ACT's proposed gang policies 'shortsighted'

- Māori Party

The polices include placing injunctions on gang members and stopping their welfare payments being used for alcohol, tobacco and gambling, by electronically monitoring spending.

The party released its law and order policy document at Wellington CBD's Danger Danger bar.
Danger Danger owner Matt McLaughlin said crime was on the rise on Courtney Place and the surrounding streets.

"We are seeing a massive increase in gang members, two of the well publicised fights that have happened in the past couple of months we know that they're gang fights," McLaughlin said.

"That sort of stuff we've never seen in Wellington and we're starting to see it more and more often and, you know, I just think it needs to change."

McLaughlin loved ACT's raft of policies, intended to crack down on gangs.

But However, Te Paati Māori co-leader Rawiri Waititi said ACT's policies would just target the marginalised and the disenfranchised.

Link to article: ACT's proposed gang policies 'shortsighted' - Māori Party (msn.com)


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