Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search


Home Detention Lunacy Shown With Thug On Run

Media Statement
For immediate release
Monday, 24 January 2005

Alexander: Home detention lunacy shown with thug on run

After police catch Sean Patrick Broderick, the justice system might like to explain why a man police describe as violent, high-risk and with gang connections was on home detention and not in jail, United Future law and order spokesman Marc Alexander said today.

"This is the sheer stupidity that is going on with home detention. How does a thug get home detention?

"It's a very simple question, but there are judges and justice officials who need to start answering for this rubbish.

"There is only one place for violent criminals and those who carry a genuine threat of violence and that is behind bars," he said.

"This case demonstrates exactly the level of protection afforded to the public by a lovely little ankle bracelet."

Mr Alexander also questioned why the public had only been informed now that Broderick fled his Waikato home a week ago.

"It is, after all, home detention and given that the police generally don't wait a week to tell the public of a jail break, one would presume that we should be informed quickly when this sort of thug has breached home detention.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Also, Loan Interest: Productivity Commission On Tertiary Education

Key recommendations include better quality control; making it easier for students to transfer between courses; abolishing University Entrance; enabling tertiary institutions to own and control their assets; making it easier for new providers to enter the system; and facilitating more and faster innovation by tertiary education providers... More>>


Higher Payments: Wellington Regional Council Becomes A Living Wage Employer

Councillor Sue Kedgley said she was delighted that the Wellington Regional Council unanimously adopted her motion to become a Living Wage employer, making it the first regional council in New Zealand to do so. More>>


Scoop Images:
Dame Patsy Reddy Sworn In As Governor-General

This morning Dame Patsy Reddy was sworn in as the New Zealand Realm’s 21st Governor-General. The ceremony began with a pōwhiri to welcome Dame Patsy and her husband Sir David Gascoigne to Parliament. More>>


Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>


With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>


Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news