Law

A Corrections System that Puts Prisoners First

National party press release: Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis has created a culture of leniency in our prison system which puts prisoners ahead of victims and public safety. New Zealanders confidence in Corrections will rightly be eroding after revelations that dangerous prisoners...

Wednesday Nightcap

Peacefully-minded New Zealanders who have learned from history are already resisting the PM's gun mandates https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFLcHrXTX8s New Zealand PM Wants Right to Armed Self-Defense To Be Government-Granted 'Privilege'

‘Men in Their 20s’. Oh, Do You Mean Gang Members?

It is good to see that the NZ Police are finally giving the gangs the same treatment that they dish out to innocent 12-year-old girls looking after their horses. But what's with the weird headline on this Stuff article? Surely when an armed police raid on...

Tweet of the Day

Today's tweet of the day is by ACT leader David Seymour. https://twitter.com/dbseymour/status/1160651518648836096

Let’s Not Forget Why the Prisoners are In Prison

Sensible Sentencing Trust We cannot forget that 71% of prisoners are incarcerated for homicide or other violent crime The Waitangi Tribunal report released on Monday, found that the 2010 law change was inconsistent with Treaty principles and led to significant prejudice...

Satirical Image of the Day: They Are Us

They Are Us. Photoshopped image credit: Luke

Andrew Little Calls ACT’s Three Strikes Law ‘Fascism’

When your political opponents have to resort to calling your policy "fascism" you know that they don't have a strong counter-argument. Who was the idiot that thought it would be a good idea to give criminals the right to vote anyway? If they are incarcerated then...

Make it 16?

There was a time when only landowners could vote. I'm not saying that is the way it should be now, but I do think that voting eligibility should depend on a number of things - maturity, skin in the game and a bit of life experience...

NZ Decriminalises

This week, short of a major change to abortion laws, the biggest social legislative change in at least the last decade happened. New Zealand joined the growing list of places that have decriminalised the use and possession of drugs.

Is This Little Guy Not a Bit More Than Just a Clump of Cells?

Here is an image of my grandson, taken at 13 weeks 2 days. I haven't met him yet, but soon. If that's not a human then what is? Quite how some people can claim he is just a 'clump of cells' defy's logic. Have they never...