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Outrageous Charge Against Respected Policeman

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 12:49 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Inspector Hurimoana Dennis is a well respected and highly experienced South Auckland policeman – well enough regarded to be a strategic advisor in Maori affairs to the police hierarchy. Inspector Dennis now faces a charge of kidnapping – a strike ... More >>

Sensible Sentencing Trust supports benefits cuts bill

Saturday, 15 October 2016, 9:26 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

TRUST SUPPORTS CUTTING COMMUNITY BASED OFFENDERS BENEFIT FOR NON COMPLIANCE 15th October 2016 Sensible Sentencing Trust has come out in support of National MP Mark Mitchell’s members bill which would enable corrections to have community-based ... More >>

New offence for Coward Punch killings welcomed

Saturday, 15 October 2016, 1:15 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

New offence and mandatory term for Coward Punch killings welcomed 14th October 2016 The SST has today congratulated NZ First leader Winston Peters on his announcement of a new “Coward Punch” policy. SST spokesman Garth McVicar said: “Reform to ... More >>

Congratulations to Labour on Thousand Extra Police Officers

Friday, 14 October 2016, 9:52 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Labour has today announced it will provide $180 million of funding for an extra thousand police officers, if they get into power at the next elections. More >>

Minister Should Stand-Down School’s Principal

Monday, 10 October 2016, 9:37 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“Abuse of children in our schools by teachers should not be tolerated in any way, shape or form” Guthrie More >>

Home Detention For Child Abuse Disgraceful – Heke

Thursday, 6 October 2016, 12:14 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

6th October 2016 “This is child abuse at its worst and yet still our judges who are supposedly the gate keepers of society do nothing. It’s horrifying to say the least and our judicial system should be ashamed.” Hayley Heke – SST Waikato Spokesperson More >>

Little gets Sensible says Sentencing Trust

Thursday, 6 October 2016, 10:02 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Sensible Sentencing Trust has congratulated Labour Leader Andrew Little for his call for a review of sentencing laws to ensure offenders do not get off without a conviction. More >>

Crime increase entirely predictable and preventable

Friday, 30 September 2016, 2:48 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Sensible Sentencing Trust says the latest increase in crime is confirmation that shifting the goal posts is no substitute for catching and prosecuting criminals. More >>

Sentencing Length Must Be Set By Sentencing Judge

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 9:30 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

An organisation that advocates on behalf of Victims of crime has revealed it highlighted the problem around sentence lengths some years ago but says nobody listened. More >>

Sexual Predator Shown Leniency by Judge

Saturday, 24 September 2016, 7:38 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

SEXUAL PREDATOR SHOWN LENIENCY BY JUDGE 24th September 2016 “Premeditated sexual offending against a child is as bad as it gets and must be punished with the harshest of prison terms” Scott Guthrie More >>

An Open Invitation to New Zealand’s High Profile Women

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 3:35 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Sensible Sentencing Trust is calling upon the same high profile New Zealand women who spoke up recently regarding the culture within the NZRU in the midst of the Chiefs scandal to voice their dismay at the sentencing of Nikolas Delegat. More >>

SST congratulate police on arrest

Tuesday, 20 September 2016, 1:48 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

A 17-year-old girl has been arrested in relation to the brutal car jacking in Panmure that hospitalised an elderly woman last week and two other suspects, under the age of 17, have been "identified. More >>

Youth crime on the rise

Tuesday, 20 September 2016, 1:03 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

A youth advocate says crimes committed by youth are increasing due to a lack of boundaries and consequences and an entrenched mentality within the system that makes excuses for their actions. Jess McVicar who is the youth advocate for the Sensible Sentencing ... More >>

Rich Listers Son Gets Wet Bus Ticket Sentence

Tuesday, 13 September 2016, 12:44 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Nikolas James Posa Delegate, 19, appeared for sentencing before Judge Kevin Phillips in the Dunedin District Court on Monday. More >>

If this is not Murder- what Is?

Monday, 12 September 2016, 4:20 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Attorney General Chris Finlayson declined our invite to welcome marchers onto Parliament grounds to receive the Stand Up New Zealand – Justice for Moko petition. More >>

New Zealand To March Again in Wellington

Sunday, 11 September 2016, 4:12 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

New Zealand To March Again in Wellington on Thursday 15th September 11th September 2016 On the 27th of June 2016, 36 organized marches and rallies took place all around New Zealand to protest the plea bargaining down of the murder charges to manslaughter ... More >>

Child Sex Offender Register Should Be Public

Saturday, 10 September 2016, 7:19 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Child Sex Offender Register Should Be Publicly Available 10th September 2016 “The government are denying access of critical information for the very people that this law was introduced to protect. Knowing who lives in your community and the risk they ... More >>

SST Says Latest Teenager Attack Has to Be a Wake up Call

Wednesday, 7 September 2016, 9:30 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

On Monday afternoon 6 teenagers unlawfully entered the shop of Sunhail Patel . More >>

Fraudster's Sentence Disgusting – Gil Elliott

Monday, 5 September 2016, 3:01 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

This case typifies the glaring problems there are with the criminal justice system and with weak judges in NZ. How many people in society can say and do whatever they like with impunity apart from judges in our courts. Judges can ruin people’s lives ... More >>

Grieving Family Labels Killer a Coward

Wednesday, 31 August 2016, 10:19 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“The possibility that Palmer was proud of his actions at the time is utterly unconscionable and the bravado that surrounds the term “King Hit” needs to be quashed”. In Australia law changes are in effect and the term “Coward's Punch” has become ... More >>



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