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Sensible Sentencing challenges MPs to refuse pay rise

Friday, 27 February 2015, 9:19 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“I realise this will take courage and we extend an open challenge to all MPs – or any MP from any party – to have the courage to be the first to stand up and publicly denounce this nonsense and refuse to accept the pay rise.” - Garth McVicar More >>

SST welcomes Parole Amendment Bill

Wednesday, 25 February 2015, 2:41 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Sensible Sentencing Trust (SST) is pleased to hear the Parole Amendment Bill has passed its final hearing, so the Parole Board will now have the ability to impose a maximum of an up to 5 year postponement order where they deem there is no opportunity ... More >>

Thinking in Silo’s exacerbates problem

Thursday, 19 February 2015, 11:53 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Calls for openness around offending by mental health patients has come from the Sensible Sentencing Trust in the wake of the murder of Cathy Stewart. More >>

Sensible Sentencing Congratulates the Parole Board

Friday, 13 February 2015, 5:26 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Sensible Sentencing Congratulates the Parole Board 13 February 2015 The Sensible Sentencing Trust congratulates the Parole Board for standing its ground and resisting moves by the Corrections Department to risk public safety by letting Paul Joseph ... More >>

Another Three Strikes Poster Boy

Friday, 30 January 2015, 10:06 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

A recent Christchurch case reminds us all what a wonderfully effective and discriminating tool the "three strikes" law promoted by Sensible Sentencing Trust, and passed into law in 2010 by the then National - ACT government is proving to be. More >>

Brutal Home Invasion on Defenceless Elderly Couple

Thursday, 11 December 2014, 2:34 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“Home invasions are despicable and cowardly crimes that must result in a mandatory sentence that reflects the public’s abhorrence and lets the criminals know that society will not tolerate this sort of behaviour.” Leigh Woodman. More >>

Mentality of Releasing Killers Questioned

Wednesday, 10 December 2014, 9:51 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Recent media coverage of mentally ill killers being released unsupervised into the community has prompted the Sensible Sentencing Trust to call into question the safety of such decisions. More >>

Scumbags Get Pathetic Sentence

Friday, 5 December 2014, 9:26 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Spokesperson for the Sensible Sentencing Trust Jayne Walker is appalled at the leniency of Judge Cameron Mander on sentencing Shay Barry Webster, 22 and Jason Alistor Barr, 44 in Christchurch earlier today, for setting fire to and killing 55 year old Terry ... More >>

Manifestly inadequate sentence for horrific manslaughter

Friday, 5 December 2014, 9:24 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Manifestly inadequate sentence for horrific manslaughter Sensible Sentencing joins with the victim's ex-wife in being shocked at the sentences handed down to the killers of Terry Smith, who was doused with petrol and set alight by two violent thugs, each ... More >>

Violent thug deserves four year sentence, not sympathy

Thursday, 4 December 2014, 10:35 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Sensible Sentencing wonders why trained Judges seem to find a very simple law hard to follow. After a case last month where a Judge indulged in verbal gymnastics to avoid giving the mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole (LWOP) to a ... More >>

Proposal Would Ensure Mental Health Transparency: SST

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 9:17 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Sensible Sentencing Trust is once again calling for reform of the insanity defence following revelations over the weekend that mass murderer Stephen Anderson is tutoring at a Wellington art school. Anderson was acquitted of six murders in 1997 by reason ... More >>

Insane Law Perverting Course of Justice: SST

Monday, 24 November 2014, 3:23 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Insane Law Perverting Course of Justice: SST The Sensible Sentencing Trust is slamming a decision which may acquit a Whakatane offender of serious dangerous driving charges. More >>

Christchurch Sex Offender Protected by Name Suppression

Tuesday, 4 November 2014, 3:00 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

In a recent decision by Christchurch District Court Judge Brian Callaghan, a sexual offender was given name suppression even though the victims asked that their abuser be named. More >>

Sensible Sentencing calls for appeal of judicial activivism

Friday, 31 October 2014, 2:19 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Sensible Sentencing Trust is appalled that Justice Jill Mallon has today refused to apply the Life without Parole (LWOP) provisions of the Three Strikes law as enacted by Parliament. More >>

Executive gets suppression for child rape image convictions!

Sunday, 5 October 2014, 12:43 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Sensible Sentencing Trust is once again dismayed by a High Court decision to grant an Auckland ‘Ad-man’ permanent name suppression, on the basis of his wife’s heart condition. More >>

What more does it take?

Thursday, 25 September 2014, 3:04 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Sensible Sentencing Trust has today written to the Solicitor General to ask ‘what more does it take’ for a serious recidivist violent offender to be given Preventative Detention. Robert WINTERBURN, a Mongrel Mob member was sentenced last week to a 5year, ... More >>

Offenders Rights; State Sanctioned Victimisation

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 2:48 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

New Zealand’s largest advocacy group supporting victims and families of violent crime is dismayed at the treatment of victims in their quest for knowledge regarding those who have offended against them. More >>

Dudley Family Statement

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 12:23 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“We are utterly devastated at the news regarding the law not allowing for this unjustified discharge without conviction to be appealed. More >>

Chief Judge: Chief Sized Offender Bias

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 12:18 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“Justice by name, not by nature” states Ruth Money Sensible Sentencing Trust National Spokesperson, of Justice Helen Winkelmann’s decision to discharge without conviction the offender charged with the fatal attack on 15 year old schoolboy Stephen ... More >>

Name Suppression Law No Longer Fit For Purpose!

Thursday, 14 August 2014, 5:34 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“Chuck it out and start with a blank piece of paper” states Ruth Money, Sensible Sentencing Trust Spokesperson in reference to the current name suppression laws. More >>



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