Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Released on bail

TV3 had some pretty awful stats tonight about the number of people awaiting trial who are realeased on bail. In the past year just under 10,000. A quarter were awaiting trials for violent crimes. Rick Barker came on and expressed a touching faith in the judges decisions. Ex-cop, National MP Chester Burrows was less impressed, saying many were ticking time bombs - the accused that is.

1 comment:

Brian Smaller said...

Talk to any cop and get their feelings of frustrations when they bust crims who are out of bail immediately and then have weeks or months out doing the same things that got them busted in the first place.

The other thing that gets me is this 'first offence' thing. First time caught perhaps.