the twins parents are fraudsters
I have held off blogging about the deaths of the three month-old twins, until I read that Tony Milne had pretty much said that it was the fault of Section 59 of the Crimes Act, and the centre -right belief system.I won't even bother to destoy the little lad's argument.
What I will say is that too many Maori children are dying while in the supposed care of their parents or caregivers. James Whakaruru, Lillybing, Mereana Edmonds, Tamati Pokaia, and now Chris and Cru Kahui.
Why should the Labour Party's social policies allow for Family Support to be paid to parents who are not supporting their kids? At the very least the Government should require the money - and we are talking thousands of dollars in this case - to be paid back, particularly when the child dies. It is worse than a person collecting a WINZ benefit while working. In this case the two kids who died had severe injuries - one had a broken femur, both had head injuries. The other kids in the family were malnourished and dirty.The place was overcrowded. Neighbours reported loud music at the house often, probably during parties.
Parents who treat their kids like this in their care should be had up for Family Assistance fraud as they are refusing to provide the necessities of life while they shift kids between various members of their whanau. Prior to the twins' death, their mother was out of the house for 12 hours, presumably spending the Family Assistance money.
This is a Maori problem, and a Maori has the job of fixing and minimising these problems.
When a woman gets acquitted in court for smacking her white boy, our Maori Children's Commissioner screams "child abuse" the very next day. When two Maori kids get murdered, our Commissioner refuses to initiate any investigation or even provide a strategy to prevent further similar tragedies. This could be seen as bordering on racial and religious discrimination. Rather than advocating for children, she is putting her efforts into banning smacking of children that are not suffering any abuse.
But she will attack court decisions in public, without mentioning the circumstances, and I will be commenting on this later today
update I cant be botherered commenting on lies and spin by ignorant people like Cindy Kiro and MSD boss Peter Hughes, so I won't. It's been done via other means.