Hateful headlines...

Police 'let child abuse victims down'

What about the abusers, are they going to get blamed in any of this?

There are 10,000 cops in NZ, give or take, and 4 million people. This means that roughly 0.25% of the population are Police. We're living in a dreamland if we think that all crimes are going to be solved. We all know that Police are under resourced to deal with the crimes of today, this simply means that there are more shit people than Police.

Being a cop must be difficult, you spend your career trying to help others, seeing the most horrific things, doing your best, making communities safer but every bastard has an opinion on what you're doing wrong.

Fueling this is the media, who are often so quick to broadcast bad news about the Police. I struggle with this. Just because we have louder voices than the average bear, why do we have to find the negative angle on everything? Are we all so bitter and cynical that we think that this what New Zealanders really want to hear in their news?

I've got a simplistic theory on media's weaknesses and it's this.

Newspapers are too bitter and cynical.
Television is too sensationalist.
Internet is not the most accurate.
Radio takes the piss too much.

Know strengths AND weaknesses, before judgement.
Hat tip to the cops. I know that you can't do everything, but thank you for doing what you do do.


  1. I agree. Cops do a great job but people don't see all the heart ache they do and what a toll it takes on their family. I come from a family of cops and it's hard knowing they may be hurt at any time. Stop bagging great people who want 2 try and help others.

  2. Agreed. How embarrassing for us NZers that we evidently blame the cops before we blame the sicko freaks that cause the problems in the first place. Fail, NZ media. Epic fail.

  3. Yeah. It's like those dumb signs that advise you how leaving valuables in your car cause crimes.... nope... Losers who want to steal your stuff cause crimes. End of.