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Post  Rosa canina on Tue 11 Dec 2018, 9:57 pm

The alleged murder of backpacker Grace Millane is all over the news here :

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/109268774/grace-millane-first-vigil-for-slain-backpacker-in-tourist-hotspot

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The above picture is from her home town in Wickford, Essex.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/109277418/grace-millanes-family-attend-blessing-at-site-where-her-body-was-found

We've had our Prime Minister weeping, the Sky Tower lit up and now vigils -

- for now I'm putting it down to another case of Missing White Woman Syndrome.

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Post  Freedom on Tue 11 Dec 2018, 10:05 pm

I've been reading about this case.

Is there as much interest for native kiwis? I'm sure that sadly this isn't a totally isolated incident.
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Post  Rosa canina on Tue 11 Dec 2018, 11:34 pm

I'm really not getting the 'waves of trauma' over a Tinder date turning to murder :

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https://thespinoff.co.nz/society/10-12-2018/heres-where-to-channel-the-hurt-and-rage-for-grace-millane/

(unreal...)

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Dodgy-looking character, I can't see a young English lady finding that moustache attractive.

https://www.habaritimes.online/2018/12/11/how-creep-26-accused-of-killing-british-backpacker-grace-millane-22-was-obsessed-with-women/

Massive media coverage and domestic violence charities/feminism tie-in plus some strange numerology -

- it's all a bit odd to me.

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Post  Freedom on Wed 12 Dec 2018, 1:05 am

Weird indeed. It's a dreadful event of course but it's sadly not unique. 

It's strange how some cases get such blanket coverage and others don't. I'm not thinking particularly of the McCanns for once - two cases in the U K in recent years come to mind: two missing youngsters Tia Sharpe and Rebecca Watts received massive coverage from day one even when they just seemed like a hundred and one other cases.

I see that the media in New Zealand have things to learn about not prejudicing public opinion against the alleged killer - describing him as an obsessed creep.
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Post  Rosa canina on Wed 12 Dec 2018, 9:21 am

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Nothing sets the scene like a wretched obelisk.

Howick is where our friend Mrs Kate apparently lived as a young doctor, it's deepest suburbia.

Damian Light would seem to be this guy's actual name, he is/was a politician of some sort.


https://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/whats-on/entertainment/109267818/Grace-Millane-TVNZ-murder-series-postponed-due-to-similarities-to-British-backpackers-case (echoes of Ben Affleck's Gone Baby Gone postponement)

https://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/109287048/taranaki-farmer-convicted-of-stabbing-asks-that-reparation-go-to-millane-family

$1000 from a Black Power gangster is going to the English Millane family?

Eh what?

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Post  Freedom on Wed 12 Dec 2018, 11:53 am

Odder and odder.

I can't think of a comparable case in the U K involving a foreign national.
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Post  Rosa canina on Thu 13 Dec 2018, 11:19 pm

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/109348799/grace-millane-trial-of-accused-murderer-could-be-threatened

Our name suppression laws (he's still not named in local media) vs Google and social media -

yet oddly enough this suspect posted on the victim's Facebook a comment 11 minutes before she disappeared :

https://www.independent.ie/world-news/grace-millane-murder-suspect-revealed-jesse-kempson-26-described-backpacker-as-radiant-37610779.html


More pictures - there are heaps:
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Yesterday's 6pm news announcement was that they'd found a/the red shovel...



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Colours reminiscent of the Madeleine Campaign back in May 2007...

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Detective Inspector Scott Beard in charge of the case reading from a dramatic-looking book -

This guy's hairline is unbelievably expressive.


https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/on-the-inside/378225/opinion-don-t-forget-how-you-felt-the-next-time-this-happens

(more impassioned commentary)

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Post  Freedom on Fri 14 Dec 2018, 5:42 pm

I've given this one its own topic as there are weird McCann type elements about it.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6486979/Shovel-linked-murder-Grace-Millane-detectives-New-Zealand.html
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Post  Rosa canina on Fri 14 Dec 2018, 9:01 pm

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12177080

"Two former prime ministers are among prominent women calling on men and the Government to make changes in the wake of English backpacker Grace Millane's death.
The call is made in an open letter signed by more than 40 women including Helen Clark and Dame Jenny Shipley, former governor-general Dame Silvia Cartwright, business leaders Theresa Gattung, Joan Withers and Dame Trelise Cooper, along with stars from the arts, science and media.
The letter, which will be sent to the Prime Minister's office today, makes a promise to Millane "to do better as a nation". She was last seen alive on December 1 on the eve of her 22nd birthday. A 26-year-old man was charged with her murder on December 8 before her body was found the following day." etc

https://www.stuff.co.nz/opinion/109295862/grace-millanes-murder-has-tapped-into-an-underlying-fury

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Pointy-fingered politicians doing their bit.

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Post  Rosa canina on Fri 21 Dec 2018, 8:43 pm

Freedom wrote:I've given this one its own topic as there are weird McCann type elements about it.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-essex-46544751

Check out the name of the family friend quoted at the bottom of this article...

Only in Essex...!

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Post  Antonia on Sat 29 Dec 2018, 3:03 pm

Yes, the name of the family friend quoted in the article is indeed interesting.

Could this family friend be the same person who hounded the poor McCanns and confused the martin Smiths?

This person lived until recently in Harlow Essex which is not far from Wickford Essex the hometown of the murdered girl.
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Post  Freedom on Sat 29 Dec 2018, 4:28 pm

I did notice the Essex connection but I think that there will be as many Bennetts there as there are Martin Smiths in Ireland!
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Post  Freedom on Wed 16 Jan 2019, 1:03 pm

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Post  poster on Wed 16 Jan 2019, 8:32 pm

I'm a bit confused. Is there some suggestion that this case is not all it seems? Or what?
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Post  Freedom on Wed 16 Jan 2019, 9:22 pm

I think it's just a mystery why this case - awful as it is but sadly not unique - has attracted McCann type hysteria in New Zealand.
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Post  poster on Thu 17 Jan 2019, 10:05 pm

Freedom wrote:I think it's just a mystery why this case - awful as it is but sadly not unique - has attracted McCann type hysteria in New Zealand.

I don't know - it is shocking though. There have been cases over here where young women travelling and working temporarily, as an au-pair say, have been murdered and they tend to get quite a bit of coverage.

The case seems to be to flagging up the problem of violence against women in New Zealand. This poor girl looked like a lamb to the slaughter. She clearly came from a close-knit family with parents and brothers who adored her and probably her radar for any kind of (sexual) violence was very low. She was vulnerable because she was travelling alone and was taken advantage of presumably with things escalating out of control.

Purely theoretical of course as the case is ongoing.
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