Right now the Greens are quietly and slowly pushing the largest changes to our sexual assault laws we’ve ever seen.
On top of the existing protections for victims of sexual assault, the Greens want to actively gerrymander the current defence to rape by having past sexual history between accuser and the accused wiped from the Jury.
The only defence to rape when there isn’t a disagreement over the event occurring is that the one being accused thought they had consent and they use past sexual history to arrive at that consent.
By eliminating this defence on top of eroding the right to silence alongside false promises that the victim won’t ever have to come back for cross examinations, the Greens hope to gerrymander a system of justice that is tailor-made to ensure the guilt of the accused.
Just consider that for a moment.
These changes are not about ensuring justice, these changes are about ensuring guilty convictions.
That is the total opposite of Justice.
I can’t tell the difference between a Woke Lynch mob or a Sensible Sentencing Lynch mob.
Most New Zealander’s will be utterly unaware of these proposed changes and the legal establishment in NZ have been vocal in challenging the Greens over their use of overseas examples which they claim don’t stand up to scrutiny.
To wilfully manipulate the legal system so that it is designed to find more men guilty rather than better quality justice is an extraordinarily dangerous precedent to set no mater who is doing it.
This isn’t a Left or Right wing issue, it’s about justice and the values we have built into that justice system.
The Greens continually point to the ‘1% conviction rate of all unreported sexual assaults’ as their justification to design a Court that ensures guilty verdicts, but right now 31% of sexual assault cases see a conviction and using guesstimates of something unmeasurable to justify a process that ensures guilt is Orwellian in its design.
Why bother having a trial if the Greens have already found all men guilty?
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