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Murray Jack GOTCHA!

Murray Jack you piece of crap
Controlling this, controlling that
Me and others know what you do
Advance the rich, degrade the few

Murray Jack you piece of crap
On the board of this and that
Neo-liberalism’s wrong
You harm the weak, protect the strong

Murray Jack you piece of crap
How could you choose this and that
Just another one percentre
Greed and fear’s what you engender

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Yesterday went out with some pieces of art which had a swastika on them and placed them at three differently places I thought were violating human rights.  NZ Initiative (aka Business Round Table), IPCA Police Conduct Authority and Ministry of Justice.

Left a poem, videod it on phone and put it on my youtube channel JR Murphy Poet.  This is one I had found in my visual diary, written a couple of months ago after seeing Murray Jack at court hearing about unsafe workplace at WINZ where John Tully shot the two workers.  Know he was part of the inquiry into these killings and ignored me when I spoke to him about how desperate things had become for long term disabled.  He one who suggested all the security guards, which have made things worse.

When I saw him at court case, before I was escorted out by security for wanting to put up a sign about the case.  I told him I was going to get him, told him he was neo-liberal scum and his lot had caused this tragedy.  Gave him a bollocking.

Writing this poem about him and sticking it up at NZ Initiative – where he is a board member – was what I meant.  I couldn’t find out where his office was and I hate this neo-liberal think tank.  I wrote GOTCHA at bottom of poem.  Putting it on youtube is also another GOTCHA (if you are reading this Murray, or any of your neo-liberal mates that created this hell for me and others).

Quite an honour to get a poem written about you – John Millar, Ruth Dyson, Tony Ellis, John Key are the others.

Now I want to meet with you for an hour at least and tell you my story and how I know the government are corrupt and experimenting on mentally injured abuse victims, traumatised and mentally ill – also persecuting many of them and denying them professional health care and rehabilitation.

Come on you coward, front up – contact me through my email, facebook or twitter.  I don’t check comments on my website because of trolls.

 

Too Hard Basket Case

A poem I wrote this morning – been wanting to use this phrase for a while now – last verse came as I was writing – BOOM!

I’m a too hard basket case
They won’t see me face to face
Send round police bullies to my place
Make our justice system a disgrace

I’m a too hard basket case
What they do to me is cruel
Create this suicide rocket fuel
Evil rich who SHOULD NOT rule

I’m a too hard basket case
They grind my bones to make their bread
Incite the hatred in my head
A disabled soul they want dead

I’m a too hard basket case
Make me beg so I lose face
Leave me rotting with no place
Beat men & women full of grace

I’m a too hard basket case
Break bonds of love by being cruel
Violence addiction they do fuel
Advance rich, poor they rule

I’m a too hard basket case
Fill my life with $1 bread
Oppress suppress what’s in my head
Make jobs for maggots until I’m dead

THERE TOO MANY BASKET CASES
TOO MANY SAD & DEAD FACES
CAUSED BY THOSE IN HIGH PLACES
WHILE PUTTING ON THEIR AIRS & GRACES

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Conviction for Wilful Trespass of ACC – OVERTURNED – BOOM!

IN THE HIGH COURT OF NEW ZEALAND

WELLINGTON REGISTRY                                                         CRI-2016-485-15

                                                                                                            (2016) NZHC 1495

 

BETWEEN                 JAYNE ROUTHAN

                                    Appellant

 

AND                           NEW ZEALAND POLICE

                                    Respondent

 

Hearing:                      28 June 2016

 

Counsel:                      Bolland

                                    Wood

 

Judgement:                  1 July 2016

 

 

JUDGEMENT OF WILLIAMS J

 

Introduction

 

  1. Following a judge-alone trial in the District Court, Ms Routhan was convicted of trespass.  She represented herself.  Judge Boshier ordered by way of sentence, that she come up to Court for sentence if called upon within nine months.

     

  2. Ms Routhan was convicted pursuant to s3(1) of the Trespass Act 1980.  This provides that it is an offence to trespass on any place and refuse to leave after being warned by an occupier.   This is generally referred to as the ‘single event’ trespass offence.  This is to be constrasted with a s4(4) of the Act.  That provides it is an offence to trespass within two years of having been earlier warned by an occupier to stay off.  That is the ‘two event’ offence.

 

Facts

  1. Ms Routhan was, and remains, very unhappy with various decisions ACC had made about her and wished to protest about this.  At some time between 12pm and 1 pm on 2 September 2015, Ms Routhan visited the Wellington Branch of ACC.  She set herself up in the foyer within the building.  She displayed two placards each containing handwritten text to the general effect that ACC would kill her through bad, lawless or neglectful decisions.  She also displayed a painting in somewhat abstract form of a person with stab wounds in his or her back.  The items embedded in the persons back included a knife on which the letters “ACC” were painted.

     

  2. She sat on the floor in the reception area next to an armchair and a coffee table.  By being located in this spot she blocked the fire exit door.  A security guard repeatedly asked her to leave the premises.  She refused.  The manager was called and she too asked Ms Routhan to leave.  Ms Routhan still refused.  The police were then called.

 

  1. Meanwhile, the building was partially locked down in the sense that reception staff vacated that area and took refuge behind glass doors.  Automatic sliding doors at the entrance to the reception area were then set to exit only.  Ms Routhan would be permitted to leave, but clients could not enter.  Business was brought to a standstill.

 

  1. When the police arrived, they also asked Ms Routhan to leave.  They arrested her when she again refused to do so.

 

District Court Decision

 

  1. The judge summarised the evidence of the security guard, the manager and the arresting constable.  She also summarised Ms Routhan’s evidence.

     

  2. The judge then found that all elements of the offence of one event trespass were met.  The manager had the necessary delegated authority to act as the occupier of the premises.  Both the security guard and the manager had asked Ms Routhan to leave.  She had refused to do so.

 

  1. The judge also recorded the manager’s reasons for asking Ms Routhan to leave was that she was blocking the fire exit,  the placards and painting were disturbing to clients and here was a risk to client and staff safety.  There were also issues, the Judge noted, in terms of the ability of ACC to transact its ordinary business in light of the partial building lock-down.  These factors entitled the manager to ask Ms Routhan to leave the judge found.

 

Submissions and issues

 

  1. Comprehensive and thoughtful submissions were provided by counsel for the appellant raising a number of separate grounds by which, it was argued, the judge’s decision should be overturned.

     

  2. In light of the view I take of this case, only one ground need be discussed.  This relates to the applicability of the reasonableness standard in the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 (NZBORA) to decisions to invoke s 3 of the Trespass Act in relation to public buildings.

 

  1. Ms Bolland, for Ms Routhan, argued that Ms Routhan could invoke rights of assembly and expression protected by NZBORA and that this required the officials who involved the Trespass Act to be satisfied that doing so was reasonably necessary in the circumstances.  There was, Ms Bolland submitted, no evidence that officials had made such assessment.  Further, she said, there was no evidence either that Judge Boshier undertook her own analysis of that issue or even understood that NZBORA was relevant.  It followed, Ms Bolland submitted, that the judge had made an error of principle and the conviction should be set aside accordingly.

 

  1. In response, Mr Woods argued that although the judge did not explicitly consider NZBORA or any reasonableness test, she noted that there was evidence of three reasons for the manager asking Ms Routhan to leave and when those reasons taken together, they amounted to sufficient evidence that invoking the Trespass Act was reasonable.  The Judge, in her reasons, took these matters into account.  They were that MS Routhan was blocking the fire exit; the painting showing stab wounds in which ACC was implicated was disturbing for staff and clients; and Ms Routhan’s presence in the building had caused a partial lock-down, interrupting thereby, the ordinary work of the office.  In such circumstances, it was submitted, Ms Routhan’s behaviour was in fact unreasonable, and the corollary was that invoking the Trespass Act was reasonable.  Therefore, even if the Judge had erred, her error would not have affected the result

 

Analysis

 

  1. It is now beyond argument that those exercising public authority may only invoke the Trespass Act against when this is ‘reasonably necessary’, in light of the freedom of peaceful assembly and freedom of expression rights protected by ss 14 and 16 of NZBORA.  Kos J in an earlier case involving Ms Routhan provided the following non-exhaustive list of considerations to be factored in to assessing whether invoking the Trespass Act is, in any particular case, reasonable.  They were:
  1. whether the assembly was unreasonably prolonged;

     

  2. the degree to which the rights and freedoms of other people are affected by the trespass notice;

     

  3. the degree to which the assembly or protest interfered with the rights of the occupier to use the premises for ordinary business or duties free of nuisance;

     

  4. the size of the assembly and its duration;

     

  5. the content of what is being expressed, if the message is one of hatred, racial abuse, intolerance or obscenity; and

     

  6. whether the notice is justified on the grounds of maintenance of public order (such as lack of prior notice to police of the time and location of the event or in terms of management of street traffic).

     

  1. In my view it is plain that Judge Boshier was unaware that NZBORA rights were in play even though the matter had been raised both in evidence and argument.  For that reason, she did not subject the case to the justified limitations analysis required by s 5 of the Act.  That is (in short) that Ms Routhan’s freedom to express her views in government spaces could only be curtailed if this amounted to a reasonable limit, prescribed by law and “demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society”.

     

  2. It follows that the judge necessarily made an error of principle.

 

  1. But was Mr Woods right when he argued that the error was not material because, on the facts, such limitation was reasonable?  This question requires me to assess, in hindsight, the relevant facts alluded to by the Judge.  I am inevitably drawn into making my own assessment in light of the Judge’s failure to do so at first instance.

 

  1. In my view it cannot be said that trespassing Ms Routhan, in the circumstances that obtained on the day in question in the reception area, was reasonable.  She sat there quietly expressing her views that she was entitled to express in terms of s 14 of NZBORA.  She was not aggressive or violent.  She said nothing unless spoken to.  She made it clear that in her view she had a right to do what she was doing.

 

  1. The written placards were not offensive.  The painting was not either.  I accept that the painting might have been if the image had been a photo of a human body with gaping knife wounds, but it was not.  Whatever its merits, it was an abstract work of art and protest.  No reasonable person could have viewed it as offensive.  It is true that the building went into semi lock-down as a result of Ms Routhan’s presence in the reception area.  But that was ACC’s response to Ms Routhan’s presence.  That response too has to be measured against a reasonableness standard.  Mr Woods said that ACC had had experience of Ms Routhan’s protests in the past and management responded as much to their experience of her as they did to her actions on the day.  Whatever Ms Routhan had done in the past, she was being very careful to behave civilly, courteously and reasonably on the day in question.  If she had come to learn where the line was, beyond which freedom of expression crossed into unreasonable interference in the lives of others, then it seems to me that was a good outcome.  She ought not to be prejudiced for having learnt to modify her behaviour so as not to offend, annoy or be a nuisance.

 

  1. Finally, and perhaps most powerfully from ACC’s perspective, MS Routhan was, it was said, blocking a fire exit.  This, it must be accepted, could amount to unreasonable interference with staff and public use of the area.  But whether invoking the Trespass Act is a reasonable response requires a general consideration of the reasonable alternatives that would have been available to officials.  An obvious one comes to mind.  Either the security guard of the manager (or the Police for that matter) could have advised MS Routhan that she was entitled to sit silently and express her views through her placards and painting, but she could not block the fire exit.  An invitation to move a metre or two to the left or right was all that was required.  If she refused, then unreasonable interference in the use of the public space is necessarily established.  If she acceded to the request, then she was safely on her side of the freedom of expression/trespass divide.  There was no evidence of such an invitation being made to Ms Routhan.

 

  1. The appeal must be allowed accordingly.  The conviction and sentence are quashed.

 

J WILLIAMS  

 

 

                                   

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

 

 

NO RESPECT – Poem dedicated to Ombudsman & NZ Police

Police have really got to stop all this shit
The visits, feigned concern, discrimination – ALL OF IT!

All reports I have read say they’re supposed to protect
But for my welfare, my dignity, my peace – NO RESPECT!

The Ombudsman doesn’t want to hear what I see
So sends round the police to SCARE THE HELL OUT OF ME!

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Grrrr

Wrote this in response to a visit from police at 11pm last night for a welfare check, thanks to the Ombudsman and a 7 hour delay by Police Communications to allocate the job – someone in Masterton doesn’t like me.  Not surprised, I’ve pissed a lot of them off, they don’t like people who stand up to them and their stupid degrading rules.

Have made a complaint to IPCA and contacted my psychiatrist to get some advice (so he’s on my side).  Spent all morning trying to sort things out, still freaking out about what happened.

 

Private Prosecution lodged 19/6/2015 against John Key – Under Section 39 of Magna Carta 1215

So been thinking about all this stuff I know and how the government are ignoring the Magna Carta, and then while I’m working out what pieces of law I can get John Key under I realise I can use the Magna Carta as a legislative reference and prosecute him under that.

It was only at the last minute I added Section 39, but pleased I did, cause having the police used to intimidate me when I was asking for the health care I knew I was entitled to was not right and not just.  Of course they will say there was a judgement of my peers or law that says suicidal people must have police sent to their homes to protect them.  But with all my art and poetry I’ll prove what they are doing is discrimination and they have purposely put in these measures to stop people getting the heatlh care they need.

39. No freemen shall be taken or imprisoned or disseised or exiled or in any way destroyed, nor will we go upon him nor send upon him, except by the lawful judgment of his peers or by the law of the land.

MY RESPONSE

Shit just realised I didn’t take a photocopy of the Charging Documents – will have to go in next week and see if they will get me one – you can’t remember everything.  As you can see what I have said is pretty amateur but I know judges give lots of leeway to people who are not lawyers, they are more interested in fairness and justice and that the person has given it their best shot.

19 June 2015

 

Statement by J.E.R, date of birth 00/00/1965, of street, Carterton

 

I am about to start this and the emotion is overwhelming me, how the police have been used to intimidate and bully me for demanding and needing the professional health care promised under ACC, health, disability, criminal, human rights and bill of rights laws is persecution and torture.

 

How I am treated by the police varies greatly depending on the person,  I would like to refer to my police file at this point to highlight all the times I have been seen by police, have been detained by police and been prosecuted by police. 

 

I am not able to look at my police file as it makes me very unwell, I got a copy of it a few years ago and on page 3 it said I was ‘mental’ and a danger to police safety.  I wasn’t able to read past that and have had a rocky relationship with police since ACC illegally cut all my care in 2009, after National became the government and installed neo-liberal Business Round Table advocate John Judge, then Paula Rebstock.

 

Can the judge please consider my police file as being evidence to what has been happening me as I fight for the care I know I am entitled to.  Please note that all complaints to police about me being suicidal are from people who are public servants and/or agents of the government.  I would tell these people I was begging for help or justice from, how bad I felt and they would phone police but never help me get care.  This is a gross miscarriage of justice and proof what is happening in the real world I live in is very different to what the government and these agencies promote.

 

It makes me want to be violently ill when I think that forcing suicidal people to take their clothes off and put on the crazy suit is police policy and when I tried to challenge it as being extremely degrading and against human rights laws I was ignored.  They only got my clothes off me once, during my first protest, chalking Journalists are Maggots on the Times Age building in Masterton.  When I got down to my underwear I was told to take them off as well, I had my period and said I couldn’t – I was told I had to.  That is when my respect for the police and the government ended.  I told the officer I would fight her for my underwear as there was no way I was going to let blood run down my leg in front of so many men.  This policy is not law and therefore was not subject to scrutiny under Bill of Rights and Human Rights laws.

 

Over the past 30 years as neo-liberalism has relentlessly destroyed our unique Kiwi culture these attacks and laws on suicidal people have steadily increased.  It are the policies that are driving people to suicide and then the government and authorities blame the victims for a completely human response to an inhuman living environment. 

 

New Zealand is a beautiful country, there is enough resources for everybody to have the necessaries of life.  Giving massive tax cuts to the wealthiest people and organisations in this country while at the same time stopping poor people (rich people can still get this care and justice) from getting the health care and justice they are entitled to is immoral and against the law.

 

Also the massive social issues that have arisen due to high unemployment and concentration of wealth into the richest 20% of society – are being somehow blamed on the victims of these social issues, like violence, mental illness, poverty, ill health etc.  It was very sad to see all the changes that have been made to the Social Welfare and Social Security Acts over the past decade, all aimed at blaming those who can’t get work.  When we all know deregulation, free trade and neo-liberalism was instrumental in hundreds of thousands of manufacturing jobs moving offshore to be done by people who are treated like slaves in poorer countries.

 

I will be addressing this issue in another private charge in the near future.

 

I told a judge recently, when going through the court system over my protests at Masterton Hospital that I will take no more – and I won’t.  No more are you going to treat disabled, abused, mentally injured and ill people like you are.  Everybody knows it is wrong – EVERYBODY.

 

I know other people who are degraded and persecuted by police for being suicidal and I have experiences of people who attempted suicide who were living with me that I would like to be able to present to the court.  I cannot talk about them now I am too unwell.

 

I would like all book of poetry The Black Book ISBN 978-0-473-31199-5 to form part of this case but I do not have the resources to do a copy for each of the five charges.  I would also like all my photographs to form part of this.

 

Please help me get a lawyer, there is so much you don’t know, so many things.  These people have driven me insane, they have turned my family and community against me, just because I couldn’t get the professional health care I was entitled to.

 

I can’t go on with this document.

 

Kia kaha to us all.

 

 JR

800 YEARS – a poem to commemorate the Magna Carta 2015

Lots of things wrong with justice and right
The disabled in a never ending fight

If you’ve got money you’ve got justice and calm
It’s greedy rich who created this harm

Haven for them and hell for the poor
Then send police to knock on your door

Meat in the sandwich is what I see
Keeping the peace is what police should be

Take those immoral neo-liberals to court
Keep the peace for what men fought

Build everybody a place to live
Stop fucking taking, now time to give

Collect more taxes from the rich pigs now
Pay off debt then saved interest we plough

Grow our country back to something great
Leave behind this neo-liberal mistake

800 Years since the Magna Carta was signed
Today’s injustices weighing on my mind

EnD

Just wrote this – feels good – going to a talk on the Magna Carta on Friday, hope I get to share it, will chalk it on the street if it is fine, taking a few signs as well.

If you like my poetry nominate me for poet laureate before 6 July 2015 – tell your friends – lets see what a poet can do in two years and imagine what the politicians and media are going to do – the looks on their faces would be …… priceless.

http://www.poetlaureate.org.nz/2015/05/call-for-nominations.html

Asian Bitch

You stand before me you Asian Bitch
Skin is flawless clothes say rich
Bitch starts barking what I’ve not done
But it’s your screw up number one

Bitch keeps barking though I tell her why
My heart is broken all I can do is cry
Plus my social worker let me down
And my pain is such I can barely go to town

Please go away I don’t want to talk
I’ll find someone help sort this out
She ignores my words keeps up her tirade
An ignorant bitch at full speed

Tries to impress me with her status
A law student darling, fuck not the greatest
And if I could be bothered to tell you
Seven years ago I was studying there too

She said. “Why not you tell bout the new 30 days.”
I say. “I been very sick with no help on the way.”
She kept ignoring my words and finally said
You have 90 days notice take your kids, dog and bed

Please stop this I said you are frightening me bad
I’m shaking like a leaf don’t attack me so hard
Then this little upstart made a serious demand
Show me documents proving your poor health she did rant

Now anyone with half a brain would know
Your landlord has no right demanding you show
Your personal health information, Oh no no no no

How dare you as agent of my fucking landlord
Demand to see documents you have no right to at all
Now get off this property and get off it quick
Next time come to my front door you insensitive bitch

She shrunk like a petal in the hot summer sun
When my legal alter-ego got out it’s big gun

So they’re kicking me out cause I’m no dumb sucker
I know the law, tough shit mother fucker
What a community I live in would treat a person this way
What are they teaching these law students for fuck sake

From all I have read of the lives abused people live
Of victimization it is repeatedly said
You disappoint me my people you are greedy and mean
You are bigots, elitists, you feed of the broken

Take fucking prisoners hide them away
No matter their story or mental health state
And how many of us are being treated this way
Screwed by society in every which way

That’s why state housing was such a good plan
When those traumatised men came back from war broken
It appears those old soldiers have already forgotten
There’s a war going on, on the mean streets of New Zealand

The casualties of which are politely dismissed
Then screwed over by arseholes like that Asian Bitch
It is all out there to see, the facts are the facts
But the media ignore it and you expect others to act.

EnD

If you like my poetry please nominate me for Poet Laureate, nominations close 6 July.  Go to

http://www.poetlaureate.org.nz/2015/05/call-for-nominations.html

Abuse of tazers in New Zealand for mentally injured abuse victims

Painted after police visit, was severely traumatised

Painted after police visit, was severely traumatised

While I was in cells ripped up a cup and some paper made art

While I was in cells ripped up a cup and some paper made art

Detained for phoning ACC Disputes begging for care

Detained for phoning ACC Disputes begging for care

Art after police arrest

 

 

I didn’t get tazered but I have been threatened with it when I was very unwell, extremely fragile and suicidal – this is police procedure.  I have also seen statistics about how many mentally ill people who are being refused treatment and care are being tazered and having the dogs set on them.  This is neo-liberal terrorism and I intend to take this to a judge and as far as I can through court!

ACC Disputes Tribunal phoned the police when I rang them extremely upset and begging for my care back (I had been waiting five years and won two ACC reviews).

Police arrived at the house I had only recently moved into with a woman I know, we were both abuse victims and really struggling with poverty.  I thought they were looking for some offender or something but it was for me, the forced me to go with them to Lower Hutt police station for two hours.  While I was there I sang, recited poetry and went mad about being detained – as loud as I could.  CATT team came and went and the police took me home – although I was strong on the way there and in the cells on the way home I was silent, curled over in the back of the police car rocking backwards and forwards with my hands over my ears all the way back to the house.

After this my flatmate and friend, who owned the house, became abusive and started putting knives around the house, so I was forced to move again which made my stress disorder even worse.

Government use the police to intimidate and bully mentally injured abuse victims and mentally ill people after cutting professional services through ACC and mental health.  This is a gross miscarriage of justice and I am going to spend my life making sure those people in our government who have created this nightmare are bought to justice.

 

God of National – song based on the NZ National Anthem

God of national at thy feet
In the bonds of fear we meet
Hear our voices we entreat
We must defend our free land

Guard our country’s loving state
From those who only want to take
Care for all show no-one hate
God defend New Zealand

All who sing this song are bound
A solumn oath to stand their ground
When there is injustice found
We must defend our free land

From dissension, envy, hate
And corruption guard our state
Make our country good and great
God defend New Zealand

Peace not war shall be our boast
But should those cruel asail our coast
Make us then a mighty host
We must defend our free land

Lord of battles in thy might
Give us strength, take up the fight
When our cause is just and right
God defend New Zealand

Let our love for all increase
Our quest for fairness never cease
Give all plenty, give all peace
We must defend our free land

From dishonour and from shame
Guard our country’s good deeds and name
Be guided by an eternal flame
God defend New Zealand

Never let democracy fall
Teach compassion, love and truth to all
Let the facts, not fear stand tall
God defend New Zealand

EnD