Was arrested on Tuesday, transported to Masterton Wednesday & have next court date, but still no lawyer. Was doing a protest at Health & Disability Commission, knowing there was a warrant out for my arrest, which is what I was picked up on. I tried to get a lawyer to get me out of staying but it became to traumatic and my behaviour and mental health was really bad. Lots of self-harming and freaking out.
So much to tell you about what happened during my time in custody, the good and the bad.
First, I also heard from my contact at Ministry of Health, high up in the Director of Health’s office. ACC are reinstating my care, the have an OT organised who will be contacting me and a social worker/mental health worker to help me get a doctor and decent psychiatrist. Also organise going back to gym, swimming and doing more with my music and art.
You wait until all that care and support kicks in and I can do protests and get arrested without self-harming and having these horrendous events. Oh yeah and I”m terrified – EIGHT years since I won the ACC review – eight fucking years – those evil cruel scum. I will continue to pursue human rights complaints against them at the United Nations. They ruined my life – for what?
Getting a decent lawyer going to be biggest challenge, I’m still not stopping my human rights complaints about what has been happening and all the bigotry I encounter. Just now I won’t be freaking out so badly with being so unsupported. Also I should be able to present at select committees etc without freaking out – which would be good.
It has become quite obvious to me over the past few days that having human rights cases heard in a Tribunal is grossly inapproriate & causing serious violations of United Nations declarations and Constitutional Law. Our entire society is suffering and people are dying.
Human Rights violations of people with mental health are rampant and what 90% of citizens are complaining to United Nations about. This is a constitutional law and yet it languishes in a Tribunal with members who aren’t even lawyers and are chosen by the government of the day – a gross violation of separation of powers expected in a democracy (a democracy YEAH RIGHT).
The oher tribunals involve material and financial matters – having tribunals dealing with the lives and deaths of 100,000s of people is grossly inappropriate and I believe a purposeful act of harm against an entire sector of society. It denigrates constitutional and human rights laws. Then there is the ACC tribunal which should not even exist, the conduct of this organisation in my case has been nothing less than psychological torture and persecution – gross violations of my rights and massive cause of harm – not just for me but many others. They should be under health system, they have corrupted their current system and have no right to have it continue with the abomination they have created for many citizens (who own ACC).
WE DO NOT NEED A NEW CONSTITUTION – we need to empower the current one, moving cases to our expensive & beautiful Supreme court, which is only used 55 days a year at the moment, is essential to ensuring the integrity of our constitutional laws. It must be free, the power of money imbalance must be addressed, this is why we have Rule Of Law.
There must also be legal representation for people who take cases of human & constitutional rights violations to court – I’m sure most would be like me and incapable of representing themselves. Currently the government employs multiple expensive law firms to oppose people claiming human rights abuses, poor and sick people. For my protesting criminal charges I get an overworked country lawyer out on her own and our opposition is law firm Meredith Connell with a team of over a dozen lawyers and support staff. The scales of justice need to be evened up.
I can imagine there would be hundreds of good people, good lawyers who would jump at the chance to work in the area of human rights and constitutional law, especially for disabled and mentally injured abuse victims like me. Who the government and society been screwing over for years.
You could run it through Public Defence Service across the road – cause very few of their lawyers know constitutional and human rights laws, its a specialist area, that does intersect with criminal law. Also they can be complicated and time consuming, govt has run down the justice system just same as education and health (I believe to purposely harm society & profit from it).
Imagine walking into the Supreme Court and having our countries most senior judges sitting before you to hear your case against our own government that sits just across the road. If I ever see that day – well – there will be tears. What a dream though.
Someone I don’t know that well told me about some chalking in Masterton about police violence towards women and I told her it was me. Then I told her what happened and why I had done it, so even though I have mentioned it before on this website I will tell you again. I also want those who are interested in what happened to me to know local media have REFUSED to say anything about it and have censored what has happened for years.
I did that graffiti in CHALK PEN on vacant shops in Masterton because a police officer violently assaulted me for a non-violent protest about discrimination and injustices I am being subjected to for asking for the professional health care i am entitled to under ACC and mental health services.
I have protested about the issues of professional health care for mentally injured abuse victims for many years. Since I was raped, couldn’t get the help I knew I desperately needed and read the ACC legislation and other health, disability and human rights laws.
In all the times I have been arrested up until July 2016 I HAD NEVER BEEN ASSAULTED AND THREATENED – yes police might have been a bit rough with me and nasty ones could be mean – but NOTHING LIKE WHAT HAPPENED OUTSIDE CARTERTON POLICE STATION. That was a full on violent assault and the next 3 hours with police was horrendous, I am still traumatised thinking about it.
So police assaulted me, I have medical evidence and CCTV footage to prove it that never made it to court because it was bought up during my charges for wilful trespass (which I won) and graffiti (which I was convicted of). I am appealing this conviction.
I complained about the assault to police the next day and to IPCA soon afer, I was told they would deal with it after my case went to court for the graffiti protest and other wilful trespass charges for other NON-VIOLENT protests. I was using art I had done in retaliation for police working for ACC in charging me with MISUSE OF A TELEPHONE FOR PHONING THEM SCREAMING TO HAVE MY CARE REINSTATED from 2009 – I had won two reviews and was very unwell.
I was never told until the court case came up – which took 18 mths & three times in court to even hear, our court system is sooooooooo bad – that the assault complaint would be dealt with there. How could they do this, I had assaumed a case of assault would be done separately and investigated thoughly – IT IS NOT! So the officers lied in court, the judge believed them and not my lawyer or me – he crust old judge and one of those judges who had been dragged in to try and cope with our GROSSLY OVERSTRETCHED, TO THE POINT OF ILLEGAL, court system our govt had created.
So the judge found the two officers justified in their assault – their version of the assault and what happened – not the truth.
I was so angry and so upset – if they could get away with assaulting me like that, then it would only get worse if I kept protesting. ONe of the officers told me that, he said if I kept doing it I WOULD SEE HOW BAD POLICE COULD BE – I am passionate about my activism over abusive mental health care, I know what I do is important and if I could get professional care applied to me and other abuse victims I could save so much unnecessary suffering, violence, addiction and suicide. It is illegal to terrorise an Civil Society Activists like me in New Zealand – in any commonwealth country – in any country that belongs to the United Nations. I know my rights very well.
I stewed on it for a couple of months then knew I had to do something as my mental health was getting even worse. When all the news came out about Harvey Weinstein sexually abusing women and the latest thing with Russell McVeagh lawyers I felt empowered enough to carry out my plan – terrified as I was of being assaulted even worse by Wairarapa police.
My plan was to destroy or make police take down the White Ribbon banner encouraging women to speak out about violence by men in their foyer – the foyer I had sat in extremely traumatised rocking backwards and forwards begging to go home – where every person who came past I recoiled from, especially the officer who had threatened me – after they had violently assaulted degraded and discriminated against me.
So I came up with throwning red paint over it as the easiest way – and it was. So I went there, threw red paint on the banner, left a piece of my art on the counter and left the building, nobody had come out so used my can of white chalk spray and did a swastika on end of it. Left there and headed for Lower Hutt where I chalked Judge JP Butler and swastika on teh building and then went to Wellington police station where I handed myself in.
The Wellington police were so nice, they were not very impressed with what I was telling them about the assault and what had happened through the courts etc. I told them Wellington police had NEVER hurt me like that and I knew what those two officers had done was illegal. They made me talk about it though and I hadn’t realised they would do that – it still makes me really unwell upset and traumatised and I’ve never been able to talk to a mental health professional about it – because ACC and mental health are still refusing me services.
i do the chalking on the buildings in my community to be heard – because local and national media refuse to tell my story, refuse to say what is happening to me and why. I don’t understand why they are covering up what is happening to a person who is a NON- VIOLENT and challenging protester – protesting about mental health services for abuse victims etc.
So that is most of the story from the person who chalked about police violence – that is the truth, there is more to it after years of protesting and being harmed, refer to rest of my website if you want to know and of course my poetry – that says it in an even more real and feeling way.
Leaders of New Zealand and those who uphold law and justice are a huge disappointment. They say one thing and do exactly the opposite then use media to cover it up or trivialise what is going on.
New Zealand used to be such a cool place – I know it was never perfect – but what is happening now is grossly immoral, corrupt and violates even our own terrorism laws, it violates laws against psychological torture as well and of course human rights and other laws. And the most disturbing thing is those organisations like Health & Disability commission, Human Rights Commission and Ombudsman ARE THE WORST OFFENDERS!!!!!!!!
🙁 And I said I didn’t want to cry but how can I not – every National party voter wanted this, and every Labour party voter condoned it in their party as well. They created this environment of dog eat dog and created proverty then hurt the poor until we can make money out of them through psychotropic drugs, justice industry and even social services/psychology industry. They did all this to replace the jobs in manufacturing OUR OWN GOVERNMENT drove out of New Zealand since the 1980s.
Kia kaha and aroha to us all.
SUBMISSION BY JR Civil Society Actor, on NZ GOVT BUDGET POLICY STATEMENT 2018
Yet another submission to government that I know will not be considered because it does not fit the neo-liberal agenda and demands immediate action on the terrorism of an entire sector of society after 30years of this illegal, immoral and irrational economic model.
It has been my contention for many years it is government PRIORITES that had become illegal/immoral by violating our most basic laws of Westminister Statute 1st – Common right be done to all rich as poor, and Magna Carta – no person shall be destroyed and every person shall have access to right and justice. They also violate Commonwealth Charter, NZ Bill of Rights, ACC legislation, disability, human & civil rights laws and multiple SIGNED United Nations declarations. Then of course there is the violation of Christianity -which our laws are based on and every sociology and psychology rule about causes of violence & social dysfunction.
Government kindness was
Never an OPTION
Cruelty was always
It is obvious people in power have started to realise those of us impoverished and persecuted by this economic terrorism aren’t going to take any more of it and our appalling statistics in child suicide, homelessness, addiction, violence, corporate greed, inequality etc is proof. I am sure there will be many others like me demanding to get gross injustices we have experienced addressed and compensated in a Court of New Zealand. I am sure this is why you are so focused on CHILD POVERTY and not dealing with the damage the past 30 yrs of adult poverty has caused – which our mental health stats reflect (and international drug companies profit from/along with justice system). You don’t want to deal with all those abuse victims who driven mad due to lack of services they entitled to – which included safe homes to live in and decent jobs if they older. You don’t want to deal with those of us demanding compensation for the torture and suffering we have been through – demanding justice.
You have mentioned child poverty 14 times in this one document, every one of those was an insult to the parents of these children who are obviously living in poverty as well. Of course elites like to pretend these parents are all losers, drink and drug and don’t care about their kids – which is NOT TRUE. Although many of the parents that are dysfunctional in this way are abuse victims themselves and never got the help they are entitled to and needed under ACC/disability laws/disability strategy/professional rehabilitation models to heal from their trauma and STOP the cycle. I know this for a fact because I live this grossly unjust nightmare – where media and government continuously say they don’t know what to do yet allow ACC to deny disabled mentally injured abuse victims our entitlements. I have spent the past 15 years since I was raped understanding the violence industry, law, human rights etc – I’ve been rotting on welfare, I have the time and I work very long hours and weeks without a break.
You refer to the Governments Budget Responsibility Rules, which I am sure National party have been violating for the past eight years, that makes me nervous, cause it indicates you are going to continue to give BUDGET constraints, as an excuse to deny disabled people safe stable homes to live in NOW! (People in Carterton who know how bad housing crisis is here was asking why aren’t govt bringing in the army, prefab homes like they had in Christchurch?)
Addressing housing and infrastructure crisis over years, while continuing with extreme levels of immigration is grossly irresponsible and illegal under Imperial Laws. Immigrants are driving New Zealanders out of their homes, businesses and jobs – you have made that legal and any sociologist will tell you it creates racism and violence. Humans have been fighting off invaders that take their most basic resources since BEGINNING OF HUMANS. Having this sort of environment will be triggering the basic instincts of all those affected – another reason people are becoming violent, cruel, addicted and committing suicide.
I’m not a social deficit and mental health infrastructure was purposely destroyed by Annette King and the Labour party, people thrown into the community without professional care & safe stable homes to live in. Everybody knows this, it is common knowledge, it is also common knowledge many mentally ill people caused significant harm and ended up in our justice system instead. I know for a fact as psych hospitals emptied, prisons filled and our judiciary were completely complicit with this gross miscarriage of justice against an entire sector of society. I have seen it myself watching court for just over an hour, 12 cases, four of them identified as mental health, four more I identified as mental health (ie violence as a result of Complex PTSD and severe stress) and four more deserved to be there.
I find it extremely threatening that government would want to invest more in police, when they are the ones who currently leading the way in persecution of mentally injured abuse victims and mentally ill. Why would you need more investment in police if you are going to help poorest people get safe stable homes and jobs? Or are you in complete denial at the inhuman environment people are being forced to live in – a living and social environment that satisfies Maslows Heirachy of Needs model (a model I satisfy on no levels – which is why I have been unable to recover from the sexual abuse and neglect trauma) which is why I am highly suicidal, self-harm, bulimic, attachment disorder, tick, have Complex PTSD and live rotting on welfare when I am an intelligent person treated like human sewage.
I have seen a new department start about evidence based policing, you managed to get something like this going in the first 100 days but you can’t address the 1000s of us who make complaints about police that are ignored. I have written to several Ministers telling them about ongoing police intimidation and violence – my own MP Kieran McNaulty emailed me recently and told me there was nothing he would or could do about it. Many of my activist friends in area of ABUSE have heard the same thing from those in the government they were relying on for justice and compensation. (NOTE: compensation that would see them at the same economic level of their peers, which they were unable to realise due to impacts of their abuse and criminal neglect.)
ECONOMIC AND FISCAL OUTLOOK
The admission in such an important and formal document that some New Zealanders have not received the benefits of economic growth using neo-liberal theories is an admission previous govts have violated the Westminister Statute 1st and Magna Carta. I am sure many in the legal profession would be aware that when a poor peasant has these rights to protection and safety illegally removed by rich powerful people THEY NO LONGER HAVE TO FOLLOW ANY LAW – the contract between rich and poor that created our justice system has been violated. Our ancestors were quite aware of human behaviour and knew allowing rich unbridled power over poor only ever resulted in suffering and violence, hence the increase in violence in our society, people with nothing to lose. Who now get more of their basic needs met in jail than in the community – although I do think this was designed like this purposely to support a corrupted cruel immoral and criminal penal system & create jobs (where many had been driven out of the country to China and poorer countries with few human rights).
It terrifies me with the focus on FAMILIES as it purposely limits any support for some of the most terrorised and persecuted members of society after 30yrs of neo-liberal terrorist policies, disabled people without children or whose children have left home. (NOTE, neo-liberal policies are terrorist acts as I have read the Terrorism Suppression Act and you are not allowed to impoverish large sectors of society for a belief system.)
Government acceptance and happiness with a 4% unemployment rate is grossly unjust neo-liberalism at its worst. In one breath you are saying you want to increase trade and employment, while in the next you are saying you’re happy with 4% unemployment. It is obvious if free trade was going to FIX unemployment in New Zealand it would have happened after the Chinese FTA. I find it interesting the number of unemployed is about the same number as disabled people and it is true from my experience, those who can’t get work most often have disabilities.
In recent OPINIONATED news from NZ Initiative (ie Business Round Table terrorists) the appalling statistics of people with injuries/illness/disabilities who now don’t work compared to pre-neoliberalism was offset by comment by AAAP members, a group of social activists. There was no discussion with disability advocacy groups, Workbridge or WINZ employment consultants as to the facts of what happening. NZ Initiative implied these disabled people worked through their impairments but now they are too lazy too. I have attended many meetings by many different organisations and the fact is employers refuse to employ disabled people due to cost and OSH requirements.
It makes me very sad to think the massive increase in productivity in New Zealand was mostly due to disabled people being dumped from the workforce. I have never met a disabled person that isn’t desperate to work – at something they are capable of doing without suffering and being bored into suicide (like they do in China). I have studied health disability and rehabilitation at Massey University, the book Person to Person outlined the plight of disabled people over decades – we are the ones last to be employed and first to be fired.
Any employer will hire something who can work faster than another – that is why orchardists prefer to hire healthy strong Fijians on their orchards rather than less able New Zealand workers. With the mass immigration government are continuing (at their peril) it is quite obvious disabled people will continue to be denied work, safe stable homes and a dignified standard of living.
The obsession with education in neo-liberal countries has got to stop, we cannot all be what we want and trying to perpetrate that illusion is one of the reasons we have such a high rate of youth suicide. Someone has to clean toilets and make 100s latte’s every day for years. If we were all lifted out of poverty by education then who would do this type of work.
That the government are going to stop bringing in low skilled workers and continue to import highly skilled wealthy people is a NEO-LIBERAL ABOMINATION. So what you are saying are New Zealanders, especially our young are going to be doing the menial, low paid, low skilled, boring work, while foreigners are going to get the good, interesting, well paid jobs. This appalling aspect of neo-liberalism HAS destroyed the entire fabric of our society and violated so many cultural and criminal laws it still astounds me it is allowed to continue. Of course I am resentful when a foreigner moves to Carterton with a good job I could have done if given the opportunity – if my kids had been given the opportunity. Of course I am prone to Xenophobia – ie hating all immigrants and seeing them as a threat to my survival – because they are – its not their fault of course, its our corrupt, cruel and incompetent governments fault. Same people who hold themselves up as knights and dames with high moral fibre. Watching the hypocrisy and these gross injustices every day is the main reason I want to die every day as well – as I have no hope while this is not acknowledged and rectified IMMEDIATELY – not in four years!
Treasury are corrupt – I know that for a fact and their forecasts that migration will drop from 72,400 to a long-run average of 15,000 by 2021 is absolutely ridiculous and not based on any FACT whatsoever. The world’s population is growing at an alarming rate, millions of people displaced by war, lack of water/resources etc requires those places like New Zealand that can sustain humans are going to fill up faster. Also many people are trying to escape the violence of other neo-liberal controlled countries more progressed than ours, like USA – Americans are high on immigration list. Sadly they are bringing with them their vindictive, self-righteous and cruel cultural beliefs about advancing rich, profiting from everything possible, including those they put in jail – the American prison system is the most corrupt, cruel and grossly unjust in the world today according to multiple documentaries coming out about it.
I did not see one mention of the appalling state of justice system for disabled/mentally ill and poor people who are now having their Magna Carta rights violated – as I am – I have been unable to get a lawyer to protect me from civil rights violations, ACC illegally withholding my entitlements and harm by police etc FOR YEARS. Apparently civil legal aid lawyers are almost impossible to find, human rights is considered civil law, which I find extremely disturbing considering the level of violence and suffering people like me are subjected to. Only those in the legal system would understand just how bad it is – because our bias media mostly refuse to address or report on it. While Justice Winkleman makes speeches about how poor citizens up against powerful government institutions are having their rights to justice violated. She writes about it and speaks about it – but this gross miscarriage of justice goes on unchecked. I have written to her several times – I am not even given the respect of a reply and the Secretary for Justice just trivialises or discredits anything I say about gross violations of law.
When considering what priorities the government should have over the next term I would suggest beginning at those points where people’s rights are being violated are the most important. I know for a fact disabled people must have access to social housing in a society like New Zealand. All resources currently devoted to infrastructure or commercial construction should be moved to urban development IMMEDIATELY. (Personally I think a percentage of private construction resources should be diverted as well.) If the government did this then the immigration issue would not be as socially damaging as it is now. It is people losing resources to rich foreigners that is causing the hatred and racism. No person should be allowed in this country unless they have somewhere to live AND NO NEW ZEALANDER SHOULD BE KICKED OUT OF THEIR HOME by an immigrant.
Imagine the social repair to our society that would happen if we were allowed to help each other. With all disabled people in state provided housing (that could be with state loans) it would free up property for others who need it, it would bring down rental costs dramatically (which I know rich people, neo-liberals and National party right DO NOT WANT). It would take the profit out of property and stabilise the accommodation market. Of course it would cause a huge financial crash which would have to be managed by banking regulation – but then it is banking deregulation behind so much suffering, waste, greed and pollution of our entire planet. Money that was created from thin air in the form of a loan to someone who did not work for any of it. (This is why ANZ bank now funds so much elitist sport, cause they have most of the money – it overwhelmes me to think how much money banks take out of our economy in the form of interest – how much suffering they create.)
For 30 years taxes to the rich have been reduced while taxes to the poor continually increase. When the government said they weren’t going to reinstate higher taxes to the rich I was horrified. They have all the money, they have taken all the money, they are the ones using to harm people as well, they gloat about their wealth everywhere in our media, they are grossly wasteful while others are forced to be frugal to the point they can’t participate in society or fulfil cultural beliefs (eg can’t go home for Xmas, can’t go on holiday cause can’t afford it).
Every time you go on about child poverty and delivering more money to families with children I cry. Every impoverished and disabled parent is humiliated and denigrated with this patronising insulting elitist ‘propaganda’ – it is the parents who are poor, not the children. The propaganda about poor people is rife and based on no scientific understanding of what causes poverty and family violence. New Zealand has extreme rates of family violence in New Zealand because of the radical application of neo-liberal theories – academics have spoken about NZ going from one of the most protected and controlled countries in the world to THE MOST unprotected and free economies. A fact that saw 100,000s families broken forever as people were forced to move to Australia and other countries to find work – while the rich got richer and the disabled poor who couldn’t leave were persecuted (yes I have a dictionary and know what the word means and it is appropriate to use).
When I was a disabled single mum with children, after being hurt in a violent sexual crime, I was much better off than a disabled single woman with nowhere safe and stable to live, forced to go flatting with people who exploited, victimised and terrorised me (as well as attempting suicide and them and me getting no help). As my children came of the age to leave home it was horrendous for me and them – I had lost my own home after I was raped and couldn’t return to work or my law studies – as ACC refused to provide entitlements.
Knowing I am a destitute disabled woman living on welfare in this hell hole of a country, is why I continuously battle suicide, as I have absolutely no hope for the future. The government even put out advertising saying if people didn’t save for their retirement they wouldn’t have enough food to eat – did anybody think they were showing these advertisements to disabled people who had no way of saving for the future – they don’t get enough to live with dignity now.
Also families being better off by $66 a week – is completely insignificant in the scheme of raises in rent and other costs that can’t be avoided, including the extreme cost of food – $5.50 for 500g butter, $25/kilo for fish – cause we have to compete with rest of world & what they will pay. Then of course there are the costs we now face of education, health and justice – all introduced by neo-liberals to cut taxes to the rich and impoverish the poor.
I know about disability, I know about laws related to disabled people and their rights, I have read the disability strategy I know for a fact disabled people’s rights to participate in society are not upheld, neither are their rights to housing and WORK. Please refer to my website SOLUTIONS page about what should be happening in the area of rehabilitation for mentally injured abuse victims. www.jrmurphypoet.com
Please refer to my regional rehabilitation centres idea and regional mental health facilities – we must heal those who have been damaged by the past 30years of neo-liberal terrorism because WE ARE NOT going to be ignored. Germany recognised their human rights violations and what they had done to Disabled, gypsies and Jews, they gave compensation – what has happened in New Zealand is very similar (except many were driven to suicide & profited from in jails) and those who been harmed will demand this injustice is addressed and rectified – I demand it.
Government should have NO DEBT WHATSOEVER they should be in credit and loaning it others. The idea that any group could run up debt by cutting taxes to the rich then forcing poor top pay massive amounts of interest to foreign banks is extremely corrupt, incompetent, negligent and immoral. No council should have private debt either, user pays is part of neo-liberalism and DOES NOT WORK. Places like Masterton spent $millions of rates on doing up sports grounds, parks, business centres etc – while illegally not doing anything about things like sewerage infrastructure (eg Masterton mayor Bob Francis).
HOME OWNERSHIP IS A CULTURAL RIGHT that is currently being violated. This began during Gov Grey era 1900s, as I have done history research on Grey and Small Farms Settlement at Greytown. Grey knew then what landlords were capable of, after seeing what had happened to tenant farmers in Ireland during potato famin. He wanted peasants to have opportunity to own/work land. Personally I prefer the Maori model of land ownership, as caretaker of land and I do not believe any corporation of foreigner should EVER own land in this country. Making peasants tenants is a neo-liberal terrorist ideology that, like I said, is a violation of our cultural rights. The current level of foreign takeover of our resources HAS GOT TO STOP – and the lies that this is imperative for New Zealand to survive HAS GOT TO STOP AS WELL.
I disagree with the priorities in the 100 day plan, as a mentally injured/ill suicidal abuse victim, rotting on welfare in unsafe unstable private housing with no health care and having my human and civil rights violated NOTHING in that package has helped me IN ANY WAY.
The idea of yet another inquiry into mental health, when we all know what the problems are is insulting to my intelligence and 15 years of fighting for the treatment care rehabilitation and justice I am entitled to under the law – both under National and Labour governments. We don’t need to restart the Mental Health Commission we need to provide professional care using professional health and rehabilitation models – we need to follow the law and science, not the experimental and harmful system we currently have.
We do need an inquiry into corruption by drug companies in the area of mental health and the forced drugging of mentally injured abuse victims (who being refused professional care) and mentally ill. The drugging of people terrorised by poverty, housing and food insecurity. I know Mark Unsworth is an ex-drug company executive and I believe was sent here and set up his PR business in 1993 just to ensure drug companies made profit from those the government was about to impoverish and terrorise PURPOSELY.
I’m sorry I can’t go on, I have become really unwell and can’t stop crying, the injustices me and so many other neglected disabled mentally injured abuse victims are being subjected to by government and our communities overwhelms me.
I am unable to proof read what I have written either, so I hope it is OK, please ignore spelling and grammar mistakes. I am sure I have not covered everything I want to say but I do always hope I will one day get a voice with those who have power in government to change the gross injustice happening to me and many other women children and men.
Kia kaha and Aroha to us all
Civil Society Actor
19 January 2018
What becomes of my broken heart
The rage and fear you cruelly start
You proved that swastika justified
Stood up in court and you lied
The bruises on my legs and arm
For weeks remind me of your harm
All I asked for was a sorry
Promise peace so I don’t worry
The flashbacks haunt me of that day
They make things worse, won’t go away
You pledge white ribbon you do follow
You swear an oath to Queen and bible
Pakeha, Maori, Africaan
The race of men who caused me harm
I’m a child of this earth these stars
You left me with more ugly scars
Junkies rule the marginalised
The poor, oppressed, the most despised
Keep up their bullying over years and years
Follow cruel elites, profit from tears
And one more thing you oughta know about me
I DON’T TAKE NO SHIT FROM NO POWER JUNKIE
Dedicated to Judge P J Butler, Sgt Q Hoera and Const Allan French, also 2 security guards at high court who assaulted me.
What a day after 18 months of waiting apparently I’m not guilty of Wilful Trespass but am guilty of Graffiti – but I won’t be punished or sentenced unless I commit another crime – WHICH I DEFINITELY WILL BE.
So got to Lower Hutt court – which is 1 hour drive from home (please note: I can’t find a flatmate so rent is $260 & invalids benefit is $410) petrol cost $20. If I wanted to get the decision in Masterton I would have had to wait until March 2018 before the revolting corrupt fascist elitist VERY OLD judge was here again and I would have killed myself having to wait that long.
I was nervous of course, waiting outside court was a young man sitting on the low walls around the front area, with gardens full of cigarette butts. He offered me a cigarette a couple of times to deal with the stress – so I did. Big sign on the Lower Hutt court house said NO SMOKING – should have got a photo.
We talked about why I was there, he was 100% behind what I was doing and felt the same way about the government, inequality, justice, etc. Was nervous and needed to do something.
I went and did some chalking in front of the court house that said:
NZ law No 1
Westminster Statute the 1st
- common right be done to all rich as poor
NZ law No 2
No-one shall be destroyed and everyone shall have access to right and justice
We’re not shares to be traded
We’re not pawns in a game
We’re not doing OK
And we’re not the ones to blame
Then a comment about how if wealthy govt violate Laws 1 & 2 then poor people don’t have to abide by any laws wealthy govt makes.
While I was doing it a young officer came along and started asking me questions, telling me I had been in trouble before for chalking and that I shouldn’t be doing it. I told him it was all legal and I wasn’t going to stop, that I knew my rights, it was chalk. He asked me what it was all about – my response was – can’t you read. He kept annoying me and I got angry, I don’t have to answer his questions, told him politely several times to leave me alone, he didn’t so I started swearing at him. Got very heated and he threatened me with being arrested and put in prison – I think the prison threat was pretty funny. Came very close to being arrested BEFORE COURT.
Thankfully not far from us was the man I had just been talking to and a Dominion Post journalist. So I started raising my voice so they knew what was going on – there was no way I wanted to get arrested BEFORE COURT and NO WAY I was backing down when he was the one annoying me. The officer asked me why I was being loud, so I told him, to make sure that journalist over there hears what happens to disabled activists like me for writing statements and poetry about justice on the street (well actually it was on court property technically). Photos are on my facebook page /jrmurphypoetmusician
I finished my chalking while police officer phoned his boss and talked for quite a long time before he came back – with a vastly different attitude – I was just finishing. He asked me a really cool question about why I had said poor people dont have to follow the law if their Westminister & Magna Carta rights had been violated. Told him the story about 1200s when they were feuding and some people decided the fighting needed to stop, so they decided on a set of rules (LAWS) But there was NO WAY the peasants would agree to the rules if the rich didn’t have to – or were treated better.
Magna Carta also guaranteed above all else that govt wouldn’t destroy you and everybody would have access to right and justice. Which currently doesn’t happen and is why we have so much violence – previous intelligent humans knew some pretty cool and interesting things about human behaviour under persecution – go figure. I think man has become more stupid as we have evolved – or maybe its just those who lead us – groan.
Police officer also said he didn’t agree with what was happening to mentally ill people in the system. I said how good that was to hear and all peaceful revolutions succeeded when police refused to take up arms against CITIZENS. (Isn’t it a shame we don’t have this sort of news or discussion on mainstream media?)
While I was chalking my poem a young man came past on a skateboard – loved what I was doing. Said he was working homeless, things weren’t good, police had offered to lock him up in the cells for few nights if he needed somewhere to stay – they weren’t kidding, they actually were trying to help him. He had mental health issues as well.
I went back to sit down and another man arrived, he had a cool music box with him in a bag, big Maori/Samoan man. We started talking and I discovered he had Complex PTSD like me, he was up on charges of assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest etc. He was really worried (was expecting bracelet or prison for 3 mths) – the things he was describing about his behaviour were TYPICAL PTSD symptoms.
It was 9am, he said he didn’t have to be there until 2.30pm – I said he should keep busy, perhaps go down the river or to some big trees, that might help – it helped me in the past. He said if he left he didn’t think he would return, so i agreed with him about staying. He revealed to me – by the sounds of it all the talk about abused CYFS kids getting an inquiry had been triggering memories of his own abuse.
He said people told him he shouldn’t bottle it up, but he couldn’t let it out either cause he couldn’t control it and someone would get hurt – oh boy do I know how that feels – probably not as violently as him but I know the feeling very well. I assured him he was right about not wanting to talk about what happened if he was getting violent with it – I told him how I was protesting about professional care for abuse victims like him and me, and health care that would help us through dealing with really bad trauma. it took only a few minutes and we were talking like long lost friends – that happens a lot with me when I come across people with Complex PTSD. Cause I have studied it for so many years I understand it very well and understand people who have it – people who don’t have it DO NOT UNDERSTAND.
We talked about not letting people get to you, when some toxic triggering shit came towards you how to pretend in your minds eye you are dodging it, it flies right past and ends up in a basket behind you. Especially useful for inconsiderate, degrading or abusive families you supposed to get help from. He heard me swearing at officer as well & understood. Officer came back past and I apologised for swearing at him – I never used to swear – but then I wasn’t a terrorised persecuted disabled abuse victim being denied health care, a job, a safe home and justice back then.
I reassured him everything would be OK now we had a Labour government & Kelvin Davis was in the media recently saying how he was going to help people who ended up in prison system – especially those with mental health issues. I told him to make sure he reiterated his mental injury from his violent childhood in CYFS care from 5 yrs old.
He told me about a time when CYF worker had dogs lead around his neck, the lead was slipped under a closed door and the man was pulling it tight so J…. couldn’t breath. Another child was yelling at the man he was going blue but he said something abusive and ignored it. J….. passed out and remembered coming too being dragged along the corridor. He said a nice social worker at the CYFS home tried to stop and expose the violent abuse but was sacked instead.
(Just so people know, even though he said he didn’t want to talk about it, when you meet someone who understands sometimes a particuarly bad unresolved trauma will come up and next minute you are telling a complete stranger.) Forcing this process when the person is not in a safe emotional environment – IS NOT GOOD, IS IN FACT DANGEROUS AND LIFE-THREATENING TO THE PERSON. Getting drunk often brings it out in the worst way – avoiding alcohol helps but its not DEALING WITH it.
Was so cool to meet him and hopefully help him through his day/life – he didn’t have anybody supporting him either. Made sure he knew me and lots of other people felt exactly like him and had same problems. I’ve tried to start Stress Disorder Support Groups before but govt wouldn’t let me – I don’t reakon they want all disabled people like us together because we would validate the symptoms of our EXTREMELY DEBILITATING AND SOMETIMES TERRIFYING DISORDER and work out our government, police and justice system were purposely persecuting mentally injured and ill disabled people.
A Dominion Post journalist came along, he was there for my case, but I didn’t want to talk to him – told him I didn’t like journalists so he backed off – which was cool. He talked to my lawyer by text to find out what was happening. Didn’t take any photos of my chalking or poetry of course.
Several random people took photos and video of my chalking – which is awesome – more uploads and shares the better – more empowered people will be.
Next person I met was a Maori guy who was representing himself in court, had done it a few times before – he hated the justice system, oppressors of the poor and Maori – he was really cool too and admired what I was doing. Again I was talking to someone like I had known him for years after 5 mins. He would have heard me going APESHIT at the judge when I was convicted – told him I was going to sing and I did.
Went into court and watched previous case – AGAIN a mental health case involving violence and a man with anxiety and depression (ie suicidal). How many cases of mentally ill disabled people are in our courts at the moment????? It is common knowledge two thirds of people in jail are disabled with mental health issues – same people National govt took away right to vote from – now why do you think that was?????
Check out rest of my page and ask yourself WHY we hearing nothing from our two disability commissioners, the Human Rights Commission, Law Commission, Ombudsman, Auditor-General, Mental Health Foundation, etc They not saying anything because a radicalised terrorist aspect of neo-liberalism is the requirement people who are driven to violence by abuse, prolonged neglect and severe stress are completely discredited, denigrated & blamed for their disorder – not the people who abused them or govt/society that neglected them.
I didn’t sleep last night and I have just become very very tired RIGHT NOW – will finish off tomorrow.
I will take the focus off NZ police violence against me and others during my current protests if Insp Donna Howard DEALS WITH what happened, I get justice & to meet with the two officers.
THESE ARE MY COMPLETELY JUSTIFIED DEMANDS
The officer who assaulted me gets counselling, a written warning and a record of it on his file.
The officer who threatened me with future increased violence, gets a written warning and has it recorded on his file.
They have to meet with me in a safe place so I can tell them what they did to me and how it affected my life.
I demand an apology and assurance there will be no future violence towards me if I have any future dealings with police in my Civil Society activism work.
I wish I could slap their faces for what they did – BUT I DON’T HIT MEN AS A RULE!
A sczophrenic man once told me DON’T TRUST VIOLENCE – and I don’t – shame the police and New Zealand government don’t hold the same high standards – like those ones in the bible they swear an oath to as an agent of The Queen.
I will put my focus about violence towards women back on the shoulders of New Zealands leaders – exactly where it belongs.
I have a traumatic stress disorder that is compounding if I DON’T or can’t deal with stressful situations in my life it makes my mental health much worse. Getting an apology and assurance of no future violence from those two officers IS DEALING WITH IT – while it remains un-dealt with it causes me significant stress and harm – that fuels my suicidality, self-harm, bulimia etc.
Please make it stop – that’s all I’m asking, please take at least one serious stress and worry out of my life. Please make me stop thinking every time I hear a car in my street it is police coming to get me. Please stop me from being too scared to protest about abusive mental health services, poverty and injustice.
As a woman I am deeply disappointed in the conduct of Insp Donna Howard, IPCA and New Zealand’s most senior police officers who have allowed this to continue – while promoting White Ribbon propaganda. It breaks my heart every time I see a piece of marketing about violence towards women & then it makes me really really angry!
Then I can stuff down all the fear I feel and go out in the community and tie a whole lot of white ribbons outside the police station, or chalk a fence or the footpath, or put up a sign I have painted, or put a poem on youtube……
Just sent the following report to Shane Jones and others, it covers some of the ignorant garbage he is vomiting all over us via media at the moment.
NZ Initiative welfare report reveals failure of neo-liberalism
Kiwis are richer – and more are on disability benefits than ever before due to the failed neo-liberal experiment of the past 30 years. It has created gross inequality and caused significant harm to disabled and poor citizens, their families and friends.
With double the income-per-person than what was in 1970, a minimum wage up 50 per cent (inflation adjusted) and better medical care for working and wealthy people who can afford it. Including increasing child mortality for poor due to housing overcrowding, terrorised stressed people driven to violence drugs suicide, impoverished by years of austerity following illegal cruel and savage cuts to welfare. Cuts to welfare following deregulation and driving of 100,000s manufacturing jobs to China where the Chinese government gladly provided the infrastructure and man power to create wealth for their own people and country. You’d think New Zealand would be in its heyday.
But the facts are ‘tragically different’ argued the highly paid researchers of Business Round Table, now known as NZ Initiative. Part of a global group of right-wing think tanks and business membership organisations with an office in Wellington. Think tanks are an essential part of the global marketing programme that has seen the spread of socially damaging neo-liberal policies to most OECD countries – even though it was a never tested economic idea. It has also caused catastrophic poverty, violence, social dysfunction, addiction and suicide in rich countries and slavery, violence, unnecessary suffering and suicide in poorest countries as well.
Instead, in 2012 the proportion of Kiwis of working age on a sickness or invalids benefit was six times greater than in 1970. This is when NZ was one of the most socialist countries on the planet with an extensive welfare system that wasn’t needed as much because even disabled people were given opportunity to work and one wage could support an average 5 person family. Large numbers of workers employed by the government/councils would have been in that disabled category – with the introduction of excessive private contracting where productivity is the focus, disabled people who cannot work at 100% capacity of a healthy adult are rejected as inefficient and not cost effective.
To increase profits and productivity many jobs were made casual, part-time and seasonal. This is how New Zealand has tried to compete with rest of the world on efficient use of Labour – irrelevant of these vulnerable workers impoverishment when business people did not want them. Now they are even refused safe stable homes or be allowed to stay in their own communities – many families have been driven apart by desperate unemployed members moving to other regions, Australia and beyond.
Now 10% of the working-age population are on a main welfare benefit, compared with 2% in 1970 and around 500,000 people received some kind of income support from MSD this year. This is what neo-liberalism creates, business owners only using healthiest members of the workforce and letting the government take care of the rest. Strangely NZ Initiative interpreted the information as being a failure of the welfare state, rather than a success. What they are talking about is the failure of government to accept these rejected people and offer them productive work within the community within their capabilities and unique talents. There are multiple disability, human rights and welfare laws that say this is what should happen, sadly for 80% of disabled people it does not – and particularly mentally injured and ill people. ACC’s almost sole focus is rehabilitation – according to their accountability documents and the legislation. Hopefully this new government will finally address this gross miscarriage of justice and unnecessary suffering of most vulnerable while richest flourish and employ people to disseminate misinformation and bigoted opinion through well financed think tanks.
Report author Dr Bryce Wilkinson said New Zealand has got a serious and entrenched problem of disadvantage coming through the welfare system. When this has nothing to do with welfare and everything to do with lack of professional health care, increasing impoverishment and terrorising of poorest/disabled by neo-liberal policies, plus the lack of safe stable housing. Intergenerational benefit dependence is a consequence of Low Wage economy requirement that there is high unemployment to keep down wages over past 30 yrs ago. It doesn’t account for the fact many people have to apply over and over again for jobs and will often be denied the job in favour of a more experienced foreigner. People with looks, mannerisms that aren’t ‘mainstream’ are rejected from this system as well. Although there has been a little talk of tapping into creativity of New Zealanders – the past 9 years have been a stifling of the artists.
The cycle of neo-liberalism keeping generations of families impoverished, traumatised and marginalised is high – this would never have happened in the 1970s – although there were other mechanisms of racism etc that did their damage to certain cultural groups of people back then. The report found nearly three quarters of all beneficiaries aged under 25 had a parent on a benefit while they were a child. More proof of the cruel and extensive loss of jobs after deregulation neo-liberalism took over our government in 1984 (the relevance to George Orwell’s book 1984 is definitely unnerving at times). These young people have seen their parents/families terrorised by poverty and injustice since they were born – many of them ending up as income/jobs for the justice system. A review of types of jobs done in 1970s compared to 2012 will show the move away from manufacturing work into law, police, justice, security. In fact numerous jobs dealing with the fallout from impoverishing 100,000s New Zealanders – this is currently a terrorist act under the Terrorism Suppression Act, sadly the current GCSB head Rebecca Kitteridge refuses to investigate this crime.
This marginalised cultural group of disabled people have also suffered the brunt of extremist neo-liberal policies of cutting and privatising mental health services (even when empirical evidence shows NGOs in mental health did not work anywhere they operated because NGOs lied about the services they provided and excluded those most in need of care). NGOs also ordered to operate within EXTREME funding constraints – as required under austerity measures wealthy neo-liberals insist on.
My personal expertise is 15 years of study in traumatic stress disorders as a result of sexual and physical abuse. There are huge numbers of mentally injured abuse victims who have not received the extensive professional treatment care rehabilitation and justice they are entitled to under multiple New Zealand laws. They have been severely disadvantaged, neglected, misunderstood, marginalised and discriminated against, which has made everything much worse. I would suggest 10% of New Zealand population would be an approximately number of people who have not healed from trauma, or had so much trauma in their lives they have been permanently terrorised. Same number Mr Wilkinson refers to which I am sure with a little investigation would be born out as linked.
The disproportionate withdrawal of money from the poorest members of society – people purposely impoverished under neo-liberal measures and corresponding economic prosperity of richest members of society is actually a gross violation of our most basic laws. NZ’s first legal statute is Westminister Statute the 1st – common right be done to all rich as poor.
Neo-liberalism has also created gross violations of the Magna Carta which says governments are not allowed to destroy people and every person must have access to right and justice. Violations of both these laws by our government therefore must result in poor people not being required to follow any laws of New Zealand. The fight between rich and powerful and poor and powerless is age old, governments, democracies and laws were set up to bridle power and protect those they sought to exploit and harm. That is currently failing to happen in New Zealand and more and more people every day are coming to this realisation and becoming enraged at the rhetoric, deceit and bigotry we hearing through our media from organisations like Business Round Table/NZ Initiative – whose leaders are all captains of industry, money and law (check out their website).
Government cannot take responsibility for the plight of disabled New Zealanders because neo-liberals have under-funded health, welfare and justice to criminal levels – in order to use taxes to advance wealthy business leaders, pay horrendous govt debt and give rich people tax cuts, they apparently deserve. The predicament faced by people on welfare is one of being continually marginalised and terrorised by ignorant people who want them to have even less – as well as cope with whatever their disability throws at them. They are repeatedly swept up in the constant hatred towards ‘lazy’ young New Zealanders and others who don’t want to work. I have never met a person who doesn’t want a decent job, within their capabilities, that pays enough to live – EVER. I have only met disabled people – young and old who suffering and struggling to survive. My own children have worked since they were 12 years old, as a disabled parent they had to. They are now 22 and 23 and successful people in decent jobs, they have now both paid off their student loans and neither of them used those skills they were forced to pay for.
WE ALREADY KNOW WHAT WORKS – the idea we need more research and study is yet another neo-liberal idea, we already have all the information we could ever need about what works in creating a decent society. We have all the knowledge and the laws to back it up – we just don’t do it. Other countries know what to do, governments have spent $millions since introduction of neo-liberalism trying to combat social problems it created. New Zealand knew what to do, that is why our country was relatively peaceful in the 1970s. ACC is one of the most progressive forms of socialism in the world, now an agency used to terrorise people who have long term disabilities due to accident. Along with illegally withholding extensive professional treatment and rehabilitation to mentally injured abuse victims, who large percentage of those on welfare. Under ACC law these sensitive claimants also entitled to safe housing – which they currently don’t get – corrupted ACC officials save the money to spend on the stock market and promote dam projects in the Hawkes Bay – or banks.
Social investment is an incredibly offensive degrading elitist term used to herd all those people terrorised by poverty, austerity in health/welfare/justice and public neglect into a group in order to exploit them.
The interpretation of Peter’s story is incredible ignorant and shows no research was done with any disability organisation in New Zealand, Workbridge and disability reports would not have been reviewed either. This plainly sets out the issues with disabled people getting work – especially if their disability is intermittent. I have attended multiple disability forums where this topic is discussed, as the situation gets worse and worse as more healthy immigrants come to New Zealand. People are so desperate to work, many commit suicide after years of impoverishment and marginalisation by government and community.
My family have businesses I was told by my brother-in-law he doesn’t hire disable people because of OSH requirements and he just can’t carry them in ‘this day and age’.
Peter is the responsibility of ACC, he should have an Occupational Therapist working with him to get back to meaningful work? He should be a client of Workbridge, ACC has an extensive programme to return people to best possible health – they don’t apply it to everybody of course, eventually they dump you (that was the neo-liberal changes they called GETTING RID OF THE TAIL or LOW HANGING FRUIT). Why is Peter discussing this with an untrained employment consultant?
ACC has proper work assessments that Peter has described – I would suggest someone make a complaint to the ACC minister this government agency are not doing what they are required to by law. Why havn’t the media who covered this story followed this up? Given the worst neo-liberal immigrant in history of our country currently runs ACC may have something to do with it – Paula Rebstock. The woman who concurrently denied abused children ACC care they entitled to and was paid $2,000 a day to change the name of CYFS who had been found to be abusing children in their care. I have asked repeatedly for a police investigation into ACCs treatment of sensitive claimants to no avail. Hopefully a new government will ensure one goes ahead.
I will be contacting Carmel Sepuloni with my response to this Business Round Table uneducated uninformed rhetoric and sending a copy to all major news papers and bloggers. I will be sending a copy of this response to Mr Wilkinson and posting it on my website www.jrmurphypoet.com
This ignorance and bigotry has got to stop, our news media is making public unsubstantiated opinions not based on fact – this is to get CLICKBAIT and people upset. It fuels fascism in people who have been told to hate and blame the poor – when it is quite obvious wealthy elites and leaders who fund right-wing think tanks introduced neo-liberalism to this country are to blame for the inhuman situation many disabled people now find themselves in. This fuels suicide and hatred in those who being terrorised, their bosses/landlords/family members who believe in what Business Round Table say subsequently degrade & insult you at every opportunity.
We don’t need studies to know what to do – we should be doing what the law and professional health models tell us to do. I have a friend who is an Occupational therapist I know how grossly underfunded the health system is. I have studied Occupational Therapy and the extensive rehabilitation – particularly Social Rehabilitation ALL New Zealanders are entitled to under ACC.
The ONLY solution to this issue of valuing disabled people is for regional rehabilitation centres to be set up and regional mental health facilities (which could work in with them in some way). Places where disabled people can go and work on a multitude of different projects from supported house building, food growing, jump in a van with a team going out to do seasonal work. These places must be run professionally with an Occupational Therapy focus, by the government, private enterprise and charities ARE NOT trustworthy to do this. This focus is the same set out in multiple constitutional documents and the Commonwealth Charter – why we don’t do this is beyond my comprehension. Why we have such disregard for our less fortunate neighbour, young and old, disgusts me as a decent human being and kind New Zealander.
My website has a solutions page that outlines professional rehabilitation models and business plans, it also has a brief outline of the Regional Rehabilitation Centres I envisioned throughout New Zealand. The sort of regional development I know our entire society would benefit from. NOT PRIVATE ENTERPRISE – these must be government/health controlled as you are going to be dealing with ALL sorts of people – all of them unwell in different ways.
Please contact me to further this discussion and let me share the extensive knowledge I have gained over 15 years of studying the violence industry, law, psychology and rehabilitation. My perspective is invaluable because of my expertise and extensive experience – I know the big picture and I know where the problems are centred.
Completed 4 December 2017
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