Meet a zero striker #2

Tauhu David MITAI-NGATAI is a Third Striker.  He repeatedly sexually assaults women.

He has over 100 criminal convictions as an adult and is believed to be a gang associate.

His daughter has a protection order against him according to the Judge who sentenced him on his Third Strike.

He has been assessed by probation at a high risk of re-offending and a high risk of causing harm to others.

Under the Government’s proposed re-introduction of Three Strikes 2.0, he will be on a clean slate.  His prior strike offences count for nothing, and he is a zero striker.

Just as bad, under the Government’s proposed Three Strikes 2.0, Mr Mitai-Ngatai would not qualify as a Third Striker if he did it all again!

This is because it is proposed that a person would only be a striker if they had been sentenced to more than 24 months imprisonment for all strike offences.

For Mr Mitai-Ngatai’s first strike offence – an indecent assault – he was only sentenced to 1 year and 3 months imprisonment.  For his second strike offence – another indecent assault – he was sentenced to 1 year and 1 month imprisonment.

Neither meet the Government’s threshold to be considered a striker AT ALL!

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