The creation of the Sensible Sentencing Trust in 2001 was like a nuclear bomb exploding in NZ politics.
The raw voice of vengeance and fury they channeled was the same primordial scream of the angry mob that has lived inside all human communities since Cain and Abel.
The political impact of the desire for vengeance over the cold and emotionless court process was immediate.
Politicians saw endless poll bumps with the harder and crueler punishments constantly demanded by the Sensible Sentencing Lynch Mob and it fuelled our Private Prison Industry and turned Corrections into a billion dollar Government Agency.
Hilariously, because of our underfunded rehabilitation and violent prison environment, the men released from prison are more damaged than when they went in.
The legacy of the civil rights corrosion of the Sensible Sentencing Trust Lynch Mob lives with us till this day.
Except now, it’s a woke Lynch mob.
The craziness that we now have with the woke MeToo b-e-l-i-e-v-e victims narrative has managed to take the vengeance of the Sensible Sentencing Trust and gone to the next level.
The Greens and Labour gerrymandered the sexual assault laws to remove any defence for rape because feminist critics argued the Courts weren’t finding enough men guilty of rape.
…TDB has pointed out this woke madness for sometime, and while we absolutely should make the process for victims seeking justice less difficult (and our system has done that), to simply re-write the rules because woke dogma states all men are rapists is a kind of insanity.
Victims shouldn’t b-e-l-i-e-v-e-d, they should be taken seriously. There’s a difference.
I can’t tell the difference between a Sensible Sentencing Trust Lynch Mob and a woke Lynch mob anymore, except that the rope the woke use is woven with sustainable flax.
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