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Home Detention For Road-rage Shooter Dangerously Out Of Touch

Monday, 4 October 2021, 3:52 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“A sentence of home detention for Dekota Simpson who fired a shotgun at, and hit, a young family’s car during a ten-minute road-rage incident is as dangerous as it is out of touch,” says Darroch Ball co-leader of Sensible Sentencing Trust. ... More >>

Crown Prosecutor Must Appeal Disgraceful Sentence

Wednesday, 29 September 2021, 9:45 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“A sentence of home detention for two Whangarei women who beat an 81-year-old in an aggravated robbery is outrageous and must be appealed by the crown prosecutor,” says Darroch Ball co-leader of Sensible Sentencing Trust. Shalia Leaf and Megan Clarke ... More >>

Police Safety ‘Investment’: ‘Half-pie Do Nothing Announcement’

Wednesday, 22 September 2021, 11:25 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“The announcement today by the Minister of Police Poto Williams and Police Commissioner Andrew Coster, shows the pressure they have been under to deal with the rise and rise of gun violence – but have failed to deliver anything of any real substance,” ... More >>

Documents Show Police Actively Supported Bail For Terrorist

Thursday, 9 September 2021, 10:44 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“Documents released to Sensible Sentencing Trust show that despite knowing the imminent threat terrorist Ahamed Aathill Mohamed Samsudeen posed to the community, Police still actively supported his application to be released into the community ... More >>

Judge Gave Terrorist “The Least Restrictive Sentence”

Saturday, 4 September 2021, 5:26 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“Sentencing notes from the terrorist’s trial in July shows he was allowed back into the community with minimal monitoring due to the judge putting the ISIS sympathiser’s considerations before the safety of the community,” says Darroch Ball co-leader ... More >>

Terrorist Attacked While On Bail – Unforgiveable Failure Of The System

Saturday, 4 September 2021, 5:21 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“The revelation that the terrorist who stabbed six people yesterday had been released on bail in July and was facing active charges shows a total failure inherent in our system,” says Darroch Ball co-leader of Sensible Sentencing Trust. “The decision ... More >>

Vaccinations: Police Before Prisoners

Thursday, 2 September 2021, 5:39 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“Vaccination priority must be given to our frontline police officers before any prisoner,” says Darroch Ball co-leader of Sensible Sentencing Trust. “Not least for the obvious reasons that our frontline officers are dealing with potentially ... More >>

Woeful Vaccine Prioritisation A Slap In The Face For Frontline Police

Thursday, 19 August 2021, 4:51 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Frontline police should have been in the top priority vaccination group but instead were left behind and now being put at risk as part of their duties, says Darroch Ball co-leader of Sensible Sentencing Trust. “Police officers are often the first ... More >>

Fau Vake’s Attacker Should Be In Prison

Tuesday, 10 August 2021, 12:46 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“A home detention sentence for one of Fau Vake’s attackers highlights how ineffective and soft our system has become; all four of those charged should face prison time and be properly held to account for their actions,” says Darroch Ball co-leader ... More >>

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 >>