‘Egg on their Ensign’

by Patrick O'Brien

The  “Operation-8”  Fiasco

Spin this any which way they wish, Operation-8 and trial of The Urewera Four showed New Zealand police for what they are . . . arrogant, bullying and incompetent try-hards.

Operation-8 was an epic fail — talk about egg on their ensign — for which “Police owe us some answers” says the New Zealand Herald in this weekend’s editorial.

Good call, but don’t expect any. Just last Wednesday, buried beneath his department’s own hubris, the commissioner of police said if he had his time again the police wouldn’t do anything different. Yes, you read that right: a ten million dollar cock-up and they’d do the same again . . .

Enough said!


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