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Let’s Not Forget Socialist New Zealand. Who? By James Reed
A big hello to all our friends in socialist New Zealand, who face the same struggles which we do here. We have big Australia Mal, and you have the incumbent Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, leader of the New Zealand Labour Party, who took office on 26 October 2017, and is currently on maternity leave, and accordingly, Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters has become Acting Prime Minister on 21 June 2018. I do not know whether this is a good thing or a bad thing. We still are finding socialist absurdities such as this:
“New Zealand’s most violent and disturbed inmates will soon be able to walk on real grass, take sun baths and practise yoga in their cells as the country opens its first “humane” prison for maximum-security offenders. The NZ$300m prison has just been completed on the outskirts of Auckland and, when it opens, will be the only specialist facility for maximum- and high-security male prisoners in the country. The prison has been designed to operate as a “de facto mental health unit” as the number of mentally ill incarcerated men continues to soar. New Zealand has one of the highest incarceration rates in the developed world, with Māori people accounting for more than 50% of all prisoners, despite representing only 15% of the overall population. Some 90% of prisoners have a life-long diagnosis of mental illness or addiction.
Auckland East is partially replacing the 50-year old Paremoremo prison, which was modelled on US “supermax” prisons such as Marion and Alcatraz. Neil Beales, corrections chief custodial officer, said the new prison was “more decent and humane” than the former facility, with the goal of rehabilitating prisoners. Beales said as New Zealand’s prison population continued to climb, the corrections department had been forced to build a facility that could handle severely unwell prisoners, as beds in mental health wards were often unavailable, or waiting lists long. “The old prison was built for staff to be kept away from prisoners and prisoners away from staff ... even though we are dealing with prisoners who display very challenging behaviours, the facilities do not necessarily need to be austere or oppressive,” said Beales, who started his custodial career in Strangeways prison just after the 1990 riot.”
Yawn; just another outpouring of libtard nonsense. How about a sober reflection on New Zealand’s crime rates?
These statistics, which I can’t work out how to put on the page because Word cuts out one column, but if I knew how to screen shot, I could, show that New Zealand is doing pretty well in the criminality stakes. For example, for burglaries it is ranked 2nd, drugs and opiate use, 5th, and acquittals per 1,000, ranked 10th in the world, 16 times more than Australia. With luxury gaols, New Zealand is looking to be a top spot for criminals.