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

 

Violent Thug Gets ‘Get Out of Jail Early’ Opportunity

Judging the Judges
Violent Thug Gets ‘Get Out of Jail Early’ Opportunity

19th November 2018

Kiwi’s, who have shown in a recent poll to be 68% in favour of the Three Strikes Law, are appalled that yet another Judge has engaged in judicial activism by subverting the will of the NZ Parliament and invoking the ‘manifestly unjust’ clause in favour of a violent thug.

George Pomee, who had just become a Third Striker, was being prosecuted for aggravated robbery and kidnapping.

Justice Michael Downs listed aggravating factors that made Pomee’s latest offending worse. They included; it was premeditated, he targeted the same location six days earlier, it involved actual violence, he punched the victim repeatedly, and to his head, he threatened to kill the victim, he showed him a magazine with bullets, and the later search revealed a gun was present, therefore the threat was credible. He acted in concert with others, and so risked escalation of harm.

Then, after going through this litany of violent crime, Justice Downs sentenced Pomee to 14 years with a mere five-and-a-half-year minimum to be served, because in his view it would have been “manifestly unjust” to impose the Third Strike maximum sentence with no parole.

Thanks to this Judge, thugs like Pomee will be back on our streets creating more victims sooner than later.

What doesn’t Justice Downs get? This thug spends his life hurting people. The Three Strikes law when applied correctly, would slow that down.

Go to http://www.judgethejudges.co.nz/ for more.

ends


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Chilling The Warm Fuzzies About The US/China Trade Deal

Hold the champagne, folks. This week’s China/US deal is more about a change in tone between the world’s two biggest economies – thank goodness they’re not slapping more tariffs on each other! - than a landmark change in substance. The high walls of US and Chinese tariffs built in recent years will largely remain intact, and few economists are predicting the deal will significantly boost the growth prospects for a slowing US economy. As the New York Times noted this morning, the likes of New Zealand will still face the trade barriers imposed by the Trump administration during the recent rounds of fighting. More>>

 

PGF Kaikōura $10.88M: Boost In Tourism & Business

The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) is investing $10.88 million to boost business and tourism opportunities in Kaikōura, Parliamentary Undersecretary for Regional Economic Development, Fletcher Tabuteau announced today. More>>

ALSO:

Whitebaiting: Govt Plans To Protect Announced

With several native whitebait species in decline the Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage has today released proposals to standardise and improve management of whitebait across New Zealand. More>>

ALSO:

Education: Resource For Schools On Climate Change

New resource for schools to increase awareness and understanding of climate change... More>>

ALSO:

In Effect April: New Regulations For Local Medicinal Cannabis

Minister of Health Dr David Clark says new regulations will allow local cultivation and manufacture of medicinal cannabis products that will potentially help ease the pain of thousands of people. More>>

ALSO:


RNZ: New Year Honours: Sporting Greats Among Knights And Dames

Six new knights and dames, including Silver Ferns coach Dame Noeline Taurua and economist Professor Dame Marilyn Waring, have been created in today's New Year's Honours List. The list of 180 recipients - 91 women and 89 men - leans heavily on awards for community service, arts and the media, health and sport.
More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On What An Inquiry Might Look Like

Presumably, if there is to be a ministerial inquiry (at the very least) into the Whakaari/White Island disaster, it will need to be a joint ministerial inquiry. That’s because the relevant areas of responsibility seem to be so deeply interwoven... More>>

ALSO:


 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 


 

InfoPages News Channels