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Police Killing Proves Armed Patrols Dangerous

Friday, 6 December 2019, 9:20 am | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

Police Killing of Suicidal Man Proves Armed Patrols Dangerous The shooting of a suicidal man in Southland shows that police armament is dangerous, says criminal justice group People Against Prisons Aotearoa. The shooting comes just over a month into the controversial trial of heavily armed police teams in 3 regions ... More >>

Community Meeting to Provide Feedback on Armed Police

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 2:49 pm | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

A community hui has been called this weekend in South Auckland to gather feedback on the trial of armed police patrols. The meeting is part of People Against Prisons Aotearoa’s Arms Down campaign against the militarisation of policing. The trial ... More >>

Report Justifying Police Killing of Fleeing Man a Whitewash

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 11:50 am | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

A report by the Independent Police Conduct Authority (IPCA) claims that Police were justified when they shot and killed Auckland man Jerrim Toms. Justice advocates People Against Prisons Aotearoa say the facts of the case do not support this conclusion. More >>

Rally Against Armed Patrols

Saturday, 2 November 2019, 11:38 am | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

Greens co-leader Marama Davidson and Auckland City Councillor Efeso Collins are among the speakers lined up to attend today’s Rally to End Armed Police Patrols. The rally, organised by criminal justice group People Against Prisons Aotearoa, has been ... More >>

Major guests joining rally against armed police

Thursday, 31 October 2019, 10:07 am | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

Greens co-leader Marama Davidson and Auckland City Councillor Efeso Collins are among the speakers lined up to attend this Saturday’s Rally to End Armed Police Patrols. The rally, organised by criminal justice group People Against Prisons Aotearoa, ... More >>

Armed police patrols will cause American-style shootings

Friday, 18 October 2019, 1:13 pm | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

The Police Commissioner's announcement that squadcars of officers with automatic rifles will patrol New Zealand's streets is dangerous and unnecessary, according to the criminal justice community organisation People Against Prisons Aotearoa. The ... More >>

New Corrections plan for Māori “repeat of failed policies"

Monday, 19 August 2019, 10:05 am | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

The Hōkai Rangi plan for reducing Māori reoffending announced today fails to fulfil the Waitangi Tribunal’s recommendations, says justice organisation People Against Prisons Aotearoa. Minister Kelvin Davis announced the plan this morning, which aims ... More >>

Community to rally in Christchurch for Ihumātao

Thursday, 25 July 2019, 9:38 am | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

Community groups are holding a rally in Christchurch today, calling on the Government to end the deadlock at Ihumātao and negotiate for the disputed land’s protection. Ihumātao, considered wāhi tapu or sacred land, was confiscated by the Government ... More >>

Criminal justice group joins land occupation at Ihumātao

Tuesday, 23 July 2019, 7:58 pm | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

People Against Prisons Aotearoa is joining the occupation of stolen Māori land at Ihumātao. The groups says the deployment of more than 100 police officers today to remove protesters was colonial violence. The land was confiscated from local Māori ... More >>

Transgender Prisoner launches hunger strike

Wednesday, 10 April 2019, 9:25 am | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

A transgender prisoner at Auckland Prison is launching a full hunger, thirst and medication strike today, on April 10th, to protest against Corrections’ failure to transfer her closer to her whānau in Wellington, where she will be released in ... More >>

Expert Panel Holding Public Discussion of Drug Law Reform

Saturday, 2 March 2019, 6:21 pm | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

A panel of experts hosted by People Against Prisons Aotearoa (PAPA) will meet to discuss drug law reform. The panel will be on the top floor of the Auckland Central Library from 1pm, on Sunday 3rd of March. MP Chlöe Swarbrick of the Green Party ... More >>

Armed Cops Will Make Communities Unsafe Warn Justice Critics

Friday, 1 March 2019, 10:17 am | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

The decision to arm police officers in Christchurch is dangerous, and calculated to expand Police powers, say criminal justice community organisation People Against Prisons Aotearoa (PAPA). The decision was made after two related incidents in which ... More >>

People Against Prisons Aotearoa to Join Auckland Pride March

Saturday, 9 February 2019, 10:29 am | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

Criminal justice community organisation People Against Prisons Aotearoa (PAPA) will be marching in Auckland Pride today. PAPA, formerly known as No Pride in Prisons, was formed by LGBTQ+ young people in response to Police and Corrections marching ... More >>

Community organisation condemns police car chase policy

Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 10:46 am | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

People Against Prisons Aotearoa, a community group opposed to police violence, is calling for police pursuits to be banned after three teenagers were killed in a crash. The car, which had hit road spikes laid out by police, crashed into a tree and caught ... More >>

Criminal Justice Activists Support Auckland Pride Board

Friday, 7 December 2018, 11:27 am | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

People Against Prisons Aotearoa (PAPA) offers its congratulations to the Auckland Pride community, which at a Special General Meeting last night rejected a motion to remove its board. The vote was called by a group opposed to Pride’s decision ... More >>

Prisoner advocates to launch book of letters from solitary

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 10:34 am | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

Prisoner advocacy organisation People Against Prisons Aotearoa (PAPA) will be launching its new publication this week. Letters From Lockdown is a collection of letters from prisoners who have experienced solitary confinement in New Zealand. More >>

People Against Prisons Aotearoa to oppose weapons expo

Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 8:59 am | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

People Against Prisons Aotearoa (PAPA) will be joining Peace Action Wellington, Peace Action Hamilton, Auckland Peace Action, and Peace Action Manawatū to oppose the weapons expo in Palmerston North today. More >>

NZ celebrates incomplete democracy

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 11:31 am | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

Celebrations of New Zealand’s extension of votes to women are premature, says prisoner advocacy organisation People Against Prisons Aotearoa (PAPA). Data provided to the organisation under the Official Information Act shows that on our last election day, ... More >>

Report reveals widespread use of solitary confinement in Whanganui

Tuesday, 4 September 2018, 4:07 pm | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

A new report from the Office of the Ombudsman reveals the widespread use of solitary confinement in Whanganui Prison. In the report, 13% of prisoners stated they were kept in their cells for 22-24 hours per day, also known as solitary confinement. More >>

Pen pal network brings joy to hundreds of prisoners

Monday, 27 August 2018, 11:53 am | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

A volunteer-run pen pal program for prisoners is bringing joy to hundreds of people and strengthening prisoners’ connections with the outside world. More >>

 

 

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