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War coming to Dunedin streets

They have never really liked each other. Mongrel Mob and Black Power. Violence is often their way of dealing with disputes. Block off the Pine Hill area of Dunedin, better have the AOS on constant stand-by, call back our Special Forces from Afghanistan. We will on need them to control these party groups from getting into things even more. A gang shooting between these two groups has one man in hospital with a gun shot wound to the arm. Members of the Mongrel Mob and Black Power started fighting in Allenby Avenue. The victim is a 43-year-old man. Isn’t that supposed be an age when a man is grown up and wise. Let your little boy traits go and see how lame it is to be proud of a patch. Dunedin police are looking for the man above for involvement in the shooting where possibly several shots were fired from a hand gun or .22 rifle. The hero is 19-year-old Dylan Jordan Hill. Hill is described as being of medium build with black hair, and approximately 174cm tall. He has a distinctive bull-dog tattoo on the left side of his face. There is a warrant out for his arrest. As you will understand from the situation Hill has a bit of a temper and should not be approached. Eight people are already arrested and they will appear in the Dunedin District Court. Channel9.


Dead bystander because of AOS inexperience

What a shame for the Auckland cops. Finally they act resolute to a gunman on a crime spree on Auckland’s Northwestern Motorway on January 23, 2009. The Armed Offenders Squad was called out to deal with the situation and they shot a man dead. But oops, the wrong one. Halatau Naitoko (17) had nothing to do with the shootings. Two AOS members tried to shoot Stephen Hohepa McDonald from about 7-9 metres, but discovered the real thing is very different from the training situation. They missed and one of them shot the innocent bystander dead. Missing is one thing, but then forgetting the mistake you made is just wrong. The coroner Gordon Matenga has responded concerned. He said that the factors involved show that further training is much needed and that experience really does matter. It seems that giving guns to even the best trained police officers is no guarantee for success. Heightened tension situation can screw up the aim of even the best.

The speedy top cop Cox

The Southern Motorway in Auckland was the scene of a police crackdown on speeding in January that aimed to reduce the number of fatalities on New Zealand roads. 5km/h over the limit meant a fine. Motorways are great multi lane havens for the quick and speedy motorist. Off duty police officers also use those motorways. The ONE News camera was on one of the patrol cars. Do we have to say more? His name is Ted Cox. He is a Superintendent in charge of hundreds of Auckland police officers, including the elite Armed Offenders Squad (AOS). In an unmarked police car and with a female passenger and on annual leave he was clocked doing 120 km/h in a 100 km/h zone.  So a $120 ticket and 20 demerit points. Oh official police business. Gotta love that excuse. Following a vehicle of interest. Senior managers like Cox are desk bound. They don’t do anything let alone actually take action on the streets. They must clearly alert other police at the time if working in an operational role. Cox appealed and fought the fine. An external investigation followed in March costing taxpayers $8188. Cox ended up paying the fine before the investigations, but has not said why he finally did. Great role model Cox.

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