A series of aggravated robberies and brutal attacks on shopkeepers still continuing everyday in Auckland, the community action group, Crime prevention group organizing a public protest at Manukau city. The protest march starts at 2pm on today( Sunday April 30th) at 652 Great south Road, Manukau.The crime prevention group a community action group formed last month, immediately after brutal attack of shop owners and staff of Crown Superette at Mt Roskill, where one staff seriously injured by offenders attack.
The Crime prevention group invited all those who wish social security in their community requested to join and stand in solidarity to victims of attacks. There are many small scale traders like pizza shop, Gas stations, dairy shops who are the victims of aggravated robberies.

Today they are the victims , tommorrow it can happen anyone, its your chance to stand up on this crucial issue, The hard-working shop owners and workers appear to have no choice but to put their lives at risk every day at work. Mr Sunny Kaushal the leader of Crime Prevention group told to Indianzherald.

The crime prevention group urged the Government on the urgent need of more Police on Patrols, Powers to Police, reopen the closed Police Stations and make necessary changes in the law.
The group has initiated a public mass petition campaign for the review of existing law and urge the Government to allocate more powers to New Zealand police .The petition campaign aiming to collect public signatures of more than 10,000 of community members

Till today, the group claims to have gathered a support of around 5000-6000 members of the public.

“The petition is really getting a strong response, and members of the public are coming forward to support this petition for a strong law.
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This community group already started a mass petition from public for submitting New Zealand Parliament to reform necessary changes in existing old criminal laws You can also join to sign the petition online, to participate this community safety programme

https://www.change.org/p/better-policing-and-tougher-laws-for-assaults-and-robberies?source_location=minibar

The objective of the petition is safer businesses and communities in NZ. It will be submitted to the ‘New Zealand Parliament’ to undertake a review and bring necessary changes in the existing law.

1) Review and toughen the existing law against assaults and robberies.
2) More Powers to Police. Increase Police Patrols and re-open the closed Police stations in suburbs, in proportion to change and increase in demographic profile of the community.
3) Review of the youth age to make them accountable for their serious crimes, or consider their parents to be accountable where the age of offenders is too young.
4)Shop owner’s right to defend themselves and to define the ‘manner and mode of self-defense’.
5) Identify and introduce heavy penalties for resellers of stolen goods.

The crime prevention group formed immediately after brutal attack of shop owners and staff of Crown Superette at Mt Roskill, where one staff seriously injured by offenders attack.

The community group also started collection signature of community members to file an petition to Govermnent

Let’s all ask the Government for an urgent need of more Police on Patrols, more Powers to Police and reopen all the closed Police stations.

The crime prevention group – a community action group, formed last month in Auckland is planning to organise a public protest march on Sunday, April 30, at 2 p.m. outside the shopping centre at 652, Great South Road, Manukau.

The community group was formed after a violent attack on a couple managing a dairy store in Mt Roskill, which had left them badly injured (read full story on www.indianweekender.co.nz).

The protest is against the rising spate of crime on the small businesses and communities.

“We need to send a very strong message to the government on the issue of rising crime.

“In the last 30 days there had been more than 14 incidents of robbery and aggravated attacks, and the situation is not getting any better,” says Sunny Kaushal, the lead organiser of crime prevention group.

Earlier in February this year, the government has announced an increase in police numbers and the Police Commissioner Mike Bush had already declared where those new appointees would be deployed.

Crime Prevention group is arguing that it is too little and too late.

“The police numbers that the government is talking about are not going to hit the ground before next four years, and we need action now,” Mr Kaushal asserts.

The public protest planned this weekend is aiming to demand more police patrols in the community and more powers for the police.

“The fact that young offenders in our communities have an absolute disregard for the police and about possible consequences of their actions is a big question mark on our police and legal system,” Mr Kaushal further argues.

The crime prevention group is seeking a review of the law based on the fact that the nature of crime have changed in today’s globalised world and these changed realities should be adequately reflected in New Zealand’s current legal system.

The group has initiated a public petition for the review of law and demand of allocating more powers to New Zealand police and is aiming to collect public signatures of more than 10,000 residents.

As of now, the group claims to have gathered a support of around 5000-6000 members of the public.

“The petition is really getting a strong response, and members of the public are coming forward to support this petition for a strong law.

“We have got the support of five to six thousand people, and it is still going strong.

“We are expecting more signatures and support on the day of protest on April 30,” Mr Kaushal says.

More than ever we need central government leadership on the rising crime in our neighbourhoods. A protest march is organised on Sunday, where various communities are gathering to show their concern on the current on-ground situation. Mr Sunny Kaushal told to Indianzherald

Until then please stay safe, look out for each other and report any suspicious behaviour to the Police!

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