Thursday, July 26, 2012

Pull the other one

The other big news of the day is that the police will not be charging John Banks over his "anonymous" donations from Kim DotCom:

Referring to two $25,000 donations from Mr Dotcom, police said they had established Mr Banks personally solicited a donations which were subsequently recorded as anonymous in Mr Banks' Electoral Return.

However Detective Superintendent Peter Read said police were unable to establish thta Mr Banks had the necessary knowledge that the donation had been recorded as anonymous in the return before he signed and submitted it.

So basically they're letting him off because he didn't read the thing he signed and was legally responsible for. Its one law for finance company directors, and another for corrupt politicians.

I think this settles it: the police are simply not interested in enforcing our electoral laws. Time to take the job off them and give it to someone who will do it properly.