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Greens Back Sensible Sentencing

Greens Back Sensible Sentencing

The Sensible Sentencing Trust has congratulated the Green Party for publicly backing the Trusts stance on Victims’ Rights saying they have obviously seen Victim Rights and Justice Reform as the means to improve the Party’s dismal polling.

Sensible Sentencing Trust Spokesman Garth McVicar said it was very pleasing to see the Greens were virtually backing every suggestion the Trust had recommended at the recent Select Committee inquiry into victims rights.

“The Greens and the Sensible Sentencing Trust are normally poles apart on justice issues but we congratulate them for picking up on the fact that the vast majority of New Zealander’s has had enough of the current system that was all about the rights and well-being of the criminal, with victims rights being very much a secondary issue.”

“We are also very pleased to see Greens Justice Spokesman Nandor Tanczos supporting our call for a “One-stop-victim-shop” to oversee all victim issues and bring a balance to what has become a criminal centred – offender friendly legal process.”

Mr. McVicar said Sue Bradfords catastrophic anti-smacking Bill had virtually destroyed the Green Party and threatened their survival in Parliament.

“Obviously the Greens have identified Victims Rights and Justice Reform as the vehicle to turn around their disastrous polling recently.”

To view the Sensible Sentencing Trust submission on Victim Rights go to www.sst.org.nz


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