Friday, June 23, 2017

Police criticised for preventing a crime

http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/316663/euthanasia-checkpoint-%27our-officers-acted-in-good-faith%27 They said yesterday that the checkpoint was set up earlier this month specifically to identify people leaving an Exit International pro-euthanasia meeting in Lower Hutt. The police have since referred themselves to their own watchdog, the Independent Police Conduct Authority. The authority has received three other complaints - including from someone who

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Crime is not caused by poverty – Judith Collins

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11728079 Police Minister Judith Collins has stuck by comments that parental influence has more to do with crime than poverty, saying it is "utter rubbish" to suggest crime is caused by poverty. Collins has been criticised by Every Child Counts, which represents organisations including Barnardos, after her response to a question at

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There is a serious skew in the system against Maori

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/84346494/new-zealands-racist-justice-system--our-law-is-not-colourblind?cid=facebook.post.84346494 A Stuff Circuit investigation has delved into 10 years' worth of data, examining arrest, prosecution, conviction and sentencing records and spoken to a broad range of people confronting the problem. Problem? Undeniably, yes. There is no doubt that, from whichever angle you look at it, there is a serious skew

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New Zealand rates for assaults, sexual assaults and robberies in 2015 mapped

New Zealand rates for assaults, sexual assaults and robberies in 2015 mapped http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/79704084/New-Zealand-rates-for-assaults-sexual-assaults-and-robberies-in-2015-mapped Or, in other words, some areas with high crime rates may have small populations and, therefore, the overall number of crimes is low. To take this further, the central suburb of Queenstown Hill in the resort town has a resident

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PTSD as defense fails to reduce sentence

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/74312265/Woman-who-pinned-her-472k-theft-on-employer-on-post-quake-trauma-loses-appeal A woman who stole nearly half a million dollars from her employer and claimed post-quake trauma was partly to blame has had an appeal against her jail sentence dismissed. Joanne Christine McGregor was convicted of stealing $472,000 from her employer, Perpetual Trust, and sentenced to three years and 10 months' jail

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