Sentence good. Now do something to stop crime
Sentence good. Now do something about stopping crime
The record 33-year prison sentence imposed on William Bell today are proof that hysterical Opposition claims about new sentencing laws were wrong, Progressive MP Matt Robson said today.
"Act, National and NZ First made a living out of saying the new laws were soft, when they are far tougher than any sentence imposed when those parties were in power.
"Now it is obvious that the new Sentencing Act is producing tougher sentences, it is crucial to get on with early intervention programmes to ensure we don't keep creating the William Bells of this world.
"Serious violent offenders like that were created by the society that National, Act and NZ First built.
"It must be obvious
that the prospect of a tougher sentence didn't stop William
Bell. We need the sentence that has been imposed on him to
protect the community, but we also need to do more to
prevent people like him committing the awful crimes they do
in the first place by adopting effective early intervention
processes," Matt Robson