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Home Invasion needs Harsher Sentences - Heke

Tuesday, 5 December 2017, 1:17 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

A man welding a crow bar forced his way into a Tokoroa couple’s home in the early hours of Sunday morning, committing a cowardly unprovoked attack with a crowbar. This is the home they have lived in for over 50 years! Heke says ““How can this ... More >>

Weak Sentencing Encourages More of the Same Old Same Old

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 4:10 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Sensible Sentencing Trust is shocked that twenty-three-year-old Hamilton women Tiffani Jade Sutcliffe, has only received a prison term of three years and one month for the shooting and killing of Rhys Williamson while on a drug and alcohol binge. More >>

Merciless rapist and killer should never be released

Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 5:25 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Paul Dally had to have become one of New Zealand’s most sadistic and cruel killers of our time when he raped, tortured and buried 13-year-old Karla Cardno alive in May 1989. More >>

Three strikes a great success

Tuesday, 7 November 2017, 8:56 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Andrew Little says that the three strikes law has caused a lot of harm. Sensible Sentencing says this is absolute nonsense and that on the contrary, three strikes has worked exactly as intended, and is a great success. More >>

Labour accused of misleading voters

Thursday, 2 November 2017, 3:44 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“The ‘bottom pinching’ or bottom grabbing is a sexual assault. The criminal offence is called "indecent assault". She is a female prison officer, and did not want, or ask to be sexually assaulted by a prisoner. She has a right not ... More >>

Convicted Murderer Paroled for the Seventh Time

Friday, 13 October 2017, 8:30 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

How many chances should a convicted murderer, who keeps breaching Parole conditions be given? More >>

Sensible Sentencing congratulates NZ First But urges caution

Wednesday, 27 September 2017, 11:24 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

26th September 2017 - The Sensible Sentencing Trust congratulates New Zealand First on its success in last weekend’s election. “We trust the party will use its position as Kingmaker wisely, and to promote policies that enhance the safety of all New Zealanders”. ... More >>

Prisoners have earned their places

Monday, 18 September 2017, 9:39 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Labour’s Kelvin Davis has said he wants to release 3000 of the 10,000 persons currently in prison. That begs at least two questions: who are the 3000 he wants to release, and why does he think those people don’t belong in prison? Research by the Sensible ... More >>

Labour weakness on bail law a dangerous back-flip - McVicar

Sunday, 17 September 2017, 10:11 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Labour weakness on bail law a dangerous back-flip - McVicar 17th September 2017 The Sensible Sentencing Trust is deeply concerned at statements made by Labour Deputy Leader Kelvin Davis on Three's The Nation programme today that they may 'review' ... More >>

Paula Bennett spot on regarding gangs

Monday, 4 September 2017, 12:56 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Yesterday Deputy PM Paula Bennett said what most decent people believe: gang members are, because of their conduct and values, lesser beings than the rest of us, and ought not to be entitled to the same legal protections as law abiding citizens. The ... More >>

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 >>



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