Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 


Give the Judge a Medal – The Vote is Unanimous

Give the Judge a Medal – The Vote is Unanimous
 
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.”

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Royals: The Prince Of Wales And Duchess Of Cornwall To Visit

Prime Minister John Key welcomes today’s announcement that the Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will visit New Zealand in November. This will be the second joint visit for Their Royal Highnesses to New Zealand. More>>

ALSO:

Tracey Martin Replaced: Ron Mark Is New New Zealand First Deputy Leader

Clayton Mitchell was the successful candidate for the Associate Whip position. Winston Peters was re-elected as Leader by the Caucus. Ron Mark was elected as the Deputy Leader with effect from 10am, Friday, 3rd July. More>>

ALSO:

Rebuild Rebrand: "Regenerate Christchurch" To Replace CERA

The regeneration of Christchurch will be the city’s focus for the next five years as local leadership progressively takes control of the rebuild, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says. More>>

ALSO:

Nauru: Scholars Urge Minister To Act On Deteriorating Democracy

“Since the 2013 election in Nauru, there has been a series of disturbing developments on the islands that indicate a severe deterioration in the state of its parliamentary democracy and in the rule of law,” say the scholars. More>>

ALSO:

Foreign Affairs: NZ Begins Presidency Of UN Security Council

Prime Minister John Key has welcomed the start of New Zealand’s month-long Presidency of the United Nations Security Council in New York. More>>

ALSO:

Labour: Cash For Charter Schools, Mould For State Schools

“Recently released financial statements show the Whangarei charter school He Puna Marama received $3.9 million in government funding to the end of last year. Yet their audited accounts show they only spent $1.4 million on education, leaving almost $2.5 million over two years unaccounted for." More>>

ALSO:

Kiwirail Plans Shift From Electric: National Urged Not To Take Backwards Step

The National Government shouldn’t drag New Zealand backwards by replacing its climate friendly electric trains with carbon-polluting diesel trains, the Green Party said today. More>>

ALSO:

Capital Connection:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news