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Brits urged to leave sheds open for thieves!

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posted on Oct, 3 2008 @ 09:30 AM
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Brits urged to leave sheds open for thieves!


www.dailyindia.com

"Don't padlock your shed; it can save the shed being damaged if someone does try to get into it. If there is a break-in, always inform the police," the Telegraph quoted its guide as reading.
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Terry Nichols, 71, a retired engineering consultant, who has rented a plot at the site for more than 25 years, said: "It beggars belief that the council is telling us to leave our sheds wide open so that anyone can get in them. Everyone who has an allotment has been sent a letter. I have never read anything so ridiculous in all my life. I doubt the council would pay up if the sheds were burgled while they were left unlocked."
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posted on Oct, 3 2008 @ 09:30 AM
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I always figured the end result of the police being worthless and the laws against the law-abiding oppressive would one day be the simple blanket order to "stand down" to the criminal element and let it run amok.

Leave your shed unlocked.

How long before leaving your front door unlocked is suggested for home invasions? Maybe throwing your legs up for rape? Killing yourself for murder?

www.dailyindia.com
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posted on Oct, 3 2008 @ 09:33 AM
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That is just plain crazy.
Some people have their whole business in a shed.
I think that it must have something to do with insurance.
If you dont secure your stuff i think it invalidates your claim.



posted on Oct, 3 2008 @ 09:34 AM
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My uncle did a similar thing. He left he door on his work van open, so people trying to break in would not damage the van. Guess what they still broke the window of the van to break into it, never checking the door.

Just goes to hsow you how thick some people are.



posted on Oct, 3 2008 @ 09:37 AM
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Either the thieves just assumed it was locked or they smashed it jollies. People underestimate or dismiss the "jolly" factor where things are smashed and destroyed just for kicks.

I wonder how the police would recommend we handle vandals? Break our own stuff? Spray logos and graffiti all over our own walls?



posted on Oct, 3 2008 @ 09:39 AM
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Protect yourself from forgery by forging your own currency??

I like that one....hmmmm........



posted on Oct, 3 2008 @ 10:20 AM
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Unfortunately, the police cannot be everywhere at once. (I mean they are either napping in their cars or eating donuts.) Here in the US, if someone breaks in your home, and you defend yourself, even if you don't face criminal charges(for defending yourself) you can face civil charges from criminal(of his family, in case he doesn't survive)!
Something is definitely wrong with the system.



posted on Oct, 3 2008 @ 10:23 AM
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All I can do is shake my head in wonder and confusion. What the hell ever happened to the Brits right of protection of persons and property? If you Brits that spout about how repressive it is here in the states don't wake up and see what spurious bureaucrats are doing to your country soon, you are indeed going to end up total subjects of the Crown and your socialist masters. I feel for you folks. Most of our constitution is based on the cannons of the best of British law. We here have reaped the benefits of those laws for nearly just over two centuries. I think its time for the UK to throw the bums out at the local level and start fresh. Good luck folks! These stories from the UK's local lazy governments get more bizzarre all the time! Almost as bad as here!!! lol:
Zindo:



posted on Oct, 3 2008 @ 10:25 AM
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they should ask the council to leave there buildings unlocked at night first....
just shows that the people in power live in a different world to the people who pay there wages...



posted on Oct, 3 2008 @ 10:26 AM
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Thats why every states residents need to presure your state governments to pass 'The Castle Doctrine'! If you are engaged in protecting yourself and your property anywhere that you have a right to legaly be and that perpetrator is injured or killed, you cannot be held responsible in a civil suit for damages by the criminals surviving family!

Zindo

[edit on 10/3/2008 by ZindoDoone]



posted on Oct, 3 2008 @ 10:32 AM
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the advice was given out by the local council and not the police. This was the councils idea at cutting back costs because the local allotments are ran and maintained by the council, so there for are resposible for replaceing locks and the like. people only rent the shed and piece of allotment, they dont own it. The police actualy turned round and said to ignore the advice and secure the allotments as best as possible. This is a perfect example of local government failing yet again.



posted on Oct, 3 2008 @ 11:15 AM
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How about, i walk outside pull down my Jeans, and bend over?

Will that also satisfy the Burgler?

I think the only thing i have to worry about when i come across a burgler is being arrested, for GBH.


CX

posted on Oct, 3 2008 @ 11:52 AM
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Totaly agree!


As an ex Military Policeman, i never thought i'd see the day where i say that the police over here are a waste of time mostly. Granted i only come from a little village, but i haven't seen a copper walking the beat for years.

Every week i hear stories about the lack of decent policing here in the UK, it's a real sad sight to see.

I actualy look forward to the day someone breaks into my shed or even puts one foot inside my property illegaly, i am a mellow fellow to a fault, however i would make an exception for that day.

CX.

[edit on 3/10/08 by CX]



posted on Oct, 3 2008 @ 12:24 PM
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One day at work I stopped at one of my buildings to take care of a quick support call. When I was about to leave there were people talking about cars getting broken into. I went outside and there were a few cars that had smashed windows and missing stereos. I checked my car and sure enough, my stereo was gone and my backpack that I usually use to store my laptop, luckily only the power supply was in it. I just happened to leave my window down because I wasn't in there more than 30 minutes or so. My total loss was a Pioneer CD player, a backpack, and a dell laptop power supply. Even though that situation spared me the cost of a window replacement, I don't think you can tell people to do that as a rule of thumb.



posted on Oct, 3 2008 @ 12:42 PM
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Wouldn't leaving it unlocked invalidate your insurance?

Seems like the council trying to shift the costs from them and their insurers onto the tenants.

Surprise surprise though, it's a Labour run council....



posted on Oct, 3 2008 @ 12:48 PM
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Why would anyone want to break into Terry Nichols' shed? All he has in there is a couple tons of aluminum nitrate fertilizer and some balsting caps.

(Seriously though, I see more retarded suggestions by officials out of the UK than I can believe possible. It's like they want to criminalize protecting yourself or your possessions. Disgusting!)



posted on Oct, 3 2008 @ 01:57 PM
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lol, and here I was under the assumption that the walls and door of a shed were there to keep what's inside, inside.

... turns out I was wrong...

Ok mates... get rid of those sheds, turns out we could have been using a tarp and a stick the whole time.


Some people just don't think before they speak.



posted on Oct, 3 2008 @ 09:45 PM
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Originally posted by stumason
Wouldn't leaving it unlocked invalidate your insurance?

Seems like the council trying to shift the costs from them and their insurers onto the tenants.

Surprise surprise though, it's a Labour run council....


But the Tories are coming back - cross your fingers and make sure you vote!

Honestly, I can't wait until we get some rule of law back in this *snip* country. It's gone completely to pot, just like in '79.

Life is a wheel, and it always rolls back around to the Tories cleaning up the mess Labour leaves behind, because Labour aren't a proper government.

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[edit on 10/3/2008 by maria_stardust]



posted on Oct, 3 2008 @ 10:44 PM
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i definately would invalidate your insurance, they ask what security measures are in place when you take it out.

as for the state of the country and whether the tories wil sort it out, ive been a labour man all my life, voted for them, campaigned for them etc, now i dont think it matters one little bit who we vote for, they really are all the same now. new labour seems more conservative than the old conservative, the tories will win the next election here, not because people will go out and vote for them but because people wont be going out to vote labour.



posted on Oct, 4 2008 @ 10:43 AM
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Originally posted by whoswatchinwho
the tories will win the next election here, not because people will go out and vote for them but because people wont be going out to vote labour.


Its always been the case that oppositions dont win elections, governments lose them. Everybody is saying Cameron will be PM, but im not so sure, Labour can always pull it back, definatly worth a punt at 6/1 imo.

[edit on 4-10-2008 by Man_Versus_AntiMan]




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