We were a bit slow off the mark this morning. And when we turned on the telly, we were confronted with the sight of Sue Bradford crowing about the success of her beloved anti-smacking law following the conviction of Jimmy Mason last night. Mason was found guilty of one of the three charges against him, and will be sentenced next month.
Bradford claimed that there is evidence that her law has reduced violence about children. On behalf of all the children who have died or been seriously injured as a result of violence since the anti-smacking law was passed, we ask Bradford to either put up her evidence or shut up, and see what New Zealanders have to say in the up-coming referendum.
UPDATE: MacDoctor has an excellent blog-post on the S59 issue today - it's well worth taking a few minutes to read and reflect on.