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Why cant we just admit the bloody reality here instead of going all judgmental and politically correct?
originally posted by: kwakakev
A reasonable level of force does sound to me where the issue is at. I am not aware of what injuries where sustained to the home invader, but I have the feeling that there is more than one good punch involved in this.
originally posted by: Agit8dChop
only read about this story today but its been agit8ing since I did.
What logical knuckle head could believe this is the correct outcome from this incident?
I hate Australian Political fear. No one wants to speak the taboo words - so they let incredibly stupid things like this happen.
Basically, a man (and a father) who was only recently released from prison for burglary offences was breaking into a families house this weekend.
The father/owner of the house being robbed woke and found the man his daughters room.
The details of what happened next haven't been released yet but the narrative is that owner wrestled with the burglar, burglar got injured was taken to hospital and died from his injuries.
The father/home owner is now in jail being charged with murder.
What no body is saying, is that he was Aboriginal and that Aboriginal Crime is increasing dramatically and this isnt an isolated incident.
If you do find an aboriginal in your home in the middle of the night in your daughters room, dont wrestle him - be nice and talk instead! /s
originally posted by: paraphi
It depends on the circumstances. Tis will be taken on board at a trial.
If the death was caused by e.g. a single punch in a struggle, then we'll probably have a lesser charge. If the burglar was maliciously beaten up, well after it was necessary, then yes, murder.
I am sorry if the above does not satiate those on ATS who habitually bay for blood.
originally posted by: lydie15
a reply to: sirwinston
True, we don't know the full story. But why should we believe EVERYTHING the man's family says? Don't you think that, given the opportunity, they wouldn't try and avenge their son by making sure his killer gets the maximum charge (even if they know their son was in the wrong, and that this man may be wrongfully convicted)?