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Steve 'Snoopman' Edwards
Steve 'Snoopman' Edwardshttps://snoopman.net.nz/
Former editor at Māori Television, who forged his ‘Thunk Evil Without Being Evil’ super-power while writing a ground-breaking thesis on the Global Financial Crisis. Now a dissident journalist, he publishes on Snoopman News.

SkyGate: Judge Forrest finds former TVNZ News Anchor Guilty of Assault to Save Face for Police, Auckland Airport and Jacinda Ardern — in Red Herring Trial [Verdict Vivisection]

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Judge Calls for Law Change to Stymie Political Dissent while Setting a Legal Precedent for Attention Touching that Deflects Attention from Police Brutality.

Overview: The strange trial of a seasoned independent media duo reached its narrative climax on May 21 2024, at the Manukau District Court in South Auckland, New Zealand, following their spectacular arrests in 2023.

The prize of the case was an outcast media personality, former TVNZ news anchor, Liz Gunn (64), who had been brutally assaulted by a senior constable stationed at Auckland Airport.

Yet, it was Gunn who was found guilty by Judge Janey Forrest for ‘assaulting’ an Airport security worker.

Gunn, and her co-accused camerman, Jonathan Clark, who once worked for CNN and the Wall Street Journal, had also faced resisting arrest charges, after the judge dismissed two charges of trespass.

Previously, on ‘Court Soap’, it was revealed the media duo were arrested in 18 seconds flat by Police, who were sent to eject them from the arrivals lounge inside the International Airport, in the early evening of Saturday February 25 2023.

In this heretical dispatch, former Māori Television news, and current affairs editor, Steve Snoopman, proves with a snoop technique he calls ‘verdict vivisection’ that a red herring trial occurred.

He shows how four functions of ideology — distortion, legitimation, social integration and activation — that are essential for successful propaganda to brainwash a population, were present in the the trial proceedings, and were, in effect, ratified by ‘Forrest Law’. Thus, the ‘Red Herring Gunn Trial’ set a legal precedent.

In short, an attention-getting touch was turned into an attention-deflecting assault to distract from the Police brutality.

Drawing upon Professor T. Edward Damer’s classic book, Attacking Faulty Reasoning: A Practical Guide to Fallacy-Free Arguments, the Snoopman reveals numerous logical fallacies that were presented by Team Police Prosecution and accepted by Judge Forrest — who got ‘lost’ in the illogical legal woods.

Read Snoopman’s full article here.

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  1. “Harrison Hawk”, an awesome comment which makes a very valid argument for the case of Liz Gunn.

    Harrison Hawk
    I am a former police officer and a number of years ago I was involved in an operation where a search warrant was executed at an address. While at the address, one of the occupants became agitated and had to be forcibly removed from a car parked at the premises as the vehicle was included in the search warrant. During this extraction I was punched and kicked by the occupant and he was subsequently arrested and placed in custody. He was charged with obstruction, resisting arrest and assaulting police. This all progressed to a defended hearing in the courts, where it was found that the original search warrant was deemed as unreasonable which resulted in our police action also being unlawful. The result was that my use of force on the defendant, during extraction from the vehicle, was found to be not acting in the lawful execution of my duty which caused the obstruction charge to be withdrawn and likewise his resisting during arrest was determined to be self defense on his part. Putting pride and hurt feelings aside I believe that in the circumstances this was technically and ethically the correct result.

    Anyway, sorry about the bloated comment, but I wanted to raise a point. To suggest that an officers use of excessive force is justified if they believe they are acting in lawful execution of their duty is absolute BS and legally incorrect. It is absolutely apparent that the force used in this matter is excessive and it’s just another disappointment over the state of our judiciary and law enforcement.

    Section 62 of the Crimes Act 1961 states that everyone authorized by law to use force is criminally responsible for any excess, according to the nature and quality of the act that constitutes the excess.


  2. Trust this trickles over to Harrison Hawk:
    Firstly, thank you for your service and your honourable ability to put pride aside.
    Secondly, I also trust that a man with your wisdom and connections will be part of the necessary discussions among your colleagues. Because there ARE still people like you in the force and if you guys do not speak out, your profession will suffer as much as the general populace.

  3. Its official, New Zealand is a crappy little banana republic, ruled by our global overlords, who expect the colonists to shut up and get on with producing tax dollars, to be shipped off shore…..

    All relevant information you need will be processed and presented to you over your viewscreen in sanitised form, every evening. Remember we are the one and only, source of truth…..


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