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October 15: a Horror Story

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Today, Christchurch's paper, The Press has an interview with Awhitia Kohu and Moko Hillman, two Ruatoki residents terrorised by heavily armed Police during last year's October 15 raids. Neither Awhitia or Moko were arrested in the raids but they still had their house searched and were, along with their children, forced out of their homes whilst being 'painted' by rifle laser sights. The Police also searched their 15 year old daughter at gunpoint.

To quote from the article:

"At about five o'clock in the morning I heard a crash and a bang outside," said Kohu. "I went outside on my deck, through the sliding door … and I had all these little red spots all over me.

"The police were yelling out: `put your hands up'."

The red dots were the night-sights used by the police, who were armed with automatic weapons.

The article continues:

"Me and my children were escorted out onto the road. They already had dragged their father outside onto the road, and then the kids saw him getting cuffed, " Kohu said.

"They had him up against the bank and the kids are crying, carrying on, freaking, we don't know what's happening."

Hillman was taken to Rotorua for questioning.

This article should be read by everyone. It succinctly and vividly describes the terror forced on the Tuhoe people by the NZ Police. [Full article]

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Re: October 15: a Horror Story

Come on guys, three huge feature articles with pictures of armed guys? This is starting to look like the left-wing version of the twin towers crashing and burning every 15 minutes of all channels. Repetition does not make something more true, and makes fence-sitters more suspicious of your motives.

Why not show us some pictures of the heroic people of Ruatoki celebrating their resistance?

Re: October 15: a Horror Story

Good point ^^

Any militia type movement needs to be careful that it operates within the law. When you go outside the law the cops will use every means at their disposal which includes intimidation tactics to bring you down.

The cops may have won the battle but remaining positive & sticking to the cause is the name of the game.

Re: October 15: a Horror Story

what bullshit, how dare we forget what the state unleashed against the people of Ruatoki,these are human rights abuses, this is the introduction of paramilitary style policing in NZ, it is shameful and we should be reminded all the time of the power and abuse that the nz police are capable of and what damage they are doing in our society.

Re: October 15: a Horror Story

Down here in Christchurch it was the cherib faced hippies who were raided, well almost. If only they had a search warrent!

Re: October 15: a Horror Story

"Why not show us some pictures of the heroic people of Ruatoki celebrating their resistance?"

You got any pictures of the heroic people of Ruatoki? If so upload them.

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"Any militia type movement needs to be careful that it operates within the law."

Re: October 15: a Horror Story

"Any militia type movement needs to be careful that it operates within the law."

What militia mr plod

Re: October 15: a Horror Story

"Down here in Christchurch it was the cherib faced hippies who were raided, well almost. If only they had a search warrent!"

I'd hardly describe myself as cherub faced! :P

(one of the Otautahi / Christchurch crew who had cops try to force entry without a warrant)

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