diary owners

Once again: we don’t need tougher laws. We need enforcement

Feral gangs of young scum are terrorising Auckland dairy owners.   It is the same groups over and over again.  The solution seems simple… but why isn’t it?

An Auckland community is uniting and calling for tougher penalties after a dairy owner and his wife were beaten by a gang of robbers, leaving them unable to work.

Three dairies in the city were robbed within three days last week – including the Crown Superette in Mt Roskill.

Seven people entered the dairy at about 7am on Sunday morning, making off with the till and trays of cigarettes.

All the owners can do is phone the police.  And get calls from the insurance companies that they will no longer have cover.  And… that’s it really.   Just wait for the next assault and robbery.

the offenders hit Mr Arora over the head numerous times without saying a word, and pushed Mrs Arora to the ground before kicking her.

“They are still in the hospital. Jitesh has had two operations and needs a third, the muscle in his arm is completely dead, he can’t move it.

“Preeti is having nightmares that the people are coming back from her. It’s not good enough, why do they have to go through this?”

The blood of the victims was still all over the floor yesterday, alongside strewn chocolate bars and cigarettes.

“More needs to be done to deter this type of crime,” said Mr Chopra. “The law is too soft, because they are young, they will go to court and be walking the streets again within a week.

Don’t expect Labour to step up here.  But sadly, don’t expect National to either.   Crime has gotten away under National, especially crime that hits the community directly, like burglaries and robberies. Read more »

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.