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originally posted by: ZeroFurrbone
The moral of the story is that everyone here are bunch of know-it-all.
Try to look in the fact that the ATTACKERS had a GUN but the VICTUM was NOT SHOT. Why would 3 PEOPLE get scared if 1 person with a KNIFE.
The story is presented just 20% here. It looks like more that the attackers and the victum knew each other. And this was not 100% home invasion but a dispute.
What it looks like is that they had a gun but didnt shoot. This says it all.
Yeah, if that happened at my house those three attackers would be very dead very quickly. This is $%&@#&% Disgusting. Hopefully the Finnish people will stand against this absolute mockery of justice. #Goingtovomitnow
originally posted by: gladtobehere
4yrs in jail, damages: Finnish man sentenced after defending against home invasion
A homeowner in Finland has been sentenced to four years in jail and a hefty fine after fighting off three intruders who attempted to rob his house. The thieves, meanwhile, got lesser prison terms and are to be paid damages by their victim.
In April, a 35-year-old man from Hyvinkää, a town just 50km north of the Finnish capital, Helsinki, heard a knock on the front door of his suburban house and rushed to open it. As soon as he unlocked it, three strangers rushed in and launched at him, toting baseball bats and a gun.
The man retreated to the kitchen, where he found a knife and with it was able to overpower the intruders, two men and one woman.
The court spent nearly four months examining the case to come up with the unexpected ruling.
The homeowner has been convicted of “excessive self-defense and attempted manslaughter,” Helsinki news reports. He will serve an unconditional sentence for four years and two months, which he has to spend in prison. The man also has to pay damages to his attackers, with the fine totaling €21,000 (US$23,000).
The newspaper does not provide information on the severity of injuries sustained by the home-invaders, however, it is known that they survived the event.
The attackers were also convicted for felony home invasion and assault, yet their punishments are much less harsh.
All three received one-year-and-two-month conditional sentences, which is similar to probation or house arrest in Finland, depending on the case.
The offender serves the sentence outside of jail, but has to follow strict jail-like rules.
The trio was also ordered to pay the homeowner damages, but their combined fine was ruled to be €3,000 (US$3,300).
Man defends himself from attack IN HIS OWN HOME and is sentenced to 4 years in prison and ordered to pay $23k in damages.
The criminals also get punished but only receive house arrest and are ordered to pay $3k in damages...
I put this in the NWO forum and heres why: there seems to be a conscious effort by TPTB to ensure that people cannot protect themselves.
Because it helps to ensure reliance on the state and discourage signs of independence.
Why own a firearm when I can hide in a corner hoping that nothing happens until police arrive, regardless of how long that might take.
The more dependent we are on the State, the more it helps to guarantee their power, control and longevity.
Do they realistically expect us to wait until we're half dead before defending ourselves?
The invaders already demonstrated a violent criminal intent by forcibly entering the home armed with weapons...
originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: Klassified
They deserved whatever treatment he deemed appropriate. Not that I condone torture of any kind...
Yes you just did. Why not torture all home invaders on live TV? During half time on the soccer pitch?
originally posted by: MisterSpock
"excessive self defense"
That is the saddest thing I've ever heard in my life.
originally posted by: ZeroFurrbone
yes, because someone with a gun pointed at you is a really easy taget to take down.
Like you just have to attack him, and dodge all bullets.
Whatever. You guys are self defence maniacs. Such people should be in jail. That defend their own even by killing.
"Oh you touched me. You invaded my PERSONAL space. Now i will kill you *Kills you* USA Judge rules it self defence, the man gets a medal of honor, you are labbeled a bad guy. The End" - Someone who knows the turth.
toting baseball bats and a gun