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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Beast Watch (I'll never be your beast of Blenheim)

I'll never be your Beast of Blenheim

How many times can Breakfast TVNZ say 'Beast of Blenheim' before the commercial break? I think if they thought they could get away with it they would call him the 'Beast monster vampire of Blenheim'.

I wonder which media outlet will be the first to launch 'Beast Watch' with 24/7 streaming of Stewart Murray Wilson's home? The frenzied frightened mob fed by a ratings focused media always creates informed debate.

As I pointed out earlier this week - The problem for Corrections is this, they have to grant Stewart Murray Wilson parole now while they can still stipulate controls over him, leave it another 3 years and there isn't anything they can demand once he has served his full sentence.

I think part of the problem is that our imprisonment system demands the prisoner admit their guilt before they receive any rehabilitation, many sex abusers block their actions out and can't admit their responsibility which leads to the situation here where a dangerous individual hasn't had any rehab whatsoever, has nearly served out his full sentence and we all freak about releasing someone as damaged as this back into the community without critiquing the system that has led to this.

It's nice to see the mainstream media discussing issues like adults and have replaced crime porn with fear porn as their 6pm lead.



At 16/8/12 8:20 am, Blogger Ray McIntyre said...

I agree, we need as a nation to address how to deal with such situations, other than NIMBY of course.

At 16/8/12 9:27 am, Blogger Graeme Edgeler said...

That's not the reason they have to release him. The reason they have to release him is that he's done his time (as that was defined in the 1985 law which was in force at the time of his sentencing).

However, even if you were right, and Wilson could be kept the entire time, this wouldn't stop them imposing stringent conditions on him upon his release. The Extended Supervision Order they have already sought (and obtained) is a means of doing this for offenders convicted of the types of crimes Wilson has done.

At 16/8/12 10:18 am, Blogger Bomber said...

I thought he was sentenced for 21 years and was being released at 18?

At 16/8/12 11:19 am, Blogger Graeme Edgeler said...

He is. But the law at the time was that he has to be released at 18 (or 19?). He is being released on pretty much the last possible date he could be released. The law was really odd, and it isn't the law for sentences passed now, but that's what it is.

At 16/8/12 9:19 pm, Blogger fatty said...

Brass Eye - Paedogeddon


At 17/8/12 10:09 pm, Blogger MCA said...

Check out What Greg Newbold had to say today! He sums up this Orwellian paranoid wankfest perfectly.


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