Wednesday, 30 January 2008

Man Arrested For Flicking Son's Ear

So, we have problems with gang shootouts, daily stabbings, murder over graffiti and bodies floating down rivers, but apparently, according to the New Zealand government, that simply doesn't matter. Instead, it's far more important that parents get arrested over flicking their son's ear to stop them from possibly killing themselves from running over the road.

Last month, a man was arrested under NZ's new anti-smacking legislation in central Christchurch. The do-gooder who called the police was an schoolteaher, and within a few minutes was surrounded by five police. Now charges have been laid against him. I wonder how many murders were going on when the police were dealing with this man, who potentially stopped his child's death.

Since I'm in a bit of a rush now, I'll get more details when they arise.

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