31 die at hands of scumbags on bail

We have pool fencing laws to save 2 kids a year from drowning. We have other laws that save no one, but are there to ‘protect’ the public, yet for some reason we won;t stop letting scumbags out on bail despite 31 deaths since 2009.

The Herald reports:

The number of people committing further crimes while on bail has dropped by 19 per cent since 2009 – but during that time 31 people died as a result of that re-offending.

Ministry of Justice figures obtained by the Herald under the Official Information Act revealed between 2009 and 2012, 46,967 people who had appeared in court and released on bail until their next hearing went on to commit further offences. 

But between the 2009/10 and 2011/12 years, that number dropped by 3356.

The figures show 31 people were killed by offenders out on bail – 11 were murdered, 14 were the victims of manslaughter and six were killed by bailed defendants committing driving offences.

In the 2011/12 year, one person was murdered by an offender on bail for driving licence offences, theft and breaching community work. Of the two people convicted of manslaughter that year, one was on bail for assault at the time of the victim’s death, and the other was on bail after being charged with stealing a vehicle.

I know of one cowardly ratbag who is currently cooling his heels on remand in Mt Eden who bashed his missus and young kids, was arrested and bailed then went around the next night and did it again. Police opposed bail both times. Such a tough guy, beating on women and kids, but then he is from a family of rotten ratbags who blame everyone else for their troubles when they should be looking in the mirror.

I think there needs to be some sort of accountability for judges who let scumbags out on bail who then go on to commit other offences.


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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.

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He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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