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Labour's Law and Order bribe not worth accepting

Friday 22nd Oct 1999

LabourÆs Law and Order bribe not worth accepting

ACTÆs Rongotai candidate Stephen Franks said today ô Victims should be outraged by LabourÆs pretence of concern.ö

ô A VictimÆs greatest right is justice. Justice means criminals suffering no less than the victim. Not counsellors, not reparation promises, which will not be kept.ö

ô Labour offers ô consultationö about name suppression. What about real influence consultation on sentence and on parole û things that matter when sentences are so clearly inadequate anyway.ö

Labour will ô beef up court securityö so victims can testify without fear of intimidation. ACT says this is another example of feel good slogan law. The real intimidation happens outside the court afterwards or before a hearing. A serious policy for intimidation would ensure intimidators were punished so soon and so hard that it is not worth thinking about.

ôLabour staunch attitude to bail offenders is sickening, They say they want to ô get the hard core repeat offender off the streetö then look only at bail. Bail is only while awaiting trial. Police and victims are frustrated about pathetic sentencing,, jail escapes and early parole. What about keeping offenders in prison after conviction?ö said ACTÆs Rongotai candidate Stephen Franks.


Labour too Soft on Justice- ACT

Friday 22nd Oct 1999

Labour too Soft on Justice- ACT

ACT Leader Hon Richard Prebble said today ôhe was disappointed that Labour will not support a truth in sentencing law.

Labour has acknowledged that ACT is the only party that is prepared to really get tough on crime.ö


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