‘Watching the watchers’
by Patrick O'Brien
Self-portrait ~ Copyright 2012 © Patrick O’Brien
“The condition upon which God hath given
liberty to man is eternal vigilance . . .”
And so it was, that, in the 1970s, when the New Zealand Police first established covert surveillance squads to spy on its citizens, I was a member of that first team.
We worked in secrecy, and because bugging devices were illegal at that time, we simply smuggled their components into the country and had them built by our own technicians.
There was no provision in law for their use — so we simply burgled the homes and premises of our targets to plant them.
Remain vigilant … mindful our Governments are the enemy of our liberty and freedoms.
“NZ police caught out illegally filming
citizens in privacy of their own homes”