Bradley Ambrose denied to right to stop his name being smeared

Yesterday we found out that the Police were not going to press charges against freelance cameraman Bradley Ambrose.

Forget the accusations about Police holding onto the decision until John Key was away, forget the forced “letter of regret” as opposed to a “letter of apology”, forget the accusation of bullying as the Crown seeks court costs but let’s just have a look at one part of this where I am feeling very uncomfortable.

From OneNews

But today police revealed they will not lay charges against Ambrose, despite finding the recording to be unlawful.

Police said they agreed the conversation was private and said the recording was at best “reckless”, but more likely deliberate.

In this small release, we find out that the Police have deemed the action unlawful, deliberate and the conversation private…the problem is that this is not the Police’s job.

They have ‘passed sentence’ on Bradley Ambrose, and he has no right of recourse in court, unless he then chooses to take a libel action himself…which seems unlikely.

This morning David Slack quoted Graham Edgeley by saying that if there is any public statement about guilt prior to a conviction is a violation of the presumption of innocence.

In this case the Police have said Ambrose is guilty and wrong…when it’s not their job to do so.

The Panel with Bob McCoskrie and David Slack

Bob and David chat about SKY City sponsoring celebrities to come and be on site, have the Police handled the Teapot saga well and their thoughts on the one month anniversary of the shooting of Treyvon Martin in Florida by George Zimmerman

Gerry Brownlee gets ‘served’ by Finland

Gerry Brownles has offered his apologies for comments he made about Finland in the house

From the ODT

Government minister Gerry Brownlee has apologised for disparaging remarks about Finland, when he described Finns as uneducated, unemployed murderers who don’t respect women.

The storm started over comments Mr Brownlee made in Parliament last week in response to Labour leader David Shearer’s speech calling for New Zealand to follow in Finland’s footsteps.

Finnish media picked up the story and said Mr Brownlee caused embarrassment to their country, while a Facebook page has also been set up calling for him to travel to Finland to “learn some facts”.

So the cunning Finns have gotten their own back

Tuomas Enbuske, a Finnish radio and TV presenter and journalist, had this to say