17 deaths as a result of Police chases is unacceptable. Judith Collins has really showed what a cold, unfeeling and malicious person she is. It sickens me to think that she has no problem with current police practise – she truly is a repugnant human being and I use the word human being in its widest sense. Collins has ignored the advice of the Independent Police Conduct Authority in favour of a close minded, authoritarian approach.
17 families have lost a part of themselves. These people were not criminals they were overwhelmingly young and frightened – they panicked and made a poor decision. Sadly that poor decision cost them, and in some cases their passengers, their lives (in fact 70% of victims are innocent parties). Reforming current police policy is a must if we are to avoid further loss of life.
But hell preventing death has never been a top priority of this government.