Act have run an anti-crime protest outside of Mt Eden today and it was particularly theatrical by the sound of it with lots of coffin lids and whatnot.
ACT have never done anything like this before. But the Sensible Sentencing Trust certainly has.
I’ve asked before why the trust has refused to register as a third party (or even as a charitable trust) because there is no other reason for them to refuse to do so except to ensure they are not exposed to transparency. That means we don’t know who funds them, how much they are spending or in support of which party.
What we do know from documents released by the EPMU is that ACT has been courting the anti-crime groups for some time and we also know that ACT’s number five on the list, David Garret, is a senior SST advisor.
So my question is who funded and organised today’s protest? Because if the SST is organising and campaigning for ACT in the hope of winning our votes then we have a democratic right to know that and to know who is funding the SST.