How slack are our law and order authorities? I read this story from the Manawatu and then searched the offender on the Sensible Sentencing Trust database. From there we learn;
29/9/2006 A MANAWATU Mongrel Mob member was jailed for 12 months yesterday for failing to honour his parole conditions and assaulting a protected female. Leon Tuiriangi Hakaraia, 27, formerly of Palmerston North, appeared in the Invercargill District Court before Judge Murray Abbott after pleading guilty to the charges. Judge Abbott said Hakaraia assaulted his former partner at Palmerston North Hospital's accident and emergency waiting area in the presence of two security officers on March 13. After an argument and confrontation, Hakaraia punched the woman in the back of the head then kicked her twice to the torso, the judge said. He had already previously breached the conditions of his parole.
In April this year he had been granted bail yet again. This time from Manawautu prison, where he was remanded in custody awaiting trial on a charge of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
Surprise, surprise he absconded from the care of Maori wardens (are the Maori wardens a problem? Is Maori blood thicker than water?)
Now police are warning people that he and his equally violent brother are at large and dangerous. For chrissakes. Why can't those charged with keeping the public safe do their jobs properly in the first place?
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