Saturday, August 14, 2010

The right to quiet enjoyment

"...A Riccarton party that was broken up last weekend prompted several youths to contact The Press to complain about a heavy-handed police response.

Police hit back at the claims, saying the response was justified and that out-of-control student parties were becoming too common in the suburb..."

Party all day- when those who fund you are at work.

After 10PM- shut the fuck up or face the consequences.

"...We were sitting down and there was a wall of about 10 police coming towards me," Gillespie said.

"I got up to move and I got hit in the back of the head and knocked to the ground.

"I tried to get back up, and they said `move' again, and they hit me again."

She was hit four times and pepper-sprayed in the eyes, she said.

She and Holmes quickly left the house, and Appelbe also fled when police arrived," Gillespie said.

Appelbe said: "I understand why the party got shut down.

"It was late at night and causing a bit of noise, but the way they shut it down was completely unreasonable."

Holmes said: "I wouldn't have minded if they just came in with their shields and told us to get out.

"We weren't causing a threat at all...."

Such is life...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

She got dealt to when she got up to move. Obvious that she didn't get up fast enough.
Police dont have the time or inclination to stand round chatting while someone decides whether or not to obey instructions.
Its "move, or be moved."
Get over it lass and next time obey instructions and dont stand on your [temporally suspended] rights