Letters: Thumbs down for rape case justice

Thursday November 28, 2019 Published in Letters to the Editor

Dear editor,

Aue! I am so disgusted about the photo of Norman George, smiling thumbs up after winning the date rape case with his client.


I am ashamed of our court system, I hope God has justice for them both. This isn’t a ‘lotto’ it’s a woman’s life.

Recently you told a courtroom a woman who had been beaten/assaulted was asking for it because of how she was dressed.

This celebrating photo is wrong, wrong, wrong. Norman, you should know better.

That this man pleads guilty in two weeks’ time for assault on another woman tells me he is a dangerous man, despite his smiling face.

I was angry at the comment, ‘he asked the woman to clean the bloodied sheet the next morning’.

When I saw the photo, I thought how could the paper print the photo? I was angry, then I saw God’s justice. Now we have a face to the name, now he will be recognised by everyone, and we can all see the wolf under the sheep clothing.

Rangi Ngariki

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