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Legal Aid A Loan, So Why Do You Lose Your Right To Choose?

Friday, 1 November 2013, 9:34 am | Michael Bott

As has been mooted for some time, the state is now to charge interest for the provision of legal aid services to people accused by it of committing crimes (Stuff, 31 October 2013). This underscores the fact that legal aid is seen by the state as a loan, which ... More >>

Kids With Fake IDs vs. Officers With False Badge Numbers

Wednesday, 3 April 2013, 11:32 am | Michael Bott

On 10 March 2013 I was disturbed to see on a Fairfax site a story that police officers when arresting people during a protest wore false badge numbers and the Independent Police Conduct Authority was going to do nothing about it. More >>

Bott: Toughening Up Parole or Principle Out The Window?

Thursday, 27 September 2012, 1:12 pm | Michael Bott

Shouldn't it be someone's right to say, "I am innocent, you might take away my reputation and my freedom, but I tell you I am innocent."The only rational reason to further punish someone for taking that stand by denying them parole is if that denial is ... More >>

Drop in Crime Due to National's Policies Untrue Says Bott

Wednesday, 5 October 2011, 9:59 am | Michael Bott

Police Minister Judith "Crusher" Collins claim that the drop in reported crime is due to National's "tough on law and order campaign" is simplistic nonsense says Labour's Wairarapa candidate Michael Bott. More >>

National Flip Flop Over Last Chance School A Disgrace

Tuesday, 4 October 2011, 1:31 pm | Michael Bott

Labour’s Wairarapa candidate Michael Bott has slammed the National Government’s flip-flop over the future of Ohorere School in Masterton in light of John Key’s comments that the school will have no last minute reprieve (Wairarapa Times Age 30 ... More >>

Lawyer For Wellington Accused Press Statement

Monday, 29 October 2007, 2:15 pm | Michael Bott

"Michael Bott lawyer for one of the 4 Wellingtonians remanded in custody on firearms charges finds it concerning that the doors to the High Court were open to hear the Crown's application to appeal a decision of the District Court to grant bail on the ... More >>