I am annoyed about the [Timaru District Court] write-up you have had regarding a police sergeant’s rebuke over sending a text to bring to justice a crime-related incident. In my view, it is just unbelievable (Police officer cops blast over ‘trick’, November 11). For this fine upstanding policeman to be put in the barrel like this over solving a crime does not gel. I wonder why so much crime goes unsolved.
What is the difference between this text sent to apprehend someone and the emails that are sent to engage with paedophiles on the internet by law enforcement agencies? George Empson Tekapo
I agree with the comment wholeheartedly that just because something is on the internet does not make it correct. I often go on to a site ‘‘true or false’’, where claims are thoroughly analysed and a decision made as to the claims’ validity. At that point you have a choice.
Incidentally I didn’t ‘‘find’’ this paper on the internet in that it was sent to me by a retired chemistry teacher friend. I simply don’t have the time to read all the information on the internet that relates to climate change.
There are claims and there are scientific, verifiable facts. The paper I refer to is a verifiable fact (‘‘Role of greenhouse gases in climate change’’, Hertzberg et al., 2017). G R Woods Geraldine