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originally posted by: PsychoEmperor
originally posted by: Freeborn
a reply to: Metallicus
Or would you rather the police just take a persons word for it after they've killed someone without establishing exactly what happened?
Knowing every case is different, my answer is yes. If my 75 year old grandfather, with no criminal history whatsoever, had two intruders break into his house and he defended himself and one of them ended up dead then yes I would like the people hired to protect and serve the citizens take his word for it. They can easily ask him to stay in the country for a week or so while they investigate.
I don't think it should be so far fetched to think that a 75 year old man didn't suddenly become a mastermind murderer and invite two men to break into his house in order to murder one of them. Again, but him under surveillance sure, no need to arrest him.
originally posted by: lakenheath24
a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin
Perhaps that because everytime someone gets shot in the US, or trump farts or does something, every UK member on here rushes to post an abolish the 2nd ammendment thread or fire Trump thread.
originally posted by: OtherSideOfTheCoin
Also this whole U.K. vs USA thing is getting rather silly I feel like quite a few American member like to take a crap all over the U.K. at any opertunity they get.
originally posted by: Serdgiam
a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan
Actually, that's a good way of putting it.
I suppose I was thinking that being flabbergasted and having ones expectations met are at odds, but both can coexist. For better or worse..
It really does start to demonstrate the true extent of the variety and diversity between our cultures though. We like to think that our own outlook can encompass, or at least understand, a different outlook.. but we might be giving ourselves too much credit individually and not nearly enough as a species.