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Britain: 'Let burglars off with caution', police told.

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Otherguy Overby, Apr 6, 2006.

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  1. Otherguy Overby

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    I just ran across this gem on KABA:
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=381799&in_page_id=1770
    I wonder if a Brit subject who beat down a mugger would get a caution. Would Tony Martin get a caution now? Seems the Brit Pols identify most closely with criminals.
     
  2. merk

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    I bet people from now on defending themselves from thugs get in more trouble than the thugs themselves.


    What a wonderful world.
     
  3. Henry Bowman

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    STOP or I'll caution you!:rolleyes:
     
  4. longeyes

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    When are "enlightenment" and cowardice perilously close to being the same thing...?
     
  5. Maxwell

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    This is the result of people thinking too much.
     
  6. Baron Holbach4

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    This is definitely true in the UK. Defend your castle from invasion can mean a prison term. Even if the intruder harms himself while tripping over your rug could land you in court as the defendant.
     
  7. foghornl

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    What happened to the {Formerly} Great Britain of Winston Churchill ? ? :confused:
     
  8. LHB1

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    UNBELIEVABLE!! It is hard to imagine any government sending out such rules. Think I will stay on the west side of Atlantic Ocean.

    Good shooting and be safe.
    LB
     
  9. antsi

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    Come on, folks, I really think this is a step in a positive direction. This is the age of tolerance and diversity, right? We have to embrace and celebrate the differences of people who choose to express their identities through assault, burglary, and sex with minors. Who are we to condemn (much less prosecute and imprison!) people just because they have made different lifestyle choices? If we fail to embrace and celebrate these people, it could be damaging to their self-esteem!

    When, oh when will we in America become as progressive as Europeans?
     
  10. merk

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    It went the same way of the U.S. military.

    The world would be a better place with a few Pattons and Churchills around.


    Nice satire ;)
     
  11. Mk VII

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    the actual list of offences is here
     

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    Words fail me. :banghead:
     
  13. tellner

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    What he said. Didn't say. My G-... Whiskey Tango Foxt...
     
  14. Otherguy Overby

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    Object lesson?

    Could the Brits be giving us an unintentional object lesson of what happens when a socialist "democracy" fails?

    Of course we could never expect our fearless leaders to learn from this in any beneficial way.

    Seems there's an awful lot of people in the world who are deathly afraid of freedom and will legislate or do anything to avoid it and limit it. Will fear of freedom bring down our country, too?
     
  15. tellner

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    You've got a weird idea about what "socialism" means. It would be more accurate to say "This is what happens when a bunch of aristocratic crypto-fascists feel a need to keep people scared and cowed." OK. That's not fair. There isn't anything "crypto" about them any more.

    Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden are closer to socialist. For them it works. This kind of untreated effluent started during Thatcher's reign. When Labor took over Blair began a strategy of "attack from the Right", cutting the Tories support off by pushing policies that were more conservative than theirs from the police state and surveillance society to crushing labor (small l).

    It's a British thing, not a "socialist" thing.
     
  16. LHB1

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    If this is an April Fool's joke, it is a little bit late.

    Good shooting and be safe.
    LB
     
  17. ARTiger

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    If is was not actually happening I would say this was unbelievable. Even as it is happening it still is beyond my grasp intellectually. Obviously the English are more enlightened than us colonial heathen. Or should we summise that as in the rest of Europe that manhood, courage, honor and integrity have been effectively neutered in the name of the common good?

    Seriously though, what an embarassment British society has become. While our culture was initially built on the best of theirs it seems they discarded the very same things we hold dear.
     
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    Isn't this what judges do all the time?

    And what is 'kerb crawling'? Sounds like trouble!
     
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    I think I'll go to Britian and start burning crap down.
    Also, read the user comments on that page. Lots of pissed off Brits.
     
  20. only1asterisk

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    Where is agricola?

    David
     
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    Kerb crawling is similar to cruising. It is driving slowly around a neighborhood or downtown area specifically to procure a prostitute.
     
  22. boofus

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    Either out committing crimes himself or out warning people not to rape 11-year olds again and slapping wrists for trying to burn down Westminster Abbey.
     
  23. MechAg94

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    I like this comment from the article's comments.:)
     
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    Thanks, Mech - that pull you put up actually made me lol.
     
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    Seeing as how Britain has a government of criminals (whose punishment should range anywhere from imprisonment for 5 years to beheading), I'm not surprised they wich to help out their partners in crime.
     
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