WHAT A FUCKING CHICKEN SHIT CLOSET CASE ASSHOLE.
WHAT A FUCKING JOKE. THEY WERE NEVER GOING TO STICK THIS CHARGES, THE COPS WENT WAY TOO FAR ACTING LIKE FUCKING AMERICAN COMMNANDOS. TUHOE ARE OWED AN APOLOGY, AND THE DOMINION POST SHOULD LOSE IT’S CHARTER AND BE DISBANDED. WORST PAPER IN THE COUNTRY.
All firearms charges against the “Urewera 18″ arrested after police raids on alleged military training camps in the Ureweras have been dropped.
But four of the accused, including Tame Iti, will still stand trial on charges of participating in an organised crime group.
The Supreme Court has ruled certain evidence inadmissable at the so-called “terror raid” trial of next year which was set to last for three months.
The groundbreaking decision over-ruled previous judgments from the High Court and Court of Appeal over whether the Crown could use evidence gathered in the covert police operation before the arrests in October 2007.
The Crown has now dropped the Operation Eight prosecution, according to a statement just released by the Auckland Crown Solicitor, Simon Moore SC.
Fifteen of the “Urewera 18″ accused faced firearms charges and four of them – including Tuhoe activist Tame Iti – faced charges of participating in an organised criminal group.
That trial – of Iti, Te Rangikaiwhira Kemara, Emily Bailey and Urs Signer – will still go ahead.
Three other defendants also faced firearms charges but their trial was “severed” to be conducted separately. Neither trial will go ahead now.
The early-morning raids in October 2007 involved more than 300 officers in property searches in Auckland, Waikato, the Bay of Plenty, Wellington and Christchurch using warrants alleging crimes under the Terrorism Suppression Act.
The Solicitor-General subsequently ruled out charges under the Terrorism Suppression Act – saying the law was “almost impossible to apply in a coherent manner” – but firearms charges still remain.
The case has dragged out for nearly four years and cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars.
PLEASE, NZ GOVERNMENT, REMEMBER TO USE A CONDOM AS YOU LET AMERICN COMPANIES FUCK US IN THE ASS. OVER AND OVER. NO SURPRISE, NATIONAL WOULD SELL THEIR MOTHERS TO BE LOVED. ALL SUCH EMOTIONAL CRIPPLES LOOKING FOR ACCEPTANCE. THE WHOLE FRONT BENCH WAS BULLIED AT SCHOOL, IS SCREAMINGLY OBVIOUS.
FROM YAHOO NEWS…
Leaked US documents show the US Government’s been working hand in glove with drug companies to change New Zealand’s laws and regulations around pharmaceuticals.
According to the cables released by Wikileaks, the US Embassy in Wellington worked with drug companies to influence local views on pharmaceutical issues and change the set up that gives Pharmac dominance in the supply of drugs in New Zealand.
The embassy worked with companies to bring speakers to New Zealand to educate health practitioners, policymakers, and consumers.
The emphasis was to be on the advantages of expanding access to medicines and sending the message that by keeping drug expenses artificially low, our Government was denying consumers access to modern medicine.
Cables from the US Embassy in Wellington also show a number of US drug companies hope a free trade deal between New Zealand and the United States could be a lever for improving their access to the New Zealand market.
The documents say US companies struggle in what they view as one of the most restricted markets in the free world.
The drug industry criticises Pharmac for a lack of transparency and regards its patent protections as inadequate.
It describes a possible trade deal as one last avenue to change New Zealand’s policies that limit access to pharmaceuticals.
Green MP Sue Kedgley says it reveals there’s been an orchestrated effort over many years to try to weaken Pharmac.
“Very questionable ethics and really a deliberate effort by the American Embassy to, you could argue, interfere in the policy direction of the New Zealand Government.”
Ms Kedgley says it makes her look at the recent pro-Herceptin campaign in a new light.