The opposition love criminals, they support them.
Why do I say that, well, it’s easy, they are soft on crime and opposed the three strikes law.
The latest example of scumbag thugs who should be permanently in jail but aren’t has recently played out in the courts.
The Sensible Sentencing trust explains:
A recent Christchurch case reminds us all what a wonderfully effective and discriminating tool the “three strikes” law promoted by Sensible Sentencing Trust, and passed into law in 2010 by the then National – ACT government is proving to be.
After a criminal career comprising 45 previous convictions – nine of them for violence – a Judge has finally put Shane Archbold behind bars for 5 1/2 years, and given him a “three strikes” warning for an aggravated burglaryÂ during which Archold told the victim he was going to “take his eye out” with a tyre iron.
“This guy is an excellent example of why ‘three strikes’ was so sorely needed” said Sensible Sentencing Trust founder Garth McVicar.
“During his 45 conviction criminal career – a quarter of which were for violence – this man has no doubt served a number of prison sentences and been through the revolving doorÂ at the front of the prison that was the criminal justice system. Were it not for three strikes,Â at age 36 he could easilyÂ have gone on to rack up another 45 convictions, and continued to be let out on parole part way through each pathetic sentence” McVicar said. Â Read more »