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Stanlake killing shows nature of prohibition

Stanlake killing shows insidious nature of prohibition

Tony Stanlake's brutal killing was a prohibition murder. The police are being intellectually deceitful to suggest the case 'demonstrates the insidious nature of drugs'.

The ALCP has very little sympathy for Daniel Moore. It was a premeditated murder of a friend, motivated by greed. Mr Stanlake was murdered because of the profit to be made in the black market of an extremely popular substance in widespread use in NZ.

Investigation head Detective Inspector Mike Arnerich said "I suppose if you ever
need another example of how insidious drugs are, this is probably it. It's just a perfect example of why we need to keep up the war on drugs in New Zealand because they do these sorts of things, they destroy families." See: http://www.tv3.co.nz/News/NationalNews/Killersentencedto18yearsinhandlessbodycase/tabid/423/articleID/52197/cat/65/Default.aspx

Arnerich says the case justifies the war on drugs. However it is the war on drugs which creates the violent black market and disrespect for rule of law.

Either Arnerich has an unfortunate lack of cognitive ability or is demonstrating a police 'vested interest' in gaining power and money from their policing of prohibition and related crime. Even if Arnerich is genuine in his belief it is a concern that the police can be so willfully subjective in their analysis. It appears police are milking manufactured crime.

The case also demonstrates the tragic inability of judiciary, media, and other commentators such as the Sensible Sentencing Trust, to analyse and understand how prohibition drives crime in NZ, and assist in bringing in more community-friendly cannabis legisation.

No one gets murdered over cannabis in Holland, say the ALCP.


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