Wednesday 31 July 2019

Abolish coroners

Edgeler nails this one.

Recall that coroners in NZ operate under crappy legislation that invites them to speculate about measures that might prevent identical cases in future, but putting zero weight on practicability or cost-effectiveness or sanity.

NZ coroners have made a lot of nutty calls based on this. I'd put together a list a few years ago:
Search Google NZ for "Coroner recommends" and you'll find:
This case is worse. The coroner here blames grieving parents for letting their daughter walk to school. This is not the parents' fault. Fear of other parents casting a side-eye drives a lot of cotton-woolling of kids elsewhere. We shouldn't start this here.

Abolish coroners. And especially abolish Coroner Tim Scott. 

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