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Justice Seminar’s conclusions written before it begins

Justice Seminar’s conclusions written before it begins

12th July 2018

Andrew Little has today announced the membership of the panel of his “Justice Seminar” – with the required regulation alternative Maori name. From our knowledge of the members of that panel, Sensible Sentencing believes we can confidently predict the findings which will emerge before the seminar even begins.

“Chester Borrows is the former Minister for Courts who once told a group of murder victims’ families that the killers of their loved ones were victims too” said Sensible Sentencing Founder Garth McVicar.

“The mind blowing insensitivity of saying such a thing to a group like that tells us a lot about the attitudes and beliefs of Mr Borrows: no one is to be held responsible for their actions; someone else is always to blame; and everyone, no matter what they have done, is entitled to forgiveness. We don’t agree with any of that, and we never will” McVicar said.

“Julia Whaipooti is a radical Maori activist, and an acolyte of criminal apologist and failed Head of Prisons Kim Workman. She will no doubt steer the panel to the conclusion that the dreadful rate of Maori offending and hence Maori overrepresentation in prisons, is all down to colonization. You can be sure the panel wont attempt to explain why Pacific Islanders are not overrepresented in prison, or why, if you go back 60 years, Maori were underrepresented in the prison population. The panel won’t go there because the clear answer doesn’t fit their ideology”

“In 1968 72% of Maori children were born to married parents. They had both a mother and a father as role models – just as the vast majority of Pacific Island children do today. By 2015 only 21% of Maori children were born into a traditional mother and father married-to-each-other family. The stark staring fact is that the mantra ‘all forms of whanau are equal’ is clearly absolute nonsense, and the statistics clearly prove that to be so. But the panel daren’t say anything like that, lest they offend their left wing liberal supporters.”

“Dr Jarrod Gilbert has become an apologist for gangs, and a proponent of the view that gangs are changing, and that we have to treat them as ‘stakeholders’ in the justice system. Thus Gilbert quietly ignores the grotesque violent and degraded acts that are still required for Mongrel Mob members to get their patch, and turns a blind eye to the frequent arrests of both ethnic and other gang members for manufacture and distribution of methamphetamine. No prizes for predicting what Gilbert will recommend” said McVicar.

“Little makes snide reference to our ‘slide towards an American justice system’, which is a reference to the Three Strikes law, which he now ludicrously claims was never supported by National – this despite National committing to reintroducing the law prior to Little dismally failing to get New Zealand First support for repealing it”

“You can bet that any discussion of the results of Three Strikes will carefully avoid the facts: for example that Second Strike offending in the five years after the law was passed was 34% down on Second Strike offending in the five years prior to Three Strikes passing. There will be no mention of the fact that while there are almost 10,000 First Strikers – the majority of whom have served their sentences – there are only about 260 Second Strikers. To anyone but Mr Little and Dr Gilbert, this is a clear example of what is called ‘specific deterrence’, or deterrence of those directly affected by something”

“Little’s seminar will be a predetermined farce, a total waste of taxpayer money, and will release findings that are at best worthless, and at worst – and far more likely – downright dangerous for the law abiding citizens of New Zealand, whatever their race.” ENDS


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