Give the Judge a Medal – The Vote is Unanimous
Give the Judge a Medal – The Vote is
A Judge who is waging a crusade against granting bail to violent offenders has won unanimous public support.
Judge Russell Callander has made strong statements about the need to keep the public safe and has backed up his words by denying bail to violent offenders.
The Sensible Sentencing Trust is applauding the actions and says Judge Callander should be given a medal.
“We should clone this Judge and acknowledge him with some public award; at last we have a Judge who understands that public safety must be the paramount consideration at all times,” said Trust Spokesman Garth McVicar.
Judge Callander said bail was granted too readily and Judges could not take any more chances.
“We are almost weekly now presented with ugly situations where violent offenders seek and obtain bail, only to return home to inflict either death or further grievous injury on the original complaint.”
“That strikes fear into the heart of any rational community and indeed into the heart of any rational Judge assessing risk issues on bail.” Callander said.
McVicar said the comments were very encouraging.
“It appears that we now have a Justice Minister and Judge on the same wave-length.”
“Judith Collins has said crime is a choice and prison is voluntary and we now have a Judge supporting the Minister by denying bail to violent offenders.”
“We only hope that Judge Callander is not a lone crusader and the rest of the judiciary follow suit.”