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Eli Epiha: No Parole For Cop Killers

Tuesday, 27 July 2021, 7:19 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The book needs to be thrown at convicted cop killer Eli Epiha and he should not be given the chance to apply for parole, says Darroch Ball co-leader of Sensible Sentencing Trust. “Epiha should rightly spend the rest of this life in a prison ... More >>

West Auckland Police Attack: Mandatory Jail Time Needed For Police Assaults

Monday, 19 July 2021, 5:39 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

18th July 2021 The latest violent attack on a police constable in West Auckland is more evidence that there needs to be harsher sentences brought in for assaults on our frontline officers, says Darroch Ball co-leader of Sensible Sentencing Trust. ... More >>

$2.75m Mongrel Mob Funding: Mind-numbingly, Bone-deep Stupid

Monday, 12 July 2021, 12:28 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The irony of the insult couldn’t be greater with the Hawkes Bay Mongrel Mob meth rehab programme being funnelled $2.75 million from the Proceeds of Crime Fund – funding that is seized from the very gangs that are peddling meth in the first place, ... More >>

Hamilton Police Shooting: Time To Arm The Police

Saturday, 10 July 2021, 8:00 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

With another police officer conducting a routine traffic stop in Hamilton and being shot it is yet another example of the need for our frontline officers to be armed, says Darroch Ball co-leader of Sensible Sentencing Trust. “This is a clear matter ... More >>

Prisoners Complaining About ‘Meal-times’ Is A Complete Joke

Tuesday, 6 July 2021, 11:07 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Prisoners at Wellington Women’s Prison are reportedly ‘unhappy’ with the free dinner they get because it is served to them too early. “It seems we have entered the twilight zone when we are seriously entertaining the complaints from prisoners ... More >>

Human Rights Commissioner Needs To Pay Taxpayer Back $200 Donation

Monday, 5 July 2021, 7:14 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Public money shouldn’t be funding a Mongrel Mob Chapter that has had several of its members arrested as part of an international drug and crime ring. The Human Rights Commissioner needs to personally pay back the $200 that was forked out from tax-payer’s ... More >>

Waikeria Riot Inmate Compensation: Slap In The Face For Victims Of Crime

Friday, 25 June 2021, 9:40 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The announcement that prisoners are now going to ‘receive compensation for a crime that’s been committed’ is a slap in the face for the many thousands of victims of crime who struggle to get a cent of reparation from those very offenders who sit ... More >>

National’s Plan For Corrections Assaults Doesn’t Go Far Enough

Wednesday, 16 June 2021, 3:13 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The National Party’s ‘five-point plan’ to curb the rise in inmates assaulting prison officers doesn’t go far enough and continues to ignore the Corrections Association’s plea for the introduction of harsher penalties, says Darroch Ball co-leader of Sensible ... More >>

Stop Censoring Victims- SST Call To Courts

Tuesday, 15 June 2021, 10:25 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

A petition has been presented at parliament demanding an end to a court’s ability to amend and censor Victim Impact Statements. “Victim Impact Statements should give an ability for victims to speak about the considerable damage the offender’s ... More >>

Another Firearm Pointed At Police – Govt Needs To Act

Monday, 14 June 2021, 1:49 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The increase in the frequency of firearms being pointed at police should be ringing alarm bells for the government to make a move on arming police before it's too late, says Darroch Ball co-leader of Sensible Sentencing Trust. “A person has allegedly ... More >>

No More Discounts Or Home Detention For Child Abusers

Tuesday, 8 June 2021, 10:22 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

A parliamentary petition has been started gaining support to stop courts from using home detention or sentence discounts for serious and violent offences against children. “New Zealand’s justice system has completely lost its compass now seeing regular ... More >>

Massive Increase In ‘Liquid Ecstasy Drugs’ Seized By Authorities

Friday, 4 June 2021, 9:01 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Official Information Act data shows there has been more ‘liquid-ecstasy drugs’ seized by Police and Customs in the first three months of this year than in the entirety of 2019. “The National Drug Intelligence Bureau released data to the Sensible Sentencing ... More >>

Meng Foon Needs To Go On ‘Ride Alongs’ With Police And Stop Accusing Them Of Racism

Thursday, 3 June 2021, 5:40 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Race Relations Commissioner Meng Foon should go on a few ‘ride-along's' with frontline police so he can see first-hand how his continued criticisms and accusations of ‘racial profiling’ actually stack up, says Darroch Ball co-leader of Sensible Sentencing ... More >>

Ferals From Flaxmere Charged For Beating 4yo Need To Be Locked Up For Life

Wednesday, 2 June 2021, 5:32 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

If found guilty, the two ferals from Flaxmere charged for ‘one of the worst child abuse cases’ need to not only face the maximum prison time possible but they should not be afforded the usual weak sentence reductions from the likes of culture reports ... More >>

Willie Jackson Needs To Talk To Victims Of The Crimes – Not The Gangs Who Commit Them

Tuesday, 1 June 2021, 8:11 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The revelation that Associate Minister of Justice Willie Jackson has met with gang members as a ‘part of his job’ shows the total misdirection this government is heading in with justice and law-and-order, says Darroch Ball, co-leader of Sensible ... More >>

‘Coward Punch’ Law Change Petition Gains More Than 15k Signatures

Monday, 24 May 2021, 2:09 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

In the wake of the coward punch attack on Fau Vake, a petition set up by the Sensible Sentencing Trust to bring in harsher sentences for these attacks has now reached well over fifteen thousand signatures. “This petition is still growing in number ... More >>

More Than 11k Signatures In Less Than 48 Hours: Petition For Harsher ‘Coward Punch’ Sentences

Friday, 21 May 2021, 8:29 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

In the wake of the coward punch attack on Fau Vake over the weekend, a petition set up by the Sensible Sentencing Trust to bring in harsher sentences for these attacks has already reached well over eleven thousand signatures in less than 48 hours. “This ... More >>

Harsher Coward Punch Legislation Needed: Five Years Minimum Mandatory Prison Time

Wednesday, 19 May 2021, 8:58 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Sensible Sentencing Trust is once again reiterating previous calls for harsher punishments to be set as clear deterrents for coward punches in support of Israel Adesanya’s public outcry against the thug who attacked Fau Vake in Auckland over the weekend. ... More >>

No Home Detention/reduction In Sentences For Those Who Bash Their Babies

Sunday, 16 May 2021, 3:47 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

New Zealand needs stronger laws that hold baby bashers to account, sentences that will lock offenders up and provide justice for the young defenceless victims, says Darroch Ball co-leader of Sensible Sentencing Trust. “The latest Hamilton assault ... More >>

Once Again: Why Police Need Body-cams

Tuesday, 11 May 2021, 1:27 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Sensible Sentencing Trust is once again calling for the government to introduce bodycams for all frontline officers with yet another short clip of an arrest bringing accusations of police brutality. “The trial by social media has begun again with ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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