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Mt Roskill win confirms public desire for extra police

Sunday, 4 December 2016, 11:02 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Mt Roskill win confirms public desire for extra police – McVicar 4th December 2016 The Founder of the Sensible Sentencing Trust says Labours overwhelming win in the Mt Roskill by-election proves once and for all that public safety is an issue people ... More >>

Trust Sends Condolences to Police

Saturday, 3 December 2016, 1:13 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

It was with great sadness that New Zealand learnt of the death of Sargent Mike Toon on Thursday. More >>

High risk killers should not be released

Saturday, 3 December 2016, 1:11 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Twenty one years ago, then prostitute Jan Yorke killed lover’s estranged wife in what a detective who investigated the case described as “the most premeditated homicide I ever worked on”. It was only by a miracle that Yorke and her lover Mark ... More >>

Youth Offending debate misguided – media ‘Trumped’ again

Wednesday, 30 November 2016, 12:24 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

As the furore over a youth offender having been held in police cells rages a Victim Advocacy organisation says the debate is badly misguided. More >>

Sensible Sentencing approves leniency for 1st third striker

Friday, 25 November 2016, 10:46 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Raven Casey Campbell today became the first prisoner to receive a third “strike” under the “three strikes” regime passed into law in 2010. Campbell, whose first two strikes were for robbery and aggravated robbery, indecently assaulted a female ... More >>

Home Invasion and Assault of Elderly Woman in Wheel Chair

Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 10:23 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Five people under the age of 17 have been arrested in Rotorua for the assault on the elderly woman which followed a police call out to an address in Elizabeth Street shortly after 2pm on Saturday. More >>

Corrections Got It Right with Stance on Gangs in Prisons

Wednesday, 9 November 2016, 4:00 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“Corrections got it right and we congratulate Ray Smith and his team on a job well done” Scott Guthrie More >>

Moko: Killers’ sentence can be and should be increased - SST

Thursday, 3 November 2016, 5:03 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

For any semblance of justice for Moko and the thousands of other children abused or murdered in this country his killers sentence must be increased. The future safety and well being of our children is in the hands of the Appeal Court. McVicar More >>

Filipo gets Credit for being a Youth

Wednesday, 2 November 2016, 4:33 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Losi Filipo has been sentenced to nine months supervision for assaulting four people, including two women, and has been ordered to do alcohol counselling and a living without violence course. Judge Collins said himself that Filipo stomping on the victim's ... More >>

SAY NO to increasing age of youth justice - Petition

Wednesday, 2 November 2016, 9:16 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Government is contemplating increasing the age of Youth Justice, which at present is 16, with a wide variation of ages being debated ranging from increasing the age to18 or 21 with some even suggesting it should be increased to 25! At present a 16 ... More >>

Say 'NO' to raising the age of the youth justice system

Friday, 28 October 2016, 11:12 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

SAY 'NO' TO RAISING AGE OF YOUTH JUSTICE - PETITION LAUNCHED 28th October 2016 Sensible Sentencing Trust have started a petition calling for parliament to say 'NO' to raising the age of the youth justice system The petition has come about after a youth advocacy ... More >>

Call for Judges to Step up After Another Cowardly Attack

Tuesday, 25 October 2016, 9:56 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“Vicious unprovoked attacks on innocent Kiwis are now a daily occurrence and must stop before more innocent people die needlessly at the hands of ruthless, out-of-control thugs.” ~ Scott Guthrie More >>

SST Congratulates Police And Justice Brewer

Monday, 24 October 2016, 9:41 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

SST Congratulates Police And Justice Brewer on a Job Well Done 24th October 2016 “Drug-induced crime is out of control in New Zealand, causing terrible damage to so many innocent people. Hard drugs are clearly linked to serious crimes like homicide ... More >>

Outrageous Charge Against Respected Policeman

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 12:49 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Inspector Hurimoana Dennis is a well respected and highly experienced South Auckland policeman – well enough regarded to be a strategic advisor in Maori affairs to the police hierarchy. Inspector Dennis now faces a charge of kidnapping – a strike ... More >>

Sensible Sentencing Trust supports benefits cuts bill

Saturday, 15 October 2016, 9:26 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

TRUST SUPPORTS CUTTING COMMUNITY BASED OFFENDERS BENEFIT FOR NON COMPLIANCE 15th October 2016 Sensible Sentencing Trust has come out in support of National MP Mark Mitchell’s members bill which would enable corrections to have community-based ... More >>

New offence for Coward Punch killings welcomed

Saturday, 15 October 2016, 1:15 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

New offence and mandatory term for Coward Punch killings welcomed 14th October 2016 The SST has today congratulated NZ First leader Winston Peters on his announcement of a new “Coward Punch” policy. SST spokesman Garth McVicar said: “Reform to ... More >>

Congratulations to Labour on Thousand Extra Police Officers

Friday, 14 October 2016, 9:52 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Labour has today announced it will provide $180 million of funding for an extra thousand police officers, if they get into power at the next elections. More >>

Minister Should Stand-Down School’s Principal

Monday, 10 October 2016, 9:37 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“Abuse of children in our schools by teachers should not be tolerated in any way, shape or form” Guthrie More >>

Home Detention For Child Abuse Disgraceful – Heke

Thursday, 6 October 2016, 12:14 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

6th October 2016 “This is child abuse at its worst and yet still our judges who are supposedly the gate keepers of society do nothing. It’s horrifying to say the least and our judicial system should be ashamed.” Hayley Heke – SST Waikato Spokesperson More >>

Little gets Sensible says Sentencing Trust

Thursday, 6 October 2016, 10:02 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Sensible Sentencing Trust has congratulated Labour Leader Andrew Little for his call for a review of sentencing laws to ensure offenders do not get off without a conviction. More >>



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