The largely irrelevant Dame Tariana Turia comes in for some Sensible Sentencing Trust attention
Dame Tariana Turia, when in parliament, often referred to the two major Maori gangs in the country as “just other forms of whanau”. That description of what are in fact two gangs of anti-social violent criminals with values alien to the rest of society is an insult to decent Maori New Zealanders. That it is also complete nonsense is demonstrated by clashes today between Black Power and the Mongrel Mob in Whakatane during a gang funeral, and attacks on an elderly man a few days ago.
“For far too long law abiding members of New Zealand society have had to put up with gangs of violent criminal scum in their midst” said Sensible Sentencing gang spokesman David Garrett today.
“These people are ‘outlaws’ in the literal sense of that term: they have contempt for the laws and norms which govern the rest of us, and by which the rest of us live their lives. Why should the good people of Whakatane be sidelined and held up by the police so a gang funeral procession can pass unhindered through the town ? Even the corrupt Chicago police in the 1930’s didn’t stop traffic so gang funerals could proceed” said Garrett. Read more »