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'He tries to remind society that we are called to "stand in awe of what these people have to carry, instead of judgment in how they carry it". His world view grates against the ongoing commentary about gangs, whether in the US, New Zealand, or pretty much anywhere. Just in the past month, Simon Bridges blamed Labour for being soft on crime, which he claimed led to an increase in gangs who "peddle misery". He later walked back his comments by saying he believed in "redemption", but there still needed to be a crackdown on criminals. '

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