NZCPR, Summarised by Centrist
Labour’s soft on crime policy is failing to keep New Zealanders safe.
By late 2019 he Minister of Corrections Kelvin Davis announced an ambitious new strategy, Hokai Rangi, to reduce the number of Maori in prison from 52 percent down to 16 percent.
Hokai Rangi, which was co-designed by iwi, adopted a “Maori world view” and promoted co-governance.
Rapid reductions in prison numbers has fuelled concerns that Labour’s ‘soft on crime’ changes are responsible for the increase in crime.
‘Maori law’ is not only in Corrections and Policing. An expectation is now emanating from our highest court that tikanga, or Maori custom, can be regarded as law.
Cultural reports have become a multi-million-dollar industry.
Labour has fundamentally undermined New Zealand’s criminal justice system. The consequences are plain for all to see. Its fixation with making the Maori incarceration statistics more ‘equitable’ is dangerous. New Zealanders have a right to feel safe, and they must demand better from whoever becomes the government on October 14.