In 2008 John Key, leader of the opposition, stated that if National were in power they would crack down on gangs. This May 2008 cartoon takes a dig at the two main political parties, and at local councils, for their approach to gangs. The cartoonist's implication was that in the past gangs got away with criminal behaviour. However over the 1990s and 2000s Labour and National governments, as well as local councils, took a harder-line approach to gangs and organised crime.
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