NEW CYBER-MONITORING measures have been quietly introduced giving police and Security Intelligence Service (SIS) officers the power to monitor all aspects of someone's online life.
It empowers this intimidating shite, as polite as these two officers were (thanks IMHO largely to the presence of the video camera). Whoever authorised the three day DAKTORY stakeout should LOOSE THEIR JOB for failing to correctly train officers in appropriate protocols. No New Zealander has authorised warrant-less random stopping, searching ( "tipping out", what a disgraceful terminology ) and haranguing absent ANY proof of impairment or crime.
Freedom of association is under grave threat. The "chilling" of dissent is anti-democratic and should be subject to much gnashing of teeth by the forth estate and academia. I don't expect we will see it however…
Good on DG for being cool and informing these fellows 'that a complaint' will be laid.
I will be watching with interest.