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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 >>

Newsflash: Gangs Don’t Care About Any Gun Laws

Tuesday, 11 May 2021, 12:37 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The government has announced the introduction of ‘Firearm Prohibition Orders’(FPO) which in a nutshell is telling criminals who don’t care about the laws, that there are more laws in place to not care about, says Darroch Ball co-leader of Sensible ... More >>

Youth Justice Facility Strip Searches Needed For Dangerous Young Offenders

Saturday, 8 May 2021, 3:01 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The fact that dangerous weapons are found during strip searches at youth justice facilities shows just how necessary they are; if these offenders don’t give them a reason to be searched, they wouldn’t have to be in the first place, says Darroch ... More >>

Body-cameras Essential For Protection Of Frontline Police

Wednesday, 5 May 2021, 5:21 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Sensible Sentencing Trust is calling on the government to introduce body cameras for all frontline police officers. “With more and more officers being attacked and constant online cell-phone footage of alleged violent arrests with little or ... More >>

Marama Davidson’s Slap In The Face For The Victims Of Gang Violence

Sunday, 2 May 2021, 4:55 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

It hardly seems believable that government minister Marama Davidson would attend a ‘gangland get-together’ and have a conversation about how hard done by and picked-on gangs are, says Darroch Ball co-leader of Sensible Sentencing Trust. “It ... More >>

New Zealand: The Country Where Killers Can Walk Free

Sunday, 2 May 2021, 4:42 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Sentence discounts for serious and violent offences must end, says Sensible Sentencing Trust. “New Zealand’s justice system has completely lost its compass, now seeing regular cases of innocent people losing their lives at the hands of others and their ... More >>

Early Release For Violent Killer Highlights What A Joke Our Justice System Really Is

Thursday, 22 April 2021, 3:19 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Parole Board’s decision to grant an early release from prison for a man found guilty of a brutal and unprovoked attack is yet another example of the justice system failing at its core, says Darroch Ball co-leader of Sensible Sentencing Trust. “Emilio ... More >>

Iwi Community Panel Reoffending Rate An Abject Failure At 75%

Monday, 19 April 2021, 2:34 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Police Minister Poto Williams has once again stated that the Iwi Community Panels are a success because the 'referrals resulted in a 22.5 percent reduction in harm caused by reoffending'; what she is failing to mention is that almost 75 percent ... More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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