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Maryan puts Labour on the Street


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Maryan puts Labour on the Street

Political suicide!

That was the comment from Sensible Sentencing Trust Spokesman Garth McVicar to Labour’s Nelson candidate Maryan Street that Labour would get rid of the three-strikes law if elected.

Mr. McVicar said following similar statements from Labour’s law & order spokesman, Clayton Cosgrove, he had written to Labour leader Phil Goff specifically asking if getting rid of three-strikes was in fact his party policy.

“Mr. Goff sent me Labour’s police and corrections policy, ‘Creating a safer society’ which makes no mention of getting rid of three-strikes.”

“At a time when murders are falling dramatically [36 less this year than last year] and crime and prison numbers are falling and predicted to fall further it seems to be political suicide to get rid of a policy such as three-strikes which has been instrumental in sending a message to criminals that crime will not be tolerated.”

Sensible Sentencing Trust is calling on Labour to publicly clarify the situation. “Are they going to get rid of three-strikes or not?”

“Failing a clarification we can only assume that Clayton Cosgrove and Maryan Street are attempting to undermine their leader and that at this time would be political suicide.”

“If that is the case I predict Labour will be on the Street come Election night.” ENDS

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