What about the victims?

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Re: We are all sinners, so should not be casting stones — April 5 letter.

Bob, what planet do you live on? You do not go to prison after a second burglary as claimed unless it is super serious in NZ. You stated “So, please, set the prisoner free!” She is a criminal. And what about the victims?

By the way, your God has made a hell of a mess of this world with the type of humans he is supposed to have created — it all comes from the original genes. I bet you have an answer for that too.

Tony Pickett

Re: We are all sinners, so should not be casting stones — April 5 letter.

Bob, what planet do you live on? You do not go to prison after a second burglary as claimed unless it is super serious in NZ. You stated “So, please, set the prisoner free!” She is a criminal. And what about the victims?

By the way, your God has made a hell of a mess of this world with the type of humans he is supposed to have created — it all comes from the original genes. I bet you have an answer for that too.

Tony Pickett

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Lara Meyer - 3 months ago
A very few years ago, just down the road from Gisborne, NZ's criminal justice system gave four middle class pakeha boys 200 hours of community service for buglaries which resulted in good people being robbed of $87000 worth of their personal property. At around the same time a Maori man was jailed for a few years for taking 10 trout. Mr Pickett, justice in this country now depends on who can afford a good lawyer. Our legal system is not fair, unbiased nor equitable. It never has been.

Tony - 3 months ago
Lara, do you really believe that the "Maori man" you mentioned went to prison for a few years for only taking 10 trout? Have you not heard of previous history of offences that the judge is made aware of before a sentence is handed down? Ten trout on its own would not give your "Maori man" a few years jail. Fishery offences like 90/100 under-size crays/ paua would not get you jail in Gisborne unless you were a serious offender. Prisons are full, no room unless the crime is serious. The inference that Maori cannot afford a solicitor is absolute rubbish. There are plenty of good duty solicitors and legal aid to assist in New Zealand.

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