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Archive for May, 2012

My plan to deal with online harassment

Monday, May 21st, 2012

Is here.

Best headline of the year?

Friday, May 18th, 2012

Stuff front-page tease for an Oddstuff story about Canadian police waiting for a thief who swallowed a $26,000 diamond to produce the evidence:
This, too, shall pass

Siemer loses again

Monday, May 14th, 2012

The Court of Appeal has dismissed Vince Siemer’s appeal against being held in contempt for posting a suppressed judgment about the Urewera case. (I discussed the High Court decision here, predicting this appeal and this outcome). Of interest to trainspotters is the way the Court of Appeal has grounded the court’s ability to suppress parts […]

Parole prisoners gagged

Monday, May 14th, 2012

I see from today’s story about convicted rapist Brad Shipton that one of his parole conditions is that he give no interviews (presumably to the media).
I guess this is to protect victims from anguish caused by what he might say. But I have to say, that seems an extreme restriction on his speech rights. It […]