According to the Associated Press, On Monday, six (6) individuals are facing criminal charges in a New Zealand court for illegally sharing a video of the live-streamed March mosque shootings.
David Shanks, New Zealand’s chief censor, had originally banned the possession and distribution of the gunman’s streaming video along with his manifesto. The penalty for sharing that material is a maximum of 14 years imprisonment. I can see what they chose to make this a hard discipline, especially with the deaths that followed. If this notice was given to the citizens of New Zealand, there shouldn’t be any question, don’t show the video or have it in your possession but there are so many rebels out there trying to get paid on social media by being the only person to have the goods.
Two of the six are in custody while the other four are free on bail.
Six people appeared in a New Zealand court Monday on charges they illegally redistributed the video a gunman livestreamed as he shot worshippers at two mosques last month.
Christchurch District Court Judge Stephen O’Driscoll denied bail to businessman Philip Arps and an 18-year-old suspect who both were taken into custody in March. The four others are not in custody.
The charge of supplying or distributing objectionable material carries a penalty of up to 14 years imprisonment. Arps, 44, is scheduled to next appear in court via video link on April 26.
The 18-year-old suspect is charged with sharing the livestream video and a still image of the Al Noor mosque with the words “target acquired.” He will reappear in court on July 31 when electronically monitored bail will be considered. [Associated Press]
Just to stray away from this awesome story, I have seen photos like these from that country and for New Zealand to remain a free country, someone will have to start a resistance. The police in the photos certainly resemble an occupying force to keep the citizens under control.
Just a few days ago, “New Zealand’s parliament on Wednesday voted almost unanimously to ban “military-style” semi-automatic weapons less than a month after 50 people were killed in mass shootings at a pair of mosques in the city of Christchurch,” according to the National Review.
Expect NZ to be very much like Venezuela in a few years. It doesn’t take long for dictators to find out that no one can resist any longer and some unknown psychopath will emerge to lead the country into oblivion. Thank God we in American for the moment still have our freedom and rights.
Make note America this is what the Democrats want here.
Getting back to those six charged for breaking the law, I support what’s happening to them — either father the law or find yourself on the wrong side of the law.