Release The Evidence Says Peters
9 November 2007
RELEASE THE EVIDENCE SAYS PETERS
Rt Hon Winston Peters has suggested that those caught up in the military style training camp raids could waive any rights to have the police evidence against them suppressed so that the whole case becomes public knowledge.
“The public interest is such that the facts of the case deserve public scrutiny and if those involved say police had no reason to act, they should readily agree to this.
“As the Solicitor General made abundantly clear, the police acted on disturbing activities, which justified their actions and they must be deeply concerned that Parliament let them down with a faulty law.
“In the meantime, the over-active grievance industry has locked on to the parts of the Solicitor General’s report that they agree with and have conveniently ignored the rest of it.
“The proceedings that are still to come will determine whether a group of people can illegally arm themselves, become involved in paramilitary training and escape the consequences.
“Unfortunately the police have been left holding the mess created by Parliament and it is up to Parliament to correct the situation,” said Mr Peters.