Kiwis are getting fed up with crim hugging, panty waist judges. I don’t believe that vigilantism is the right way to go, but it may be the lesser of two
evils. Get the justice sorted and this will not be necessary.
A paedophile released after eight years in prison for crimes that included the drugging and violation of young boys has been driven from Turangi by a firebomb attack on his house.
Darren Simon Kihi – who has committed crimes against as many as 28 victims – was released from prison to live in Turangi last Sunday, after temporarily living in Taupo.
He was moved there because there was no room at a home in another town that offered support for sex offenders, a Parole Board report reveals.
The April report, released to the Waikato Times, said Kihi was at “very-high” risk of reoffending upon release, and the 42-year-old would pose a threat “almost immediately upon release”, without supervision.
However, a month later the Parole Board agreed to release him to Turangi, where he’d been on work release for two years, and had guaranteed employment.
He was also placed on an extended supervision order which restricted his movements. While the Turangi community weren’t privy to the extent of Kihi’s offending, which took place elsewhere, they demanded the Corrections Department remove him.
But residents’ frustrations boiled over this week, culminating in a molotov cocktail attack on Kihi’s Paekiri St house about 6am yesterday. He was not home at the time.
The blast caused internal damage, rendering the house uninhabitable.
Meanwhile another crim thought fighting in court was the go. In a country with a REAL justice system, this idiot would be charged with assault for every one he was struggling with, given the maximum sentence on each case to be served sequentially after the initial sentence had been completed. He’ll probably get victim support.
A bloody fight akin to a bar-room brawl erupted in the New Plymouth District Court this morning.
After being sentenced to nine years jail for a violent robbery, Michael Hutchinson, 37, turned on Shannon Glen, 20, his smaller co-offender standing in the dock beside him and rained punches on Glen and bit him on the shoulder.
An extended fight ensued as prison officers, police and court security staff all tried to get Hutchinson off Glen.
Once Glen was freed the brawl moved to the ground, continuing for several minutes as Hutchinson continued to fight the pile of enforcement staff on top of him.