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……