Congratulations to National Party Law and order spokesman, Simon Power for standing up for citizens rights. Mr Power was responding to the Corrections Department admitting there 292 paroled sex offenders in the country, but refusing to identify them or reveal their whereabouts.
In today’s Press, Simon Power said the Department’s attitude was “outrageous and asking for trouble”. He added “Our communities and our children have a right to be protected from these people and must be told if they are living in their neighbourhoods”…this information goes to the heart of public interest”
Mr Power criticised the Department for hiding behind the Privacy Act and went on to say “Serious questions have to be asked about why these people get parole at all,…They should serve their full sentences, but then, having let these people out, the Corrections Department should at the very least should be telling the public where they are living.”
One hundred per cent correct, Mr Power. But why should this only apply to sex offenders?