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Blessie Gotingco: Public consulted on killer’s sentence

Thursday, 25 June 2015, 5:22 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The public are being invited to take part in a survey on what the sentence of the man found guilty of the murder of Blessie Gotingco should be. More >>

Blessie Gotingco: Public consulted on killers sentence

Thursday, 25 June 2015, 4:22 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The public are being invited to take part in a survey on what the sentence of the man found guilty of the murder of Blessie Gotingco should be. More >>

Arun Kumar murder - two steps back for Law & Order

Wednesday, 24 June 2015, 9:36 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The accused murderer of Arun Kumar was found not guilty on charges of murder instead guilty of manslaughter. His accomplice was found not guilty of all charges. More >>

Three Strikes Spells More Trouble for Labour

Tuesday, 9 June 2015, 12:53 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

With the five year anniversary of “three strikes” (3S), the Sensible Sentencing trust set up a poll on its website [ www.sst.org.nz] to get some feel for voters’ reaction to Labour who say they “want the three strikes law gone”. A healthy ... More >>

Labour just doesn’t get it – SST launches poll to prove it!

Thursday, 4 June 2015, 3:46 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

4th June 2015 In June 2010 the National government passed a “three strikes” (3S) law. On 3 June 2015 the Labour Party’s Justice Spokesperson Jacinda Ardern announced that Labour “wanted the law gone”. The law applies only to offences of serious ... More >>

USA Judge gives child abuser 160 years

Thursday, 4 June 2015, 10:57 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Judge William Carpenter sentenced serial child abuser to 160 years saying he would never harm a child again, the Sensible Sentencing Trust says New Zealand need similar sentences if we are to ever get on top of child abuse. More >>

Three Strikes - Five Years On

Tuesday, 2 June 2015, 9:45 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

On 1 June the “three strikes” law had its fifth anniversary. Contrary to lofty predictions from the “experts” the prisons are not overflowing – the prison muster is about the same as five years ago – there have been no shootouts with ... More >>

Three Strikes five years on

Monday, 1 June 2015, 1:43 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

On 1 June the “three strikes” law had its fifth anniversary. Contrary to lofty predictions from the “experts” the prisons are not overflowing – the prison muster is about the same as five years ago – there have been no shootouts with ... More >>

Abduction attempt blamed on lax politicians

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 9:38 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Commenting after yesterday's attempted abduction of a five year old boy outside a Hastings school the Sensible Sentencing Trust has lashed out at politicians for “putting our kids at an undue and totally unacceptable risk”. More >>

Sensible Sentencing supports Judith Collins reinstatement

Monday, 4 May 2015, 4:33 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Sensible Sentencing Trust is encouraging the Prime Minister to return Judith Collins to Cabinet as soon as possible. More >>

Sensible Sentencing Group Trust registered as a charity

Thursday, 16 April 2015, 2:22 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The independent Charities Registration Board has registered the Sensible Sentencing Group Trust (SSGT) as a charity. More >>

CYF review is natural consequence of Liberal Lunacy

Thursday, 2 April 2015, 9:51 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Founder of New Zealand’s largest victim advocacy organisation says while he welcomes a long overdue independent review of CYF he seriously doubts it will make an iota of difference. Garth McVicar founded the Sensible Sentencing Trust in 2001 ... More >>

Three Strikes legislation captures Sexual Predator

Wednesday, 1 April 2015, 10:05 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“Three strikes was always primarily about protection of the community first and foremost - in this case that means protection of elderly women from sexual assault. If the system can succeed where it has failed so many times before and rehabilitates ... More >>

Beyond Reasonable Doubt

Friday, 27 March 2015, 11:40 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Youth Advocate for the Sensible Sentencing Trust, Jess McVicar is incensed at what she sees as attempts to lessen the responsibility and potential sentence of the two men accused of the murder of Shalvin Prasad. More >>

SST Congratulates NZ First on Name Suppression proposal

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 9:56 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Sensible Sentencing Trust congratulates NZ First for acting on the issue of post-conviction name suppression with their new Bill put forward by Winston Peters. More >>

SST Congratulates Black Caps

Wednesday, 25 March 2015, 8:49 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“The Black Caps not only achieved an amazing victory tonight they set a magnificent example for youth the width and breadth of New Zealand.” SST Founder Garth McVicar More >>

St Beads gets support from Sensible Sentencing Trust

Tuesday, 24 March 2015, 8:57 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

St Beads gets support from Sensible Sentencing Trust The SST asks, “Have our schools been stripped of the right to impose rules of accountability, boundaries, consequences and discipline [ABCD]? The Sensible Sentencing Trust has come out in support of St ... More >>

Prisoner education learning places to nearly double

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 9:22 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“Most young people have a significant student loan to repay once they get a job and I certainly hope the prisoners are required to pay back the cost of their education as well – but I seriously doubt it. It just wouldn’t be politically correct to ... More >>

Accused Killers Should Not Get Bail

Sunday, 8 March 2015, 11:28 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Founder of New Zealand’s largest justice reform and victims’ rights organisation says politicians are paying lip service to public safety and this latest killer-on-the-run bail debacle is further proof that they think law abiding citizens are entirely expendable. More >>

Australia New Zealand MoU not good enough

Wednesday, 4 March 2015, 9:43 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The new Australia and New Zealand trans-Tasman agreement to share information on criminals being deported doesn’t go far enough says SST Youth Advocate. More >>

 

 

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