Arthur Taylor

Good job, stop in prison a bit longer

The Media party loves to promote Arthur Taylor.

They are crying rivers of tears on his behalf because the Parole Board has asked him to stop in prison a bit longer.

The Parole Board deems high profile and long serving inmate Arthur Taylor too dangerous for early release, a report released today has revealed. ? Read more »

NZ Herald go to bat for one of our worst criminals. Diddums

Arthur Taylor is a hardened criminal but he courts the luvvies in the media, none more so than the NZ Herald, they always seem to go into bat for him.

One of New Zealand’s most high-profile inmates has been refused an early release from prison today, but will have another chance to plead his case in March.

Arthur William Taylor, who turned 60 earlier this year, has spent almost 40 years of his life behind bars.

He is currently serving a sentence of 17 years and six months for serious violent and drug-related offending. ? Read more »

Arthur Taylor wasting more time, energy and money


Vexatious litigant and convicted?violent offender?Arthur Taylor is making a pest of himself in the courts yet again.

He’s spent 38 years behind bars and his convictions include a variety of crimes, including conspiring to deal in methamphetamine from prison, possession of morphine for supply, receiving, kidnapping, escaping from custody, possession for supply of cannabis and cannabis oil, and six firearms offences.

He has cost the taxpayer literally millions of dollars for his incarceration and also for his ongoing vexatious claims.

The Department of Corrections has been called out for breaking protocol by jailhouse lawyer Arthur Taylor. But it says it has since made changes to ensure prisoners receive their minimum entitlements.

Taylor filed multiple complaints to the Ombudsman, Professor Ron Paterson, claiming the prisoners in Auckland Prison’s East Division were not given the opportunity to spend one hour exercising in the open air, weather permitting, which they are entitled to under law.

Citing previous incidents and Supreme Court rulings, Taylor claimed it hadn’t deterred the prison from “continuing to deny prisoners from their one hour minimum entitlement”, and that “there needs to be accountability” for the practice continued for “such a long period” of time. ? Read more »

Unravelling the spin of the Media party over Kawerau

The Media party went into full crim-hugging mode over the Kawerau shooting of four Police by Rhys Warren.

They pandered to the criminal’s scribble-faced family who were quoted endlessly in the media. It was full on anti-cop rhetoric ignoring the fact that their scumbag relative had just shot and severely wounded four police officers.

The mother stated:

He had been in trouble with the law previously, she said, but not for some time.

David Farrar asked “This week? This month?”

Well it turns out that “not for sometime” is less than two years ago. We know this because in 2014 he was a party to the proceeding against the government by prisoners over the removal of their right to vote.

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Arthur Taylor loses case on prisoner voting

Arthur Taylor has failed to challenge the government over prisoner voting, with the High Court biffing his case out.

Radio NZ at least gets his occupation right.

Career criminal Arthur Taylor’s bid to have some prisoner voting ruled lawful, after a legislation change banned it, has been overturned.

The High Court dismissed the claim from Taylor and six other inmates that they were unlawfully barred from voting in the 2014 general election.

Parliament passed a law in 2010 preventing all sentenced prisoners from voting, no matter how long their sentence.

Previously, all prisoners serving a jail term of fewer than three years could vote. ?? Read more »

Another journalist falls for Arthur Taylor?s BS

The Media party are all falling over themselves to pander to Arthur Taylor’s ego.

Police Commissioner Mike Bush once described Arthur Taylor as “a criminal with no moral or social conscience”. RNZ Reporter Kate Newton was granted a rare interview with the career crook who claims he’s now on the right side of justice. She found Taylor, who’s been a thorn in the side of police for decades, brazen and unapologetic.

Precisely why he remains behind bars.

After spending 38 of the last 44 years in prison, amassing 152 convictions along the way for fraud, burglary, aggravated robbery, kidnapping, firearms offences, drugs offences and escaping from custody, he’s built up a certain mystique.

“He’s a very clever man. He’s also a very dangerous man,” was all one Crown prosecutor would say.

Previously intent on flouting the law, these days Taylor claims to be crusading on behalf of his fellow prisoners, which must gnaw at prison authorities.

Arthur William Taylor turns 60 this year. He’s currently serving out a 17-year cumulative sentence in the high-security A Block at Paremoremo and will be released in 2022 if he isn’t granted parole earlier.

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So tell me again why you’d speak with The Nation?

Arthur Taylor is the cause c?l?bre at the moment for Newshub and the crim-huggers at The Nation.

But yet again one of their causes is under investigation as a result of their story.

Auckland Prison inmate Arthur Taylor does not have the permission of the prison director to earn an income while behind bars, and a Corrections spokesperson has confirmed the department will be looking into it.

The self-styled jailhouse “lawyer” told The Nation’s Lisa Owen that he gets paid for what he calls consultancy work.

“I am contacted frequently… from people who seek advice on various matters and are only too willing to pay,” he says.

In 2010, media reports claimed Inland Revenue had assessed his income for the previous year at more than $100,000. ? Read more »

What exactly are we doing when a crim can run a legal consultancy from jail?

Arthur Taylor is the go-to criminal for the Media party and they are lapping up his attention seeking.

He is also the go-to man for Kelvin Davis and his crim-hugging strategy to find the missing million in our prisons.

But why and how is this ratbag allowed to run a legal advocacy business inside of prison?

Self-styled jail house ?lawyer? Arthur Taylor has revealed he is getting paid for what he describes as consultancy work that he is doing behind bars.

In an exclusive interview with The Nation, Taylor says his skills in consultancy and advice are “well known in the community.?

?I am contacted frequently …from people who seek advice on various matters and are only too willing to pay,? he says.

Taylor refused to confirm or deny 2010 media reports claiming that Inland Revenue had assessed his income (for the previous year) at more than $100,000.

He also dodged questions about what he owns or how much he has banked over the years. ?? Read more »

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Criminal Arthur Taylor

Criminal Arthur Taylor

Legal action taken by self-styled jailhouse “lawyer” Arthur Taylor has cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars in the past five years and that bill could rise even higher if he?s successful in a claim for damages from the Department of Corrections.

Taylor has more than 150 convictions, including for aggravated robbery, burglary, kidnap, fraud and drugs. In 2011 he was convicted of conspiring to supply methamphetamine; a crime co-ordinated and committed while he was behind bars at Auckland prison.

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Crusher Collins outs Kelvin Davis?s prison snitch

Kelvin Davis is dumber than a bag of hammers.

He has decided to go toe to toe with Judith Collins, and now his crim-hugging ways have come home to roost.

Corrections Minister Judith Collins has exposed one of New Zealand’s worst criminals, Arthur William Taylor, as one of the prison sources Labour MP Kelvin Davis has been using to attack the Government.

“It happens in every prison […] If only the member could visit someone other than Arthur Taylor, who isn’t indulging in that kind of behaviour,” Ms Collins said in Parliament today.

And Mr Davis admits he has been to see Taylor.

Taylor has 152 convictions and is currently in maximum security at Paremoremo Prison.

He first went to jail back in 1972, has spent more than 35 years in prison and has escaped multiple times.

Ms Collins has questioned why Mr Davis would visit “such a notorious person”, but Mr Davis has defended himself as he visits a number of prisoners. ? Read more »