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P Is Not The Only Thing To Blame

P Is Not The Only Thing To Blame

New Zealand First law and order spokesperson Ron Mark is calling on the Government to step up the fight against ‘P’ and toughen sentences for convicted drug dealers.

“Yesterday Steven Williams pleaded guilty to the brutal murder of Coral Burrows whilst under the influence of ‘P’, this is yet another case of a horrific crime committed this year whilst high on ‘P’ and it is time for the Government to get tough on drug dealers before they destroy our communities,” said Mr Mark.

“’P’ cannot be treated as the sole blame of these terrible crimes, but it is a major factor and must be seen as a huge threat to law and order in New Zealand.

“We must also look at how a man such as Williams, who has a criminal record as long as your arm, was even allowed out into the community let alone be able to have access to drugs.

“For thirty years we have made excuses for criminals, we have spent hundreds of millions of dollars on rehab programmes that don’t work and sentences have become progressively relaxed.

“All this proves is what I have long said – there should be no parole for drug dealers, they should not get bail and home detention should be scrapped.

“It is time to implement New Zealand First’s three strikes and you’re out policy to prevent recidivist offenders like Williams from graduating to murder,” said Mr Mark.

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