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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 >>

Toothless Youth Law won’t Punish Gutless Violent Youth

Friday, 24 March 2017, 1:52 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

24th March 2017 “These young louts knew exactly what they were doing was wrong, they just don't care because they know the law won’t or can't touch them”. “When will the government wake up and realise the liberal experiment has been a disaster.” ... More >>

Concerns Over the Outcome of New Approach for Troubled Youth

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 2:19 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

On Friday night in Kaikohe a large number of youths - the youngest believed to be 11 years old, attempted to break into a service station. They were unsuccessful but caused damage estimated at $1000. A grandmother of one of the youths recognised her ... More >>

“Hairpiece” Human Rights Ludicrous

Friday, 17 March 2017, 9:26 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Sensible Sentencing (SST) is astounded and appalled by the ruling by High Court Judge Edwin Wylie that denying paedophile and murderer – and prison escaper – Philip John Smith the ‘right’ to wear his hairpiece breaches Smith’s right to “freedom ... More >>

Sensible Sentencing Trust Congratulates Justice Toogood

Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 9:32 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“Sentencing Stephen Roger Williams to 10 years’ imprisonment and preventative detention is finally a step in the right direction and shows the message may just be getting through that the public have had enough”. Guthrie More >>

Corrections being failed by Government and Courts – SST

Friday, 10 March 2017, 10:58 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Sensible Sentencing Trust says that prisoners are making a mockery of a liberal prison and Court system and costing tax payers millions of dollars. More >>

Moko’s killers lucky to have got only 17 years

Friday, 3 March 2017, 10:18 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Moko’s killers lucky to have got only 17 years 3rd March 2017 Moko Rangitoheriri was bashed and stomped to death over a lengthy period by Tania Shailer and her boyfriend David Haerewa – two sub-humans who were supposed to be caring for the little boy ... More >>

SST congratulates ACT on rehabilitation policy

Monday, 27 February 2017, 2:55 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Sensible Sentencing Trust is congratulating the ACT party on their new policy on prisoner rehabilitation. http://act.org.nz/law-and-order/ More >>

Sensible Solution For Housing High Risk Offenders

Monday, 20 February 2017, 9:04 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“This is a health and safety issue, this is about the health and safety of our kids and the wider community and keeping them safe but it is also about the health and safety of released prisoners and keeping them safe in their living environments.“ More >>

Anti-Prison Marchers Delusional

Saturday, 11 February 2017, 8:22 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Anti-Prison Marchers Delusional 11th February 2017 “These dreamers can’t have it both ways, if they want a liberal society crime will flourish and prison numbers will increase.” McVicar More >>

 

 

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