The knee-jerk response by National to any problem is the immediate mutilation of civil rights. They’re proposing it for prisoners by simply repealing their right to vote despite not having a Parliamentary super majority to do it. They were suggesting it for beneficiaries who don’t vaccinate their children, they are promising it with gang members and now those suspected of child abuse.
The right to silence is about 500 years old and a corner stone of our legal and civil rights.
We all feel angry at the manner in which children are harmed and those suspected don’t answer, it’s disgusting.
You don’t just reverse half a millennia of legal jurisprudence because you’re angry at some individuals who are hiding a crime.
This isn’t political leadership by National, it’s the shrill scream of the lynch mob.
You don’t destroy legal rights as a way to get easier convictions, surely we can all see that right?