Mon, 09 Jul 2012 6:07p.m.
Scott Guy's widow has told the Sensible Sentencing Trust she believes the man accused of killing her husband should have been forced to take the stand.
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9/07/2012 8:02:52 p.m.
New Zealand's Courts have long been lost in legalise. They lost the application of Justice years ago, if they ever had it at all. This is reflected in both the decision making and the penalties imposed. The problem is, there will always be the likes of the Prime Minister who does not understand what is being argued.
Police should also be allowed to detain for a set period for and whilst questioning - this could be reviewed by Justices of the Peace and Solicitors.
9/07/2012 7:06:11 p.m.
Removing any legal right is something that should never be done lightly, let alone in the heat of the moment after a case such as this. I don't know what Garth McVicar is thinking when he says we are bogged down in the middle ages. Back then Ewen MacDonald would have been stretched on a rack until he talked or broke. One of the problems with torture however, is that it doesn't work for getting the truth. It only ends when the torturer hears something he wants to hear.
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