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Restorative justice figures not credible

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 11:49 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Sensible Sentencing Trust says the restorative justice figures released by Justice Minister Amy Adams are not credible. Jock Jamieson who is the Public Awareness and Education spokesman for SST says he ... More >>

Moko case establishes dangerous precedent - McVicar

Tuesday, 28 June 2016, 4:24 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Founder of the Sensible Sentencing Trust believes the Moko case has established a dangerous precedent for all future murder cases. More >>

Moko Sentence Slammed

Tuesday, 28 June 2016, 12:22 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“If New Zealand’s Justice System is so flawed that it has allowed killers like Shailer and Haerewa to get away with murder the Attorney General should be fixing it, not defending it.” Moko’s tragic death has exposed numerous flaws within ... More >>

Justice for Moko Nationwide Speech

Monday, 27 June 2016, 10:17 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Ladies and Gentlemen New Zealand, the land of the long white cloud. Our Aotearoa. Our beautiful country…. A country that brings us so many things to be proud of, but when it comes to child abuse we can only be utterly ashamed. More >>

Letter to Solicitor General on plea bargain debacle

Friday, 24 June 2016, 5:30 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Below is a self explanatory letter to the Solicitor General giving her an opportunity to explain the situation that enabled Moko's killers to plead guilty to manslaughter. To date we have had not even had an acknowledgement! More >>

Double Murderer Gets Half the Sentence

Friday, 24 June 2016, 10:10 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

A man who killed his ex-partner and her three-year-old daughter before burying their bodies under a bridge has only been jailed for 21 years. More >>

Parliament's Sovereignty challenged

Friday, 17 June 2016, 11:20 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“Under our system of government, parliament makes laws, and the courts are supposed to apply them – whether they like a particular law or not. The recent Three Strikes appeal has all the signs that the Courts are intending to ignore Parliament." ... More >>

SST criticise sentencing decision

Thursday, 16 June 2016, 3:50 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Sex with a Child is Not Ok And a Sentence like This is Even Worse More >>

Beating a Baby to Death is Not Manslaughter

Thursday, 16 June 2016, 3:24 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“This is just another example of a dirty backroom lawyer plea deal and it reeks of collusion at its worst” Guthrie More >>

SST Congratulates Police On Massive Drug Bust

Wednesday, 15 June 2016, 1:09 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“This massive drug bust just goes to show what an incredibly dedicated police force New Zealand has and just how committed the police are to exterminating this drug in its entirety ” Guthrie. On Sunday morning police found an abandoned boat ... More >>

MOKO: Finlayson response arrogant inadequate and wrong

Friday, 10 June 2016, 12:59 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Attorney General Chris Finlayson has imperiously announced that he will explain "in words of one syllable" the seemingly inexplicable decision to downgrade the murder charges originally laid against the killers of three year old Moko Rangitoheriri ... More >>

These appeals have ability to make history

Tuesday, 7 June 2016, 3:36 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The following appeals have the potential to make history in New Zealand as they involve the interpretation and implementation of Life without Parole legislation as provided for under the 2010 Sentencing and Parole Reforms [Three Strikes Legislation] More >>

Victims' Trust Slams Move to Increase Youth Offender Age

Tuesday, 7 June 2016, 10:58 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Government is looking to change the law to keep 17-year-old crims out of adult courts. More >>

Sexual Predator Sentence Devastating To Victims

Wednesday, 1 June 2016, 10:54 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“If befriending a mentally impaired women and then raping her doesn’t deserve a lengthy term of imprisonment can his Honour please tell New Zealand exactly what does.“ Guthrie. A Palmerston North man has been sent to prison for sexually violating ... More >>

Moko petition launched to outlaw plea bargains

Tuesday, 31 May 2016, 4:48 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

A petition calling for a law change to outlaw the practice of plea bargain negotiations initiated by Crown Prosecutors has been launched by the Sensible Sentencing Trust. More >>

Judge criticised

Monday, 30 May 2016, 11:56 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Judge Slammed for Exposing School Girls to Risk of Sexual Predator 28th May 2016 "Corrections have deemed this man at high risk of violent reoffending, they had tried to keep the offender in secure premises, but their plea was turned down ... More >>

Child Pornograpy Mum’s Sentence Slammed

Wednesday, 25 May 2016, 10:13 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“Krystal Harvey’s weak sentence just endorses how out of touch New Zealand’s Justice System really is but is symbolic of New Zealand’s horrific level of child abuse”. Guthrie. Auckland mother Krystal Harvey who sold footage of herself performing ... More >>

Moko marches won’t condone violence

Monday, 23 May 2016, 11:36 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Sensible Sentencing Trust has released a statement saying they will not condone violence at any of the Moko events they are involved with. More >>

Child Rapist Sentence Offensive - SST

Friday, 20 May 2016, 11:54 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

19th May 2016 “Every time we see a weak sentence handed down for such a heinous crime it makes an absolute mockery of the judicial system.” Guthrie. A Northland man high on methamphetamine who raped a 3-year-old girl has been given some reprieve ... More >>

Robertson Report Avoids The Root Cause Of Failure

Wednesday, 18 May 2016, 2:06 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Justice Patrick Keane's failure to impose Preventive Detention on Tony Robertson in 2006 for child abduction and molestation is the root cause Blessie Gotingco was murdered, says Garth McVicar, founder of the Sensible Sentencing Trust. More >>



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