BrainWashing: Distrust of police puts Maori women at risk
I will from time to time post articles on ‘domestic violence’ that have been published in the NZ papers. The aim is to propose them for dissection and analysis. Hopefully we will establish trends as I do not believe these articles are written in good faith but merely to brainwash and not solve the real problems. A picture will emerge about who writes them, their target, and spin doctors behind them and how repetitive (brainwashing) are they from year to year.
I will post the articles here with always a link to the source. Believe me these articles disappear for next propaganda war.
Here is then the first one:
Distrust of police puts Maori women at risk
By By KEITH LYNCH – The Press
– See how police are blamed from year to year for the sole purpose of instilling in them more guilt
– See how a call is made to put more Maori guys in jail
(from a simple dispute, argument to for a life protection order, to its breaching to jail and Bruce is your uncle)
– See how the report is overseas based meaning world class
Without further ado here is then the article:
Distrust of police is damaging efforts to tackle violence against Maori women, an international study has found.
The report, prepared by human rights experts at the Leitner Centre for International Law and Justice in New York, proposed offering free legal aid to all New Zealand women seeking protection orders against violent men.
The leader of the Leitner Centre delegation, Jorge Contesse, said although the New Zealand Government had done a lot to tackle the issue, “more has to be done”.
He said violence against women was an “acute social problem”.
The report said Maori women were three times more likely than non-Maori to be assaulted or threatened by their partners.
Repairing relations between Maori and police was important in tackling domestic violence as there was “general distrust” between the two in parts of New Zealand.
“The police department should try to repair relations and develop strong relationships with the Maori community so that Maori will contact the police in situations of domestic violence,” the report said.
Contesse said more Maori police officers would not guarantee improved relations.
“It’s not clear whether it is good or bad to have police officers that belong to the Maori community,” he said.
“Some people think it is good because of the relationship with the community, but … that may also mean the police officer may be in a worse position to intervene. This issue must be addressed and the Government seems not to pay attention.”
A police spokeswoman said it was unfortunate the authors of the report did not speak directly to police.
“Police value the relationship with Maori and are working closely with iwi to address crime issues of concern,” she said.
Assistant Commissioner Grant Nicholls, of police national headquarters, said police were committed to working with Maori.
He said there were now more than 1200 Maori in the force. The police had 38 iwi liaison officers, 10 ethnic liaison officers and 10 Pacific liaison officers.
Police had also trained more than 400 Maori wardens who were working in the 12 police districts, Nicholls said.
The report found many victims earned too much to qualify for legal aid but could not afford the legal fees to get a protection order against their partners.
“It’s increasingly difficult for women to get protection orders, and the process is not free or not easy and we think the Government should make a significant effort to provide free legal aid,” Contesse said.
“The lawyers working on this issue are junior lawyers who are trying to gain experience. We think the Government should offer incentives to attract senior lawyers.”