The home Invasion and assault of elderly woman in wheel chair leads for call for fully transparent youth justice system.
The assault and home invasion of a 92 year old wheelchair bound woman in Rotorua has led to a petition being launched calling for a review of the Youth Justice System.
Five people under the age of 17 have been arrested in Rotorua for the assault on the elderly woman which followed a police call out to an address in Elizabeth Street shortly after 2pm on Saturday.
Following calls from irate members of the public SST have decided to launch the petition calling for a fully transparent, open and honest youth justice system.
Our understanding is that three youths had escaped from Rotorua youth prison two days prior after savagely assaulting three prison guards, two of whom were knocked out.”
Apparently this is not the first time offenders have escaped from this prison. Our informants tell us that due to possible infringement of their human rights the youth prisoners are not allowed to be locked down at night.
We understand that the Prison or the Police are unable to inform the media, or indeed the public, because to do so would further breach the human rights of the youth involved.
From our perspective this is an absolute nonsense, the Youth Justice System must be fully transparent, open and honest, if that means tramping on a few so-called human rights of offenders then that is just too bad.
We realise that what we are calling for is in direct contrast to the current attempt to increase the age of youth justice but we believe that thinking is badly flawed and public safety must always be paramount.
Human Rights are for human beings, anyone who commits a home invasion and assaults an elderly, woman in a wheel chair can hardly be classified as a human being. Garth