One of our more recent followers (although we suspect somehow that he may well have crawled back into one of the wet spots under his rock) Mr Ernie Newman complains and explains to LF how he thinks we should do our job.
We had a reaction to the ongoing LF Investigation the “Currie Conspiracy” from a Ernie Newman who is we suggest a man that somewhat foolishly believes in the need for “political correctness”, the honesty of all cops and the “rights” of criminals who make out false and malicious police complaints to be left alone to reoffend.
Ernest wrote, whilst we assume inebriated, the following rant in favour of “forgiveness” and letting malicious criminals walk away scot free;
This article says: “And now the fight to obtain justice for her victims is on at full speed with all of her victim’s supporters “on deck”. “
That is not true.
As one of Matthew Crann’s supporters and family, I am absolutely not “on deck.” I certainly have not been consulted. I am appalled at the vitriolic language of this post, the vicious attacks not only on the complainant Liz (she has treated Matthew incredibly badly but should not be subject to this character assassination) but also a police officer and a magistrate.
Whoever wrote the post seems to be trying to drag Matthew into a crusade of their own. I oppose that and have absolutely no association with it.
Matthew won his case (rightly). He walked from the court with dignity as a free man. That is where the matter should end.
LF’s Editor Tony Armstrong replied to Ernie as soon as he was made aware of Ernies obtuse and offensive comment;
Dear Mr Newman
We do not know who you are Mr Newman, other than looking at your website (http://www.ernienewman.com) where you go on ad-nauseam about what you have done in the distant past. You appear quite elderly. We would be enlightened by you informing us of your exact contribution to Mr Cranns issues as you do not appear on our information base. As to you being on deck with our campaign we could not really care less given that you do not appear A. on the list of supporters, B. do not appear to have any qualifications in these matters and C. don’t appear to have been the victim of police malfeasance, false accusation and or injustice yourself (please correct us if we are wrong).
We note your comments about vicious attacks, not being consulted, and being appalled at the vitriolic language used. LF does not “consult” anyone before publishing what its researchers believe is true after conducting its investigation. If you can point to a fact that is alleged to be accurate that is not accurate please immediately supply the material that you allege proves what you contend is inaccurate is actually inaccurate.
Your concern as to the language used being vitriolic:- we feel that you really need to get a dictionary sooner rather than later. As to the accuracy of your report on the facts – it is in itself sadly lacking in accuracy. There is no Magistrates Court in New Zealand, there remains one or two in various Australian state jurisdictions (such as Queensland) that hear minor police matters and or depositions on matters for trial in the supreme courts.
Again we feel that your level of knowledge on the issues at hand is sub-standard, and likely that of a lay person. We felt that we made it quite plain in the article that the Judge involved was a District Court Judge. As for our commentary on his behaviour we feel that we are in agreement with what the New Zealand Court of Appeal found. In the Court of Appeal they have Justices – they are Judges as well, but preside over the High Court and above – but they, again, are not “Magistrates“. We will be commenting in depth on that judgment in the near future. Being aware that you will be reading the article we will try and explain the law at a level that you may better comprehend.
Your comments about “character assassination” are frankly puerile, and unintelligible in the context of what has actually transpired (even when making allowance for the fact that much of the information and evidence we hold has not been made available either in court or indeed here on http://www.laudafinem.org for that matter).
Likewise your comments about Mr Crann “(rightly)” winning the case, leaving the Court a free man, and being dragged into someone elses crusade, appear to be naively misguided as those of a person with limited life experience, other than protecting the status quo of the gravy train he has cleary grown obese on.
Your opposition to what we seek to do – being bringing those responsible for Mr Crann’s humiliating, painful and financially ruining “multiple trial” ordeal to justice is duly noted – as far as we care – but we do protest your statement that you have been a supporter of Mr Crann – whom are you, and what have you done, and why do you protest so loudly in favor of those responsible walking free to repeat the egregious behaviour.
We feel that you opitomise what is “broken” and needs to be “fixed” in New Zealand. We Australians know what it is like to come from 8 – 1 down, and win against all the odds. Whereas the likes of the Ernie Newmans of this world like to be spectators, mere couch potatoes, with an above their intellectual weight opinion, whilst running scared from a real fight that counts. We here at LF are very much looking forward to clarification of your actual involvement in righting the egregious wrong done to Mr Crann!
But hang on a minute there Ernie mate……… we hope we have not upset you in anyway as we can show that you are the unreasonable one with your desire to let a crooked cop like Adam ‘hero’ Zandbergen off the hook.
Ernie Newman – be aware – we play for keeps, “keeps” being justice for any criminally maligned or falsely accused individual so that all of us may remain safe from this form of outrageous injustice. Such actions require a truth that cannot be framed in politically correct terms. People find extreme politically incorrect language humorous, albeit challenging, for good reason – because it is after all a joke. But the same people often can’t face the “truth” framed in the same brutally honest terms precisely because it’s not a fucking joke.
In fact Ernie there’s an annual contest held by Bond University Perth, WA every year calling for the most appropriate definition of a contemporary term. This year’s chosen term was “political correctness”. The winning student wrote:
“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rapidly promoted by mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a piece of shit by the clean end.”
Finally Ernest Newman – some of the most successful comedians in the world are outrageously politically incorrect. People of all colours, religions, and sexes listen to them and laugh, often when they are the butt of the jokes. Humour, even more so when brash and abrasive, makes people question things that they would otherwise never consider to question.
In this article LF intended to prove to Ernie Newman, allegedly a supporter (at least thats what Ernie wants us all to believe) of Matthew Crann, that his intemperate and inappropriate outburst was incorrect and inaccurate on so many levels that he should really be ashamed of putting pen to paper. This reminds us of the opinion of the jibe of John Scalzi’s work on his blog – “your hate mail will be graded: A Decade of Whatever, 1998-2008”;
“If you want me to treat your ideas with more respect, get some better ideas.”
LF could have ignored Ernie Newman’s comments and not published them at all, but we at LF welcome all opinion, even that opinion which has no factual referencing preferring the use of emotive words and some unintelligible dribble about a perpetrator of serious criminal offending not deserving “character assassination”.
We welcome anyone to write to us that can correct a wrong fact that we have referred to, but please – be prepared to be fully interrogated on any issue that comes from your purported knowledge.
But our opinions on the facts that are incontrovertibly true are our opinions and nobody else’s. Elderly people like Ernie Newman do not like our irreverent style of reporting on the serious issues of Policing and Judicial performance. Newman is a coward painted up by his own hand as a hero.
But Mr Newman – heres the rub, and remember you read it here first….you Sir are an irrelevancy to how the world turns on the internet. You being a dinosaur is not only written in your facial appearance, but your inability to accept that change is a good thing; especially where it empowers individuals to protect themselves from those that are supposed to protect the rights of individuals, but who have not done that job, but who have abused the immense power that they hold.
The days of walking from a Court, after having suffered extreme injustices at the hands of the Crown, and letting sleeping dogs lie, are forever gone, even the New Zealand Government has realised that fact Ernie – hence the GCSB legislation designed to listen in on the growing noise of the jungle drums.
Those that fight the good fight that take it to a place where there can only be a winner and a loser do not even expect the permission of those that have been affected, for they know well enough that damaged goods are defective – incapable of reasoned judgment when fear of reprisal and/or re-incarceration swamp their nightmares.
Imagine Martin Luther King Jnr asking the permission of the local elderly Afro-American population of an area such as Alabama in the 1960’s to sign a petition to be given to the local Sheriff that the Sheriff be sacked and brought to justice for the crimes committed against the signatories.
LF’ have numerous pictures of Martin Luther King Jnr hanging around the office which our researchers, writers and various other volunteers draw inspiration from. We all feel very strongly that his wisdom, courage, and commitment to justice for all humanity is the greatest legacy of all time – above that of Jesus Christ – because 99.99999 % of the bible is fiction. MLKj did not split the red sea, or walk on water – he divided a nation and when it merged again the people were as one – in death his beliefs and teachings live on as a separate atmosphere engulfing the planets peoples no matter what man made dogma or religion they follow.
So we here at LF are not in favour of couching serious issues in politically correct terms designed to pander to the likes you Ernie. In fact we think that instead of writing to us your time Ernie would be better spent down at the local Bowls club or RSL getting pissed and making a few friends with the time you have left, that way you just might have someone turn up at your funeral – just kidding Ernie, but then as with all jokes there might just be a little truth in it – food for thought Ernie?
Now as to the outrageous level of our irreverence as cited by our mate dear old Ernie, our readership might like to view the work of some of the most highly regarded comedians in the world, all of whom spit in the face of the socially engineered politically correct language of the minority, and then consider whether LF has ever crossed the line – some how we very much doubt it.
- The ugly face of intimate partner abuse – Elizabeth May Currie (laudafinem.com)
- Judge Ryan confides: Jury right on the money when assessing jilted partner’s credibility. (laudafinem.com)
- Man cleared of elbow assault charge (nzherald.co.nz)
- Coughing fit led to attack, court told (nzherald.co.nz)
- Victim of senior New Zealand police officers extreme violence wins compo (laudafinem.com)