Tag Archives: crime and punishment

Maybe a few more should be in prison for traffic offences?

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.@JudithCollinsMP showed that @JacindaArdern does not know when to stop digging

Judith Collins today in Question Time showed that Jacinda Ardern does not know when to stop digging. Ardern quoted a snippet of the question put to the police minister at the recent police conference.

That selectivity allowed Collins to right to quote the conference question in full and her full answer, which was not just about money poverty but also about

“… a poverty of ideas, a poverty of parental responsibility, a poverty of love, a poverty of caring …”.

Later Collins said she does not agree with Labour saying today that poverty causes crime.

The Labour Party showed that it is no longer rooted in working class values when it argues that poverty is not linked to a poverty of responsibility and of parental love.

There are plenty of poor people who do not resort to crime and who despise those that do, in part because they often make them the victims of their crimes including burglary.

Crime victimisation rates of Maori compared

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Source: New Zealand Crime and Safety Survey, Resources & downloads | New Zealand Ministry of Justice.

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Source: New Zealand Crime and Safety Survey, Resources & downloads | New Zealand Ministry of Justice.

Blacks killed by police by threat level, January – September 2016

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Source: Police shootings 2016 database – Washington Post, downloaded 7 p.m., 1 October 2016 New Zealand summertime.

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Source: Police shootings 2016 database – Washington Post, downloaded 7 p.m., 1 October 2016 New Zealand summertime.