I’ve always felt sorry for people living with undesirables as neighbours, especially in this latest Kāinga Ora case in Whangārei, where the effected neighbour was allegedly threatened to have his throat slit. Unfortunately events like this look set to continue under our current government with their reduced prison population policy.
In my mind, such offenders need to be rounded up and put in a secure isolated reserve, housed in used shipping containers and have the opportunity of using a voluntary on-site rehabilitation centre.
Before they could re-join our civil society (some never would), they would need to have a ‘Certificate of Societal Worthiness’.
If we don’t adopt something like this, the inhumane activity in our Government Rental Properties is set to continue.
Doug Morris, Tauranga (abridged).