Lawsuit against New Zealand Government for wrongful death, in 2011 earthquake

I got a very nasty and uninformed email from someone who hadn’t read the blogs or visited http// to get the facts and determine the truth of what I say. He wrote: “How dare I push my a time like this.”

My response: ” My agenda is to save innocent lives. People have died and will continue to die. The same authorities who told their people that ‘duck and cover ‘ was ok …. because buildings don’t collapse, in New Zealand; that the ‘triangle of life’ is inappropriate because buildings don’t collapse….you need only to worry about falling books…are the same people who are evacuating people to ‘safe’ buildings. Let me make this clear: Stay out of any building..for the next month, at least..BECAUSE MORE BUILDINGS WILL COLLAPSE!

An earthquake is not a single seismic event. It is a period of increased seismic activity when thousands of earthquakes usually occur and AN AFTERSHOCK CAN OCCUR WHICH IS LARGER THAN THE INITIAL DEVASTATING EARTHQUAKE.

I am frustrated like Hell that these unnecessary deaths continue; however, my number one priority, before God, is to keep my conscience clear that I did everything I could to stop the slaughter.

Now is the perfect time..because people have died and will continue to die until people’s lives become more important than Insurance Company profits.

It is not the earthquake which kills you. Getting crushed under a squashed desk or table kills you.

Misinformation from bureaucrats or phony experts who have never crawled into a collapsed building kills you.

All real and actually experienced rescuers agree: You can survive by fleeing the building if you can get out the ground floor or getting into a survivable void, next to a large, bulky object.”

doug copp

I was able to save this little girl; but 98% of victims die because of 'duck and cover'. Most of the New Zealand deaths could have been easily prevented.

The Prime Minister of New Zealand called me at home, in 2000 and asked me about the ‘triangle of life’. She had heard me talk on Wellington, NZ radio about the unnecessary deaths caused by ‘duck and cover’ and she had read about the ‘triangle of life’ in NZ newspapers.

On November 19, 2001, The New Zealand Ministry of Civil Defense and Emergency Management wrote to me; requesting me to donate some rescue pictures to use in a General Rescue Training Manual. I sent the pictures to them because they had none of their own. I have a copy of their training manual, using my material.

The New Zealand government has known; since, 2000 that people die unnecessarily; because of, ‘duck and cover’. They continue to put ‘politics’ and ‘profit’ ahead of people’s lives.

After 25 years of trying every way that I can think of to get politicians to put people’s lives ahead of greed and self interest I have concluded that a courtroom with evidence to be presented and 7 years, in prison for lying is the only solution. All the scientific proof was completed 15 years ago, at a cost of $1 million.

It is a tragedy that these poor people have become victims. It is a tragedy that their family is suffering their loss; however, the GREAT, GREAT and TERRIBLE TRAGEDY is why they died. Corporate greed, ignorance and self interest killed them.

Let us not forget that these are the same people who said that the ‘triangle of life’ was not necessary because buildings don’t collapse in New Zealand!..that ‘duck and cover’ was the right thing to do because people ONLY need worry about falling books!

This posting is addressed to five parties:

1) To the families of the New Zealand victims, who needlessly died, a wrongful death because of negligence on the part of the New Zealand Government. Your family member died as a direct result of corporate greed.

2) To New Zealand attorneys who are interested in filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the New Zealand Government. Help us get justice for those who died.

3) To the media throughout New Zealand, to expose this crime against humanity.

4) To other governments, particularly in the USA, who consider it

cheaper and less trouble

for earthquake victims to be immediately killed; rather than, survive and seek compensation for trauma and injuries; thereby, decreasing American Insurance Company Profits and/or increasing the premiums that the US Insurance Companies charge the USA School Boards.

5) To people of ‘heart and soul’ who care about the difference between ‘good and evil’ and are willing to do something about it.

This posting is an appeal for humanity and justice. If you read the postings in this blog, go to the American Rescue Team International main website and/or watch some of the youtube videos at amerrescue and amerrescuegmail you will be completely and conclusively convinced.

In fact, you can watch 4 ‘Public Service’ TV Commercials made by myself and Lisa Haywood, at Stardust Productions, NZ, for NZ TV and/or the 1 hr long, NZ Radio Interview, I did with John Haines that would have prevented these unnecessary deaths.

Follow the many links about the Triangle of life is spreading around the entire world, by clicking here.

Read about the struggle to save lives and understand the complexities of the entire matter by clicking here.

Read one of the newspaper exposes of how, I have been brutally attacked, for saving lives, here.

I am ‘fed-up’ with people being slaughtered, for corporate profit. Emotionally, I want to scream out: “murder”!

The saddest, most frustrating and most horrific, part of my ‘soul’; that deals with the horror, of having witnessed the gruesome deaths, of many thousands of victims; is the knowledge that most of those 650,000 lives ( the number of people who actually died at the disasters that I have worked) could have been easily saved. My “email signature” below says it all:

I am considering that the court may be the only place for big business and their political cronies to be forced to put people’s lives before Corporate Profits.

I want to contact the families of those who were killed and offer to testify, for free, on their behalf.

I have a conclusive amount of proof to win a lawsuit for wrongful death.

Maybe, as a former policeman, I look to the court and perjury laws to expose the hard, cold facts.

Are you interested in helping me? I need a list of the families and a lawyer to file the ‘class action’ lawsuit.

How many people need to die; before, this slaughter is stopped?

The life you save might be your own.

Doug Copp

founder of ARTI ( the world’s most experienced rescue and disaster mitigation/management organization) and the Discoverer of the ‘triangle of life’ to take building collapse survivability from 2% using ‘duck and cover’ to 90% using the ‘triangle of life’
ARTI is All Unpaid Volunteers willing to stand up to and fight USA insurance companies and bureaucrats who consider it cheaper and less trouble if victims die rather than survive with possible trauma and sue ( less profit for insurance companies and higher premiums for bureaucrats)

“Now, that my 911 injuries have made it impossible for me, to crawl into collapsed buildings, I thank God for allowing me to continue saving lives. I am willing to sacrifice my life, my health, my reputation and endure any attack, slander, burden or harm to fulfill this life purpose. PERIOD.”

see for hundreds of pages of testimonials, videos, docs. Complete information to survive major disaster, learned from doug’s searching 896 collapsed buildings and witnessing 1+ million collapsed buildings, at more than 100 major disaster events; throughout the entire world…
or our eye opening blog at

watch youtube videos at amerrescue and amerrescuegmail
1-902-567-1227 home

” There is no expedient to which a man will not resort to avoid the real labor of thinking.” Above all …….overcome this.

This email was sent to the editors of the major newspapers, in New Zealand. Their email addresses, are below. Please help us prevent further deaths by contacting these editors and ‘raising hell’, by demanding that they put pressure on the NZ Government to put lives ahead of profit.

Upper North Island

Whangarei – Northern Advocate.

Auckland – New Zealand Herald.

Hamilton – Waikato Times.

Central North Island

Tauranga – Bay of Plenty Times

Rotorua – Rotorua Daily Post

Gisborne – Gisborne Herald

Hawkes Bay – Hawkes Bay Today

Wanganui – Wanganui Chronicle

New Plymouth – Taranaki Daily News

Lower North Island

Palmerston North – Manawatu Standard

Wairarapa – Wairarapa Times Age

Wellington – Dominion Post

Upper South Island

Marlborough – Marlborough Express

Nelson – Nelson Mail

Westport – Westport News

Greymouth – Greymouth Evening Star

Central and Lower South Island

Christchurch – The Press

Ashburton – The Ashburton Guardian

Timaru – Timaru Herald

Oamaru – Oamaru Mail

Dunedin – Otago Daily Times

Invercargill – Southland Times

About doug copp

Prior to 911, I was the most experienced rescue person, in the world. Permanently disabled from 911, I have changed my life-focus towards preventing bureaucracy and vested financial interests from causing the deaths of 200,000 children per year. I am promoting the belief that the lives of children are more important than American Insurance Company Shareholder profits. International Disaster Reduction Institute Institute of International Disaster January 2010 – Present (3 years 10 months)worldwide The world's most experienced Rescuer/Disaster Mitigation Management Expert , crawling inside of 896 collapsed buildings at 100+ disaster events during war, peace and revolution Plus a lifetime of High Adventure; including, an undercover cop. .At almost 3,000 serious life threatening events and the medical survival from enough toxins to kill 200+ people, I am probably the world's leading survivor, from death. Survival Scientist Linkedin Profile: Summary saving lives, reducing suffering. "You must not only be good. You must be wise and wise enough to know who is good." doug copp Sometimes it is NOT enough to do good things must be strong enough to endure the attack...that will follow; especially if you are trying to place children's lives ahead of USA Insurance Company Profits...crawling inside of 896 collapsed buildings helped to give me the courage that it takes; especially, considering that I have been sick every single day; since 911. FYI: USA Insurance companies oppose my 'triangle of life' survival method; because, 90% of the children would survive; instead of 98% dead. This translates into//actuarial tables indicate, survivor's seeking compensation for trauma (physical or mental) with a net result of diminished shareholder return. The insurance Company Executives told us: ” We are in the business of maximizing shareholder return..NOT..saving lives.” The USA School Boards have been told by their Insurance Carriers that their policies would be terminated or the premium would become extreme..if the children are allowed to survive, following my method. I tried to learn: I am responsible for 'what I do' and for 'what I do NOT do'. I am responsible for 'MY actions'. I am not responsible for what other people do. I discovered: that people never regret 'doing the right thing'. They only regret 'doing the wrong thing'. A life devoid of 'something worth dying for', is a life, 'not worth living'. Do all the living you can; while you can. 650,000 people died, at the major disasters I worked at..I have seen things that you cannot imagine. For all the persecution, hatred, violence and disgusting behavior that I have endured; in fighting against, evil, greedy bastards who exploited the helpless and preyed upon people..I am glad that I always did 'the right thing'. I always stood up; many times, by myself; but never alone.. If you can't be YOURSELF then who can you be?
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