Maketu victim identified
man found dead in Maketu this morning from an apparent
shooting has been identified as Isaac Dale Bushell.
19-year-old Maketu man has been charged with the murder of
Isaac Bushell and will appear in court tomorrow.
investigation into his death is continuing and anyone with
information is asked to contact Tauranga Police on 07 577
4300. Information can also be provided anonymously to the
organisation Crimestoppers on 0800
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Gordon Campbell: On Drone Strikes And Judith Collins‘ Last Stand
The news that a New Zealand citizen was killed last November in a US drone attack in Yemen brings the drones controversy closer to home.
To the US, drones are a legitimate response to the threat posed by the al Qaeda organisation and its franchisees... To the US, the drones carry the added advantage of not putting US troops at risk on the ground, and minimises the need for putting them in large numbers in bases in the countries concerned, always a politically sensitive point.
The counter-argument, well articulated by security analyst Paul Buchanan on RNZ this morning, is that this particular drone attack can be said to amount to an extra-judicial execution of a New Zealand citizen by one of our military allies, in circumstances where the person concerned posed no threat to New Zealand’s domestic security. More>>