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Alexander: Napier move a bold first against crime

Media Statement Thursday, 1 April, 2004

Alexander: Napier move a bold first against crime

United Future law and order spokesman Marc Alexander today congratulated Napier City Council for getting behind the Sensible Sentencing Trust.

"Napier is a city that has known more than its share of tragedy in recent years, with cases such as Kirsa Jensen and Teresa Cormack, and it is good to see a municipal authority taking on the concerns of everyday people," Mr Alexander, a founding member of Sensible Sentencing, said.

Napier City Council voted this week to support the aims and objectives of the Sensible Sentencing Trust.

"When crime of that nature touches a community, it changes it forever. The approach taken by Sensible Sentencing is all about addressing those concerns as a society,"

"We have been increasingly hammered by violent crime over recent years, and to see a city get behind the fight for tougher sentences, the fixing of the debacle that is our parole system, and victims' rights, is absolutely wonderful," Mr Alexander said.

"This is a position of real community leadership taken by the council, and can only bolster the good work being done by Sensible Sentencing," he said.


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