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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 >>

Man stabs his 3 Kids

Tuesday, 6 March 2018, 2:24 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Man stabs his 3 Kids – Mother says – His eyes were black, and he didn’t appear human anymore More >>

Trust Slams Tax Payer Funding of Wrestling on Maori TV

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 1:31 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Sensible Sentencing Trust Manawatu spokesperson Scott Guthrie is calling for Maori television to withdraw the airing of WWE wrestling from its programme line up before its start date of the 24th of February. More >>

SST welcomes MP's “Coward Punch” bill

Monday, 19 February 2018, 3:46 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Sensible Sentencing Trust has today welcomed Northland MP Matt King’s Members bill to address assaults causing death. More >>

SST supports Bill to amend concurrent sentences

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 4:51 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Concurrent sentencing is a topic that the Sensible Sentencing Trust (SST) has long campaigned on. More >>

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 >>



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