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Even Green voters support Three Strikes

Thursday, 7 June 2018, 10:02 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

A poll released last Saturday on public support for the Three Strikes law showed the expected high level of overall public support, with 68% of the 965 adults polled in the sample approving of the Three Strikes law. More >>

Poll confirms strong public support for Three Strikes

Saturday, 2 June 2018, 10:46 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Poll confirms strong public support for Three Strikes 2 June 2018 The Sensible Sentencing Trust has today released the results of a poll commissioned to gauge public support for the Three Strikes law. Sensible Sentencing Trust Founder, Garth McVicar, today ... More >>

Sensible Sentencing Trust applauds New Zealand First Bill

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 9:02 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Sensible Sentencing Trust applauds New Zealand First Bill 30th May 2018 The Sensible Sentencing Trust fully supports New Zealand First MP Darroch Ball’s private members Bill which would provide for a mandatory jail sentence of six months for assaults ... More >>

Youth offending is out of control

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 2:08 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

We are in the grip of a youth crime wave and the government are turning a blind eye. More >>

Dylyn Davis: Judicial activism at its worst

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 11:43 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“The Three Strikes Law was passed by the Highest Court in the land [Parliament] if the Judiciary refuse to fully implement the tools Parliament has given them to protect the public then SST will.” Garth McVicar: More >>

New Zealand judiciary give two fingered salute

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 1:54 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

New Zealand judiciary give two fingered salute to Parliament - again 22nd May 2018 The Sensible Sentencing Trust is appalled at the Judiciary’s cavalier attitude to implementing Parliament’s clear intention on criminal sentencing. Trust founder, ... More >>

Youth Crime IS NOT down and Youth Justice IS NOT working

Friday, 11 May 2018, 11:34 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Recent statistics showed youth crime had decreased, with the government praising the Youth Justice system for the new low in youth crime. Sensible Sentencing Trust (SST) have always argued the statistics are based only on the cases that get put ... More >>

Public protected by tough Third Strike sentence

Thursday, 10 May 2018, 1:56 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Wellington man Daniel Fitzgerald was today sentenced to 7 years imprisonment - the maximum term available for an indecent assault he committed while subject to an Extended Supervision Order. He received the maximum term of imprisonment under the Three Strikes ... More >>

PURDY: A perfect illustration of what is wrong with parole

Tuesday, 1 May 2018, 2:30 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Wife murderer Dean Raymond Purdy is a perfect example of everything that is wrong with the parole system in this country, and the Parole Act within which the Parole Board is obliged to act. Purdy killed his wife almost thirty years ago, and has now ... More >>

Mark Middleton granted permanent residence after pressure

Friday, 20 April 2018, 1:59 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Mark Middleton granted permanent residence after pressure from lawyer and Sensible Sentencing Trust Compensation should be awarded for legal fees and loss of job. 20th April 2018 More >>

Sensible Sentencing disgusted with Sex Slavery sentence

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 9:27 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

A mother who kept her teenage daughter as a sex slave, pimping her out more than one thousand times, has been jailed for less than four years. More >>

Mark Middleton’s deportation a Human Rights violation

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 9:10 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The lawyer of pending deportee, Mark Middleton, says Immigration NZ’s deportation notice is a violation of Human Rights. More >>

Why are Immigration looking to deport Mark Middleton

Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 4:44 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Why are New Zealand Immigration looking to deport Mark Middleton? 17th April 2018 Last Tuesday Mark Middleton was snatched from his work place and arrested by New Zealand Immigration officers. Mark arrived in New Zealand as a 4-year-old in 1962; ... More >>

Sensible Sentencing applauds police for gang drug arrests

Tuesday, 27 March 2018, 3:59 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Former Maori Party Co-leader Tariana Turia often defended gangs as “just another form of whanau”. Sensible Sentencing Trust has always known the reality – they are all criminal organizations, some masquerading as motorcycle “clubs”, others ... More >>

Third Strike murderer deserves LWOP

Tuesday, 27 March 2018, 3:26 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Dylyn Davis is a violent thug with a long history of violence, including two “strike” offences. He has now pleaded guilty to his third strike – the brutal murder of a young woman whose only crime was to tell a friend she was frightened of him. He ... More >>

A child's life is worth nothing in our Justice system

Thursday, 22 March 2018, 6:32 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

A child's life is worth nothing in our Justice system 22nd March 2018 “Beating a defenceless nine-month-old baby leaving horrific facial and head injuries is child abuse at its worst" says Sensible Sentencing Trust’s Child Abuse Spokesperson ... More >>

Sensible Sentencing congratulates Shane Jones

Tuesday, 20 March 2018, 4:03 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Sensible Sentencing congratulates Shane Jones 20th March 2018 The Sensible Sentencing Trust wishes to congratulate cabinet minister Shane Jones for his refreshingly blunt and candid comments about two Northland offenders who allegedly torched a ute thereby ... More >>

Child Abuse Must Stop And So Must the Right to Silence

Friday, 16 March 2018, 3:54 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“The question must be asked, what are we actually doing to reduce the violent abuse of our children in New Zealand?” says Scott Guthrie, the Sensible Sentencing Trust National Spokesperson on Child Abuse. More >>

Housing sex offenders in the community is a serious issue

Monday, 12 March 2018, 4:09 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The housing of sex offenders, once they have either been released on parole or completed their prison sentence, is a major safety issue for Corrections and us as a country. Finding suitable housing far enough away from schools, preschools and residential ... More >>

Inquest into the death of Christie Marceau is a whitewash

Friday, 9 March 2018, 9:32 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Sensible Sentencing Trust (SST) strongly believes that the inquest into the death of Christie Marceau which had at its focus a questionable decision on bail, should have had terms of reference which allowed for the judges’ decision to be ... More >>

   

 

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