Helen and her bottleshop blame game
Helen Clark wants to get rid of some bottle shops. She has had another failing knee-jerk reaction and has made a decision on the grounds of "appearing to do something". She said that she wanted Parliament to revisit liquor laws to cut the number of liquor outlets in poor areas, after the Manurewa bottle store shooting. Fat lot of good that will do. It's not how many outlets there are in an area, but the attitudes of the people in an area to crime and alcohol,and what the people in an area do with the booze when they get it that is more important, and how the police respond to crime. According to John Key, the number of sworn officers per head of population in Counties Manukau is the second-lowest in the country.
Figures from Statistics NZ show that in 2006 Manukau City had one off-licensed premise for every 1778 people compared to one for every 942 in Christchurch. But as Cameron Slater notes, in Manurewa ward there are 33 off licence liquor outlets for a population of 80,000 or one booze outlet for 2400 citizens.Clevedon has 11 off licences for a population of 10,000 citizens or one for every 833 citizens.
Going by Clark’s suggestion, there should be nearly three times as many bodies piling up in the streets of Clevedon than Manurewa.
The PM does not comment as to why the knee jerk reaction is this year. It must be election year. She has refused to comment on the fact that attackers of bottles stores have a certain similarity. Here are some recent attacks and killings over the past few years. Spot the similarity. one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve.
That similarity is a more relevant variable than the number of liquor stores in an area. Richer whiter people are unlikely to attack or kill people in bottle stores.
Thank you for putting this up here.
It merely makes me more determined not to vote Labour or anyone who is likely to be in a coalition with them.
Helen Clark is a Liar and Hypocrite,
She knows full well that family breakdown is the principal cause of society dysfunction.
The ordinary people of Manurewa don't deserve this self serving rubbish.
She will only listen to what she wants to hear.
What supports her philosophy and will get her and Labour re-elected.
close a few shops and we've done our job instead of properly addressing the issue.
How many more dead on her watch.
I just hope enough ordinary Kiwis who vote Labour will wake up or stay sober enough to vote her out by NOT voting for Labour or any of it's allies.
Helen's just giving another excuse enabling the behaviour of those who commit crimes.
Poverty, overcrowding, health, education, and now booze outlets (all on her nine year watch).
Not every poor person is a criminal. Not every sick person is a criminal. Not every illiterate person is a criminal. Not every person who drinks booze is a criminal.
It wasn't the heat of summer, nor a full moon Ms King!
Excuses aside please.
We have a violent society in New Zealand. New Zealand is violent in thought, word and deed.
This violence is lauded on the rugby feild, when fights break out, it's just 'passion' for the game. Great example in our society.
I wonder how Mrs Singh and family feels about the 'passion' shown towards her husband? Pretty bloody sick.
New Zealand's violent society is shown with over 300,000 people who have signed a petition to regain the right to smack their children!
New Zealands's violent society is shown when a game of Bullrush is banned from the playground, but when a child punches another child, he who defends gets into more trouble than the puncher!
New Zealand's violent society shows when a couple of men convicted of pinching some big green rocks get denial of home detention and a longer jail term than a man in the same week convicted for crimes against children AND given home detention.
George Orwell summed the future up nicely in his book 1984, towards the end he comments,
'A society where the sick are treated like criminals, and the criminals treated like they are sick'
Orwell was a smart guy.
New Zealand needs a change of direction, not just a change of government.
Rant over, sorry Dave.
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