Mongrel Mob fight ban on gang insignia at cemetery
When Dennis Makalio dies his headstone will reflect the life he’s lived.
He says it’ll be just the same as so many others in cemeteries that are marked with words and symbols important to both the person lying under them and those who remember them.
The only difference is his headstone will stand in the grounds of his Porirua home because what he wants it to display has been deemed offensive by the city's council.
“Is a dog offensive? Are the words ‘Mongrel Mob’ offensive? Is the place you come from offensive? How?”