Monthly Archives: May 2016

Putting energy into failure – Haumanu House, Carterton

I’m sitting here looking at the big photo of agency representatives and Carterton dignatories opening the old police house as a HUB for social services in Wairarapa News and I want to throw up.  So much energy put into a system that is a complete failure for so many people here.  It is these services, these AGENCY representatives and dignatories that are failing our community, this is the system that causes people to suicide, become addicts, violent, to suffer without professional health care and support in this community.

For example WINZ – will they be having a full time security guard on duty to kick anybody out who becomes distraught because they don’t have enough money or anywhere safe to live?  I can’t even go to WINZ any longer I am so traumatised and degraded by it I tick really badly, can barely speak, want to self-harm and get violent thoughts of suicide (that’s what happens after 14 yrs rotting on welfare begging ACC for help to return to work like the law says).  I have an awesome case manager in Masterton and I can call her, but she works within a system and when she was away recently the computer cut my benefit off because it hadn’t received a medical certificate I DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT.

COMMUNITY LAW CENTRE – over the years since I have been persecuted (that’s what the dictionary says is happening to me) by ACC and other mental health providers I have been turned away from the Community Law Centre several times.  The most vivid include me going to the office, asking to see a Human Rights lawyer, being told there were none in the Wairarapa.  When I said I will see any lawyer then, I was told THAT WOULD BE A WASTE OF THEIR TIME.

Another time I again told a woman how bad my situation was, how bad my mental health was and was told there was nothing the law could do about it.  As I was at law school at Victoria before I was hurt and had copies of ACC, disability, human rights and bill of rights laws I knew that was not correct.

More recently Wairarapa Community Law told me they had no idea how to do a judicial review.  That other people had asked them as well but they just couldn’t work out the process it was so complicated.  Again I was refused access to a lawyer about human rights.  The Judicial review process is an important part of our legal and democratic process when all else fails.

I have been told by other Community Law Centres that I need a lawyer, when I tell them I cannot find a lawyer I’m told there is nothing they can do.  I have also been told Community Law are NOT ALLOWED to help people represent themselves in court – its not in their mandate.

I was told by Ministry of Justice I needed a civil legal aid lawyer for my human rights complaints – I was sent a list, I phoned every person on that list and was told they were too busy, there were not lawyers available in New Zealand for civil legal aid – people were too busy dealing with criminal legal aid.  When I contacted Ministry of Justice about not being able to get a lawyer the woman said it was probably because I didn’t have a case (which is not true) and there was nothing she could do.  I reminded her it was law that I have to have access to right and justice.  She abused me and hung up.

So what’s the point in having Community Law come to town when they won’t and can’t do anything?

FREE BUDGETING – how can you budget when you get $400 per week (that you have to keep reapplying for because your previous 9 flatmates all stole from you, vicimtized you and traumatised you and you currently can’t find another so you’re getting some special benefit to live).  Your rent is $250 per week and you can’t even afford to get to the ACC counsellor who is currently the only one supporting you (because ACC illegally removed the other 4 health professionals and 12 hours care per week you had – and refuse to reinstate it after winning two reviews).  Does this budget in having a drink with friends in the community – just one drink?  Does this budget for going to concerts or shows that your other friends go to?  Does this budget for firewood or having $1000 in reserve in case a family member dies so you can travel?  Does this budget for your dog of 14 years getting sick, dying and leaving behind a $800 vet bill?  Does that budget for your bulimia 🙁 ?  Does this budget for $600 worth of wood for the winter?  Does this budget for any debts you have, like legal aid debt being forcibly taken from your benefit at $10 per week – for a protest where you were acquitted of wilful trespass of ACC and Ministry of Health for legally protesting about mental health services and ACC.

What happens when you are that broke you just stay home, every time you go out you spend money or someone wants you to spend money.  You don’t want to be around people because they tell you all the ways they are spending their money.  You are so stressed by poverty you phone people screaming for help to get your care back, so you can return to work, so you can live.  Those people send the police, concerned for your welfare, but not concerned with the fact you are not receiving the health care etc you are entitled to.  You live on $1 bread.  You go to the supermarket, your card declines for $6.50 (because you only had $6.20) and you run out of the place crying in shame, leaving the $2.60 in small change you had already given to try and buy some sanitary pads, bread and milk you wanted.

DRUG AND ALCOHOL COUNSELLING – I don’t do drugs or alcohol, although I know after Paul Holmes pushed for more help for drug addicts huge amounts of funding moved out of general mental health care into drug addicts.  I’m supposed to get ACC counselling but even now I have a flatmate and can afford to get to Masterton it appears ACC and the counsellor can’t organise for me to be seen.  Although counselling is such a small part of the care I need, its difficult to go to counselling, tell the person who bad your life is, she agrees with you, agrees there is insufficient residential and home care for abuse victims – tells you there is nothing she can do – she’s watching other abused women suffering like you, they’re not being helped either – its a tragedy and so many are dying but there is just nothing she can do.

PATHWAYS – Went to Pathways when they first took over mental health care in Wairarapa years ago, was told in no uncertain terms there is no way I would be eligible for any of their services and in fact I didn’t need the services I said I did – even though ACC had been providing them through a psychiatrist, Occupational Therapist, Mental HEalth worker and others in the community but illegally took them from me and refused to reinstate.  Mental health don’t provide the services ACC provide, they don’t have that sort of money.  I could of course have any medication I would like – given that mental health services in the Wairarapa have the highest rate of psychotropic drug use in New Zealand.  And if I continued to complain that I wasn’t able to access professional health care I would be forcibly committed and forcibly medicated.  Given Wairarapa mental health also have the highest rate of compulsory treatment orders because they are so horrendously incompetent and unprofessional, its not surprising really.

I have even contacted the people who own Pathways to make complaints and made formal complaints about their services (or lack of) through the Health and Disability Commission and DHB.  I am discredited and ignored, told I have a personality disorder WHEN I DON’T.  I do have several good psychiatric reports by senior psychiatrists Dr Alan Doris and Justin Barry-Walshe, that support what I am saying.  They also say I am intelligent, do not have a personality disorder and am not delusional.  Being accused of being delusional for knowing what you are entitled to and asking for it is very disturbing.  Andrew Curtis-Cody on the other hand, who is the main reason I am unable to access any services is a NURSE and has been ACTING head of adult mental health services for over a decade.  The man is mentally disturbed and has serious issues with women.

WORKWISE – Went to them years ago, begging for help to return to work, because I had given up on ACC.  I was treated like human sewage, told they would help then ignored.  They even had an education test done so I could get help to return to university – when I asked for the results I was told they were paid for and owned by Workwise and I would not be allowed a copy.  I begged them to send to disability services at Massey University (where I was studying Rehabiltiation, Health 101 and Disability at the time) they refused.  When I made a formal complaint I was phoned by a manager at their head office, insulted and abused for it.  I have seldom been treated with such contempt as when I dealt with Workwise and I would not be able to interact with this organisation without becoming very unwell.  If I had the multi-disciplinary team of health professionals I had in 2009 they would have helped me overcome this ‘phobia’ and gone with me to support me perhaps.

HAUORA – were supposed to help me late last year with flatmate problems and someone I knew who was taking advantage of me, had poor mental health herself and ended up causing me huge financial problems and coming to my house and abusing me.  I begged Hauora to help her as I couldn’t cope with what I was being expected to do to support her.  I sent letters of complaint when they didn’t help and the situation deteriorated, they came to my house and abused me.  Telling me the situation that had happened was nothing to do with them, even though I had been begging for their help.

WHAIORA – Went in their once to go to a doctor because I was so poor and couldn’t afford one.  Was refused care and treated so badly by the receptionist I left and would never ever go back.  I have tried to access Whanau Ora services as I am told I am entitled to them, I phone people and nobody gets back to me.  I heard they are starting up again, maybe.  But I know I will have to work with people who are not professionals and have serious issues themselves – so many people do not understand Complex Post Traumatic Stress disorders and years of degrading persecution I have been subjected to.  They do not understand that I am phobic about going for a job interview because the person who raped me was found not guilty – even when he admitted I was asleep when he started doing it.  I am phobic about being judged and in 2009 I was just about to start working on this with the Occupational Therapist when my care was illegally withdrawn by ACC and Peter Jansen only six months into a rehabilitation plan that was supposed to be 2 1/2 years.

IRD – Ahhhh my $7000 student loan – stupid me took out a loan in 2001 for my studies, even though I was eligible for TIA at the time – I didn’t want to be a bludger.  At the end of the first year when I was raped and tried but couldn’t return to study because I wasn’t getting the support I needed I had to quit.  Because of when I was raped I am entitled to a disability payment from ACC that was wrongly calculated at $18 per week, but you can’t argue with ACC.   When I was getting paid this money I had to start making payments of $10 per week to IRD in order to pay back my student debt.  When ACC removed me from all services in 2009 they said I no longer was eligible because my mental health issues weren’t related to the rape.  That was later proven wrong and all services were supposed to be reinstated – they never were and neither was the Independence Allowance.  It makes me cry when I hear of other abuse victims getting these payments when I am refused.  Sad I can’t get a lawyer to make them, because ACC don’t do anything without a person having a lawyer.

RUTH CARTER, JOHN BOOTH and many others in that photo know some of my story and do absolutely nothing to help me get the health care I am entitled to so I can return to work and survive in this community.  Putting all their energy into ‘the system’ of failure 30 years of neo-liberal government have created by advancing rich and persecuting poor must make them think they are doing something.  You see they believe people in mental health services that lie and blame me for the situation I am in.  They believe them when they say she refuses services – I REFUSE UNPROFESSIONAL ABUSIVE SERVICES, just like all the other people who are suffering in this community.

POLICE – a couple of years ago I found four laws related to health care for disabled people and government agencies that must follow the law.  I made several complaints to police about people failing to do their job and me being harmed because of it – they refuse to act on my complaints because apparently they wouldn’t know who to prosecute.  Of course they don’t mind coming to my house for welfare visits 15 times in three months, or dragging me through court for misuse of a telephone for phoning ACC begging/screaming for my care to be reinstated (seeing they promised it would be yet again April last year).

Although police are now much nicer than they once were to me, there are still several how victimise me by holding on to emails from the Ombudsman concerned for my welfare, for 7 hours and turn up at 11pm at night when I am asleep.  Frighten the hell out of me, thinking one of my ex-flatmates dodgy friends is trying to break in, or that one of my children have died.  Or dragging me to Masterton after the doctors surgery calls them concerned for my welfare to prosecute me for misuse of a telephone, under the guise of being forced to see the CATT team.  Who I cannot communicate with and who have told me repeatedly there are no services.

RAPE CRISIS – although they aren’t in this building I wanted to make a note about them after Anne Tolley promised money for sexual abuse services.  I went to them three times and was rejected all three times, apparently I am not a suitable candidate for any of their programmes.  What makes you a suitable candidate for being helped by rape crisis again?  Just because I know my rights and am an expert in stress disorders people become intimidated by me and reject me – Rape Crisis only want victims, not intelligent women prepared to stand up for their rights.

………… Can’t stop crying, bulimia bad, bladder problems bad wish I could see the doctor about them and have the tests I was supposed to from two years ago.  Just can’t face all the invasive tests they want to do with no support.

Note to John Booth, I turned down the firewood because I was so freaked out I wouldn’t have any and you refused to call me to tell me what was happening I bought by own, using the only money I had in reserve – the last $600 left from the small amount Dulcie left me.  Wish she had left me a house to live in, like she left so many of her alcoholic tenants, I never understood why she wouldn’t help me and my kids, I guess that’s what happens when someone is very rich and lets it control them.

I don’t want charity – I want professional treatment care rehabilitation and justice so I can get well and get back to work.  People despise you when you’re on welfare.

Of course Carterton people hate all disabled, that’s why they got the government to sell off all the state housing in the 1990s.  Now the only people moving here are rich people because poor and disabled people can’t afford it – that’s what the dignitaries of Carterton want.

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Spent 5 hrs police cells under mental health act for protesting at Police HQ New Zealand

Could someone outside New Zealand PLEASE DO SOMETHING – people in power here are completely fkd and very very good at hiding it.  Seems only when international media etc get hold of a story that they actually do something!  This just tip of the iceberg, 20 police ‘welfare’ visits to my home in past six months, am having nightmares – please someone make them stop.  All I am doing is begging for the health care and justice I am entitled to, then these people phone the police to intimidate me but do nothing to reinstate the health care I’m supposed to be receiving BY LAW.



Sent: Thursday, 12 May 2016 8:36 a.m.
To: tusha.penny@police.govt.nz
Subject: Fw: Formal complaint about being detained under mental health act as a form of intimidation

 

Of course you know this was partly to do with you ignoring me Tusha – I WANT A VOICE – I NEED A VOICE – what I know and what is happening to me is based on science and current legislation, I am an expert in this field – the longer I am censored and not heard the angrier I get and more intense my protests will become.

 

The current NZ Herald campaign is infuriating me, it is such a bunch of rhetoric, so much opinionated misinformation and lies.

 

I want some sort of investigation into what happened and who this person was telling police to detain me under mental health act for my justified protest.  Our society cannot keep suppressing the truth about how NZ government actions over the past 30 years have fuelled this culture of violence – how unprofessional inadequate mental health services and people forced to live in inhuman conditions so stressed to breaking create this violence.  Also addiction and suicide – as I am sure you know.

 

Seeing Mike Bush in the campaign photo for #betterthanthis made me want to be sick – of course we’re not better than this, we are this and successive governments have created it -but take no responsibility for it and dump blame on their victims.

 

People like that security officer are unable to accept the rage, distress, accountability and FACTS I challenge those in authority with – they like to pretend everything is great in New Zealand and people like me don’t exist.  It is imperative I do what I do according to the Milgram Experiment and even my new lawyer who said people like me are essential in a civilized society.

 

Please be aware I am petrified scared of mental health services, much more than any organisation, I have been treated so badly by them and lies spread in the community by the mental health team.  I have been denied care at some of my most desperate moments and didn’t react well to them in the cells either.  Awesome that the supervising officer (in black) allowed me to speak freely, I told them exactly what I thought of mental health services.  Advised them they were getting the result of years of hatred and psychological torture by other mental health workers, also my rage at what they were doing to me and so many others.  Sometimes I think these officers are thinking to themselves how much they wish they could say the same things I do.

 

Sincerely

 

Jayne



Sent: Thursday, 12 May 2016 8:20 a.m.
To: enquiries@ipca.govt.nz
Subject: Formal complaint about being detained under mental health act as a form of intimidation

Dear Sir/Madam,

 

Yesterday I was detained in the cells for 5 hours under the mental health act – Section 109 it was referred to repeatedly by officers.  I treat having my freedom taken from me seriously and so does the law.

 

This was as a result of a protest I was doing at Police Headquarters in Wellington about corruption, rich vs poor, magna carta violations, medical neglect, psychological torture, criminal negligence and abuse in ACC and mental health services against disabled mentally injured abuse victims and mentally ill people.  This is the topic I protest about on an regular basis, this is what I am an expert in, this is what I am subjected to and this is what most know is the reality of our appalling ACC and mental health system.

 

I don’t deny I ‘LOST IT’ and couldn’t stop swearing (I now have a tourettes type disorder) so should have been taken away from the scene.  This is an informal agreement I have with the police when I am so angry about what is happening to me and what is happening to people I know.  This particular event was triggered by yet another police visit to my home – number 20 I think it is now, threatening action for begging for police to help me and act on my complaints of harm by ACC and mental health under sections 150A 151 155 and 157 of the Crimes Act – while at the same time dragging me through court for a minor charge of screaming at ACC for help.  Also the current NZ Herald misleading government propaganda marketing campaign about violence in our society.

 

What should have happened is I should have been arrested for disorderly behaviour, spent 2 hours in the cells and released with a pre-charge warning, when I had calmed down a bit.  Instead what happened was a person at the scene who said he was a diplomatic security officer instructed the police officer to have me detained under Section 109 – mental health act, the officer did as he was told.  This man had only minutes previously been insulting me and ‘winding me up’ even more with his sarcasm.  I objected to his vindictive insulting suggestion and act of serious intimidation under Bill of Rights but was ignored.  I want this matter investigated and this security guard sacked for his appalling behaviour.

 

Where did this man get his authority over police?  Is this another example of a rich person getting superior rights to a poor person, which is against Westminster law?  It is certainly another act of intimidation for my justified angry protests about what is happening to me and so many other disabled abuse victims in our cruel corrupt society.  Threatening someone who is protesting with being ‘locked up’ and drugged up under the mental health act is an extremely intimidating act.

 

There was a struggle with the police officer at Police Headquarters and this security man, which has covered me in bruises, was traumatising and did not need to happen, when I am arrested I go peacefully with any officer, I know the process and I expect it to be followed.  I have this issue with laws not being followed by people in authority when I am expected to follow them.

 

I am a civil society actor with a disability I know the process so well now that I know what happened during this arrest was not right and not legal.  After I was arrested/detained I was compliant with officers, was not handcuffed, did not swear but was repeatedly objected to what was happening under Bill of Rights, Human Civil and Political Rights.

 

The CATT team /mental health came and went as I knew they would.  When I was being released I was told what a pleasure it is to deal with me.  Police, other than this security person were awesome, as almost all of them are – why wouldn’t they be, they agree with what I’m protesting about, they’re dealing with mentally ill people who cannot get services every day – like the woman in the cell beside me.

 

I look forward to your investigation and action on this complaint.

 

JR

CIVIL SOCIETY ACTOR

HUMAN SEWAGE

PERSECUTED WHISTLEBLOWER

 

 

Appeal Against Conviction for Wilful Trespass of ACC – court documents

IN THE HIGH COURT
AT WELLINGTON

                                                                                                            CRI 2016-485-000015

JR

Appellant

v

NEW ZEALAND POLICE

Defendant

 

 

APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION OF 21 January 2016

 

  1. The lawyer allocated to me by Legal Aid withdrew so I am yet again forced to represent myself, which I find traumatising and a violation of my most basic rights under Magna Carta.  He withdrew because he refuses to use as my defence the Westminster Statute the First, the Magna Carta, Human Rights and NZ Bill of Rights.
  1. When my previous lawyer Michael Bott had me acquitted of charges of Wilful Trespass at ACC and Ministry of Health in 2015 he used a technicality which I did not agree with at the time.  I asked Mr Bott to defend me in other ways but he refused.  I believe my only criminal conviction of Wilful Trespass of the Law Society to be a gross miscarriage of justice.  I know my protests are legal and the police cannot randomly use Wilful Trespass law to cause me harm and pervert the course of justice.  The definition of justice is:

     

Noun – 1. just behaviour or treatment.

“a concern for justice, peace, and genuine respect for people”

synonyms: fairness, justness, fair play, fair-mindedness, equity, equitableness, even-handedness, egalitarianism, impartiality, impartialness, lack of bias, objectivity, neutrality, disinterestedness, lack of prejudice, open-mindedness, non-partisanship; More

honour, uprightness, decency, integrity, probity, honesty, righteousness, ethics, morals, morality, virtue, principle, right-mindedness, propriety, scrupulousness, trustworthiness, incorruptibility

“ideas of social justice”

  1. It is significant Westminster Statute the 1st and Magna Carta come before property right laws (which Wilful Trespass laws are based upon), because they are superior law to all laws made after – this is especially relevant in 2016 after 30 years of neo-liberal political changes that have in all ways advanced rich citizens and persecuted/ disadvantaged poor citizens, particularly disabled people like myself.
  2. Westminster Statute the 1st – The King willeth and commandeth common right be done to all, so as rich as poor.  It is relevant in this case that I am poor and the people who have had me prosecuted are rich.  It is also relevant they are using their wealth to advance rich people and persecute me by refusing to provide health services I am entitled to under ACC, code of claimants rights, disability and human rights legislation.  Due to political corruption ACC are using financial reserves created since 2009 (when they illegally withdrew entitlements from 1000s of claimants like myself) to invest in rich people and businesses – for example the Hawkes Bay dam, when ACC legislation requires they invest in injured people – Refer Section 3 Purpose.
  3. Westminster Statute the 1st – with so few words to interpret it is simple for a poor person to understand this is the basis of all law because no poor person in 1275 would ever have agreed to be controlled under law if ALL people were not subject to it.  In 2016 I also do not believe I should be subject to following the law while rich people are not.  As ACC and others violate the law and are not censured or prosecuted for this, even when I have made repeated complaints of harm under Sections 150A 151 155 and 157 of the Crimes Act, then common right is not being done to me as I am poor, therefore I do not have to follow any laws made after this one.  I am a good honest and just person with ethics and morals and do not break the law.
  4. Rich people, I beg for health care and justice from, repeatedly send police to my home I should have every right to go to their homes and demand justice.  I do not do that as I understand the principle of being an employee and doing what you are instructed, however I have every right to go into the offices of the organisation that is violating my rights.
  5. My Magna Carta rights to not be destroyed (in this case through being refused professional health care I am entitled to under law, and have access to right and justice) are being violated.  A situation so serious my response to exercise my human rights for freedom of expression to go into their offices and protest for one hour in any non-violent way I deem necessary is completely justified.  It is my very existence I am fighting for and that of thousands of other disabled abused mentally injured men women and children in society.
  6. My justification for protesting within the buildings of these organisations I hold accountable for my life-threatening unjust situation is based on scientific evidence.  After studying the Milgram Experiment which proved the power of authority over an individual’s morality I deemed it necessary to confront those people harming me face to face as much as I possibly could.  In the experiment the subject thinks they are inflicting an electrical charge of increasing magnitude to the point the person is screaming and dies, they are coerced by an authority figure in the room to do this.  The person screaming is done by an actor and the subject cannot see the person, they are in another room – it is my contention that in 2016 we have a situation where staff in organisations like ACC are inflicting serious suffering (psychological torture and pain) on mentally injured abuse victims at the request of people in authority.  Neither those in authority nor staff actually see the person they are persecuting (in my case it is long term psychological torture and medical neglect) and I believe if they did they might reconsider what they are doing.
  7. It is also my contention that I have been unable to secure a lawyer to protect and represent me to have my ACC care reinstated and provided in a professional and culturally sensitive manner.  I have been denied the right to have a judge decide on the gross miscarriage of justice I am experiencing, denied the right to look my abuser and oppressor in the eye.  Going into their building to protest is me exercising my rights under Common Law to face these people in a non-violent way.  It should be noted changes made by Paula Rebstock and others since National came to power in 2008 have made contact with people in authority even more difficult – eg removing all direct phone contact with ACC senior staff and everything going through a call centre where they refuse to put you through to them.  I am currently only allowed to contact ACC through leaving messages on an answerphone, they have made it impossible for me to contact any other ACC number by manipulating the phone system.
  8. In planning my protests I consider the law carefully and have never violated any law at any time, unlike ACC, New Zealand Police and others.
  9. New Zealand police have the discretion to proceed with a prosecution or not.  Deciding not to proceed with the prosecution of ACC and others after my (poor person) serious complaints, while proceeding with minor prosecutions after complaints by ACC and others (rich people) is a violation of Westminster Statute the 1st as well as the NZ Bill of Rights.  When there is a decision to be made in applying the NZ Bill of Rights it must be made in favour of the Bill of Rights.  This does not abrogate Wilful Trespass laws, which are necessary and continue to be valid in the vast majority of situations.
  10. I also contend police swear an oath to the Queen who is head of a church that believes in a book that does not say protect the rich and powerful while they persecute the poor and powerless.  It is the duty of police in our democracy, under Commonwealth and Westminster Law to choose the just and right option when dealing with a poor person such as myself.  Police know I am a Civil Society Actor as defined by the United Nations, I have not yet met a police officer that does not agree with my complaints about appalling, unprofessional and abusive mental health services.  It is only those rich and powerful people in authority who have insisted on my prosecution.  If police were following the law they would stand beside me when I do these protests, inside the buildings of those who are persecuting and oppressing me and others over mental health care and justice.
  11. There is only one of me as other mentally injured abuse victims are too scared to do what I do, I am no physical threat to people and it is my intention to challenge these people’s morals, which they do not like – being in the building does this more effectively than the years I spent protesting outside.
  12. This form of protest is known as an ‘occupation’ I also contend that if the thousands of people with mental injuries like mine were standing beside me police would not trespass all of us, so why am I suffering continued criminal proceedings – that are causing me harm but keeping me alive at the same time – keeping hope alive – hope that one day I will receive the treatment care rehabilitation and justice I am entitled to so I can return to work and a decent life.
  13. Four years ago I formally trespassed police from my home and since then have written several letters pleading with them not to come to my home if someone called them concerned for my welfare.  For a short time I felt huge relief that I would not be humiliated and feel intimidated for phoning people responsible for my health and welfare, telling them how unwell I was and asking them to act to have professional health care provided/reinstated.  Most of these people/organisations did nothing and phoned police instead.  I had read about a case of a criminal in Wellington who legally trespassed police, he had a lawyer to support him of course and police were forced to adhere to the trespass notice.  Police chose not to enforce the trespass notice I took out against them so they obviously have discretion and should have used that discretion when charging me with wilful trespass of ACC.
  14. In a democratic, just and fair society my actions of protesting inside the buildings of people who are not upholding the law in a non-violent way are justified.
  15. The issue of rich vs poor also comes into play with regards to my complaints about ACC harming me and my legal protests with regard to who constables I deal with are allowed to charge and who they are not.  I have been told by several police officers they are not of a high enough pay grade to act on my complaints of harm by ACC and yet are allowed to have me charged with wilful trespass (and currently misuse of a telephone) which are minor charges in my case.  For the criminal charge I am appealing today I was given no punishment, except to be sentenced if called upon for some other charge in the next 12 months and a $50 offender levy.
  16. It is also relevant that although I have been told by Ministry of Justice staff that I am entitled to civil legal aid in order to stop police coming to my home (as several police officers do not like me and have been making this more difficult, to the point I was having nightmares police were coming to get me and am frightened when I hear a car outside my home, which aggravates my stress disorder) I have been unable to get a lawyer for this or for the Human Rights abuses I am currently being subjected to.  According to every lawyer I have called on the list I was given by Legal Services Agency they do not have the time and money to do it under legal aid.
  17. I advised police on the day of my arrest I was legally allowed to protest inside the building at ACC, I referred to the Westminster Statute the 1st, Magna Carta and NZ Bill of Rights.  I told them I would be there for an hour and would not cause any disruption, which I didn’t.  I sat out of the way in reception crying behind a large painting I have done about the situation I am in and a sign saying ACC are trying to kill me (ie drive me to suicide) with medical neglect.
  18. These protests are cries for help and I have little control over my actions when I have decided to do them.  I always co-operate with police once arrested and although I was forced to wear handcuffs this particular time, generally now I am not handcuffed.  I am often arrested for these legal protests, for example recently at Independent Police Conduct Authority, I was not charged however and given a pre-charge warning instead.
  19. I would provide a copy of my police file, but the one I was sent recently after waiting 8 weeks (way outside the required timeframe) was incomplete and did not register the majority of the times police had come to my home for welfare visits or many of the cases where I was not charged with wilful trespass.  I have asked that this information be supplied but I do not expect it to be available before 10 May 2016.  If it is helpful this document gives the presiding judge authority to access any information held by police about me.
  20. I do not accept this conviction is minor or the conviction of wilful trespass of the Law Society as I now have criminal convictions against me and am humiliated to have to tell people like insurance companies of them.  I cannot travel outside New Zealand without having to disclose these convictions and my freedom to travel is compromised.
  21. I do not accept this conviction is minor as it brings into contention the most basic laws of our democracy- justice, freedom, freedom from cruelty/torture/persecution, cultural belief, equality, human rights, Westminster system of law, rich versus poor, powerful versus powerless, oppressor versus oppressed, government versus citizen, etc.  In 2016 having the freedom to protest in any non-violent manner I see fit (as defined under International and National human civil and political rights laws) –particularly in the area of mental health care for mentally injured abuse victims, would have to be one of the most serious violence/social issues facing our society.
  22. My expertise and understanding the law as well as disability, human rights and health issues needs to be acknowledged in this.  I do not expect to read law that is not being followed such as ACC, health, disability, criminal, imperial, human rights and bill of rights laws and not being able to challenge this in a court room.  I do not expect to be treated with such cruelty when I reflect on the words of the NZ National Anthem (which I consider part of our constitution).  I do not expect to be taught one thing at university, about disability, rehabilitation and health, then experience something that does not follow this professional method of health care and violates my cultural beliefs.  I expect the rule and word of law to be followed as well as our commonwealth commitment to a monarch who is head of a Christian church – particularly in respect to the police.  I expect you to ‘reign in’ those people who have been corrupted by the love of money and power, who believe it is acceptable to persecute people like myself by refusing professional health care and use the police and justice system to intimidate, oppress and harm me for protesting at not receiving it.

     

    2 May 2016