Arrest made after incident at school
"Arrest made after incident at
Whanganui Police have now located and
arrested a man in relation to a call made to police
yesterday about a person on Churton School property
allegedly carrying a firearm.
A 48-year-old Whanganui man
was arrested yesterday afternoon after making the hoax
He has been charged with criminal nuisance and will
appear in the Whanganui District Court
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Gordon Campbell: On Government Arrogance
Right now, National is ramming anti-terrorism measures through Parliament. This legislation will grant the SIS the power to carry out 48 hour bouts of surveillance on anyone without a warrant, and will bestow on government the power to unilaterally revoke anyone’s passports and thus deny them the freedom to travel.
Ludicrously, the public has been given exactly one day to make submissions on these major infringements of their civil liberties. Despite Finlayson’s misleading signals on RNZ that these are only stopgaps until next year’s full review of our security laws, the measures in question will not, in fact, expire until 2018.
Why the insane rush? Good question. More>>