Michael Laws is frothing at the mouth because the Beast of Blenheim is going to be located on prison grounds ten kilometres outside Whanganui. The truth is that Laws and his cronies are trying to regain control of the council from the mayor who, while pissed off, has been rather sensible.
We know now that Whanganui was chosen because none of the Beast’s victims live near there.
But the comments of Laws and those who respond to his dog-whistling are a bit rich.
A certain Lloyd McIntosh is being housed on prison grounds in Christchurch.
He’s there because Corrections and the Parole Board couldn’t place him near his victims in – you guessed it – Whanganui.
So it seems Laws is happy for Christchurch to put up with Whanganui’s scum – but doesn’t want the same thing happening in his back yard. Care for his community or political opportunism?