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.
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.
Sent: Thursday, 12 May 2016 8:20 a.m.
Subject: Formal complaint about being detained under mental health act as a form of intimidation
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.
CIVIL SOCIETY ACTOR