Law

Hosking takes Little to task over bail changes

Mike Hosking doesn’t hold back with his column attacking Andrew Little over his proposed bail law changes: Quote:

Ask yourself this: what good can possibly come from Andrew Little’s seeming fixation with loosening bail conditions, and generally looking to have fewer people in jail?

The Justice Minister’s answer, of course, is we have less reoffending, fewer criminals and that leads to fewer jails and less expense. In theory, nothing wrong with it. But bail? What’s his fixation on bail? A person is arrested and charged, bail is applied for, police oppose it and a judge makes a call. At this point, what are the risks?

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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.  And 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 that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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

What does Kelvin Davis do all day? It doesn’t look like he does any work

What does Kelvin Davis do all day? Because, it doesn’t look like he does any work.

Radio NZ reports:

The Corrections Minister has not looked to advance an idea he pushed while in opposition, to establish a separate Māori prison.

And a decision on whether to build a new $1 billion prison at Waikeria in rural Waikato is still pendinga month after Kelvin Davis said a final decision would be made. End quote.

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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.  And 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 that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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

Hey Phil, shut up and actually read the indictment

Get used to Orange fatty

Phil Quin ignorantly writes in a newspaper:

Like many Kiwis, I took an instant dislike to Kim Dotcom. Aside from anything else, it saved time.[…]

But we can’t, and nor should we, prosecute and imprison detestable people simply for being detestable. And in the case of Kim Dotcom and his erstwhile colleagues at Mega Upload, questions of justice, dubious political motivations, not to mention basic questions of procedural fairness, must surely outweigh our distaste at the spectre of Kim Dotcom.End of quote.

You could say that Kiwis are divided into two groups: those that think Kim Dotcom is innocent and a victim and those that believe he is guilty and has more than outstayed his welcome. I say Kiwis are actually divided into those that have actually read the indictment against him and those that haven’t. Quote:

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Libertarian and pragmatic anarchist. Treat everything the media says as a lie and know the narrative. Facts trump rhetoric.

Incite Politics

Mark Mitchell: ‘The cost of prisons cannot be an excuse not to put people in prison’

The Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor recently released a report that said being tough on crime is to blame for rising prison costs and inmate numbers, which will be music to Andrew Little and Grant Robertson’s ears.

The cost of prisons cannot be an excuse not to put people in prison, if that’s where they need to be . . .

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Kelvin Davis confirms Labour’s catch-and-release policy

David Bennett from National highlights Kelvin Davis and his commitment to a catch-and-release crime policy: Quote.

Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis has today confirmed that the Government is looking at relaxing bail and sentencing laws for serious and violent criminals, and interfering with police prosecutions to reduce the prison population, National’s Corrections Spokesperson David Bennett says.

“After months of the Government avoiding questions about how it intends to meet its prison population reduction target, Mr Davis has clarified that it is considering making it easier for serious and violent offenders to get bail and harder for them to go to prison in the first place.   

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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.  And 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 that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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

Diddums, do the crime, do the time

Alex Sw(i)ney is crybaby of the week. He’s upset about conditions in prison, where he has just had a short stretch for defrauding Auckland ratepayers.

The NZ Herald runs his sob story:

Convicted fraudster Alex Swney has described prison as a “miserable, punitive, negative experience” where gang members rule.

The disgraced former chief executive of Auckland’s Heart of the City business organisation opened up during a Newshub Nation special on the justice system.

Swney, who was jailed for five years and seven months in June 2015 after being convicted of tax evasion and fraud involving more than $4 million over a decade, was joined on the panel by criminal defence lawyer Stephen Bonnar QC, Paul Dennehy from the Corrections Association and Lance Norman of Hāpai te Hauora.

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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.  And 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 that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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

Have Immigration NZ considered what will happen if they set this precedent?

Wallabies playmaker Israel Folau could be refused entry to New Zealand due to homophobic comments he made on social media.

Quote:

Australian rugby superstar Israel Folau could be banned from entering New Zealand for his “bigotry against homosexuals”, a former immigration minister says.

The 29-year-old Wallabies fullback is facing intense criticism for a homophobic comment he made on social media platform Instagram.End of quote:

Immigration New Zealand need to seriously consider the precedent they will set if they ban Folau because, if they do, then most, if not all of the Australian National Imams Council, for example, will also have to be banned based on their public statements.Quote:

Gay and lesbian people should be put to death or otherwise punished under sharia […] The Australian National Imams Council, of which Sheik ­Alsuleiman is president, has at least three executive members who believe the only punishment for homosexuality is the death penalty, according to Islamic law.End of quote.

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If you agree with me that’s nice but what I really want to achieve is to make you question the status quo. Look between the lines, do your own research. Do not be a passive observer in this game we call life.

Of mad dogs and Englishmen

Credit: SonovaMin

The West’s capacity for misguided and naive compassion is getting worse. Normal people who adopt a dog will have it put down if it shows aggression towards family members despite being treated in a loving and caring manner. The British government is like a family that insists on taking in and keeping animals that have given multiple warning signs that they are savage. Sadly New Zealand is following their lead and we too have our own ‘mad dogs.’

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If you agree with me that’s nice but what I really want to achieve is to make you question the status quo. Look between the lines, do your own research. Do not be a passive observer in this game we call life.

Amazing! NZ adopts a sensible approach

Hypocrites from left, Sarah Yates, Gina Mitchell, Olga Darkadaki, Eli Steentjes.
– Stuff

Last Thursday Stuff reported:

[…] Sarah Anne Yates pleaded guilty to charges of unlawfully getting onto a ship and wilful trespass in connection with the January 31 protest, which saw her and four other [hypocrites] break into Port Taranaki and illegally board The Mermaid Searcher.

The ship was collecting supplies for the Amazon Warrior, a Schlumberger-owned vessel carrying out seismic surveying off the Taranaki coast.

Last week, Yates’ co-offenders Nick Hanafin and Olga Darkadaki appeared in court and pleaded guilty to charges they each faced. Hanafin pleaded guilty to charges of unlawfully getting onto a ship and wilful trespass. Darkadaki pleaded guilty to unlawfully getting onto a ship.

The trio will be sentenced in the New Plymouth District Court on May 28.

Eli Steentjes and Gina Mitchell, who are also facing charges connected to the protest, will reappear on April 19.[…]

I wondered why this bunch of hypocrites did not use the “necessity defence” as it seems to work very well in the USA.

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In solidarity with the those in the world’s most despised demographic, WH has decided to ‘come out’ as an old, white, male. WH enjoys exercising the white male privilege, that Whaleoil provides for him, to write the occasional post challenging climate change consensus; looking at random tech issues that tweak his interest, as a bit of a tech nerd; or generally poking the borax at anyone in public life who goes on record revealing their stupidity. WH never excelled on the sports field because his coaches never allowed him to play in his preferred position on the right-wing.  WH also enjoys his MG.

Dud judge gives child basher 9 months’ home detention but he winds up in prison anyway

In an appallingly weak decision a dud judge has handed down a pathetic sentence to a gutless coward who bashed his nine-month-old child.

At least the police are considering an appeal of the weak sentencing:

Police have confirmed they are “considering” whether they will appeal a sentence of home detention handed down to a Waikato man who bashed his 9-month-old baby, inflicting horrendous injuries to his face and head.

This morning the Herald revealed that the 20-year-old had received a sentence of nine months home detention and 160 hours of community service after the brutal beating in February last year.

The 9-month-old was hospitalised with lacerations around his mouth, welts on both sides of his head, multiple cheekbone fractures, a torn bottom lip and tongue and facial grazes.

His eyelids were so swollen that the baby could barely open them.  

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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.  And 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 that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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