A man picks up a knife and chases two teenage boys from outside his house, he subsequently stabs and kills one of them, and is eventually convicted of Manslaughter. Yet Newstalk ZB has continually portrayed this man as the victim, and went so far as to interview someone close to him, and giving that person the ‘call of the day’ award.
The man is a convicted killer, he unlawfully took the life of a young boy, the whole bloody case is tragic, but there is a family out there without their son for his actions.
I can’t help but feel if the murder was dark skinned and they were convicted on the same day – oh that’s right they were. Where was the interview with their family or close friends of the Mob guys going down on the same day, asking how that family is doing? This interview with the ‘close friend’ should never have gone ahead, but even worse, it should not have taken the line that he’s the victim.
Well done to Campbell Live tonight. It was a touching interview with the mother of the boy killed. It was sad and depressing, but very well done. Shame she wasn’t evil and lawless, like they would like us to believe. The mother signed the petition making parents accountable for tagging, she had reprimanded her boy for tagging a table, she was a woman with boundaries, but a child who was like all children rebelling and breaking laws. Not something that should be your death penalty.