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Armed Robber Gets Hand Smacked

Friday, 18 August 2017, 9:10 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Douglas Roake committed six aggravated robberies and shot two innocent members of the public during an armed home invasion – gets smack on the hand.SST More >>

SST calls for transparency in Youth Justice

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 3:12 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“The lack of transparency in the youth system has allowed a hard-core of youth offenders to maintain their anonymity and offend at will with many insiders denying a problem existed.” SST founder Garth McVicar today said: “By introducing the ... More >>

Youth offenders and parents to finally be held to account

Sunday, 13 August 2017, 9:22 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Youth offenders and parents to finally be held to account 13th August 2017 This will now give the youth of New Zealand better opportunities to improve their future, it is a massive step in the right direction, and an exciting opportunity for New Zealand. ... More >>

Teen Rapist Uses Drug Abuse as a Defence

Saturday, 12 August 2017, 9:32 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

TEEN RAPIST USES DRUG ABUSE AS A DEFENCE 12th August 2017 The Sensible Sentencing Trust child abuse spokesperson Scott Guthrie has labelled the sentencing of a teen rapist to two years imprisonment for raping a six-year-old child, as irresponsible, ... More >>

Weak Sentences for Rape Encourages More of the Same

Thursday, 3 August 2017, 12:38 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“The question must be asked, are these pathetic sentences contributing to our escalating criminal behaviour and ballooning prison population.” Guthrie The Sensible Sentencing Trust is disgusted that two 20-year-old Christchurch men have received ... More >>

Victims challenge the Courts over lenient sentences

Thursday, 3 August 2017, 10:59 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Ground breaking legislation in the United Kingdom allows victims to challenge the courts over lenient sentences and Victims in New Zealand believe it is time to do the same here. More >>

The Election, Crime, Prison and the Merry-Go-Round

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 3:08 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Sensible Sentencing Trust was established in 2001 as a justice reform and Victims advocacy organisation. More >>

Support for SST increases exponentially

Thursday, 29 June 2017, 2:42 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Sensible Sentencing Trust says the response to its latest Newsletter has been phenomenal. Trust Founder, Garth McVicar said that the Newsletter headline article on the demise of the family seemed to have been the catalyst for the increased support. More >>

Evil Killer & Stupid Ex-Lawyer Deserve Each Other

Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 9:10 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

"This sort of nonsense just digs the hole deeper for his victims and their families, the daily struggle for them will last the rest of their lives while the vermin who caused their heartbreak mocks us all" - Garth McVicar. More >>

The Re-victimization of Victims Must End!

Wednesday, 31 May 2017, 4:52 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Sensible Sentencing Group Trust (SSGT) victim advocate Jayne Walker is appalled at the treatment meted out by WINZ to a young rape victim, who had her benefit docked for not naming the father of her child. This 13 year old girl was the victim of rape ... More >>

New Zealand Beware – Another Predator Released

Monday, 22 May 2017, 1:53 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

New Zealand Beware – Another Predator Released 22nd May 2017 This warning comes from the Sensible Sentencing Group Trusts (SSGT) Victims’ Advocates Leigh Woodman and Jayne Walker after the decision made by the New Zealand Parole Board to release ... More >>

Law Student’s Sentence for Sexual Offence Totally Inadequate

Wednesday, 10 May 2017, 9:22 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Sensible Sentencing Trust is appalled that a 26 year old post graduate law student – a man who knows the intricacies of the criminal law far better than most – has received a sentence of 100 hours community service for paying a 13 year old girl ... More >>

Gangs and Drugs

Monday, 8 May 2017, 3:26 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Sensible Sentencing Trust strongly supports Police Minister Paula Bennett’s stance against government funding of addiction programmes for gang members, and says the government needs to go much further to fight the scourge of gangs, including ... More >>

Something badly wrong at Immigration New Zealand

Thursday, 27 April 2017, 8:34 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Sensible Sentencing Trust has learned that Afghani sex offender Sultan Ali Abdul Ali Akbari has, since his release on parole at the end of February, been convicted and sentenced to community detention for harassing women at shopping malls. That ... More >>

Prison Population is a ‘P’ Problem

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 5:28 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“ The Police, Judges or Department of Corrections cannot be a ‘One-Stop-Shop for all New Zealand’s social ills. The fact a criminal was on drugs, alcohol or from a violent home cannot be blamed on anyone but the offender or his or her family.” More >>

Maori criminal offending is a Maori problem

Monday, 17 April 2017, 8:21 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Lately Uncle Tom Cobley and all have opined about the causes of the high rate of Maori criminal recidivism. The Waitangi Tribunal says it’s the government’s fault. The Maori Party says it’s down to “institutional racism”. A retired Maori probation ... More >>

Drug bust shows Mongrel Mob’s true colours

Wednesday, 12 April 2017, 11:57 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

From time to time silly politicians and others say gangs are “just another form of whanau” or claim they are fraternal organizations not much different from the Masons or the Rotary club. Yesterday’s massive drug bust in Porirua is a stark ... More >>

Sex Offender Commits Indecent Assaults Again

Saturday, 8 April 2017, 3:11 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Sex Offender Commits Indecent Assaults Again While Under Supervision 8th April 2017 “A sex offender who has a history of raping and violating women over the last thirty-two years should not be living in our community” Sensible Sentencing Trust (SST) spokesperson ... More >>

Young Criminals will be Held Accountable by YETE

Tuesday, 4 April 2017, 1:16 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Young Criminals will be Held Accountable by YETE - SST 4th April 2017 “If we are serious about reducing the prison population then it is essential that the youth offenders of today do not become the adult criminals of tomorrow” More >>

A Child’s Life is Worthless in This Country

Friday, 31 March 2017, 9:49 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“Beating, starving, and locking children in a cupboard is child abuse at its worst and for a judge to suggest there are mitigating factors is disgusting and sends a clear message to society that a child’s life in New Zealand is worthless. ” Scott ... More >>



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