Rock thrown through Mayor's home window: $$$ reward offered: "My family won't be intimidated" - 26/02/2009Mayor Michael Laws today said that he had "no doubt – and neither do councillors or council officers – that a rock thrown through a window of the family home, was in cowardly retaliation for my stance on the Wanganui spelling issue".
The attack occurred at approximately 4.55am and the offender/s then sped off in a waiting car. Police are investigating the attack.
"The chief executive made the point to me this afternoon, that Mayor Chas Poynter was similarly targeted at home, when he stood up to Moutoa Gardens protestors in 1995.
"There are cowardly thugs in our community who can't bear democracy. Well, my family gives them this message: we aren't intimidated, and we won't be.
"And I will continue to advocate for the democratic wishes of the Wanganui community. You only make this mayor even more determined."
Mayor Laws said that he was offering $500 cash reward for information leading to the conviction of the two persons associated with this event.
"One person threw the rock at my daughter's bedroom – the other drove away in the waiting car. Someone will know who they are. They attacked a child during the hours of darkness – that is the level of their cowardice."
Today, Radio Live listeners had pledged a further $600 to swell the reward to $1,100.