Monday, September 22, 2008

Does ACT now support the death penalty?

ACT revealed its secret 5th-place list candidate yesterday: Sensible Sentencing Trust lawyer David Garrett. The Herald highlights the viciousness of their "law and order" policy, self-described as "harsh quick justice" (harsher penalties, more prisons - you know, all that stuff that simply doesn't work), but it misses an important point: Garrett is an advocate of the death penalty.

Does this mean that ACT now supports state murder? Maybe some journalists should ask them...?

(BTW, World Day Against the Death Penalty is coming up. Anyone want to write a guest column?)