No repeal of Three Strikes

Published on Author Dan Moskovitz5 Comments

Labour’s proposed reform of the controversial three strikes law has fallen through, with their coalition partner NZ First saying that they would not support the repeal. 

This is what happens when you have a three-way government like this one, and it shows the different sides that NZ First and Labour have taken on law and order.

Ironically, there probably wouldn’t have been a lot of difference had three strikes been repealed – barely any criminals have ever made it to their third strike – in fact, that number is yet to reach double digits.

The promise to repeal three strikes was more of a signal on where the government stands on law and order.

This will also concern Labour and the Greens, as, Winston Peters, leader of NZ First, the party which said they would not support the repeal, will become PM as soon as PM Jacinda Ardern has her baby, which could happen any day now.

Interesting times ahead.

5 Responses to No repeal of Three Strikes

  1. A good comment Dan. However, Winston becomes “Acting PM” while the PM is on maternity leave (around 6 weeks)).

  2. Dan
    Sadly, you miss the point entirely.
    Many ordinary people have been saved being bashed, robbed, raped and killed by this backdown.
    Just go to http://www.kiwiblog.co.nz and read the 9 bios of some of the 180 2nd strikers.

    Have you ever dealt with people like this in the real world?
    I have and it’s not a game or fun.
    What it is for their victims is harrowing.

    REM the reason for the 3S law was that the judiciary were not protecting the NZ Public from these people. So constraints were forced on them via parliament. (as it should be).
    Now, the Judiciary are seeking to ameliorate the 3S by using a clause far beyond what it was intended for. (which is NOT as it should be). (they need sacking or retiring).

    Again you can read it all on Kiwiblog, David Farrar and others have clearly and concisely explained the numbers, the evidence and the rationale.
    Indeed it is why Winston has torpedoed the repeal.
    It would have been NZF’s demise, if they had left ordinary Kiwis at the mercy of the Ideologists like Andrew Little.

    I’m schizoid on it, part of me would have liked the repeal so that Labour Greens and NZF can be no more.
    The other part of me knows exactly what is going to happen to ordinary people and it is too awful to think about, so I am glad they have backed down this time.
    Clearly New Zealand needs to get rid of the Little’s amongst us as they are dangerous to the little people :-).

    I favour a 2 tier system
    under 3S – Build classrooms and trade schools attached to 1000 bed Prisons in Hamilton and Christchurch.
    with 500 bed Borstal’s attached.
    Adults use training areas in Mornings and Youth in Afternoons.
    Parole dependent on reaching the next educational level of their IEP.

    Ideally silly, simple and “first” offences should be 1-3 months jail suspended for 3 yrs.
    REM 1st offences are not…….

    3S prisoners use existing prisons without parole on full sentences until we can afford to upgrade them.
    All assaults on staff charged as 3S offences every time.

    • Mate,

      I’m not endorsing or condemning the action. That’s not what I do. I’m just offering analysis and interpretation of what’s happened. Please don’t accuse me of being partisan.

      Thanks,
      Dan

      • Dan
        I beg to differ. (it’s why I spent 20 Minutes of my life replying to you :-).

        “Ironically, there probably wouldn’t have been a lot of difference had three strikes been repealed – barely any criminals have ever made it to their third strike – in fact, that number is yet to reach double digits.

        The promise to repeal three strikes was more of a signal on where the government stands on law and order.”

        • You can see bias in there if ya want, but it ain’t in there. Once again, I will neither endorse nor condemn the three strikes law.

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