Couple Arrested After 'Burglars' Shot

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posted on Sep, 2 2012 @ 09:14 PM
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For the record, simply shooting someone who has just broke into your home IS NOT self defense, unless the burglar makes violent moves towards you (not my opinion, that is the law), and even then, its a dodgy scenario.


If this is not just meant to be in respect to GB then refer to the Castle Doctrine and Stand Your Ground laws in certain states.




posted on Sep, 2 2012 @ 09:18 PM
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This took place at the Welby Grange Farm near St Bartholomew's Church and Asfordby Business Park...


"Yesterday the Melton Mowbray cottage was sealed off by police. Welby Grange Farm is owned by John Hobill, 84, and his wife Evelyn, 76, and is the registered address for JT and RT Hobill, which lists itself as a farming business.

A woman who answered the phone said they were “not allowed” to talk about the incident. She said the cottage was privately rented and the incident was nothing to do with the family that owned the farm. She said the person living there was not a farmer."

www.telegraph.co.uk...
www.dailymail.co.uk...



posted on Sep, 2 2012 @ 09:26 PM
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I was referring to British law, I'm not sure how it would work in other countries.

It is only a recent law too, before that you couldn't even defend yourself without being charged, I know, I have the charge sheet(s) to prove it.

I "think" the change in the law came about when a Grandmother picked up a knife to defend herself against a knife wielding intruder and got arrested (I could be wrong, but that sounds about right).
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posted on Sep, 2 2012 @ 09:34 PM
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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.



I have a wife and son (young son), I do not care nor can I know the intent of someone breaking into my home. If anyone enters my home without permission they will end up in a body bag. I cannot know their intent so I feel threatened by an intruder in my home. I fear for the safety of my family when an intruder enters my home.


I thank God I live in a place where I can shoot and kill anyone entering my home without permission.

Raist



posted on Sep, 2 2012 @ 09:38 PM
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Any Judge will see you had no option but to defend yourself and smack that twat in the head.
Don't worry about getting a police record because the case against you will be thrown out



posted on Sep, 2 2012 @ 09:38 PM
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Seems like it would be hard to prove someone tried to attack you, etc, especially if they die. Sounds like the law favors the criminal.



posted on Sep, 2 2012 @ 10:24 PM
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I think we will just have to arrest you as well till we get things sorted out here.

personally I like the whole shoot first ask later. walk into a room bang bang bang......... so uhhhh which one of you is bob?



posted on Sep, 2 2012 @ 10:46 PM
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I like that i get completly atacked for commenting on a normal arrest.

Did people actually read the article, or did they just come to tell how much they would love to shoot and kill a person in the name of self defence.

It's like you just waited for a person(me) to come in and say "i see nothing wrong".

Damn



posted on Sep, 2 2012 @ 11:00 PM
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I stand by the "Shoot, shovel, shut up" doctrine.

Actually, I'm on a boat. It's "Shoot, shove, sink".

Walk the plank, ye scurvy dogs.



posted on Sep, 2 2012 @ 11:08 PM
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Originally posted by roadgravel
Sounds like the law favors the criminal...


Probably something to do with the fact that the law IS the criminal...

Or could it be because they just hate the competition?



posted on Sep, 2 2012 @ 11:35 PM
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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.


You're obviously attempting to evoke a response with such a post so I won't let you down.

I don't know if you meant it seriously or in jest however, either way, you MUST be a twin because no one person could be so stupid !!!



posted on Sep, 2 2012 @ 11:35 PM
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Ridiculous - thank God I don't have to worry about that here in TX. The law here definitely favors the home owner.



posted on Sep, 2 2012 @ 11:42 PM
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One should not be arrested for self defense.The crime was clearly the burglary and home invasion. Why arrest the home owner? If there is later found evidence of wrong doing , get a warrant and go back. It's not likely they would be a flight risk, it's their home!

This is Guilty until you can prove your innocence. That's backwards.



posted on Sep, 2 2012 @ 11:44 PM
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They have to be arrested because unknown persons breaking into your home could very well be undercover cops looking for evidence of terrorist activity, and they don't want people shooting at anybody breaking into their home just because they don't know who it is. It would make the cops job a lot harder if whenever they broke into a home they got shot at. You;re not supposed to protect yourself, let the police protect you. That's their job. I know it sounds crazy, but that's the reality of the modern world.



posted on Sep, 2 2012 @ 11:46 PM
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You'd change your mind if 4 men broke into your home, stole your possessions and did unspeakable acts against you.



posted on Sep, 2 2012 @ 11:52 PM
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My front door is not locked for my own safety.

It is locked for your safety.



posted on Sep, 3 2012 @ 12:04 AM
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Originally posted by DirectDemocracy
My front door is not locked for my own safety.

It is locked for your safety.







Aye, anyone who does come in unannounced has to first register with Mr Bat, a well rounded an used wooden variety and my best friend.



posted on Sep, 3 2012 @ 12:23 AM
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Break into my house and you run the risk of being shot.

Simple as that.



posted on Sep, 3 2012 @ 12:27 AM
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Originally posted by GreatOwl
They have to be arrested because unknown persons breaking into your home could very well be undercover cops looking for evidence of terrorist activity,


Either you are a government shill or you have been completely mind warped by the media. Terrorism? Really? Cops don't break in to a home in the middle of the night without announcing themselves. Let the police protect you? If someone is walking around in my house where children are sleeping, I will do anything and everything to make sure they are disabled and removed from my home (by the police).

If you break into someone's home, expect to be shot and killed. That basic premise discourages break-ins more than anything else.

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posted on Sep, 3 2012 @ 12:33 AM
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Originally posted by DirectDemocracy
My front door is not locked for my own safety.

It is locked for your safety.




Very funny.

Be afraid of that person who never locks his door.



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