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Police Kill 50 New Zealanders In 5 Years

Tuesday, 20 July 2021, 12:04 pm | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

Police data shows that they have killed 37 people by initiating high-speed car chases and killed a further 13 people by shooting them, say community group People Against Prisons Aotearoa. The data comes as the Police Association renews calls for police ... More >>

Corrections Minister Repeating Broken Promises, Say Justice Advocates

Monday, 22 March 2021, 5:20 pm | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

Minister of Corrections Kelvin Davis has issued a directive to senior Corrections staff in the aftermath of the Mihi Bassett torture case. People Against Prisons Aotearoa says the Minister is repeating the same promises he made to Māori in 2019, and subsequently ... More >>

Corrections Minister’s Comments Emerge Supporting Prisoner Uprising

Thursday, 25 February 2021, 12:19 pm | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

Comments made in 2015 by Minister of Corrections Kelvin Davis have emerged in which the MP supports detained New Zealanders who had seized control of Australia’s Christmas Island prison camp, saying their concerns were legitimate. Speaking to Radio New ... More >>

Corrections Minister Deflecting Torture Criticism Say Prisoner Advocates

Wednesday, 24 February 2021, 11:40 am | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

Prisoner advocacy group People Against Prisons Aotearoa says it’s confused as to why Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis alleged its newsletter was inciting riots. Responding to the allegations made yesterday during oral question time in Parliament, ... More >>

Corrections Minister Misrepresented Prison Newsletter Say Prisoner Advocates

Wednesday, 24 February 2021, 6:23 am | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

Prisoner advocacy group People Against Prisons Aotearoa says it’s confused as to why Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis alleged its newsletter was inciting riots. Responding to the allegations made during oral question time in Parliament, the group’s ... More >>

Statement From The Waikeria Uprising Whānau

Sunday, 3 January 2021, 5:42 pm | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

Attributed to the whānau members of the Waikeria Uprising protesters. We are so happy to know that our loved ones and whānau members protesting in Waikeria prison were able to surrender safely today. We would like to reiterate the concerns our ... More >>

Corrections Acknowledges Complaints Process Dysfunctional In Waikeria

Sunday, 3 January 2021, 3:43 pm | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

At a press conference tonight Corrections Chief Executive Jeremy Lightfoot acknowledged that successive Ombudsman reports found prisoners did not have access to the complaints process. Prison abolitionist group People Against Prisons Aotearoa, who have been ... More >>

Prisoner Advocates Back Report’s Call For Human Rights Inquiry

Thursday, 10 December 2020, 8:17 am | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

Prisoner rights organisation People Against Prisons Aotearoa says that the Human Rights Commission's follow up report into seclusion and restraint shows a worsening pattern of long terms in solitary isolation and increased use of restraints. The ... More >>

Police Homicide Confirms Fears Of Armed Police Patrols

Thursday, 4 June 2020, 11:59 am | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

The charging of three officers of the Central Police District with homicide confirms community fears of police violence. The announcement of the charges comes as the United States of America is crippled by nationwide protests against the murder of ... More >>

Secret Police Surveillance Programme Violates Privacy Of All New Zealanders

Wednesday, 13 May 2020, 1:08 pm | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

A secret trial of facial recognition artificial intelligence by New Zealand Police has violated the privacy of the country, say criminal justice advocates. The trial began without the knowledge of either top cops or the Privacy Commissioner, which ... More >>

Police Admit Top Cop Lied To Pandemic Response Committee

Monday, 11 May 2020, 1:11 pm | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

The New Zealand Police have admitted in an Official Information Act request that the outgoing Police Commissioner, Mike Bush, lied to the Pandemic Response Committee in his response to a question about racial discrimination by police. In the April ... More >>

Third Shooting By Police Shows Armed Patrols Dangerous

Monday, 20 April 2020, 3:24 pm | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

For the third time since the Police trial of Armed Response Teams began, officers have shot and killed a member of the public. The controversial trial has seen squad cars of officers armed with automatic rifles put on patrol in communities around ... More >>

Armed Police Reveal Prompts National Day Of Action

Wednesday, 4 March 2020, 1:05 pm | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

Community organisations are rallying nationwide after data revealed police Armed Response Teams were primarily being used for routine policing, says People Against Prisons Aotearoa press spokesperson Emilie Rākete. The controversial teams were ... More >>

Police Killing Proves Armed Patrols Dangerous

Friday, 6 December 2019, 9:20 am | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

Police Killing of Suicidal Man Proves Armed Patrols Dangerous The shooting of a suicidal man in Southland shows that police armament is dangerous, says criminal justice group People Against Prisons Aotearoa. The shooting comes just over a month into the controversial trial of heavily armed police teams in 3 regions ... More >>

Community Meeting to Provide Feedback on Armed Police

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 2:49 pm | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

A community hui has been called this weekend in South Auckland to gather feedback on the trial of armed police patrols. The meeting is part of People Against Prisons Aotearoa’s Arms Down campaign against the militarisation of policing. The trial ... More >>

Report Justifying Police Killing of Fleeing Man a Whitewash

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 11:50 am | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

A report by the Independent Police Conduct Authority (IPCA) claims that Police were justified when they shot and killed Auckland man Jerrim Toms. Justice advocates People Against Prisons Aotearoa say the facts of the case do not support this conclusion. More >>

Rally Against Armed Patrols

Saturday, 2 November 2019, 11:38 am | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

Greens co-leader Marama Davidson and Auckland City Councillor Efeso Collins are among the speakers lined up to attend today’s Rally to End Armed Police Patrols. The rally, organised by criminal justice group People Against Prisons Aotearoa, has been ... More >>

Major guests joining rally against armed police

Thursday, 31 October 2019, 10:07 am | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

Greens co-leader Marama Davidson and Auckland City Councillor Efeso Collins are among the speakers lined up to attend this Saturday’s Rally to End Armed Police Patrols. The rally, organised by criminal justice group People Against Prisons Aotearoa, ... More >>

Armed police patrols will cause American-style shootings

Friday, 18 October 2019, 1:13 pm | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

The Police Commissioner's announcement that squadcars of officers with automatic rifles will patrol New Zealand's streets is dangerous and unnecessary, according to the criminal justice community organisation People Against Prisons Aotearoa. The ... More >>

New Corrections plan for Māori “repeat of failed policies"

Monday, 19 August 2019, 10:05 am | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

The Hōkai Rangi plan for reducing Māori reoffending announced today fails to fulfil the Waitangi Tribunal’s recommendations, says justice organisation People Against Prisons Aotearoa. Minister Kelvin Davis announced the plan this morning, which aims ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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