it's about proving that over a period of time you've got a commitment to the crime
not a piece of property used to "facilitate or assist the commission of a crime"
A gang patch is only earned through serious crime. It is nothing but a potent symbol of intimidation.
I always thought the law was clear: Get caught doing crime, lose your patch. End of.
A District Court judge's innovative attempt to punish a gang member by ordering he forfeit his patch has been overturned by the High Court
I just don't see a piece of cloth, which is sewn onto a jacket, as being an instrument to enable crime.
A dud High Court Judge and an academic taking liberties with the intended law. Joe Public wants gangs out of New Zealand, nothing less.