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Change Of Attitude Needed To Curb Maori Violence

Change Of Attitude Needed To Curb Maori Violence

The New Zealand First Leader, Rt Hon Winston Peters, has called for an end to the disgraceful level of violence within Maori families.

Following the latest cases of reported abuse, Mr Peters said the problem must be addressed NOW by Maori to avoid more tragic cases of child abuse, sexual abuse and other violent crime.

“These tragic cases being reported, with a few exceptions, involve Maori males directing their anger or lust at helpless victims.

“This is not a poverty problem as the Prime Minister has suggested. It is a problem of violence and lack of control that should shame all those guilty of committing acts of abuse.

“It is unfortunate that the political correctness rife within our communities can mask what is truly happening and that family members can tolerate violence without reporting it.

“It is also unfortunate that when these terrible cases are investigated by the authorities, the blame is heaped on various social agencies such as the police and social workers instead of those directly responsible.

“All Maori should be on the alert for the welfare of their children and they should report offenders to ensure that these violent and abusive individuals are removed from the scene as soon as possible.

“Only peer pressure, Maori on Maori, can begin to solve this problem and the sooner that Maori admit that the better.

“Associating with known child abusers rather than spurning their company only condones this violence. It is up to Maori to make a long overdue stand against these cowards in their midst,“ said Mr Peters.


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