TV3 dropped another bombshell last night: one of the alleged gang-rapists in the Roastbusters group that police insist they’re powerless to prosecute is the son of a police-officer.
I’m guessing that the government will step in today announcing an inquiry of some kind: you can’t have vigilante gangs forming in Auckland because police have failed to prevent their family members from (allegedly) gang-raping minors. I’ll be interested to find about how robust the investigation into this group was. If the Roastbusters were boasting about, say, manufacturing methamphetamine online the police would have probable grounds for intercept and surveillance warrants. Did they apply for warrants to gather evidence on these guys? If they did and simply didn’t find enough evidence to get a prosecution then that’s one thing, but if they didn’t even conduct a proper investigation . . .