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Superbowl Myth Extended to All Blacks

Filed under: General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 11:23 am Sun 26th August 2012

FYI, I attach my letter to Sgt Mark Oliver, NZ Police, concerning his statements in the NZ Herald today about domestic violence being associated with All Blacks matches.


  1. Hear! Hear!

    “Then mum’s a bit sad in the morning when she goes to buy bread or milk and there’s no money

    What’s a mere Police Communications Officer doing giving philosophical statements as part of his job? If asked about the large number of female assault charges following rock concerts would he be likely to mention that this is the result of feminist ideology that females can be and do what they want and it’s sad because the next morning it’s the dads who have to go down to the police station and put up the bail? Hell no!!!! Since Helen Clarke politicised the NZ Police Force, and destroyed the career of ex district police Clint Rickards in 2007, it has become a sesspool of weak management and rampant sexism.

    Comment by triassic — Mon 27th August 2012 @ 8:48 am

  2. Brilliant Hans, thank you, If we expose every little fallacy it will make a huge difference

    Comment by David Jade Young — Tue 28th August 2012 @ 7:40 am

  3. Good response Hans.
    I’ve had a preliminary reply from Paula Bennet re White Ribbon, and await substantive reply, which I will publish

    Comment by John Brett — Tue 28th August 2012 @ 9:03 am

  4. MoMA

    PO Box 13130, Tauranga 3141
    [email protected]

    27 September 2012

    Sgt Mark Oliver
    Central Communications Shift Manager
    NZ Police
    Private Bag 11-040
    Palmerston North

    Dear Sgt Oliver

    I refer to my letter dated 26 August asking for police data to support your claims through the media that

    ‘”¦police saw an increase in domestic violence following the All Blacks’ win against the Wallabies last night.’


    ‘”¦police normally saw an increase in domestic violence call-outs when there were big matches.’.


    “There would have been more if we lost.”


    “Then mum’s a bit sad in the morning when she goes to buy bread or milk and there’s no money left.”

    A month has gone by with no response from you, no provision of evidence to back up your claims and indeed no acknowledgement by police of my letter at all.

    It is therefore reasonable now to assume that you had no data or statistical evidence to justify your claims. I will publicize this.

    Given that you have made false public claims in your role as a police officer, I would have expected some information about disciplinary action and what steps have been taken to avoid further such misrepresentation of facts. The fact that police have failed even to acknowledge my letter or the concerns of the Ministry of Men’s Affairs suggests a callous attitude to the force’s responsibilities for ensuring its public statements provide accurate information.

    The Ministry of Men’s Affairs is an NGO existing to protect the interests of men and fathers because successive NZ governments have failed to do so.

    Yours faithfully

    Hans Laven
    Chief Executive
    Ministry of Men’s Affairs

    Copy to: Central District Commander Superintendent Russell Gibson

    Comment by Hans Laven — Thu 27th September 2012 @ 12:43 pm

  5. #4 Nice Hans !

    Comment by golfa — Thu 27th September 2012 @ 2:51 pm

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