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Auckland University Criminologist Slams ‘Racist’ Three Strikes Law


The Government yesterday announced the revival of the
Three Strikes law, but University of Auckland Criminology
lecturer and People Against Prisons Aotearoa spokesperson
Emmy Rākete says the move is wrong.

“Three Strikes
is a dead-end policy proposed by a dead-end government. The
Three Strikes law ignores the causes of crime, instead just
brutalising people already crushed by the cost of
living.”

“The causes of crime are unemployment,
homelessness, mental illness, and addiction. The government
insists there is no money for welfare, state housing, or
healthcare – then announces it will spend millions more
implementing Three Strikes. Arbitrarily increasing sentences
will deepen the justice system’s racist discrimination
against Māori.”

“Luxon is lining the pockets of
his CEO mates and telling the rest of us that the government
is broke. Three Strikes is capitalist justice: prisons for
the poor and revenue for the
rich.”

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