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Public Meeting On Crime And Justice


Norm Withers, whose referendum for tougher sentences for violent crime won overwhelming support from voters at the last election, will share a platform with ACT's justice spokesman, Stephen Franks, at a public meeting in Christchurch next Tuesday.

"The government's Sentencing and Parole Reform Bill fails to deal with the problem of rising violent crime in our society. The aim of Tuesday night's meeting is to explain what positive, practical changes can be made. We will also show how people can help in the fight to stamp out crime," Mr Franks said.

"Ninety-two percent of people who voted said `yes' to Norm Withers' referendum for tougher sentences for violent crime. Despite each day bringing more news of murder, rape and kidnapping, the government is not only ignoring us but is also going further into allowing loopy theories to guide the treatment of criminals."

PUBLIC MEETING ON CRIME AND JUSTICE

WHEN: Tuesday, 30^th April 2002 at 7.30pm

WHERE: The Cashmere Club, Hunter Terrace, Christchurch.

ENDS

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