Wednesday, 23 September 2009

More piracy please, says court

Off the African Coast and in parts of the South China Sea, piracy can get you a serious lead poisoning, courtesy of the armed guards on board.

But board a ship unlawfully in New Zealand’s waters, as fifteen Greenpeace lunatics did last week on their unilaterally declared act-like-a-pirate day, holding up the ship’s business for a day, and in eleven of fifteen cases all you’ll get is “diversion.”  As Ports of Tauranga corporate services manager Terry James says, “We are disappointed. It does nothing to deter future demonstrations of this type.”

Sure doesn’t.

1 comment:

  1. Complacency describes the NZ justice system, which could really be replaced with an automated wet bus ticket dispenser.

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