That is not a term I use lightly. In fact, it is not one I think I have ever used in a blog post before today.

But the Government’s decision today to retrospectively change the law to allow illegally obtained Police evidence to be admissible in Court hearings against defendants who would, without that evidence, likely be acquitted, is just that – fascism!

This is a dark day in New Zealand’s history. Our Government decides to change the law to criminalise people by validating illegal acts by the Police to collect evidence that under the law at the time was inadmissible in Court. Which Parties will support National in their descent to the depths of injustice? Surely not ACT, the self-styled “liberal” party.

It is the Police who are the criminals here, and the officers responsible for illegally obtaining the evidence should be the ones prosecuted, or at least disciplined, not the victims (however badly they may have behaved) of a knowingly illegal evidence gathering power-trip by the Police.