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Independent Epsom Candidates 'One Strike' Crime Policy

From the Independent Epsom Candidate: Adam Holland

Best wishes to all of those who live in Epsom, Mount Eden, New Market, Remuera and of course the rest of New Zealand.

I speak unto all those who support what may seem to be quite a radical approach to not only reducing crime, but saving a lot of money for the country in light of our overseas debt reaching $86,000,000,000(billion) NZD which is 41.8% of our current GDP, a great time to cut a great deal of wasteful government spending.

The New Zealand prison population currently lies at 10,160. 15.2% of our prison population comes from abroad. Pacific Islanders, only 6.7% of the
nation’s population, make up 11.2% of the prison population with others nationalities making 4% with the average cost per prisoner per year being $91,000. We can save a lot of that money and drastically reduce future crime by simply implementing a new rule for first time offenders who've come from overseas - To deport them immediately.
They'll still be granted all rights, habeas corpus, given a fair trial and dealt to accordingly under clause 29 of the Magna Carta 1297, New Zealand Legislation. If you're from overseas and you're a good, law abiding citizen, please don't worry as this policy shouldn't apply to you.

As a second generation New Zealander, I appreciate hard working families who want to earn an honest living, pay tax, protect their property from burglars and to have the privilege of being able to safely live in the community of Epsom and New Zealand without the risk of falling victim to a sex offender, violent criminal or thief.

My 'One Strike' policy will greatly reduce these risks and will work as a deterrent for future immigrants who could be planning on coming to New Zealand with no intentions of abiding by the law of the land, or respecting our constitutional values.

It's a philosophy of mine that being granted entry into New Zealand is a great privilege and if you disregard our laws, you've blown your chance.

Yours sincerely,
Adam Holland

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