May 23, 2013
IPCA report leaves Bailey unsatisfied
One of the people arrested in Operation Eight is disappointed the Independent Police Conduct Authority report finds the overall action was reasonable and justified.
Emily Bailey is serving home detention after being convicted of weapons charges arising from alleged military style training camps in Te Urewera in 2007.
The IPCA said Police were warranted in taking steps to address possible risk to public safety, but the road blocks at Ruatoki and Taneatua were unlawful, unjustified and unreasonable.
Ms Bailey says she feels smeared by the state for something she did not do or plan to do.
She says the case has been eight years of over-reaction by racist, paranoid people in power who cannot comprehend the idea of self-governance and mana motuhake.