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Killers sentence will not bring peace for family of Victim

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 10:11 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“At the end of the day when you commit a brutal act such as murder a ‘difficult upbringing’ will never explain why someone chose to take another’s life.” More >>

Justice system failing to keep community safe

Tuesday, 5 November 2019, 9:42 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

A 90-year-old woman is in hospital in a serious but stable condition after being violently attacked by youths. On Saturday afternoon, the elderly woman was ‘smashed, bashed and left for dead’ in what her family described as a violent home invasion. ... More >>

New legislation will sideline Victims of crime

Tuesday, 5 November 2019, 9:25 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

A Government Bill coming up for its third reading may well mean we will see dramatic changes in the Justice system, but they will not be of any benefit to the Victims of crime! The Bill put forward by Andrew Little is looking to introduce a Criminal ... More >>

STOP plea bargaining! Our children deserve better!

Friday, 25 October 2019, 3:19 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Our babies, our children are our most precious gifts. Sadly, they are also our most vulnerable of all victims. New Zealand has one of the worst levels of Child Abuse in the developed world. A shameful, devastating statistic that is only getting worse! ... More >>

Meth Dealers to be rewarded

Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 8:32 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Methamphetamine (meth) dealers who can prove their own addiction caused their drug offending could have their sentences cut by 30 per cent, according to a landmark judgement released by the Court of Appeal. The role of an offender in a drug network ... More >>

Child Exploitation Material should be Prime Ministers focus

Thursday, 17 October 2019, 8:51 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

"So many of our children are being violently harmed. Their innocence stolen and their bodies used for the sexual gratification and financial gain of those involved in the dark world of paedophillia. These innocent children are voiceless; nobody ... More >>

Family Violence "a get out of jail free card" say SST

Wednesday, 9 October 2019, 3:03 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

New Zealand has one of the highest rates of child abuse and family violence in the developed world. It is a shameful statistic we have all known for years and yet the violent harm continues; the fear, the intimidation, the terror and the scars. More >>

“We have had enough! He has to go!”

Monday, 30 September 2019, 9:52 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Sensible Sentencing Group Trust (SSGT) Victim Advocate Jayne Walker is beyond angry and exasperated that serial sex attacker and public menace Mohyadin Mohamed Farah is still allowed the privilege to live in New Zealand. More >>

Killer making mockery of Victims and Justice system

Tuesday, 24 September 2019, 9:35 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Convicted murderer and child sex offender Phillip John Smith (also known as Traynor) is again taking Corrections to court, this time over a decision refusing to allow him to meet with a journalist. More >>

Common Sense needed in Corrections approach

Monday, 19 August 2019, 1:46 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“Community safety must be the paramount consideration when releasing an offender, and the only way for that to be achieved is for the offender to acknowledge their crimes.” More >>

‘Political Demise’ – allowing prisoners to vote

Monday, 12 August 2019, 2:41 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Waitangi Tribunal report released today, found that the 2010 law change was inconsistent with Treaty principles and led to significant prejudice against Māori. More >>

Geros: Judges leniency jeopardises public safety

Friday, 9 August 2019, 9:16 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“Judge Raoul Neave absolutely failed in his role as the gate keeper to community safety when he made this appalling and dangerous decision” Marcel Sydney Geros will be appearing again in front of the same Judge who decided it was in the best ... More >>

Finally, the safety of our community will be considered

Thursday, 18 July 2019, 1:41 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“Our children are our most vulnerable, most innocent victims and we do not want to see any more children harmed by these ‘known sex offenders’. The safety of our community must be the paramount consideration.” More >>

Ministry of Justice bows to political agenda

Wednesday, 19 June 2019, 2:49 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

A Research and Evaluation Team from the Ministry of Justice have just issued what they euphemistically call an ‘Evidence Based brief’ on New Zealands’ Three Strikes Law. More >>

“Vessel of tears” - report welcomed by Victim advocacy group

Wednesday, 12 June 2019, 8:35 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“The vessel of tears report confirms what the Sensible Sentencing Trust has been saying for many years” The Safe and Effective Advisory Group Te Uepū Hāpai i te Ora have released their first report called A Vessel of Tears. The report is an ... More >>

A Murderers rights MORE important than his Victims!

Thursday, 6 June 2019, 3:08 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

In July 2016 Kim Richmond was cold heartedly murdered by her husband Cory Jefferies. It was 11 months before her body was found submerged in the family ute at the bottom of Lake Arapuni. Three innocent children lost their mother forever; selfishly stolen ... More >>

Bail conditions must be reviewed before more innocents die

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 9:32 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Yes, 'n' how many deaths will it take till he knows That too many people have died? The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind The answer is blowin’ in the wind From Blowin’ in the wind. Bob Dylan The Sensible Sentencing Trust want to know ... More >>

Children’s Commissioner slammed for Colonialism comments

Monday, 20 May 2019, 3:27 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Sensible Sentencing Trust say the Children’s Commissioner is guilty of riding the ‘Colonialism’ bandwagon by blaming racism and colonialism after Oranga Tamariki removed a child from its mother’s care. Children’s Commissioner Judge Andrew ... More >>

Community safety must be paramount, in and out of prison

Monday, 29 April 2019, 3:01 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Prison officers who are attacked while on the job by inmates are calling for the offenders to serve a longer sentence and this has been applauded by the Sensible Sentencing Trust. Spokesperson for the trust Jess McVicar said they believe this ... More >>

ALL Homicide Victims should receive support

Wednesday, 24 April 2019, 1:37 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

ALL Homicide Victims should receive same services or support as Mosque Attack Victims 24th April 2019 More >>



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