The tragic shooting death of Halatau Kianamanu Naitoko on the motorway today was not National’s fault. In fact it was nothing to do with National or Labour or any single policy from either of them. Ever. It wasn’t a sign of a government “soft on crime”, nor would it have been stopped by tougher sentencing.
See how easy that was?
The next step is to take a deep breath and take Law And Order off the list of political footballs so that some sensible analysis and approaches can take place to limit the number of victims and criminals whose lives are ruined by criminal acts.
The media won’t like it because crime is cheap and thrilling copy and analysis ain’t but as I/S has been pointing out for some time now the Law and Order auction must stop. The question is whether Labour will have the integrity to stop it.