by Patrick O'Brien
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On 15 October 2007 — following an 18-month undercover police operation — the New Zealand Government carried out a series of dawn raids on the homes of its citizens using armed police wearing masks.
Surprisingly, in a report released yesterday, the Independent Police Complaints Authority (IPCA) has condemned police action, calling it “unlawful, unjustified and unreasonable”.
The report is surprising, because . . . well, the IPCA is little more than an apologist for police, better known for rubber stamping the unlawful actions of police, and here’s a selection of related articles, commentaries, references, plus a copy of the IPCA report, which I’ve posted to my NOTES: