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Black Power want cuddles because they are too dumb to differentiate someone walking to MacDonalds in red isn’t a member of the Mogrel Mob…

Black Power members jailed for Taranaki McDonald’s attack challenge their sentences

Three Black Power members involved in a pack attack on a mentally impaired man at a McDonald’s, all because he was wearing a red jersey, are arguing their jail terms are excessive given the beating was “60 seconds of madness” and caused limited injury.

But the Crown says the sentences handed down were appropriate.

Up to 13 Black Power members and associates took part in the attack against the middle-aged man, mistakenly believing he was a member of rival gang Mongrel Mob, inside the Hāwera McDonald’s in South Taranaki on September 12 last year.

It occurred as the victim, who was stabbed during the brutal bashing, was waiting for his food.

…no, no, no.

No cuddles for you Black Power, you cowards attacked a mentally handicapped guy going to McDonalds, you don’t get cuddles for that!

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These scumbags highlight the challenge of carrying out justice and why it’s been so hard for Labour.

Reducing the prison population is vital because nothing tells you that someone will go to prison like going to prison.

Labour reduced the prison population by assisting prisoners in filling out the forms to serve their sentence at home, this was always allowed by the National Party rules but National refused to help the illiterate prisoners from filling in the forms, Labour ensured they could, and it is in helping illiterate prisoners fill in the forms that has seen the reduction.

This plan has worked and it has led to a reduction in recidivism

one thing is clear: reoffending rates have been falling.

Corrections keeps track of prisoner reoffending within 12 months and 24 months of being released from prison.

In 2016/17, the 12-month rate was 46.8 per cent while the 24-month rate was 60.9 per cent. The latest rates, for 2021/22, show these falling to 35.8 per cent and 56.5 per cent respectively.

For those doing community sentences in 2016/17, the recidivism rate within 12 months of starting the sentence was 27.5 per cent, and 41.6 per cent within 24 months. By 2021/22, these had fallen to 18.2 per cent and 34.7 per cent respectively.

These are the lowest community sentence recidivism rates in 30 years, though Corrections says this is in part due to lower court traffic because of Covid-related delays.

The 12-month recidivism rate for those aged 14 to 16 has also been dropping, from 43 per cent in 2017 to 33 per cent in 2020.

…the problem is that the services to monitor home detention are underfunded and the technology shonky enough to allow determined and violent prisoners to continue causing harm.

The spike in filmed ram raids and the current 501 turf war for the meth trade garner all the media attention when the reality is that domestic violence is far greater and more damaging…

‘There’s a huge problem’: New Zealand searches for new ways to tackle family violence

In New Zealand, police attend a family harm episode every three minutes. In the year ending June 2022, 175,573 family harm investigations were recorded, but the majority of incidents go unreported. Māori women are more likely to be affected by family and sexual violence than any other ethnicity, with nearly 50% experiencing partner abuse in their lifetime.

In April, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child identified “serious concern about the persistent rates of abuse and neglect of, and violence against, children” in New Zealand, and noted a lack of services available to children who have suffered violence, abuse and trauma. At the same time, the country’s suicide rate for those aged 15-19 was reported to be the highestof 41 OECD/EU countries, with suicide rates significantly higher for Māori men.

…it’s funny that all the tough on crime rhetoric never discusses domestic violence.

Isn’t it?



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