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Manawatu ‘Wife-beater’ Gets Told Off, Community Service For Prolonged Beating, Punching And Kicking Of Partner

Thursday, 21 January 2021, 8:09 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

A Manawatu man who beat, kicked, and punched his ex-partner, stopping only when police arrived, has been slapped on the wrist with a ‘good telling off’, community service, and a pathetic fine for ‘emotional harm’, says Sensible Sentencing Trust. ... More >>

Greenlight Given To Drug Dealers And Gangs For More Profit And More Harm

Wednesday, 20 January 2021, 2:25 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Police stopping major cannabis eradication operations has given the green light to drug dealers and gangs to expand operations, make more profit, and continue to wreak havoc on the most vulnerable in our society, says Sensible Sentencing Trust. ... More >>

Government Still On Holiday While Gangs And Guns Run Riot

Tuesday, 19 January 2021, 8:22 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The government seems to still be in holiday mode when in the past two weeks alone we have had six homicides, countless firearms incidents, and police needing to arm themselves against gangs almost every second day," says Sensible Sentencing ... More >>

‘Gangland’ Book Ban By Corrections: Inmates Should Lose Right To Choose

Tuesday, 19 January 2021, 8:13 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Department of Corrections is well within its rights to refuse Jared Savage’s “Gangland” book from being read by inmates and it is outrageous that resources and time are now potentially going to be wasted in court about it, says Sensible ... More >>

Gangs And Guns: Govt Failing To Keep Our Community Safe

Sunday, 17 January 2021, 1:52 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The out-of-control growth in gangs, gun crime, and violent gang activity is exposing our communities to dangerous levels of violence that will inevitably end in tragedy, says Sensible Sentencing Trust. “The recent incidents of people being shot and ... More >>

Arming Police In Canterbury Inevitable: Tip Of The Iceberg For Protection Against Gangs

Friday, 15 January 2021, 11:46 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The arming of police officers in Canterbury was inevitable with the growing numbers and brazenness of the gangs across the country – this should be a permanent step, says Sensible Sentencing Trust. “It is unfortunate that we have come to the point ... More >>

Judge Releases ‘Vicious’ Wife-beater On Home Detention – Makes Total Mockery Of Justice System

Friday, 15 January 2021, 10:29 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“We may as well knock on the gang headquarters around this country and tell them we all give up," says Darroch Ball co-leader of Sensible Sentencing Trust. “It is simply outrageous that violent offender, James Tuwhangai, has been released from ... More >>

Sensible Sentencing Trust: Cowards Who Withhold Information In Child Abuse Cases Should Be Prosecuted

Thursday, 14 January 2021, 12:17 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“It is basic human decency to speak up and protect any vulnerable child from harm, so withholding information in child abuse cases and allowing the abuse to happen by not speaking up is, put simply, a cowardly move,” says Jess McVicar Co-Leader ... More >>

Police Funding Delay By Govt - Utter Madness

Sunday, 10 January 2021, 2:30 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

There should be no delay for desperately needed funding for Police recruitment, says Sensible Sentencing Trust. “Funding is needed now more than ever, with the ballooning numbers joining gangs; up almost 15% last year, victims of violent crimes ... More >>

Youth Police Pursuit: Parents Need The Consequences

Friday, 8 January 2021, 12:25 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Parents of the out-of-control youth who led police on a lengthy police pursuit need to be held to account and need to face consequences for their neglect, says Sensible Sentencing Trust. “The issue of parental responsibility for youth who commit crime ... More >>

Sensible Sentencing Trust: Police Need To Be Armed; Mandatory Prison Sentences Introduced

Tuesday, 5 January 2021, 2:21 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The incident in the Manawatu of yet another police officer being shot at will be the tip of the iceberg if laws do not get changed, says Sensible Sentencing Trust. “This is a culmination of years of inaction from consecutive governments across ... More >>

Former Mp Darroch Ball Steps In As New Co-leader Of Sensible Sentencing Trust

Monday, 4 January 2021, 8:38 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Former MP Darroch Ball has taken a position as co-leader and spokesperson for the Sensible Sentencing Trust it has been announced today. Ball will be sharing the new leadership and spokesperson role with Jess McVicar, daughter of original trust-founder ... More >>

Violent Gang Member Gets Rewarded At Sentencing For Difficult Upbringing

Wednesday, 28 October 2020, 2:34 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Sensible Sentencing Trust urges the Government to review sentencing discounts and sentence reductions for serious violent crime, saying the overuse of discounts will not reduce the risk of repeat offending. SST National spokesperson Jess McVicar said ... More >>

Labour Chooses Blind Ideology Over Public Safety

Friday, 9 October 2020, 2:40 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Sensible Sentencing Trust has today expressed its disappointment at Labour’s announcement of their policy to repeal the successful and popular Three Strikes sentencing law. At least one public poll has shown the law is hugely popular across the political ... More >>

Step Up, Stand Up, Speak Up!

Wednesday, 23 September 2020, 9:50 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Sensible Sentencing Trust believe anyone withholding information about the death of a child caused by violence, is just as cowardly as the person who committed the heinous crime in the first place. National Spokesperson Jess McVicar says they understand ... More >>

Serious Violent Offender's Identity Protected

Monday, 14 September 2020, 2:35 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Victims of violent crime have the right to know what their offender looks like when released into the community, it seems obvious to the Sensible Sentencing Trust (SST) if only for the future safety of the victims, but our New Zealand law seems to differ. ... More >>

Litigious Lunacy By Offenders Must Be Stopped

Monday, 14 September 2020, 11:04 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Sensible Sentencing Trust say William Bell needs to serve his time and stop making a mockery of the Justice system.  National Spokesperson Jess McVicar says the continual litigations by serious violent offenders against Corrections are an ... More >>

Justice Mander Sets A New Standard For Victims Of Serious Violent Crime

Friday, 28 August 2020, 5:22 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“Now let’s deport him! Australia has shown us the way, he does not belong to New Zealand so we should not have to cover his care financially!” Sensible Sentencing Trust say a new standard has been set in the criminal justice system with Justice ... More >>

SST Supports Vote Nope To Dope Campaign

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 12:18 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

There is a major push to legalise cannabis in New Zealand and all the while, drug addiction problems are growing. Sensible Sentencing Trust (SST) have joined with SAM-NZ in their Vote Nope to Dope campaign. SST National Spokesperson Jess McVicar ... More >>

Unacceptable Failure By Corrections

Tuesday, 23 June 2020, 10:23 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Sensible Sentencing Trust (SST) are appalled and dismayed at the lack of due diligence being carried out in the handling of released parolees and their registered victims after the latest operational error lead to a man bumping into his mother’s murderer. ... More >>