A FORMER high-ranking member of the Black Power has hit out at calls to abolish gangs, saying it’s a culture that is entrenched in New Zealand society – and nothing, or nobody, will ever change that.
The comments follow calls again this week from Sensible Sentencing Trust spokesperson Scott Guthrie to outlaw abolish gangs, gang regalia and anything associated with gangs.
Guthrie claims gangs are nothing more than “murdering rapists” who indulge in the manufacture and distribution of illegal drugs to children and the wider community.
“New Zealand has a huge gang problem which our politicians cannot deny. Our politicians need to start stepping up and telling the public exactly what it is they intend to do to eliminate these murdering clowns from society,” he said.
“Also when are they going to start demanding Judges pass sentences that reflect the abhorrence of these heinous crimes?”
Guthrie made special mention of the 1996 murder of Christopher Crean by Taranaki Black Power member Brownie Mane and three others.
Mane was released from prison in July last year after serving 19 years behind bars. Read more »