No Minister

ON WAIKERIA

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The standoff at Waikeria continues and so does the wanton destruction. When the riot broke out six days ago prison management had two options … to go in fast and hard (worked with COVID) or stand back and let events unfold to the point where the rioters would eventually decide enough was enough and surrender of their own volition.

They chose the latter course mimicking that played out in Portland, Oregon, in ANTIFA vs Police. And now various ‘worthies’ are excusing what’s happening as nothing more than human beings driven to despair over abuses to their human rights. Give me a feekin break. These are hard category hardened criminals, life’s losers, for whom destruction and mayhem is a blood sport to be enjoyed and played to the maximum.

And the disconnect that exits between them and theirs and society was none better summed up by the mother who claimed that their arming themselves with batons, helmets and shields was purely a defensive move … against what?

The soft cock approach by Corrections mirrors the soft cock approach by Labour to crime with MIA Minister Davis leading the charge. One thing for sure … had Judith Collins been the Minister she would have expected and backed a hard and fast response.

And another thing … talking earlier to a very senior corrections officer. The way this is playing out sends another signal to corrections staff that they are forever starting from behind the eight ball. That when push comes to shove the meme is prisoners first, staff second. The already low morale will sink lower.

New Zealand the way you’ve got it.

Written by The Veteran

January 3, 2021 at 11:07 am

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  1. All over now. I wonder if the penal abolitionists will get a mention in the investigation report?
    https://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA2101/S00003/prisoner-disorder-event-at-waikeria-prison-over.htm

    Gerald

    January 3, 2021 at 2:49 pm

  2. Yes you crush an uprising like that and you crush it fast.
    Surely Dept of Continuing Residisim has a trained quick response team for these exact happenings. Highly trained in the use of the judicial batten and high voltage taser guns .

    Oh and can deployed in 30 minutes

    Ummmm sorry what’s that…can’t quite hear….oh that’s a no then.

    No plan B…must be a govt dept.

    rossco

    January 3, 2021 at 2:53 pm


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