Govt Escalates Fear,Diverts Reality of Private Prison Nation

Press Release – Mana Party

National are again pandering to the fear of crime rather than the reality of the private prison nation says MANA Justice spokesperson Annette Sykes. “Once again this Government is playing up to the fear of crime, rather than the reality that our Crime …27 October 2011

Government Escalates Fear to Divert Realities of a Private Prison Nation

National are again pandering to the fear of crime rather than the reality of the private prison nation says MANA Justice spokesperson Annette Sykes.

“Once again this Government is playing up to the fear of crime, rather than the reality that our Crime rate has been falling as it has across the developed world because of better employment opportunities and aging risk groups.”

Ms Sykes says it is ridiculous to be bringing in harsh new bail restrictions that will only impact 50 prisoners at best.

“Surely the vast erosions of our civil liberties rammed through under urgency by this Government that allow the Police and State departments to break into our homes and spy on us alongside the Police being able to take you DNA for merely being arrested would be enough to pacify the lynch mob factions of NZ, sadly it does not.

“This Government should focus on Bill English’s own description of our prison system as a moral and economic failure, the only winners in this latest kneejerk by the Government are the private prison companies who will make more money from locking up more New Zealanders.”

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