need to accept that the public have had enough of their soft on crime policies
They should be happy then about the sentences the likes of Swan (9.5 years) just got for his theft from Otago DHB. Bunk him together with another inmate from Paremoremo in the D block :)
Was he interviewing himself? Hard to tell really.
You'd have to laugh at McVicar's ineptitude in trying to dress his rant up as a print-ready news story, if only he didn't have such general success with the media anyway.
It appears my day of reckoning is at hand. Man, I wish that was done on IRC the mods would totally kick him for a threat like that.
*Wanders off to find a longer stick to poke the SST with*
We at PAS regret to inform that all diplomatic avenues have been exhausted.</publicserviceannouncement>
Do we just accept that lies travel halfway round the globe before the truth types in its username & passsword? Do we have to wait until a Reeves County erupts? Or for Judges Ciavarella & Conahan to trump up charges for cash? Or an Amadou Diallo?
I sure as fuck hope not. This is a call to arms, if we can find any.
I would love Garth McVicar to be convicted of something, just so we could agree with him about being hard on crime ;-)
I had to read that several times before it made the slightest sense. Then I read the by line and realised McNicker was referring to himself in the third person, I think. Was he interviewing himself? Hard to tell really.
Fairly standard media release 101. Write the story from your angle for the media so they don't have to do any work. The easier you make it for the journalist, the more likely you'll get covered, and that they'll use your media release as the basis for the story.
They should be happy then about the sentences the likes of Swan (9.5 years) just got for his theft from Otago DHB.
I'll personally be delighted if smug finance company directors and advisors are treated similarly when they finally have their day in court. So rare to see a substantial sentence for white collar crime.
So rare to see a substantial sentence for white collar crime.
Not to mention some of the naming and shaming in the community that is visited upon the less polite, well-groomed brand of criminals. I'd like to see big, splashy, lurid headlines. We got rid of capital punishment, perhaps we can introduce punishment in capitals.
punishment in capitals
Nice quote! (unless someone thinks it means move all the sentencing to Welli).
unless someone thinks it means move all the sentencing to Welli
What I wouldn't do to aide the local economy.
All that office space beckoning. Actually maybe they mean being posted to your fair city?
As opposed to choosing its delights, you understand..
I know it doesn't really go here - Hayden where are you? - but the NZ Women's Cricket team just posted 250/5 in the first innings of their match against RSA. Scoreboard's here.
Weren't there about three cricket threads going recently?
Sacha, actually you're right but it's not Hayden who's the devotee, it's Emma. If you know any kiwis in Sydney, you should urge them to go to North Sydney oval this Saturday where, it's fairly likely, NZ will be playing England.
Sacha, actually you're right but it's not Hayden who's the devotee, it's Emma.
Yes, but Hadyn makes the sports threads where you can just dump only-just-relevant stuff like this.
Isn't Amy Satterthwaite having a hell of a summer?
You're subtly telling me to move along aren't you... I confess I chose this thread simply 'cause I wanted to encourage the maximum number of readers to follow the damn cricket!
Satterthwaite, hell yes! Her and McGlashan did well against Australia on the weekend.
Hey I'm all for celebrating achievement - so long as no one tries to pin a gong on her.
"then probably best you don't comment on translations by professional translators hired by international media organizations.
If while translating. you had included rather than omitted, "don't point at me, what you were told was about the Chinese law ,"; in response to the provocation used to get this 'gentleman' to give you your soundbite. Then things would stand up to a little more scrutiny. Illustrating why I think it is necessary for people to feel free to comment liberally on information issued by broadcast media.
"You think you're gonna help these people, you think you're gonna help these people, do you think you're going to fix there problems, their problems are too big you can't can't do anything "
or more accurately;
"can you fix this problem? You can't help, can you fix the petition problems, if you can, will you fix it?..."
While you neglected to answer the man's question then, I think his question to you Mr Anderlini still stands. If you could help these people would you help them?
I don't mean broadcasting people's faces, who've been told they'll be punished if they talk to western media. I'm not convinced that that is necessarily the most responsible method you could employ to help alleviate her problems. Makes good copy though...