scoop.co.nz 13 Mar, 2021 06:15 am

No Jail Time For Serious Offences

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March 13, 2021 Justice Press Release – New Zealand National Party The Governments restorative justice programme Te Pae Oranga is taking preventing imprisonment to a new level with more serious offences sent to the Iwi Community Panel, Nationals Police spokesperson Simeon Brown says.I dont think many … The Government’s restorative justice programme Te Pae Oranga is taking preventing imprisonment to a new level with more serious offences sent to the Iwi Community Panel, National’s Police spokesperson Simeon Brown says.” Mr Brown says that while alternative resolution is appropriate in some cases, it should only be for minor offences.“But that’s the case under this Government, with someone committing that offence now being sent through Te Pae Oranga.

“Now, if you stab a police officer or sell military-style automatic weapons or sell meth to kids, your punishment will be a hui.“Police officers are telling us they feel powerless to do their job properly and hold offenders to account for their actions.

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