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Time To Throw The Book At Out Of Control Youth

Friday, 12 August 2022, 10:19 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“The marked increase in violent youth crime has been long predicted and is being met by a chorus of excuses instead of admitting the soft youth system is a demonstrable failure,” says Darroch Ball Leader of Sensible Sentencing Trust. “Its time to ... More >>

Store Owners Will Arm Themselves If Youth Crime Wave Isn't Stopped

Sunday, 7 August 2022, 7:27 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“Youth crime is out of control and the government needs to admit it and do something about it before kids gets hurt or killed,” says Darroch Ball Leader of Sensible Sentencing Trust. “Under this government we have seen not only the increase in ... More >>

Six Months Minimum Mandatory Prison For Assaults On Police

Wednesday, 20 July 2022, 1:17 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

"The latest violent attack on a female police constable in South Auckland is more evidence that there needs to be harsher sentences brought in for assaults on our frontline officers", says Darroch Ball leader of Sensible Sentencing Trust. ... More >>

Corrections Union Warned Chief Exec/minister Of More Assaults

Thursday, 30 June 2022, 3:43 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“Less than a month ago Floyd Du Plessis, the President of the Corrections Association (CANZ), wrote a letter to the Chief Executive warning of more assaults against prison officers if things didn’t change,” says Darroch Ball Leader of Sensible Sentencing ... More >>

Corrections Head Office Staff Numbers And Salaries Balloon

Wednesday, 22 December 2021, 10:25 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“Official information data shows Corrections Head Office numbers and salaries have ballooned since 2017 while the frontline is still fighting for a pay rise and battling staff shortages,” says Darroch Ball Leader of Sensible Sentencing Trust. ... More >>

Disgraceful Sentence For Shooting Cop In Back

Thursday, 9 December 2021, 2:58 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“It is hardly any wonder police are being shot at in record numbers when we have a judge who has just handed out one of the most disgracefully pathetic sentences for shooting an officer in the back,” says Darroch Ball Leader of Sensible Sentencing ... More >>

Police Must Be Armed

Monday, 29 November 2021, 1:43 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“The shooting incident in West Auckland is just the latest in a string of firearms offences, shootings and gang-related aggression spiraling out of control across the country,” says Darroch Ball Leader of Sensible Sentencing Trust. “This should ... More >>

No More Sentence Discounts For Child Rapists

Tuesday, 23 November 2021, 1:26 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“A man who raped a child under twelve has been given so many discounts at sentencing that he will now only face just five years in prison and be eligible for parole after only just two,” says Darroch Ball Leader of Sensible Sentencing Trust. “At sentencing ... More >>

‘Three Strikes’ Keeps Serious, Recidivist, Violent Offenders Off Our Streets

Thursday, 11 November 2021, 12:48 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“The move by the government to repeal the Three Strikes law is based purely on a left-wing, soft-on-crime, political ideology that puts criminals ahead of victims,” says Darroch Ball, leader of Sensible Sentencing Trust. “Minister of Justice Kris ... More >>

Offenders Sentenced To ‘Intensive Supervision’ Almost Double Since 2017

Thursday, 11 November 2021, 10:49 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“Department of Corrections data released under OIA shows the number of medium to high-risk offenders who have been given a community-based ‘intensive supervision’ sentence has almost doubled in just the past four years,” says Darroch Ball co-leader ... More >>

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 >>





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