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Trust Labels Hamilton Judge Offender Friendly

Monday, 29 August 2016, 10:18 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“This sentence doesn’t even come close to fitting the crime let alone punishing the offender. Justice Ailsa Duffy should be ashamed of herself and she should be removed from the bench. If cumulative sentences had been used Tipene could very well ... More >>

Child Sex Offender Register Must Be Public

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 1:26 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“The public have the right to know that their children are safe in their own homes and in the community but our politicians think the protection of the offender is more important” Guthrie. On Tuesday National and Labour along with the Greens stopped ... More >>

Paedophiles must be housed behind the wire – McVicar

Friday, 19 August 2016, 11:59 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“The only question the Government must answer is are they prepared to put kids first or paedophiles first.” McVicar More >>

Parole Board Decisions Leave Corrections in No Win Situation

Thursday, 18 August 2016, 2:43 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“Any violent offender or sexual offender who is considered high risk, whether or not subject to a Public Protection Order or Extended Supervision Order, has no place in our community. If the Parole Board decide that they should be released from ... More >>

Police Struggle as P Epidemic Worsens

Monday, 8 August 2016, 9:52 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

New Zealanders are among the highest users of methamphetamine in the world, alongside Australia and parts of South-East Asia. More >>

New Zealand Law Society Should Be Renamed

Friday, 29 July 2016, 9:24 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

New Zealand Law Society Should Be Renamed Criminal Leniency Society 28th July 2016 “The Law Society has turned its back on the law abiding majority of New Zealanders and is instead writing in support of child sex offenders and serious offenders” ... More >>

Murderer Walks Away with Manslaughter Conviction

Wednesday, 27 July 2016, 9:23 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Paul Edward Harris was sentenced in the Whangarei High Court on Friday after pleading guilty to an alternative charge of manslaughter which was entered halfway through his High Court trial. Harris had originally been charged with the murder but after ... More >>

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 >>



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