posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 09:24 AM
About effing time.
We've all read the horror stories in the past of people defending their property only to be found guilty of aggravated assault etc. Resulting in
prosecution and heavy sentences worse than the burglars breaking into their homes, who often get off without so much as a slap on the wrist.
Well it looks at though the first steps are in place to change some of the more farcical elements of the British legal system. This being just one
Other proposals which have been rejected are those suggesting we make it standard practice to reduce sentences for those who plead guilty. Not at the
discretion of a judge and jury of peers.
Makes sense to me, but I'll believe it when I see it. However in regards to defending your home there is also that tricky issue of 'reasonable force.'
The perception of which is as varied as a packet of gourmet jelly beans.
(visit the link for the full news article)
edit on 21-6-2011 by Big Raging Loner because: To add few words.