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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 >>

Record Number Of Victims Of Knife/gun Attacks – 139 Attacks In January Alone

Saturday, 17 April 2021, 1:18 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Police figures show there has been a spike in the use of firearms and knife attacks within the last few months, with the latest data in January showing the highest number of victims since records started, says Darroch Ball co-leader of Sensible Sentencing ... More >>

Govt ‘Hand-Wringing Soft’ On Crims Who Bash Police, Ambos, Corrections Officers

Thursday, 15 April 2021, 6:53 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Labour and Green government had a chance to introduce harsher penalties for people who assault our first responders, but voted it down and have shown once again just how out of touch and soft on crime they really are, says Darroch Ball co-leader ... More >>

“Stress” Comments From Victoria University Academic Dangerously Out Of Touch

Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 11:22 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Victoria University’s Jordan Anderson’s comment that the ‘stress’ created for an offender being placed on the child sex offender register would trigger them into reoffending is dangerously out of touch, says Darroch Ball co-leader of Sensible ... More >>

Green Party Mp “Attack Dog” Comment Prime Example Of Loopy Left’s Logic

Friday, 9 April 2021, 1:50 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Green Party MP Ricardo Menendez March’s labelling of police dogs as being “attack dogs” is as out of touch as it is insulting to our entire police force, says Darroch Ball co-leader of Sensible Sentencing Trust. “A bill seeking to increase the maximum ... More >>

National Needs To Back Mandatory Sentences For Assaults On Prison Guards

Wednesday, 7 April 2021, 8:44 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

National’s Corrections spokesperson Simeon Brown needs to support the Corrections Association’s calls for minimum mandatory sentences for inmates who attack prison guards, says Darroch Ball co-leader of Sensible Sentencing Trust. “Brown has spoken ... More >>

6-months Minimum Mandatory Prison Sentences Needed For Thugs Who Attack Police

Tuesday, 6 April 2021, 9:01 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The latest vicious baseball bat attack on a police constable in Hamilton, causing a skull fracture, is the latest in a long line of attacks on police officers. We need to have a zero-tolerance stance for these attacks and bring in minimum mandatory ... More >>

Drug Driving Law: Illegal Drug 'Limits' Should Be Zero

Friday, 2 April 2021, 4:53 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Allowing ‘legal limits’ for people to drive under the influence of illegal drugs is ‘bone-deep stupid’, says Darroch Ball co-leader of Sensible Sentencing Trust. “It’s quite unbelievable for the government to accept any sort of level of dangerous ... More >>

Kelvin Davis Needs To Back Harsher Penalties For Inmates Who Bash Prison Officers

Tuesday, 30 March 2021, 11:43 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Minister of Corrections Kelvin Davis has been ignoring the Corrections Association pleas to introduce harsher penalties for inmates who assault staff; the consequence has been a dramatic increase in assaults and a loss of confidence in the Minister, ... More >>

Minister Silent As Police Accused Of Being Racist

Tuesday, 23 March 2021, 7:32 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Minister of Police Poto Williams needs to step in and defend Police from the defamatory and outrageous accusations by Race Relations Commissioner Meng Foon that our police officers are racist, says Darroch Ball co-leader of Sensible Sentencing ... More >>

Corrections Association: 7-day Sentence For Assault On Officer “Just A Complete Insult”

Monday, 22 March 2021, 3:46 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Corrections Association President Alan Whitley has shared his frustration, contacting Sensible Sentencing Trust about the decision by a Huntly District Court judge to award just seven days of prison to an inmate found guilty of assaulting a prison ... More >>

Soft Enforcement Of Law Will Come At Cost Of Public Safety, Justice

Monday, 15 March 2021, 3:45 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The addition of offenders who commit more serious crimes being diverted to Iwi Community Panels and away from formal charges being heard in court, shows the slow move towards the softening of law enforcement, says Darroch Ball co-leader of Sensible Sentencing ... More >>

Figures Show Crimes Committed On Bail Have Doubled In Past Five Years

Friday, 19 February 2021, 9:25 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Department of Corrections figures obtained through the Official Information Act is showing concerning trends. This includes a doubling of the number of crimes committed on electronically monitored bail since 2015, says Darroch Ball co-leader of Sensible ... More >>

Violent Manawatu Prison Assault: Remand Isn't The Problem, Corrections Is

Thursday, 18 February 2021, 11:28 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“The inmate who is in a coma after being violently assaulted whilst on remand in Manawatu Prison, was caused because of a failure in the prison – not the fact he was being held on remand," says Darroch Ball co-leader of Sensible Sentencing ... More >>

Home Detention For Brutal And Sustained Child Abuse Is An Absolute Joke

Tuesday, 16 February 2021, 5:05 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“The Sentencing Act needs a complete overhaul to ensure we start seeing judges handing down appropriate sentences," says Darroch Ball co-leader of Sensible Sentencing Trust. “The sentencing of nine months home detention today for a man ... More >>

Violent Manawatu Inmate Should Receive A Consecutive Sentence

Monday, 15 February 2021, 10:29 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“Inmates who commit crimes whilst incarcerated should automatically serve a consecutive sentence and have their time added on top of any time they are currently serving,” says Darroch Ball co-leader of Sensible Sentencing Trust. “The Manawatu Prison ... More >>

Two Vicious, Violent Knife Attacks: Offender Gets Home Detention

Monday, 15 February 2021, 10:14 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“How can we take our justice system seriously when someone can almost kill two people in a violent street attack and get a slap on the wrist with home detention?” says Darroch Ball co-leader of Sensible Sentencing Trust. “Daniel Erst stabbed ... More >>

Runaway Mum Charged With Child Murder Should Never Have Been Given Bail

Thursday, 11 February 2021, 5:04 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“The Rotorua mother charged with the murder of her child who cut off her electronic bracelet and is now on the run, should never have been given bail in the first place," says Darroch Ball co-leader of the Sensible Sentencing Trust. “The Bail Act 2000 ... More >>

Brutal, Prolonged Domestic Assault Causes Miscarriage: Why Three Strikes Must Stay

Wednesday, 10 February 2021, 8:55 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“Elim Tekotahi Emery brutally beat his partner with a rock, stomped on her head, punched and kicked her, pulled her hair out, and gouged her eye, eventually causing her to miscarry – then he laughed. The only reason he must serve his full four-and-a-half-year ... More >>