scumbags

The solution is simple: issue a shotgun to every store owner

The ratbags know that Police are stretched, they also know that dud and criminal friendly judges will apply just a light hand of justice.

Northland police are defending their handling of a youth crime spree in Kaikohe at the weekend.

Officers have made one arrest, after a gang of youngsters raided a liquor store on Friday night and a larger mob attacked the doors of the town’s Mobil service station.

Residents said today that youth crime, including car theft and burglary, was out of control in mid-Northland and had been for some time.

Kaikohe Community Patrol coordinator Tony Taylor said people were frustrated, but felt powerless to act.

“There’s nothing we can do about it,” he said.   Read more »

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Apparently it is the Minister’s fault scumbags steal from schools

Apparently, the gutless anonymous cowards at The Save ours Schools  FB page believe the way to prevent fraud schools is to pay admin staff better and insinuate it is the Minister’s fault people are stealing.

People who steal from schools and hospitals and children are the lowest of the low in my opinion. Over the last few years there have been many prosecutions against admin staff who have misappropriated funds from their school. Maybe paying admin staff better (hello Minister?) could prevent these cases.

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Business is good: Corrections to re-open a prison due to demand

Good, more prison cells for ratbags and scumbags.

The rapidly-growing prison population has forced the Corrections Department to consider reopening prison units which were closed just a year ago.

The department is also reporting a trend of more women being locked up, which means some female inmates may have to be housed at a unit in Rimutaka Prison, a men’s prison.

Corrections said yesterday it was considering reopening the 112-bed Upper Jail Unit at Rimutaka to cater for an overflow of inmates from nearby Arohata Women’s Prison, where an expansion is not yet completed.

The unit was closed just last year because the prison population had been forecast to fall. Instead, the prison population is still growing, and passed 10,000 inmates for the first time in November. The closures were a controversial move, with up to 260 jobs lost – though some prison staff were reemployed at other jails.   Read more »

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Prison is too good for some scumbags

Prison is too good for some scumbags, like this evil prick.

A man who put a 3-year-old into a scalding bath, causing the boy’s skin to “flake off”, has been jailed for nearly four years.

The Dunedin District Court heard yesterday the temperature of the bath was at least 78degC and Harley Jason Ritchie put the child in it as punishment over a toilet incident.

The boy had since had six skin grafts, Judge Kevin Phillips said, and was expected to undergo more in the future.

The 25-year-old defendant appeared before the Dunedin District Court having admitted disfiguring the child with intent to injure, two counts of assaulting him and one of assaulting a female.

The incidents that gave rise to the charges took place in August 2014 and Ritchie looked set to go to trial until  last-minute guilty pleas were made before a jury was empanelled last month.

There had been a restorative justice conference before yesterday’s sentencing hearing but Ritchie’s statements during the meeting were condemned by Judge Phillips.

The defendant had said there was “no time to p… around with cold water” on the day of the burning and that he had thought “the hot water might wake him up a wee bit”.

“I find these comments extremely aggravating,” the judge said.

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There is always some scumbag wanting to take advantage of a crisis

These people are really beneath contempt.

I hope they cop a good hard beating are suitably chastised when they are caught.

Police are investigating three burglaries reported in the aftermath of this morning’s massive earthquake.

Hundreds of Christchurch residents fled their homes as a tsunami warning was issued in the early hours of the morning.

As of 9am Christchurch police had received three reports of burglaries which Canterbury District Commander Superintendent John Price said “appear to have occurred while people were evacuated following the earthquakes”.

“Police will investigate each report as usual and are absolutely confident we can deal with normal crime as well as the earthquake response and reassurance,” Price told the Herald.   Read more »

Paremoremo prisoners stab Corrections staff. Will Corrections be fined for incompetence? Why not?

Where is Kelvin Davis?

He seems to be silent on some problems that have arisen in a Corrections run prison.

Three staff members from Auckland’s Paremoremo Prison have been assaulted by a group of five inmates.

The incident is believed to be a stabbing.

The officers involved escaped without life-threatening injuries; Northern Regional Commissioner Jeanette Burns said all staff were wearing stab proof vests and were assessed by medical staff on site.

“One staff member was taken to hospital for medical treatment. The other staff members were taken to a local accident and emergency clinic for medical treatment.   Read more »

This is why we have a crime problem, judges practice catch and release on our criminals

Fairfax ran a story on the weekend about the effects of drugs on society with the main thrust being the hurt that drug addiction causes.

But in the middle of all the tears and angst were these little nuggets of information.

The summary of facts for the offending outlined how unstuck Joshua Morton’s life became.

On January 1, the defendant was at Waitara’s Marine Park when he saw the victim in a parked car. He walked up to the victim and punched him in the head through the half open window.

As the victim tried to get out of the car, the defendant kicked at the door repeatedly  and then launched more punches, causing the window to smash. Joshua Morton then presented a set of nunchuks (two small metal bars joined by a chain) and used them to smash the windscreen and punch the victim’s head. The victim was left with a split nose and a facial cut, a sore jaw and abrasions to his back.

Later the same month, Joshua Morton smashed his way into his parents’ Waitara home, stole his father’s ute and left.  After the matter was reported to the police, the defendant was spotted on Cracroft St.

After activating the red and blue lights, police did get Joshua Morton to stop and get out of the car.  However, he got back into the ute and drove off at speed. He was arrested a short time later.   Read more »

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Rodney Hide on National’s arrogance

Rodney Hide gives a classic example of the sort of arrogance that John Key said that he has no room in his government for:

Arrogance. Prime Minister John Key warned of it when he was elected for a third term. Attorney General Chris Finlayson personifies it.

We are angry and horrified at the brutal torturing and killing of little Moko. The Crown then inexplicably downgraded the charge from murder to manslaughter. Our anger and horror turned to the Crown. How could that be?

Finlayson slammed commentary on the subject as “dangerous and ill-informed”. Of course we are ill-informed. We can’t understand the decision.

But dangerous? In what way exactly?

Finlayson promised he would explain after sentencing “in words of one syllable”. He clearly sees the commentators as stupid as well as dangerous.

Following this week’s sentencing we now have Finlayson’s explanation.

It falls shockingly short.

“Based on the evidence available for trial, there was a substantial risk that one or both of the defendants would not be convicted of the legal charge of murder or manslaughter.

“To prove the legal charge of murder in this case, the Crown was required to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Moko’s fatal injuries were inflicted with murderous intent.”

I am not an expert. I do not hold office. I have not followed “robust process”.

And again I risk incurring the Attorney General’s wrath, but he is wrong.

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Prisoners entitled to hope? Society is entitled to justice and peace of mind

To paraphrase President Frank Underwood, “prisoners are entitled to nothing“, they are there to serve time for being parasite and predators on society.

New Zealand’s controversial three-strikes legislation is inconsistent with the Bill of Rights Act – and the Court of Appeal should use the case before it to put Parliament on notice, the lawyer for a convicted murderer says.

The court has reserved its decision in the case, in which the Crown is asking for life sentences without parole for two murderers on their second “strike”.

Under the legislation, murderers on their second or third strike are sentenced to life without parole unless that’s found to be manifestly unjust.

The strikes are given for a certain set of serious violent or sexual offences.

A sentence of life without parole has never been handed down in New Zealand.

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Scribble-faces fail in appeal

08092014 News. Cameron Burnell/Fairfax NZ. Dillin Pakai and Shane Pierre Harrison appeared in the High Court at Wellington where they pleaded not guilty of having murdered Alonsio Matalasi (known as Sio) at Petone on August 22, 2013.

Cameron Burnell/Fairfax NZ. Dillin Pakai and Shane Pierre Harrison appeared in the High Court at Wellington

You have to admire the cheek of scribble-faces, so tough they can tattoo their faces and even their eyelids, but get upset when the jury believes they are tough guys and finds them guilty.

They were fierce-looking men with full facial tattoos, were disrespectful to the court process and could not have given a good impression to the jury.

That was what the lawyer for one of two men appealing their murder convictions told the Court of Appeal in Wellington today.

Dillin Pakai and Shane Harrison were found guilty in 2014 of murdering Lower Hutt man Sio Matalasi.   Read more »