According to Radio New Zealand,
Maori Party co-leader Pita Sharples has called 2006 "the year of murders" and says all New Zealanders have to turn things around next year.
He says there is too much tolerance of violence in New Zealand society and a tendency to blame other groups for the problem.
Just what is he saying here? As a New Zealander, with a piece of paper to prove it, I must give some thought to who I am not going to murder next year? And I should also stop relaying facts about where most of the violent crime comes from as that could be construed as a "tendency to blame other groups" instead of the obvious culprit - myself?
Did you have a reaction to this admonition?
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