Liberty Occupation, New Zealand Parliament
A decision by a New Zealand High Court judge who ruled the vaccine mandates for NZ police and military are unlawful — is a major chink in the armor of the Government’s Covid Regime.
Justice Francis Cooke – who acknowledged the complainants had the right to refuse a medical treatment and that their employment should not be threatened by such a refusal — also stated the mandates breached the Bill of Rights and were a coercive measure that infringed upon domestic and international law.
This decision, released Friday February 24 2022, comes amid an escalation in the Wellington District Police command’s siege strategy throughout this week. This siege strategy — which has seen the placement of several dozen half-tonne bollards to encircle the Freedom Occupation’s vehicles, supporting infrastructure and access points — was a provocative move to forestall the Ardern Government having to parlay with the Covid-19 mandate resistors.
This dispatch concludes that the position of the New Zealand Police is untenable, especially since they have been beating up, arresting and otherwise intimidating those awake Kiwis who made the effort to demonstrate as peacefully as they could in Wellington. Their resolve to peacefully protest — amid repeated unlawful provocations by the Constabulary — to end the vaccine mandates regime, is now vindicated by this High Court decision that the vaccine mandates imposed on the police and defense force are unlawful.
Steve ‘Snoopman’ Edwards points out the NZ Police, the Ardern Government and the Wellington Political Elite have lost their sanctimonious legal, political and moral high ground to claim the Freedom Occupiers have no legal right to camp at Parliament Grounds and the surrounding streets.
Given the High Court has ruled that the vaccine mandates imposed on the very forces the state can wield to remove the totalitarian resistors are actually unlawful, the Ardern Government, NZ Police and Wellington Political Elite should capitulate immediately — and with great humility — admit they were wrong to breach New Zealanders’ rights to economic security, body autonomy and and medical privacy.
UPDATE 25 May 2022: The Crown-owned TVNZ’s flagship news platform, 1News, reported May 24 that the NZ Government dropped their appeal against the Wellington High Court’s Covid-19 vaccine mandates ruling in favor of the Police and NZ Defence staff who refused to submit the unlawful orders.
By Steve ‘Snoopman’ Edwards, 24 February 2022
Friday 24 February 2022: Ironically, a major chink in the armor of the New Zealand Government is the High Court decision of February 24 that quashed the vaccine mandates for police and defense force personnel, by deeming such coercion as ‘unlawful’.
In this crucial win for the anti-mandate occupiers at Parliament Grounds, Justice Francis Cooke acknowledged the complainants had the right to refuse a medical treatment and that their employment should not be threatened by such a refusal.
Suspended workers of the New Zealand Police and Defence Force who challenged the Covid-19 vaccine mandates in the High Court should now be able to return to work, said Justice Cooke.
Justice Cooke admitted that the vaccine mandates for police and defense forces were implemented to promote public confidence in those services, rather than to stop the spread of Covid-19. Justice Francis Cooke stated:
“In essence, the order mandating vaccinations for police and NZDF staff was imposed to ensure the continuity of the public services, and to promote public confidence in those services, rather than to stop the spread of Covid-19. Indeed health advice provided to the government was that further mandates were not required to restrict the spread of Covid-19. I am not satisfied that continuity of these services is materially advanced by the order.”
In his decision, Justice Cooke said that while it’s clear the government isn’t forcing Police and NZDF employees to get vaccinated against their will and they still have the right to refuse vaccination, the mandate presents an element of pressure.
“The associated pressure to surrender employment involves a limit on the right to retain that employment, which the above principles suggest can be thought of as an important right or interest recognised not only in domestic law, but in the international instruments,” Justice Cooke stated.
Justice Cooke stopped short of calling the coercion blackmail, which would have positioned the Ardern Cabinet as being in breach of section 237 of the Crimes Act.
As it stands, 164 of the overall police workforce of nearly 15,700 were affected by the mandate after choosing not to be vaccinated. For NZDF, the mandate affected 115 of its 15,500 staff.
The challenge was supported by a group of 37 employees affected by the mandate, who submitted written affidavits to the court.
“The order limits the right to be free to refuse medical treatment recognised by the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act (including because of its limitation on people’s right to remain employed),” stated Justice Cooke.
In this way, Justice Cooke saved face for the NZ Government by failing to account for the blackmailing effect of the Covid vaccine mandates in coercing potentially thousands of police and military staff into submitting to the hastily developed mRNA nano-shots.
This development of a New Zealand High Judge ruling that the vaccine mandates for NZ police and defense forces were unlawful, breached the Bill of Rights and were a coercive measure that infringed upon domestic and international law — is a major chink in the armor of the Government’s Covid Regime.
The NZ Government, Police and Wellington Political Elite now have corona egg on their faces.
The NZ Police command’s siege strategy — which The Snoopman deduced in his 4th dispatch Police Incite Violence to Bait Protesters for Breakfast News Propaganda — is now in jeopardy.
Especially, since he pointed out that the police objective to produce scenes of violence on Tuesday February 22, occurred with the confidence that the mainstream media would not bother to accurately report the clustered events that showed the police were determined to breach the peace.
As Snoopman News reported February 23, in a dispatch headlined — Police Incite Violence to Bait Protesters for Breakfast News Propaganda — the deployment of police with riot shields seeded the narrative that the resistance had become more violent and set the stage that a climatic assault on the Parliament Occupation by police would eventuate.
This escalation in bad optics for the occupiers came two weeks after the police breached the peace on Thursday 10 February, when the Constabulary engineered a confrontation that lasted nine hours inside Parliament Grounds, which Snoopman News reported in the first Wellington Dispatch, Rhythm and Crimes.
Yet, today’s High Court decision can be used as a legal precedent in New Zealand and around the world to push-back against the unlawful blackmail of coercing humans to submit to vaccine mandates in order to maintain employment.
This High Court decision also means Police Commissioner Andrew Coster, Assistant Police Commissioner Richard Chambers and Wellington Superintendent Corrie Parnell — as well as Speaker of the House Trevor Mallard, NZ PM Jacinda Ardern and Deputy PM Grant Robertson — all have corona egg on their faces.
Moreover, former Deputy Prime Minister in the Lange Government (1894-1989), Geoffrey Palmer also has corona egg on his face for his opinion piece headlined — Peace, order and disorder — published Wednesday February 23 in The Dominion Post. Palmer claimed that the Bill of Rights 1990 does not allow for absolute rights to freedom of peaceful assembly, freedom of association and freedom of movement.
Perhaps, Palmer would do well to check his enthusiasm to support the present pivot to totalitarianism before he pens another op-ed. Especially, since he has yet to fully fess up to his role in limiting the fall-out with the French Government in the aftermath of François Mitterand’s state-sponsored terrorism in 1985.
Palmer was also the Attorney General and Minister of Justice at the time, which meant he was complicit in damage control underway. On Palmer’s watch, New Zealand’s Solicitor-General, Paul Neazor, made the logically fallacious presentation to the Auckland High Court on November 4 1985 to justify dropping the charges of conspiracy and murder.
Indeed, Sir Geoffrey Palmer bragged in 2015, that Lange’s skillful rhetoric meant his Government exploited the affair, while the public and the news media were distracted from many other important issues, as The Snoopman reported in his ground-breaking investigation, ‘Price of Power’ Themed-Terrorism: Rainbow Warrior Bombing Inflicted to Save the Western Empire from Losing N.Z.
Palmer actually wrote that New Zealand as a sovereign state possesses “a monopoly over the legitimate use of physical force within its territory” to help legitimize the potential use of brutal measures to quell the poltical dissent at the Government’s doorstep.
In other words, the New Zealand Police have been beating up, arresting and otherwise intimidating those awake Kiwis who made the effort to demonstrate as peacefully as they could in Wellington — amid repeated unlawful provocations by the Constabulary — to end the vaccine mandates regime that the High Court finds were unlawfully imposed on the police and defense forces.
The NZ Police, the Ardern Government and the Wellington Political Elite have lost their sanctimonious legal, political and moral high ground to claim the Freedom Occupiers have no legal right to occupy Parliament Grounds and the surrounding streets.
Given the High Court has ruled that the vaccine mandates imposed on the very forces the state can wield to remove the totalitarian resistors are unlawful, the Ardern Government, NZ Police and Wellington Political Elite should capitulate immediately — and with great humility — admit they were wrong to breach New Zealanders’ rights to economic security, body autonomy and medical privacy.
After all, such economic security, body autonomy and medical privacy is the basis of maintaining or forging autonomous households, dynamic free enterprises, and free and open societies.
If the Ardern Cabinet moves to save face in light of this High Court decision — by dropping the ‘vaccine’ mandates, the mandatory passport regime and mandatory testing regime for travel — the NZ Liberty Movement and the rest of the population, will still have to reckon with the Totalitarians’ capacity to inflict more resets.
The Great Corona Reset measures that were inflicted from 2020 onward have set in motion the conditions for an ongoing hybrid war that most do not yet comprehend as World War III.
The inbuilt escalating crises were inflicted to accumulate more power, wealth and control for the global élite — as The Snoopman sketched his first dispatch of a series entitled Letters to the Future from the Time of The Crazy.
Update May 25: Govt dropped police and NZDF vaccine mandate appeal
On May 24, TVNZ’s flagship news platform, 1News, reported that the NZ Government dropped their appeal against the Police and NZ Defence staff who refused to submit the unlawful orders.
Ironically, lawyer Matthew Hague — who represented unvaccinated police and NZDF officers — told 1News:
“[This morning] the Government gave notice they were abandoning their appeal against the High Court decision. We don’t know why the Government decided to abandon its appeal now – but it never should have been made. The appeal prolonged the division and hurt caused by the Government’s unlawful vaccine mandate.”
NZ Newsrooms Cover-up Police Breaches of Peace at Parliament Occupation — Wellington Dispatch No. 008
Steve ‘Snoopman’ Edwards is a dissident journalist, who worked at indigenous broadcaster, Māori Television, for 14 years as an editor of news, current affairs and general programmes. He forged his ‘Thunk Evil Without Being Evil’ super-power while writing his ground-breaking thesis on the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), titled — “It’s the financial oligarchy, stupid” — to figure out the means, modus operandi and motives of the Anglo-American Oligarchy.
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