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There were 4 burglars, were there not, why are only 2 charged?
U.K laws deserve the criticism they get, not only can they be draconian to the extreme towards the lower classes. They can also be feeble and carry no weight. This wee home invasion squad will be right back at it by next week.
I think its safe to say that the 4 intruders intensions were malevolent to some degree or another.
Unless of course they were Jehovah's witnesses trying to punt the Watchtower! LoL
Yes burglary is a most heinous crime. Punishment must be more severe.
I hope not, guns are not a good idea in the U.K.
Thing is they are becoming more common here as time goes on. Guess thats just the world we live in today.
but in the dark, in the dead of night i bet those 4 f****rs looked like freddie cruger and Jason all rolled into one!
Originally posted by alien
...it doesn't just happen in the UK...also happens here in New Zealand...
...recently I encountered 3 very drunk aggressive guys in my backyard, with my wife and 3 year old son in the house and scared. I tell them to bugger off, that I was calling the Police...they tell me to 'go forth and copulate' and proceeded to pick up my garden furniture and throw it at the walls of our house. Luckily they grabbed the cheap plastic stuff, so no real damage done.
One guy tears the kids 'swing-ball' pole out of the ground and approachs me while I'm standing in the doorway, threatening to stab me with it.
He advances, lunges forward, I deflect and snatch the pole to pull him off balance (heh, he's drunk and would have been lucky to connect anyway), spin the pole around with a solid *thwack* in the side of his head.
The other 2 guys start to have a go at me, think better of it and then take off.
Cops arrive, arrest the guy.
Cops return, arrest me for GBH with a weapon.
Dude gets 4 stitches to the ear and released the next morning...I'm looking at a court appearance in the next 3 months.
Originally posted by D377MC
That is basically what it boils down to, but I'd much rather plant a 50$ gun on them than have to bury their asses at 03.00 in the morning. The cops do it as soon as they can get away with it, observe, learn and replicate. Once the intruder has a gun, the matter ends there. Case closed.edit on 3-9-2012 by D377MC because: none
Originally posted by Mianeye
If you turn a gun on another person and pull the trigger no matter the reason, you should get arrested.
I don't see anything wrong here.