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Old 17th February 2020, 01:42 AM   #6
smartcooky
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What happened in the case of the Kahui Twins was a ******* disgrace (and it looks like the same thing is happening in this current one, where the whole family closes shop to protect the person who committed the crime)

I would hate to see the right to silence removed, but alternatively, I would like to see the police able to get a High Court order to hold all of the family in custody under a material witness order, and to charge all of them with obstruction of justice... first to talk gets to walk, provided that they were not the guilty party.

The application for a MWO in this type of extraordinary case would have to be heard before a panel of three High Court judges, and the Police would have to show that the family group concerned are refusing to co-operate to help find the person responsible, and are acting to protect that person from justice.
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Last edited by smartcooky; 17th February 2020 at 03:30 AM.
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