Two recent homicide cases involving children have sparked calls to end the right to silence, statements in a recent media item reveal an investigation spanning 2004 to present, carries the names of 12 children whose killers have never been brought to justice. .
The right to silence is enshrined in the Bill of Rights Act. Like most countries in the western world, New Zealand authorities can’t compel people to talk, "Aside from a few exceptions, we all have – all the time – a right to silence,
Expressed in the article their views echo their outrage
“Some say the right to silence allows child abusers to escape punishment, and the law needs to change.
“The rights of victims to justice and the urgent need for offenders to be held accountable far outweighs the right to silence and other privileges that families may seek to use to mask their guilt or involvement.” these occurred in such cases as He was referring to cases such as Staranise Waru,Chris and Cru Kahui,Atreyu Taylor-MateneandSoul Turany– babies and toddlers whose violent deaths in the past two decades remain unsolved. its “unacceptable” people are refusing to talk when a child is killed,"
Yet i know of no law which prevents the police publicly naming the person's of interest relevant to each case, completely acknowledging the public shame this will bring to the family the culture the tribe what ever is appropriate to each case.
Thus family peer, tribal, or cultural pressure is brought to bear on the individual responsible leaving one of two option to remove the abhorrent stain on the community concerned: to reveal or to ostracise the miscreant either action brings the perpetrator into the light
last week i received an email from trustpower saying that the govt had set up an electricity price review which recommended the removal of the 15% discount for prompt payment. Then they said they have/will adjust the unit prices so we pay about the same. BUT today I have another email saying that gas prices charges for the property are going to rise by 16c/ day. Looks suspiciously like a work around to increase prices ! Has anyone else had similar info coming to them?
It was a very nice touch to see a lonely David Bennett by himself waving a placard at the Boundary Road bridge which was thanking his supporters with a big smile and a friendly wave. He may have lost his electoral seat last weekend but has been generous in saying thank you for the support given to him at this time. This was nice to see.