Meet a zero striker #1

This is Ranapera Taumata.

His three strikes are:

  • 1st: aggravated robbery – he was sentenced to 8 months home detention
  • 2nd: robbery (which he committed while on prison release conditions) – he was sentenced to 20 months imprisonment.
  • 3rd: murdered his girlfriend in 2019 by beating her to death with his bare hands.

Now what the Government’s new Three Strikes law does is firstly wipe all three of his strikes. Yep he is back to zero strikes. Unbelievable.

But even worse is this new law means he would have even got a first or second strike. As both got sentences of under 24 months, he would not have even got strikes for them. So his murder conviction would be a first strike, not a third strike.

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