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What About the Predators Killing Our Kids

Tuesday, 26 July 2016, 10:39 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“It is ironic that the same day the Government announces a plan to eradicate predators to protect our natural heritage an even more despicable predator has appealed his sentence for killing a defenceless and vulnerable child.” McVicar More >>

Manawatu Judge Gives Serial Paedophile Leniency

Monday, 25 July 2016, 9:41 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Paul Rodger Herrick preyed on vulnerable children before indecently assaulting them for sexual gratification. He committed crimes against children as young as 9 years of age and had been offending for over 30 years. More >>

Trust Asks Crown Law Just What is a Childs Life Worth

Thursday, 21 July 2016, 5:31 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“ Head injuries equivalent to a car accident is not manslaughter its murder and it’s about time Crown law prosecutors woke up to that fact and stopped worrying about how quickly they can get a prosecution and start concentrating on getting justice ... More >>

Drugged up Father Gets Life for Murder

Wednesday, 20 July 2016, 12:06 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Troy Solomon, 25, told police he had just got high when he found his baby girl drowning in two inches of water in the bath. However, a post-mortem examination revealed Aaliyah Izabella Betty Solomon had died from two blunt force injuries to her skull and could ... More >>

Double Murderer Breaches Parole Gets Smack on Hand

Monday, 18 July 2016, 10:22 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Leith Ray who brutally shot and killed elderly defenceless couple, John and Josie Harrison, in cold blood in their own home has been sentenced to two months in prison after he was caught using methamphetamine breaching his life parole conditions. However, ... More >>

Police shootings will escalate as crime increases – SST

Friday, 15 July 2016, 2:51 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

"Talking tough on crime and actually getting tough on crime are two totally different scenarios and it appears the criminal fraternity have twigged to the fact that the Government has lost the stomach to make public safety its paramount consideration.” ... More >>

Police Have Our Support Says Sensible Sentencing Trust

Friday, 15 July 2016, 11:30 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Sensible Sentencing Trust says their support of the Police is unwavering following two shootings in recent times. Trust Founder Garth McVicar said, “The reality is that society is now reaping the seeds that were sown years ago but the Police are ... More >>

Justice system unbalanced disempowering & offender friendly

Saturday, 9 July 2016, 8:58 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“This sentence reeks of recidivism, endangerment and total lack of respect for the victim and safety of the public” Guthrie. Brendan Paul Henson, 46, the man who abducted and indecently assaulted a 5 year old girl in Palmerston North, was ... More >>

Children at risk, as more sex offenders are released

Saturday, 9 July 2016, 8:56 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Figures obtained by the Sensible Sentencing Trust show that the number of child sex offenders given community based sentences has increased significantly in recent years. More >>

SST Comments on Parole

Thursday, 7 July 2016, 5:00 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“The public should not be treated like lab rats and be subjected to this disastrous social experiment called parole.” Leigh Woodman, SST National Victim Advisor. More >>

Sensible Sentencing Backs “No Gangs in Prisons” Stance

Thursday, 7 July 2016, 10:00 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Minister Collin’s is today standing by a Dept of Corrections review into the matter, and says it's not about a particular person - it's a matter of principle. The Minister of Corrections stated that it's not acceptable that people who are active gang members, ... More >>

Sarah Niethe: The Ongoing Torment Continues for her Family

Wednesday, 6 July 2016, 5:05 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“Justice has to be seen to be done and it most definitely has not been done for Sara Niethe or her grieving family". Leigh Woodman SST More >>

Enquiry into Patched Gang Members Working with Inmates

Tuesday, 5 July 2016, 9:30 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

A patched gang member has been volunteering at Whanganui Prison for five years as a 'Kaiwhakamana', by which he's allowed in the prison to teach wellness and well-being to Maori inmates. More >>

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 >>



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