Discontent within mens groups.
There is some discontent within mens groups. Some feel protesting outside Judges and lawyers houses is going to far. The public is undecided – some disgusted with us, some curious, and some in full agreement.
On one of the recent protests outside Barrister Stuart Cummins residence, he came out of his residence and faced the protestors.
Mike Paterson challenged Mr Cummins saying to him,
“You lied in my court case.”
Mr Cummins replied,
“Yes I did”
Misconduct in the court is not uncommon, just unreported.
The media suggests that we are disgruntled fathers. Mr Boshier suggests that we are going beyond democratic protest.
In what we believe is a democratic country it is sometimes easier to live in denial than it is to face up to the human rights abuses that exist within the New Zealand Family Court. Imagine the damage to Helen Clark the great Human Rights Campainger, if Mr Boshier didn’t keep the lid on this one.
Quite frankly I don’t give a continental about her image, the governments image, or how embarrassed anyone gets. Is it too difficult to accept that this court has a direct impact in areas such as childrens ability to function at school, on suicide rates, on our work force, on the public perception of authority, on our value of society.
“It has all the hallmarks of personal vendetta by individuals who do not respect the legitimacy of the court,” Mr Boshier said.
Most people afford legitimate authorities the respect it deserves, and when they don’t, there is always a reason. If this court room is to regain its ligitimacy Mr Boshier will need to grow beyond a political patsey in a rubber stamp court room.
I’m with the protestors.