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I live in a gang town and Simon Bridges' zero-tolerance approach won’t help one bit

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The ‘war on gangs’ rhetoric may be politically effective, but as a policy it fails, time after time It took me almost 10 years to notice that the green ink snaking across my old man’s forehead said “Mongrel Mob”. I never thought the bulldogs wrapping around his hands meant gang member. I mean, he was a dog lover, and he was Dad. You never really know your parents’ life before you were born, right,...

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