Palmerston North police have decided not to charge Tiki Taane for singing a song they didn't like. Which is great news. At the same time, the fact that I'm even having to type that sentence tells us that there is something deeply, seriously wrong with our police force.
How many times do we have to say it before they get it through their thick skulls? It is not a crime to dislike the police. It is not a crime to say so. We have freedom of speech in this country. Any police officer who disagrees with this, and puts their own pride and self-importance above the law, has no place in our police force.