussions held with them to try and get some satisfaction in relation to the allegations that they made against you. As I have said, those enquiries were not always met with success."
Lawyer Michael Appleby and several other lawyers also noted serious miscarriages of justice and corruption, in their submissions, correspondence, etc.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

John Key rates himself - with a slap in the face for the Pike River miners' families for good measure:

John Key has just rated himself a 9 out of ten for his handling of the Pike River mine fiasco - which has been proven to be due to the negligence of HIS OWN MINISTER - Kate Wilkinson, who was "gone by lunchtime" when the inevitable report was released.  He's rated himself an 8 out of ten for his handling of the Dotcom fiasco.  

Unbelievably, after uttering this pathologically narcissistic and incredibly insensitive and thoughtless rubbish - to which the good old sycophantic media bought into hook line and sinker as usual, Key had the gall to say he was looking forward to spending some time with his family - as if he wasn't at the baseball with his family while the Dotcom fiasco raged - this man is a pathological liar and self obsessed narcissist with delusions of grandeur - feel free to add a comment with your own ratings below this post.

Over two years later John Key continues to treat the families and friends of the men inside the mine with utter contempt.  He continues to manipulate the media with grand but hollow announcements and vague proclamations - declaring that he rates himself with a nine out of ten for his handling of the fiasco that caused the deaths of twenty nine men and left grieving wives, mothers, fathers, brothers and sister and children all over the world.  The media fawn over John Key's embarrassing "Gangnam style" dancing - Andrew Little clearly cares more about this rubbish than the Pike River miners' families too - and then there's John Key's gay marriage to some bloke called Bryce.

Listen to his mumbling deceitful bull**** for yourself:

There's more of his whoppers at this link, like this only worse, and more about the Pike River mine at this link.  More shite straight from the horses mouth - top marks to journalist Fran Mold:

High Court Appeal successful, 18 December 2012:

Today the High Court heard my appeal against conviction and sentence on a charge of trespass at the Mobil garage in Carterton, Smith Hare and Christison.  The appeal was granted and the conviction quashed by Williams J.

The Crown submissions, which I didn't get to see until after the hearing had finished, was an orchestrated litany of lies, deliberately intended to mislead the Court and pervert the course of justice - at the taxpayer's expense - what a travesty of justice!

For example, the Crown submissions contain the following whoppers (after waffling on for three pages regarding various case precedents narrowing the options on technicalities, etc): 

"The matter took almost a year to be heard, due in no small measure to the appellant failing to appear and warrants for her arrest being issued."  - What utter LIES!  The police prosecutor and deputy registrar in Masterton are a de facto couple and they like to have my matters set down for 9:15 instead of 10:00 - they know I don't have a car, rely on public transport and can't get there till ten o'clock, they just like to obtain the warrant because they know that if they can get a certain number of warrants it increases their opportunities to detain me for nothing in the future and inflict more of their sadistic unnecessary taxpayer funded cruelty, and make me look like some kind of criminal or something just because I'm reliant on public transport, so they set the matter down for 9:15 every time and then obtain the warrant purely in order to pervert the course of justice - knowing full well that I'll be there shortly after ten o'clock - except if they've moved the Court across town and not informed anyone

The delays were caused by police failing to provide disclosure, etc, and the prosecutor's conflict of interest on the ACTUAL date of the first fixture, which was July 4th.  They regularly issue the warrant at 9:45 and I arrive at ten and the matter proceeds, they are just trying to establish a case against me for not turning up to Court and nothing could be further from the truth - it's the POLICE who fail to turn up - regularly!  - If I arrive at Court they either don't show up or try and get an adjournment in the hope that I won't turn up next time - because they only way they can get convictions against me is either have then set down before corrupt Judges, or hold the hearing in my absence!

There is a very long history of police failing to turn up to Court, and of them withdrawing charges, and of my being acquitted.  There is also a long history of local police LYING about me.

Then there's the matter of Judge Barry's "Minute" of 1 February 2012 which makes it quite clear that I was illegally imprisoned in February 2010 after Police and Court staff tried to conspire to manipulate the Court process but were caught out by Judge Behrens, and then corruptly obtained a warrant by lying to the Court, telling the Court that I failed to appear - when the fixture was a figment of their imagination and a purely a result of their own incompetence!  Back to Williams J, and the continuing, deliberate, misleading fiction from the Crown prosecutor, Mr Murray:
"The first fixture was set down for 16 July.  Ms Raue did not appear and the case was adjourned until 12 September 2012.  Again she did not appear and the matter proceeded by way of formal proof."  
What nonsense!  The matter was set down for a formal proof hearing on July 4th 2012 - NOT July 16th!

I arrived at the Court at the appointed time for the formal proof hearing on July 4th, Court was being held in the Frank Cody Lounge in Masterton, having previously been held in a variety of venues including a caravan.

The police prosecutor, Sgt Lawrence, disclosed a conflict of interest to Judge Hobbs, who adjourned the hearing accordingly.  So that was the fault of the police, not me, they should have sorted that out before the matter was called (which was about 11:30), they should have had another prosecutor available, but as usual, they couldn't organise a picnic in the park never mind a proper Court hearing - the manner in which the Masterton District Court operates is an insult to justice and an utter travesty.  Evidence of this point is contained in the Court record, which states (scan will be posted soon):
"04 July 2012 - P A H Hobbs, District Court Judge: RAL [remanded at large] to 16/7/2012 - 9:15 am nominal date to set new fixture date.  Sergeant Lawrence the prosecutor knows Mrs Raue - prosecutor feels uncomfortable in those circumstances.  Mrs Raue regards the prosecutor as a good friend and does not want her prosecuting in those circumstances.  No other prosecutor available.  - Mrs Raue's attendance excused on that date, Mr Hard to advise of new date."
Sgt Warwick Burr seems to be responsible for that particular debacle - he was present in the Court and appeared to be trying to bully Sgt Lawrence to proceed regardless of the conflict of interest and regardless of the fact that he knew perfectly well that the charge was corruptly laid and the information the prosecutor was being told to present to the Court was a litany of lies!  The Court record makes it clear that the delays were NOT caused by me they were caused by the police and the lawyers! 

The Masterton Police have a habit of wasting Court time and taxpayers money on this sort of malicious vexatious vendetta, going right back to the charge of Bill Sticking they laid against me - police were forced to apologise to me for dragging the matter out for about two years and then not turning up in Court on the day of the hearing after it became obvious to everyone that they were never going to win the case and were likely to be pinned down in cross examination in a most incriminating manner regarding the fraud at the former Carterton Community Centre and the involvement of the local constable's girlfriend in the serious fraud going on there, and the refusal of the police to investigate those matters and others.

The decision of Williams J notes two points from my submissions, the first being that Mr Hard advised me of the new date and I advised him that I couldn't attend on that date because I was house sitting and managing two rental properties hundreds of miles away at that time.  There was also the fact that the Court moved on 14th August from the Frank Cody Lounge to the Shop Rite Supermarket site (I kid you not) - there was an armed 'stand off' the day they opened there, it is horrible and dangerous.  Nobody advised me - or any of the other defendants by the look of it - that the Court had moved.

The other point Williams J noted was that there was very strong and indisputable evidence which contradicted Constable Dallinger's claim that he served me with a trespass notice on 4th March as he claimed, and I explained to the honourable Williams J why I could prove beyond reasonable doubt on the basis of three different pieces of evidence - one of which was actually POLICE evidence, that Dallinger's claim was not true. 

Dallinger corruptly refused to investigate the fraud that has been occuring on a regular basis at the local Mobil station, with certain staff taking customers' EFTPOS cards and then telling them that "the EFTPOS machine is out of order, we'll have to do a 'manual transaction'" - what the customers don't realise is that the staff involved are stealing the card details and using them to defraud their bank accounts.  Be warned, check your receipt AND your bank statement carefully if you do business at the Mobil station in Carterton, and keep checking the statements - the fraudulent transaction from my account occured several weeks after the card details were stolen.

I have a huge amount of other evidence and witnesses regarding this matter, the charge has been corruptly laid.  We will be cross examining Constable Dallinger about his malicious vendetta and how he and Constable Pope kicked in the bedroom door of a fourteen year old girl during another malicious incident of corrupt bullying, when he tried to charge me for theft of a bicycle which wasn't stolen, so he kicked in the door and arrested me for allegedly swearing at him.  I told Williams J that he is a rogue officer (they seem to gravitate toward the Wairarapa where they know corruption and incompetence are par for the course).

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

NZ Police Constable Serena Holroyd - her family's petition to Parliament:

Probationary police officer Serena Holroyd is believed to have committed suicide in March 1996 as a result of being subjected to the kind of cruel, sadistic, misogynist, bullying, incompetence and corruption as I've received from the New Zealand police since I arrived in Carterton. 

Reading the information received from the Coroner's Office, and the other information that can be found by those who care to look, is harrowing, and profoundly moving.  It tells the story of a Constable who tried to do her job to the best of her (obviously considerable) ability, with a particular interest in helping the victims of domestic violence, who was bullied, lied to, harassed, mocked and abused for not joining in the obligatory "jug sessions" in the police bar after work, and then let down by a senior officer who failed to support her as he'd promised and corrupt and incompetent colleagues in the Counties Manakau police district.

Here is her parents petition to parliament, and parliament's insulting response:

"Petition/submission 2008/118, to the law and order committee
Serena Holroyd
In 1993, my daughter Serena Holroyd joined the Police as a mature successful woman. 
In March 1996, after three years in the Police, she took her own life.
My family and I believe that the police were directly responsible for her death, and we have evidence to support this claim.  
Summary of actions my family and I have taken, and the result of these actions:
Shortly after Serena's death, my husband and I wrote to the Police, outlining 13 points of concern. (EncI, item 1) 
The Police responded to this letter by conducting an internal inquiry by two non−sworn staff members, Jenny Prentice and Alison Gracey. 
This inquiry was very critical of Police management and practice. We understood that Police management accepted the findings. 
A second inquiry was conducted by the Police, this time by two sworn members, Detective Superintendent P Marshall and Senior Sergeant G Gibson. 
My family and I were not informed that this inquiry was to take place. 
The Police arrived at our home, and asked for personal details about my daughter, which we innocently handed over.   
We believed the two Police officers were engaged in an objective inquiry. 
It was only much later that we discovered that the Police officers were intent on destroying the first inquiry's credibility, and digging up any possible unfavourable issues associated with Serena, ( They even investigated her father) I am angry that Serena, her father and myself have been treated with such little respect by the Police. To say the last inquiry was bankrupt is an understatement. 
My family and I have evidence that the Police went to extraordinary lengths to destroy my daughter's career, including the setting of objectives that no other Police officer has had to do in police history. 
When my family and I tried to lay a complaint with the Police Complaints Commissioner, we were unsuccessful because they do not look at employment issues. We discovered that junior Police officers and their families have no independent path of complaint. They are the only government employees without this. 

The Police Act and the States Services Act require the Police to be good employers at all times. In Serena's case, they have failed badly. 
My family and spent a great deal of time making a submission to the Bazley inquiry into Police conduct. She refused to look at 95% of our evidence. We were very disappointed with the results of the inquiry, because no−one was held to account in our case.. The law was not changed. Junior Police officers still have very little protection. 
After a long delay, we finally got hold of the 1000+ pages of internal Police documents. These documents revealed many interesting issues, for example, the dispute that a Mr B Hartley, District Commander, Counties−Manukau. He was angry about the findings of the Prentice−Gracey report. Mr Hartley was Serena's employer, and a very bad employer, in our opinion. He believed that the Police had not, by conducting this inquiry been a good employer. We have evidence that District Commander Hartley obtained confidential details contained in the Prentice−Gracey report, and set out to destroy its credibility. 
• At our expense, my family and I employed a Barrister to review the evidence and write a report. (Encl. Item 3)  We have gone to the Ombudsman, the State Services Commission, and the Human Rights Commission, all without any success. They are unable or unwilling to help us. 
• Since 2003, the Police have refused to answer any of our letters. (Encl. Item 4) 
All our letters have been met by massive delays by the police. It has taken 15 years, and we have still not resolved this issue. Delay and Obstruction Appears to be standard Police procedure. Many Officers who engaged in this Practice have risen to Senior Positions in the Police. 
As stated at the beginning of this letter, my family and I want an independent inquiry into the events surrounding my daughter's death. No one has been held accountable for the appalling treatment my Serena received as a Police Officer, or their treatment of my family since her death.
Original letter of Complaint. 27 March 1996
Prentice ,Gracey Report. 29 August 1996
Our Barristers review of the case. Grant Millar. 13 June 2002
Police refusal to reply letter. 16 December 2003. W Annan
C M Holroyd
C/47−6 Newhaven st,
Auckland 5.
The Hon J Luxton MP.
Minister of Police.
clo Parliament House,

Dear Mr Luxton,

We are writing to you regarding the recent death by suicide of our daughter Serena Holroyd, probationary police officer number F 489.

We believe her death was directly attributed to the very poor treatment she received during her employment with the N.Z. Police.

It is the duty of every employer to look after their employees, and the police seem to have totally failed in this respect.

We have specific concerns focusing upon the following issues:

1.Continued refusal to grant Serena her permanent appointment despite her completing and exceeding all her work and examination requirements.

2. The lack of a stable work environment, 4 police stations and 20 different sergeants in a period of 28 months.

3.A near total lack of administrative support to enable ajunior police officer to come to terms with the job requirements.

4.Relentless overwork, always having to complete paper work in her own time.

5.Discriminatory refusal to be granted examination leave.

6.Expected to take on a large work load and to train others while still a probationary officer.

7.Repeated absence of a duty sergeant for back−up while on front line duty.

8. Acute on−going under staffing at the Mangere Station.

9. Working on her own at night attending violent domestic disputes and walking the beat in central Auckland.

10. An unresolved sexual harassment incident.

11.Little or no training in the skills needed to be a shift worker,

12. Serena was given a hard time for refusing to take part in "JUG" sessions after work and drive home drunk.

13 .Just how impartial are performance appraisals? It would seem personal prejudices influence assessments.  Information has been given to us from several sources and it is our considered view
that a full ministerial investigation be implemented, with some degree of urgency into this very serious matter. While nothing can be done to bring our precious daughter back, changes must be made to help prevent other young police officers from being placed in such an
untenable situation.

yours faithfully

D.M.Holroyd. C.M.Holroyd.

Here's the submissions of the NZ Police and the insulting response from parliament:

"The Law and Order Committee has considered Petition 2008/118 of Coral Holroyd, that
the House of Representatives conduct an inquiry into the treatment of Police Officer
Serena Holroyd and the Police’s conduct after her death. 
We sought and received submissions from the petitioner, the New Zealand Police, and the Independent Police Conduct Authority. We have considered the material provided to us by the petitioner with much sympathy, and we appreciate the distress that resulted from Ms Holroyd’s untimely death in 1996. However, we note that there have been several inquiries into Ms Holroyd’s death, and our consideration of the petition and other related material has not revealed sufficient grounds or new avenues for re-opening the case to examination. 

The committee has no matters to bring to the attention of the House. We recommend that the House take note of our report."  

I feel deeply for the family and friends of Serena Holroyd, and for Serena herself.  Silent now, but not forgotten.  I hope by writing about what happened to Serena here it will help her rest more peacefully, and comfort her family, knowing that the truth hasn't gone unnoticed.  Further information can be obtained regarding the death of Serena Holroyd, by writing to Coronial Services at and requesting it.

Why has this matter not been reported in any New Zealand 'news' media - and why has this family  - like so many other people - been silenced with this 'slap in the face and shut up' response from our government?!

We pay taxes to enable our government to govern our communities and our country effectively, that money is being ripped off by incompetent and corrupt individuals every day and the more they get away with it the more the problem grows like a poisonous cancer, infecting more and more new recruits as it's allowed to fester unhindered.