posted on Feb, 2 2005 @ 05:12 AM
Britguy, that's bad to hear mate, but I have also witnessed the complete opposite happen.
A couple of years ago, a friend of mine returned home from a night out to find his house had been broken into. There was a lot of property missing,
and there were numerous items stacked on the landing at the top of the stairs, ready to go. My friend assumed the intruders would soon be back and
grabbed a knife from the kitchen, went back upstairs and hid in his room. Sure enough, the burglar came back, so my friend pounced on him and stuck
the knife in his gut, kicked him down the stairs, knifed him in the hallway, then chased him out and stabbed him in the kidney as he was getting into
his mate's car.
My friend called the police, was arrested for questioning, and released the next day without charge. In fact, the police seemed to be glad that my
friend 'did' the scumbag, as he was a known burglar/junkie/gang gofer. On questioning the scumbag, the police coerced him into saying that he was
knifed in a pub car-park fight with no witnesses. Case closed.
I think this goes to show that although there are the 'jobsworth' type police who'll do whatever it takes to bost the figures, there are also those
who sympathise with the common person and their right to defend their home.