Time for a smack down from Crusher

Things have come to a sad state of affairs when victims have to flee the country from psychopath wielding a knife. Worse still the psychopath is currently residing in teh big house and some crim hugger has decided to go against the Parole Board reccommendations for and assessment that the psychopath is a “risk to the community”.

Ian McArtney, 56, of Paekakariki, believes his ex-neighbour, Robert Frame, will harm him when he leaves prison next month after serving a sentence of three years and nine months.

In July 2006, Frame, who is now in his 50s, sliced Mr McArtney’s face, cutting his mouth and tongue with a 15cm blade in what was described as an unprovoked and irrational attack.

Mr McArtney, a semi-retired IT consultant, says the corrections system is flawed because Frame has had no rehabilitation treatment, despite pleas from the Parole Board that without it he is a threat to the community.

You can’t really rehabilitate psychopaths, except maybe with a stretch of the neck or a dose of lead poisoning. Of course if we had more liberal gun laws this fellow (the victim) could safely continue his peaceful existance safe in the knowledge that he can defend himself. Bringing a knife to a gunfight is definitely not a wise thing to do.

Of course, handily Crusher Collins is the Corrections minister and the Police Minister, I should think that a solution may well be found rather quickly to this little problem. The first step would be to cancel his release and make him undergo the sooky rehabilitation programme. It won’t do him any good but it at least delays the inevitable.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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