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Former UNC National Security Minister slams Opposition for "petty politics" on Bail Bill

Former UNC National Security, Gary Griffith says the UNC is playing "petty politics" with national security, that only has the effect of allowing criminals held with guns, to repeat crimes.

Griffith issued a statement on the matter, after the Bail Bill, which had a sunset clause, expired without renewal, for lack of Opposition support.

The following is Griffith's statement.

Law Association does not support extension of bail and anti-gang bills

The Law Association does not support the extension of the lives of the bail amendment acts and the anti-Gang Act that are currently before the Parliament.

In 2015 the association did not agree with the measures taken by then Attorney General Garvin Nicholas calling it disproportionate and that the new legislation amounted to the denial of a person’s Constitutional rights.

The Law Association called then for the repeal of the bail legislation, hence the reason for the Law Association not supporting the renewal of the two bills.