New Zealand - Christchurch Mosque shooting, dead & injured reported, 15 March 2019 #2

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  1. JudgeJudi

    JudgeJudi Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely. The only problem he has is it won't be live streamed and he won't be given the opportunity to use the trial as a platform for his ideology. Apparently local news outlets have agreed on a set of guidelines for reporting on the case which include not reporting on his white supremacist views.
     
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  2. JudgeJudi

    JudgeJudi Well-Known Member

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    I’ve read that no-one has ever been sentenced to life without the possibility of parole in NZ and that the longest previous sentence for murder was 30 years without chance of release for a man convicted of a triple murder. The judge has the discretion to remove the possibility of parole if ... let's say "when" he is found guilty.

    He deserves to leave prison in a box, a cardboard box.
     
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    The Melbourne teen who shot to viral fame as ‘Egg Boy’ after smashing an egg on former Queensland Senator Fraser Anning’s head has donated almost $100,000 in fundraising grants to the victims of the Christchurch Mosque massacre.

    Will Connolly, 17, made international headlines in March following the incident at a press conference being held by Anning in Moorabbin where he was speaking about comments he made linking the Christchurch attack to the migration of Muslims to New Zealand.

    Two fundraisers were launched following the incident to fund his legal costs. Gordon Legal acted for him pro bono so he has no legal fees. As a result he is donating all the money (AUD 99, 922 / NZ 105,743) to help provide some relief to the victims of the massacre.

    Egg Boy donates $100k in fundraising to Christchurch attack victims

    This incident got a lot of attention in the media at the time. All I can say is ... the kid's a good egg! :D
     
  4. JudgeJudi

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    The NZ government has confirmed that the alleged gunman in the mosque attacks has been exchanging letters with white supremacists from his maximum security jail cell at Paremoremo prison.

    He sent a letter to a supporter in early July and experts say it can be read as a “call to arms” for white supremacists worldwide. The letter was posted to the anonymous message board 4chan, which has become notorious as a place for white supremacists to post their views.

    It is legal for prisoners in NZ to send and receive mail, which may only be intercepted by authorities in limited circumstances, but ministers have said his letter should never have been allowed out.

    “We have never had to manage a prisoner like this before – and I have asked questions around whether our laws are now fit for purpose and asked for advice on what changes we may now need to make,” the corrections minister said in a statement. “I do not believe that corrections should have allowed this letter to be sent and have sought assurances from them that there will be an enhanced process from now on.”

    The general secretary of the Linwood mosque said the community were “horrified” about the letter. “It’s truly frightening, and frankly, we’re shocked. It’s unbelievable. Shouldn’t he be subject to special circumstances in prison?”

    “Again this shows the laws in New Zealand are lagging behind. I am really worried about the repercussions of this. He could be forming other groups, or inspiring other attacks. People are feeling very worried, and truly scared.”

    The opposition party’s corrections spokesperson said the corrections minister owed the victims of the mosque shootings “an immediate apology”.

    “The rights of the victims in this case and respect for them should be put above everything else. This man is accused of carrying out one of the most heinous crimes in New Zealand history. New Zealanders will be horrified that corrections allowed him to send a letter which includes a call to action and has subsequently been posted online.”

    A spokesperson for the corrections department said it had subsequently changed its handling of Tarrant’s mail. “On review, we acknowledge that this letter should have been withheld. We have made changes to the management of this prisoner’s mail to ensure that our robust processes are as effective as we need them to be,” the spokesperson said.

    Christchurch attack suspect sent 'call to arms' letter from cell
     
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    Lawyers for BT have asked for the trial to be moved from Christchurch, where the attacks took place.

    A hearing on the request to move the trial to Auckland will be held on Oct 3.

    Prosecution lawyers said they were making inquiries about the possibility of delaying the trial, which has been set down for May 4, by three or four weeks.

    The trial date set down in June has been criticised for coinciding with the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, when Muslims will be fasting.

    Man accused of New Zealand mosque attacks seeks to move trial from Christchurch
     
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    The monster who went on a shooting spree at two New Zealand mosques only had one concern after his arrest: how many people he killed in the bloodbath, according to a new report.

    He was unconscious when authorities first rammed his vehicle off the road and took him into custody. But once he came to his senses at the police station, he started asking officers about the death toll in the attack. “How many did I kill?’’ he asked repeatedly, according to the report. “How many did I get?”

    https://nypost.com/2019/09/09/new-zealand-mosque-shooter-wanted-police-to-tell-him-the-bodycount/
     
  7. JudgeJudi

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    This report covers the day of the massacre and the days that followed.

    The Harrowing Hours and Defiant Aftermath of the New Zealand Mosque Shootings

    The Harrowing Hours of the New Zealand Mosque Shootings

    No sentence will be too long for this fiend. He’s just evil personified.
     
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    Brenton Tarrant, the Nietzschean übermensch...;)
     
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    The Christchurch terror trial has been moved to avoid a clash with the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

    The trial for the 28-year-old Australian national - which could take six to 12 weeks - had been scheduled to begin on May 4 next year.

    However, in a minute issued today by Justice Cameron Mander the trial date was changed to June 2 next year.

    Judge changes date of Christchurch terror trial to avoid Ramadan clash

    The alleged killer remains in custody, while the case is next due to be called on October 3 when legal arguments to change the trial's venue are expected to be made by Tait and Hudson.
     
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    As far as I know life imprisonment in New Zealand is not rare.
    The problem is that life imprisonment is mandatory only for treason.
    For murder you can escape life in prison if the judge thinks this punishment would be "manifestly unjust".
    In other words this man could avoid life imprisonment...
     
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    Nietzsche wouldn't agree with you ;)
     
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  14. JudgeJudi

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    3 October

    Alleged mosque mass shooter BT has withdrawn his application to move his trial from Christchurch. The NZ High Court convened this morning only to receive instructions the application would not be pursued, and therefore dismissing it.

    Family and friends of the victims packed the courtroom.

    BT appeared via videolink from jail and tried to catch the attention of the court. On the breakup of proceedings, he began ranting and shouting into the microphone, but as it was set on mute, his efforts weren't heard. Hahahaha, I hope someone tells him this.

    He is next due in court on 12 December for a procedural hearing with the trial due to commence on 2 June.

    Christchurch mosque shootings accused abandons bid to move trial
     
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    Your first statement is incorrect. You should find the first article here very interesting.

    “Crown seeks precedent-setting life without parole sentence for Paul Russell Wilson”. The sentencing law as it currently stands and how the courts have been applying it is explained.

    https://www.stufYou’ll f.co.nz/nati...thout-parole-sentence-for-paul-russell-wilson

    And then this: "Double murderer Paul Russell Wilson 'unlikely to ever be released'"

    Double murderer Paul Russell Wilson 'unlikely to ever be released'

    Contrary to the wording in the link, he was in fact sentenced to a minimum of 28 years in prison plus an open-ended preventive detention sentence for the rape charge. The Judge noted that "Wilson, aged 55, would be 83 before he could be considered for release on parole. It seemed unlikely he would ever be eligible for parole".

    The reason he’s unlikely to ever be released is due to his age, not that he was given a life sentence as such.

    However, there’s a massive difference between that crime and the mosque shootings. BT has been charged with the murder of 51 people, 40 counts of attempted murders and one of terrorism. This is a world away, indeed, a galaxy, from 2 murders and a rape.

    So it would appear that they already can, and I believe most certainly will, sentence him to a full life without parole sentence.
     
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    He’s pleaded guilty! No link as I’m half asleep in my phone, but was on BBC news
     
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    Christchurch shootings: Brenton Tarrant pleads guilty to 51 murders

    A man accused of deadly attacks on mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch a year ago has pleaded guilty to 51 charges of murder.
    Brenton Tarrant, 29, also admitted the attempted murder of another 40 people, and one terrorism charge.

    He had previously denied the charges and was due to go on trial in June.


    Christchurch gunman pleads guilty to 51 murders
     

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