‘No Body, No Parole’ is pointless dog whistling – NZ First

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National MP Tim Macindoe Member’s Bill, Concealment of Location of Victim Remains Bill does not do what he claims.

The Bill specifies a requirement for the Parole Board to only “consider” denying parole if an offender refuses to disclose the location of the body.

“If Mr Macindoe really believed in this Bill he would resubmit it making the denial of parole mandatory not just a consideration, says New Zealand First Law and Order Spokesperson Darroch Ball.

“Added to that is the fact it’s just common sense that a Parole Board already considers a non-disclosed body in their decision making.

“There have only ever been two reported cases of convicted murderers released on parole where a body has not been disclosed out of almost 3000 murder convictions in the last century.

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“This Bill isn’t even a solution looking for a problem,” says Mr Ball.

4 COMMENTS

  1. More bullshit and a waste of space from national the parole board can deal with this issue we don’t need anymore bull crap laws from the punitive national dog whistling party. Also if they (the murderer) don’t show any remorse that is also weighed up by the parole board are they going to pass a law on that too. Instead of doing all this crap, they national need to fix the mess they created after our brighter future bull that never emanated. And they need to think about how their immigration polices to please the rich has put undue pressure on our infrastructure namely housing something they are responsible for after 9 years of there denials. And I see chris bishop saying he feels for Lower Hutt families, really his government knocked down and gentrified state housing areas severely reducing the social housing stock and to exacerbate matters they brought thousand of cheap labour workers here. Pull the other one chris bishop we ain’t that dumb or blind.

  2. And I see chris bishop saying he feels for Lower Hutt families, really his government knocked down and gentrified state housing areas

    Yep, turfed everyone out, knocked them down and re-sold fast as. And, I’d like to see their policy for the future on this, as the bits I did see before it was paywalled seemed to say they intend ending State Housing. If anyone knows more about that, would be good to take a look at it. If Nats get in, then that’s what’s ahead.

    severely reducing the social housing stock and to exacerbate matters they brought thousand of cheap labour workers here. Pull the other one chris bishop we ain’t that dumb or blind.

  3. The wonder is that he didn’t introduce a bill banning parole boards and empowering the Sensible Sentencing Trust to take over the job of deciding parole applications.

  4. Well they did empower the SSTrust with Christies Law my sister and I attended a few of the conferences set up by The Red Raincoat Trust who worked with SST these conference were for victims and their families and they were great. But I told Garth Mc Vicar I don’t agree with 3 strikes we don’t need it here we are not America. I also said after looking at our laws we just need the Judges to give longer sentences for some of those that have committed heinous crimes like murder. Also our NZ Police were using people lives as a bargaining chip and Mc Vicar said, this needs to stop as the crims were getting a lighter sentence in return for divulging information. Now this is not right but it was happening and could still be. The entire justice system needs an overhaul ASAP it is monocultural and it has big holes that need to be sealed the sooner this is done the better. On the other side of the coin national made it much harder for people to get access to legal representation now this is not right either nor is it fair. In my view this also justifies that change needs to happen ASAP. Too many people have too much to say when they haven’t been there and experienced it first hand and I am speaking as a victim here not an on looker.

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