Police stops patched members after funeral

Aug 10, 2011 Full story: Bay of Plenty Times 56

Police stop Filthy Few Motorcycle Club members on Koromiko Street. Photo / Bay Of Plenty Times.

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crystal

Auckland, New Zealand

#1 Aug 11, 2011
I am disgusted at the insensitivity and lack of respect shown by the Tauranga Police toward members of the Filthy Few motorchycle club and invited friends and family after the funeral of this young man. The matter should be looked into. It is just another example of police powers being abused. The claim it is for public safety is rubbish and nobody belives it. It is out and out harrassment and as usual it seems the only offenses police could come up with against members were a few petty little things like no helmets. Out of curiousity, how fast were the bikes travelling in the procession???

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Let there be Rock

Wellington, New Zealand

#2 Aug 11, 2011
They are just doing what they are told Crystal. If the big wig says get out there and police that funeral, then you get out there and you police it! Theirs is not to question why? but to do and do it to the best of their ability.

If you truly feel this matter warrants an investigation (at the taxpayers expense) then send Hon. Judith Collins an email tell her so.

http://www.beehive.govt.nz/minister/judith-co...

Goodluck.

“Not so grumpy”

Since: May 11

Christchurch, New Zealand

#3 Aug 11, 2011
Crystal, if the gang wern't bothered, and in their own words they wern't: ""Filthy Few members spoken to outside the pad said the heightened police presence was not unexpected. It was "just par for the course" and did not worry them."" why should it bother you? I bet you'd be the first to bitch if they hadn't turned up and there'd been trouble in the street too.

If they have a record of bad behaviour, then it's the job of the police to ensure they behave themselves when having large gatherings, regardless of the reason. ANd once there, they can't just turn a blind eye to infringements. The bikies obviously aren't that intelligent if they didn't wear helmets knowing the cops would be there!

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“Educating Utus”

Since: Aug 10

Wanganui, New Zealand

#4 Aug 12, 2011
These lowlifes should be exterminated for the social harm they cause by selling drugs to kids and intimidating the public. How anyone could pity them for being processed by the police is beyond me.

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OWL

New Zealand

#5 Aug 12, 2011
IMHO the procession should have been shadowed by the police so they could monitor any potential threat to public safety, but to waste our hard earned tax payers money pulling a 'you have to do what we tell you' stunt like this seems pointless. Funerals are the one thing that should be respected from both sides of any line. While these guys were on their way to and from the service there was little to no chance of them ever causing any grief to the public other than minor traffic delays, and in that situation not wearing a helmet posed little threat to their own safety. The decision to have a spend of our money to feed the ego's of the police is a piss poor one if you ask me. From what I can gather from the press they issued 10 or so $50 infringements, I'd like to know what it cost us to issue those infringements?

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Since: Jan 11

Auckland, New Zealand

#6 Aug 12, 2011
bmwyestoryno wrote:
Crystal, if the gang wern't bothered, and in their own words they wern't: ""Filthy Few members spoken to outside the pad said the heightened police presence was not unexpected. It was "just par for the course" and did not worry them."" why should it bother you? I bet you'd be the first to bitch if they hadn't turned up and there'd been trouble in the street too.
If they have a record of bad behaviour, then it's the job of the police to ensure they behave themselves when having large gatherings, regardless of the reason. ANd once there, they can't just turn a blind eye to infringements. The bikies obviously aren't that intelligent if they didn't wear helmets knowing the cops would be there!
The no helmet thing is something pretty much only ever done at funeral processions these days I think (and not just outlaw MC's). Whoever wasnt wearing one knew they would likely be ticketed if stopped for the offence. Lack of intelligence would have been exposed if said rider had no warrant or registration to boot. Or was under the influence.

I think perhaps it was in slightly poor taste from NZ Police.
NZ Police are scum

Wellington, New Zealand

#7 Aug 12, 2011
As a fellow biker who has been to many a biker brothers funeral, the men on the funeral are mourning a brothers death and are not interested in anything else except giving their Brother a send off he would be proud of.
We always wear no helmet while following the hearse to the cemetary, this is part of Biker culture since well before i came on the scene.
We do expect the police to have a presence on the road, but pulling up and harrasing grieving brothers for pathetic minor infringements, to me is the Police trying to incite the Bikers to play up so they can be arrested therefore justifying the over the top waste of taxpayers money.
The NZ Police should be spending more of our hard earned taxpayer dollars on the important things like finding the scumbag child molesterers in this country, the reason they dont is because the NZ Police protect their own.

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yeah

Wellington, New Zealand

#8 Aug 12, 2011
Good job. Gangs are criminals who leech of society by dealing misery and then cry when the cops harass them.
OWL

New Zealand

#9 Aug 12, 2011
yeah wrote:
Good job. Gangs are criminals who leech of society by dealing misery and then cry when the cops harass them.

Well at least you admit to it being harasment, maybe you should of actually read what you wrote before you patted yourself on the back

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Let there be Rock

Nelson, New Zealand

#10 Aug 12, 2011
yeah wrote:
Good job. Gangs are criminals who leech of society by dealing misery and then cry when the cops harass them.
well said young yeah!

Since: Jan 11

Auckland, New Zealand

#11 Aug 12, 2011
yeah wrote:
Good job. Gangs are criminals who leech of society by dealing misery and then cry when the cops harass them.
Which one of the filthys was crying? The only comment the club made was they were not worried about it.

Since: Jan 11

Auckland, New Zealand

#12 Aug 12, 2011
OWL wrote:
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Well at least you admit to it being harasment, maybe you should of actually read what you wrote before you patted yourself on the back
and also factually incorrect about the gang complaining. Real winner there eh...
OWL

New Zealand

#13 Aug 12, 2011
Let there be Rock wrote:
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well said young yeah!
Not well said at all,'criminals who leach of society' makes no sense, and the content of the post was weak at best

“Educating Utus”

Since: Aug 10

Wanganui, New Zealand

#14 Aug 12, 2011
The filthy few have a long history of criminal involvment and several members have been convicted for producing methamphetamine. Like the Hells Angels and Mongrel Mob they deal in the misery of our youth, they are a criminal organisation and deserve nothing but contempt.
yeah

Wellington, New Zealand

#15 Aug 12, 2011
just mixing it up
yeah

Wellington, New Zealand

#16 Aug 12, 2011
OWL wrote:
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Well at least you admit to it being harasment, maybe you should of actually read what you wrote before you patted yourself on the back
I didn't pat myself on the back, I smiled as I waited to see the replies
yeah

Wellington, New Zealand

#17 Aug 12, 2011
After reading some of the comments on here I bet some of you also think that the police should only be able to monitor the gangs between 9 am and 5 pm, after all gang members need their private time to make drugs without being harassed.
Stereotypical clowns

Wellington, New Zealand

#18 Aug 13, 2011
There are so many Stereotypical clowns here on topix, not all gang members are drug users,or even touch drugs, i know alot of Members of gangs/clubs that are tradesmen, who spend alot of their time working to provide for their families pay their taxes like everyone else and training in sport.
There are alot of independant people out there growing, selling and manufacturing drugs to sell to minors and the general public.
What about the members of the NZ Police force who break the law, we have drug users, rapists and child molesters in the NZ Police force and what gets done about it? Nothing.

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#19 Aug 13, 2011
yeah wrote:
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I didn't pat myself on the back, I smiled as I waited to see the replies
Dude thats just creepy
OWL

New Zealand

#20 Aug 13, 2011
yeah wrote:
After reading some of the comments on here I bet some of you also think that the police should only be able to monitor the gangs between 9 am and 5 pm, after all gang members need their private time to make drugs without being harassed.
And thats just stupid

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