New Zealand supermarket stabbing: Government to toughen anti-terror laws
New Zealand’s government is expected to build tougher anti-terror laws after a terrorist attack in Christchurch. The attacker live-streamed the brutal attacks on Facebook and it has been reported that this will push lawmakers towards stricter legislation, especially as they have already identified weaknesses within their current legal system when dealing with online hate crimes of this nature.
New Zealand’s government expects to strengthen its existing law enforcement systems after a terrorism incident occurred at two prayer centers across Christchurch city center where 50 people were killed last Friday. The attacker, who was armed with military weapons like semi-automatic rifles and shotguns broadcasted his heinous actions directly onto social media via Facebook Live stream for over 17 minutes before he stopped taking lives himself due to police intervention which led to his arrest.