Judith Collins speaks on the looters in Christchurch, in which she rather heavily implies she wants to see them raped in prison:
Police Minister Judith Collins said the actions of looters was akin to “people who rob the dead”.
She expected to see the judiciary throw the book at looters.
“I hope they go to jail for a long time – with a cellmate.”
It’s natural for private citizens to feel this way and this is the kind of grim humour you’d expect to hear from, say, a talkback radio-host. But Collins is the Minister of Police and Corrections and – in theory – she represents the state’s monopoly on punishment and violence. She really shouldn’t encourage individual citizens to rape each other.