We’ve had Kelvin Davis running interference on behalf of the Corrections union smashing up Serco, then he went on to cuddle up to violent criminals, murderers and rapists in detention centres in Australia.
Andrew Little and Davis along with other Labour MPs have had a love in with Arthur Taylor at Paremoremo prison several times. They opposed legislation stopping criminals in prison from voting.
All this leads to the impression that Labour is criminal-friendly.
Now Trevor Mallard has shown the same inclination…sticking up for criminals.
Labour MP Trevor Mallard has asked the court to allow an illegal racer to escape conviction for lying to police.
The man, 24, was caught, and has been convicted, after illegally racing another car at speeds of up to 210kmh on State Highway 2, Lower Hutt, in September.
When police caught up with him later, he allegedly lied, telling them someone must have stolen his car.
His actions were described by the sentencing judge, Judge Chris Tuohy, as “the most serious of its type” and police called the racing “appalling”.
However, Hutt South MP Trevor Mallard still wrote a letter of support, under his official Labour Party letterhead, for the man.
In the letter, Mallard urged the court to suspend the man’s conviction for lying to the police. Read more »