Why is "unlawful" not punishable?

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Why is "unlawful" not punishable?

Postby aardvark_admin » Thu May 08, 2014 10:48 am

Story: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/artic ... d=11251699

Why is it that the police and other government agencies appear to be able to engage "unlawful" actions without censure or penalty?

Surely those individuals who are responsible for engaging in these unlawful activities ought to be held to account just like any other citizen of the nation?

Surely, unlawful = illegal and therefore exposes the guilty party to prosecution?

That does not seem to be the case at the moment -- but should this be changed so that those who might be tempted to engage in "unlawful" actions are forced to stop and think twice about what they're about to do?
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Re: Why is "unlawful" not punishable?

Postby mikebartnz » Fri May 09, 2014 12:53 am

It is starting to get like the States. I see it too often now where it appears to be a real them and us situation
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Re: Why is "unlawful" not punishable?

Postby Malcolm » Fri May 09, 2014 10:13 am

It isn't punishable because they were targeting a socially undesirable group (Young people in cars). If the police had done this to a group the media isn't keen to label as 'the bad guys' then some heads might roll.
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Re: Why is "unlawful" not punishable?

Postby Screw » Tue May 13, 2014 4:24 pm

Quo Centri Centurion?
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