By Paul Foy
Uintah County Attorney G. Mark Thomas found that the two officers were justified in taking action because they feared a riot and because they were unfamiliar with the Haka war dance, which is a fan response popular at rugby matches and football games in other countries.
"It was just 'make a hole, make a hole'—and smack."
And the powers that be excuse their own foot soldiers for attacking innocent civilians, naturally. This is about what happened in almost every US massacre of Indians, Koreans, Vietnamese, Afghans, Iraqis, et al. If you harm or kill a brown-skin under the cover of authority, our white Christian government usually will exonerate you. Being American means never having to say you're sorry.
For more on the subject, see WSJ: Maori Are "Googly-Eyed" and Maori Tribe Wants Haka Back.