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Sentence Still Doesn’t Fit the Crime

Wednesday, 18 November 2015, 9:21 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Once again the justice system has failed the community & the public at large says Scott Guthrie, the newly appointed Manawatu regional Spokesmand for the Sensible Sentencing Trust. More >>

SST slams release of convictrd sexual predator on bail

Monday, 16 November 2015, 9:01 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“Tighter bail restrictions are a must & no bail for violent & sexual offenders should be considered; Judges are paid to protect our society & need to step up & start doing their jobs!" More >>

Sentence for paedophile principal slammed

Friday, 13 November 2015, 9:23 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Sensible Sentencing Trust’s Manawatu Spokesperson Scott Guthrie has today labelled the sentence handed down to a Principal who abused boys in his care as totally in proportionate & out of touch. More >>

Another baby assaulted – SST says Enough is Enough

Wednesday, 11 November 2015, 11:26 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Sensible Sentencing Trusts Manawatu Spokesman, Scott Guthrie, is calling on New Zealanders to support his call for consecutive sentences for anyone convicted of child abuse. More >>

Urgent action required to deport serial sex offender

Wednesday, 4 November 2015, 9:13 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Following the stalemate that the Wellington courts reached last Thursday in deciding what to do with a dangerous serial sex offender, the Sensible Sentencing Trust questions how he was let into New Zealand in the first instance, and how quickly will the government ... More >>

Three Strikes working well

Tuesday, 27 October 2015, 10:30 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

A recent media article on “three strikes” (3S) took the unusual approach of interviewing former ACT party candidates in an attempt to find critics of it, and thereby try to denigrate the law. In the process, the writer missed the point on ... More >>

Court decision sanctions child abuse - McVicar

Wednesday, 21 October 2015, 10:23 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Judges decision sanctions child abuse and is a very sad day for New Zealand but an even sadder day for women and children says victims Trust. More >>

Maori women support of Chris Brown a disgrace

Thursday, 8 October 2015, 3:01 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Sensible Sentencing Trust has slammed a group of prominent Maori women for their support of convicted woman abuser and R&B star Chris Brown. Founder of SST Garth McVicar said he was astounded that any women would support a ... More >>

Greg King Memorial Lecture

Tuesday, 29 September 2015, 9:36 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Justice Hot Tub, in association with Victoria University, are proud to announce the inaugural Greg King Memorial Lecture, to be held at Victoria University Law School onWednesday 30 September. The organizers are hoping that the event will become an ... More >>

AWOL Sex Offender puts kids’ safety at risk – SST

Monday, 28 September 2015, 9:51 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

McVicar said SST was renewing its call for publicly available sex offender register so that the eyes and ears of every member of the public could be utilised in supporting the police and knowing the whereabouts of these despicable creatures to ensure they ... More >>

Home invasion should be treated as terrorism - SST

Monday, 21 September 2015, 12:30 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“People should be safe in their home –especially the elderly – anyone committing home invasion should face the full force of the law and be charged and sentenced as terrorists.” SST More >>

Petricevic is certainly not broke

Saturday, 5 September 2015, 11:40 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Sensible Sentencing Trust was disappointed with the High Court’s decision yesterday that it did not have “standing” to bring an action asking the Court to review a decision of the Parole Board to release serial fraudster Rod Petricevic from prison ... More >>

Petricevic should serve his full sentence

Wednesday, 26 August 2015, 7:37 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Sensible Sentencing Trust abhors the Parole Board’s decision to release the serial fraudster Rod Petricevic less than half way into his six year 10 month sentence for fraudulently diverting investors’ money to his own purpose – buying, among ... More >>

Is Electronic Monitoring Fool Proof Or Run by Fools?

Friday, 21 August 2015, 8:12 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Sensible Sentencing Trust says that Electronic Monitoring is putting public safety in jeopardy and is calling for a complete review of the system. More >>

Crime wave to hit New Zealand

Sunday, 16 August 2015, 11:15 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“This is one-way traffic of epic proportions and is alarming for New Zealanders, this is the most damning evidence on how violent some sectors of New Zealand society has become.” - McVicar More >>

A sex offender register is a child’s right

Friday, 14 August 2015, 9:29 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Attorney General has a responsibility as guardian of public interest, by definition that must include our children, but if Mr. Finlayson has been reported correctly it appears he is more concerned about the protection of child abusers than the protection ... More >>

Mother Sold Her Daughter to Next Door Neighbor for Sex

Saturday, 8 August 2015, 1:55 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

A Victim Advocacy group says they sincerely hope the Judge throws the full force of the law at the Mother who sold her young daughter to the next door neighbour for sex. More >>

Sensible Sentencing Trust Congratulates Minister of Justice

Saturday, 8 August 2015, 10:31 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The SST is thrilled with Minister Adam's announcement on Wednesday that there will be a review with the intention of strengthening New Zealand’s legislative response to family violence. Spokesperson for the trust Jayne Walker says "We think it ... More >>

Blessie – Robertson – Keane – Brewer – You be the Judge

Friday, 7 August 2015, 9:41 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Sensible Sentencing Trust is calling on the Government to change the law to allow the Crown to apply for preventive detention to be re-considered when an offender has reached the end of their sentence. More >>

Blessie: Sos to Simon Bridges to Change Law

Thursday, 6 August 2015, 4:32 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“Mr Bridges is now in a position to instigate a review of New Zealand’s Justice System to ensure a repeat of the Blessie Gotingco tragedy never happens again.” Garth McVicar More >>



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