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Your home is your castle

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 4:25 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“A member of my family was attacked in their own home. Two vicious attackers who forced their way into what should have been our place of safety. Two men who for 45 minutes chose to do ALL the nasty crimes that are covered by the words ‘Home ... More >>

Criminal Justice Summit to take emotion out of crime

Monday, 13 August 2018, 1:52 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Victims horrified at head of Criminal Justice Summit to take emotion out of crime 13th August 2018 More >>

PAROLE - A Modern Day Faery story

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 2:22 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

PAROLE - A Modern Day Faery story A time consuming charade designed to advance government policy 1st August 2018 Once upon a time the saying ‘do the crime, do the time’ was understood by ordinary people to mean the consequences of one’s actions had ... More >>

The heading ‘CRIMINAL JUSTICE SUMMIT’ says it all

Tuesday, 31 July 2018, 5:15 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Justice Minister Andrew Little has said the upcoming Criminal Justice Summit is for victims as well as offenders, but Sensible Sentencing Trust (SST) Youth Advocate Jess McVicar disagrees “The summit is meant to be about reforming our justice system ... More >>

Creative sentences are not restorative for victims

Wednesday, 25 July 2018, 10:20 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

A couple of days ago Chester Borrows spoke on the AM show about his preference for a more creative sentencing system that involves a high rate of Restorative Justice (RJ). He said he believed about half the prison population would be okay in society, ... More >>

Address the drivers of crime BUT stop making excuses

Tuesday, 24 July 2018, 11:08 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Address the drivers of crime BUT stop making excuses for offenders! 23rd July 2018 Today I watched an interview with ex National MP Chester Borrows on the AM Show talking about his heading an advisory group tasked with helping to reform the justice ... More >>

Justice Seminar’s conclusions written before it begins

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 3:36 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Justice Seminar’s conclusions written before it begins 12th July 2018 Andrew Little has today announced the membership of the panel of his “Justice Seminar” – with the required regulation alternative Maori name. From our knowledge of the members ... More >>

Youth Justice system protecting offenders

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 2:40 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The latest in a string of violent youth offending is that of a 17-year-old schoolboy who has appeared in the youth court on a series of rape charges. His identity cannot be revealed as all youth offenders who appear in the youth court get automatic name ... More >>

Parole is a privilege and not a right

Wednesday, 27 June 2018, 2:06 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Twenty seven years ago, an evil man called Anthony Roma bludgeoned a young boy to death and left his brother fighting for his life. Roma claimed he was insane at the time, but a jury rejected that plea, and he was sentenced to the misnamed “life” ... More >>

Who is the “nutter” – Garth McVicar or Andrew Little?

Friday, 22 June 2018, 11:08 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

At a recent meeting in Parliament, Justice Minister Andrew Little congratulated Sensible Sentencing Trust founder Garth McVicar for giving Victims’ a voice and for forcing the justice system to make Victims’ a prominent part of the process. But in public, ... More >>

Third striker not just a bottom pincher

Sunday, 17 June 2018, 11:21 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Third striker not just a bottom pincher 17th June 2018 Raven Campbell, the first third striker under the “three strikes” regime, has been highlighted in a piece in the left wing blog “The Spinoff”, and portrayed as a poor harmless lad who ... More >>

Offender breaches Home Detention in less than 24 hours

Friday, 15 June 2018, 12:16 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The government wants to reduce the prison population by 30%, but when an offence involves violent crime it should never be used as an alternative to a prison sentence! More >>

Sensible Sentencing says “Thank you” to NZ First

Monday, 11 June 2018, 12:17 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

11th June 2018 The Sensible Sentencing Trust has today thanked the entire New Zealand First caucus for their strong stance on Three Strikes - blocking plans by Justice Minister Andrew Little to repeal the law. Sensible Sentencing Trust founder Garth ... More >>

Repealing Three Strikes will devastate our communities

Monday, 11 June 2018, 8:48 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Kiwi victims and their families of second and third strike offenders are calling on the Minister of Justice, Hon. Andrew Little, to not repeal the Three Strikes law which it is understood he is recommending to Cabinet next week. More >>

Serial Child Sex Offender Could Be Housed Near School

Thursday, 7 June 2018, 4:19 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Serial Child Sex Offender Could Be Housed Near School! 7th June 2018 Most ordinary New Zealanders would agree, there is no crime more despicable or abhorrent than the sexual abuse of a child! Meet Lloyd Alexander McIntosh, a serial child sex offender ... More >>

Even Green voters support Three Strikes

Thursday, 7 June 2018, 10:02 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

A poll released last Saturday on public support for the Three Strikes law showed the expected high level of overall public support, with 68% of the 965 adults polled in the sample approving of the Three Strikes law. More >>

Poll confirms strong public support for Three Strikes

Saturday, 2 June 2018, 10:46 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Poll confirms strong public support for Three Strikes 2 June 2018 The Sensible Sentencing Trust has today released the results of a poll commissioned to gauge public support for the Three Strikes law. Sensible Sentencing Trust Founder, Garth McVicar, today ... More >>

Sensible Sentencing Trust applauds New Zealand First Bill

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 9:02 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Sensible Sentencing Trust applauds New Zealand First Bill 30th May 2018 The Sensible Sentencing Trust fully supports New Zealand First MP Darroch Ball’s private members Bill which would provide for a mandatory jail sentence of six months for assaults ... More >>

Youth offending is out of control

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 2:08 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

We are in the grip of a youth crime wave and the government are turning a blind eye. More >>

Dylyn Davis: Judicial activism at its worst

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 11:43 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“The Three Strikes Law was passed by the Highest Court in the land [Parliament] if the Judiciary refuse to fully implement the tools Parliament has given them to protect the public then SST will.” Garth McVicar: More >>

 

 

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