Booze not to blame for deaths

Last updated 10:36 27/09/2012

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The reaction from our mayor, councillors and authorities to the recent violent deaths of two young men at the Kapiti lights is as predictable as it is disappointing.

To blame the availability of alcohol or late night licensing hours for these tragedies and to infer that the onus lies with the deceased, their families or the community, while ignoring the absence of a police intervention for a second time, is unacceptable.

Let's place the blame where it belongs: with the well-known failure of the authorities to provide adequate coverage for the Kapiti area, particularly in the weekends and holiday periods.

John Baxter

Paekakariki

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