Growing Contempt for Maritime New Zealand – Part 8

Maritime New Zealand acts like a Rabid Dog savaging Captain John Harrison - MNZ not gracious in defeat.

Growing Contempt for Maritime New Zealand – Part 8
Captain John Harrison
Master of Inter-Island ferry Santa Regina is unmercifully hounded
Link for Seeing, Signing & Sharing Petition – http://maritimenz.com/AnnulConvictionGainedByAbuseOfCourtProcess
His story resumes …
Perhaps Keith Manch considered that this prosecution was baggage
inherited from his predecessor (Catherine Taylor) that he would be keen to get
rid of‘? We approached him seeking a meeting and offered to
disclose the reports prepared by our experts. That request was
refused. and we were fobbed off to the Crown Solicitor.
A RABID DOG NEVER LOOSENS ITS BITE
Having decided the evidence was so weak that it should not even
go to the jury. Judge Thomas Broadmore dismissed the charges
on day six of the trial. Bu! I was to learn that you should not expect Maritime NZ lo be gracious in defeat.
Maritime NZ lawyers then sought permission to appeal to the Court of Appeal — which involved still more agonising delay, legal submissions. and a further hearing.
Leave to appeal was refused by Judge Broadmore in trenchant terms:
“l particularly record Mr La Hoods observation in the course
of any oral argument that. on the evidence heard. it was unlikely that
the jury at any new trial would find that the Crown case had not been proved beyond reasonable doubt, but the legal issues giving concern to Maritime New Zeaiand would have been resolved. I am dismayed by this observation. I do not believe that the fate and reputation, not to mention the pockets of defendants should be the playthings of regulators wishing to have their opinions as to the law, tested — particularly when there is only the slenderest basis in the evidence presented to the court for factual findings necessary to support those
opinions, and further when they appear to conflict with those of a full bench of the Court of Appeal.”
Link for Seeing, Signing & Sharing Petition – http://maritimenz.com/AnnulConvictionGainedByAbuseOfCourtProcess

Maritime New Zealand acts like a Rabid Dog savaging Captain John Harrison
Growing Contempt for Maritime New Zealand – Part 8

Growing Contempt for Maritime New Zealand – Part 8

Website Pin Facebook Twitter Myspace Friendfeed Technorati del.icio.us Digg Google StumbleUpon Premium Responsive

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge