Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Political thuggery

The Supercity voting scam just gets worse and worse. Now in addition to people's votes being stolen, we also have death threats:

Police are investigating a death threat against a political organiser in relation to a possible Super City voting scam in South Auckland.

Citizens & Ratepayers campaign organiser Jim Stephens received a letter mentioning a "hit list" and "shooters" if the right-leaning ticket did not desist from maligning "our winning candidate Daljit [Singh]".

It was purportedly signed by "Daljit Singh supporters".

Something is clearly very, very wrong in Auckland Labour's political culture if someone thinks this sort of political thuggery is acceptable. What next? They'll start trying to intimidate people into voting for them?

The people responsible for this need to be exposed and prosecuted to the full extent of the law. This is just not acceptable in a democratic country like ours.

[Hat-tip: DPF]