On Thursday 9 December 2021 I attended Hamilton District Court and spoke with a Judge over the Crown’s criminal case against me over the supposed theft or misappropriation of some scrap steel that a neighbour had given me. Josh Hawkless a local builder turned up at Club Wairua out of the blue 20 months after he had left some scrap steel behind, tracked it down to my place and said, “That’s mine, I’ve sold it and I’m taking it today!” My reply, “Oh, no you’re not!” went down like a cup of cold sick to him, just as his insistence that it was his, did with me. Push come to shove and the judge booted the case out of court saying, “Go free Mr Smith . . . You’re acquitted of the charge . . . It’s a civil matter now!” A legal win and about time too. Once I have the evidence resulting from my recent requests to revisit this all, I can then sue the builder, and probably the government by way of the Crooked Cops of course!
Yay! Five months not willing to operate as a Licensed Private Investigator, nor as a trustee, chairman and CEO of a charitable trust and the reputational damage that a bunch of crooked cops and
robbers prosecutors tried to do has to be worth a little bit methinks!
I’ve blogged about this matter previously more than once, explaining in real time how there has to be a mens rea [a Latin phrase for a guilty mind] when a crime is committed; describing the laws in New Zealand for abandonment [you simply can’t come back to something of value after it has been abandoned and legally claim colour of right according to NZ Case Law]; discussed the various laws; and describing the serious efforts I took to avoid taking the civil matter to court with Josh.
So, having been acquitted, the equivalent of being found not guilty after a trial, but by a judge before a trial, the first thing I did was to invite the local top cop to have a discussion. Whether he bothers to or not is immaterial to me – the point is that I prefer to give a man the opportunity to do the honourable thing – before I shoot him (professionally of course, not literally). None of them ever do but Paul Dowie might do – we’ll see. At this stage (at the point of publication) he hasn’t.
The next thing I did was to establish who was the guilty party in the crookedness that has occurred in and around me over the last 5 months. What was their sordid role in engineering something that should never have happened. IMHO this comes down to:
- The Crown Prosecutor in Hamilton, Jacinda Hamilton;
- The Police Supervisor overseeing the matter in question, Graeme Rumble;
- The Police Prosecutor in Taumarunui, David Grey;
- The Crooked Cop from Taumarunui that investigated the complaint and who laid the charge, Samuel Edwards; and
- The complainant himself Joshua Hawkless, operating under the trading name of Hawkless Builders.
I see the order of culpability increasing as we go down the list, so that while I find Jacinda to have participated in corruption it appears to me that she was fed BS from David Grey whom I found to be dishonest and whom I embarrassed and whose dishonesty and unprofessionalism I have caught out more than once!
Sam is a young policeman with an attitude and he should either get taken off the beat once and for all or have his wings clipped badly enough that the can’t fly the nasty dishonest way he tried to. To me he is the quintessential crooked cop that thinks that because it is his job to enforce the law that he is the law. Somebody should tell him quick smart that he isn’t – for his own good!
Lastly is the complainant (or victim if you buy all the BS) Josh Hawkless – someone whom is not well liked around town due to some ego issues – again the quintessential “poor little rich kid”. Josh has always been the one behind these scenes angling to leverage his power to get what he wants, and f**** anyone who gets in his way – Private Investigator, the law, common sense or natural justice!
WTF actually happened that caused all this furor? It’s a bit of a story so grab a Coke, some popcorn and get ready . . . there’s a lot more of this story to come as the Registrar of the Court of Appeal has already confirmed that with me being charged with a Category 3 offence (a serious one) that they are the next Court to get their teeth into it all!
UPDATE: 25 January 2022
Today I received confirmation of a clean criminal record. 63 years of sh*tstirring and nothing. I wonder how long this will last with the COVID-19
controllers scaremongers fighting their rear guard action!