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'Let burglars off with caution', police told
Daily Mail ^ | 3rd April 2006

Posted on 04/04/2006 4:00:26 PM PDT by Sometimes A River

Burglars will be allowed to escape without punishment under new instructions sent to all police forces. Police have been told they can let them off the threat of a court appearance and instead allow them to go with a caution. The same leniency will be shown to criminals responsible for more than 60 other different offences, ranging from arson through vandalism to sex with underage girls.

New rules sent to police chiefs by the Home Office set out how seriously various crimes should be regarded, and when offenders who admit to them should be sent home with a caution.

Some serious offences - including burglary of a shop or office, threatening to kill, actual bodily harm, and possession of Class A drugs such as heroin or cocaine - may now be dealt with by caution if police decide that would be the best approach.

And a string of crimes including common assault, threatening behaviour, sex with an underage girl or boy, and taking a car without its owner's consent, should normally be dealt with by a caution, the circular said.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: bang; banglist; burglary; caution; crime; crimeheaven; england; justice; law; lawandorder; police; softoncrime; uk; wtf; wtfover

1 posted on 04/04/2006 4:00:29 PM PDT by Sometimes A River
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To: Acts 2:38

Unbelievable.


2 posted on 04/04/2006 4:02:31 PM PDT by Dallas59 (MOHAMMED LIED-PEOPLE DIED)
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To: Dallas59
Unbelievable.

Not really...sadly.
3 posted on 04/04/2006 4:05:24 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: MadIvan

WTF?


4 posted on 04/04/2006 4:05:35 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("If I were a Cuban, I'd certainly be on a raft," Isane Aparicio Busto)
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To: Acts 2:38

Well, that's one way to reduce crime stats...


5 posted on 04/04/2006 4:05:46 PM PDT by LexBaird ("I'm not questioning your patriotism, I'm answering your treason."--JennysCool)
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To: Acts 2:38

OK, April Fool's was like 3 days ago now. Stop it. Seriously.


6 posted on 04/04/2006 4:05:54 PM PDT by Hardastarboard (HEY - Billy Joe! You ARE an American Idiot!)
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To: Acts 2:38

Have they taken away those pointy knives yet?

Hey, don't worry. The Moslems will change all of that when they take over.
Ken is halfway there now.


7 posted on 04/04/2006 4:06:56 PM PDT by bill1952 ("All that we do is done with an eye towards something else.")
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To: Acts 2:38

Actually shocking.


8 posted on 04/04/2006 4:09:52 PM PDT by monkeywrench (Deut. 27:17 Cursed be he that removeth his neighbor's landmark)
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To: Acts 2:38
BRB...

Gotta go get more ammo....

9 posted on 04/04/2006 4:11:34 PM PDT by dfwddr (Join our Folding@Home team (Team# 36120) keyword:folding.)
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To: Acts 2:38

When did Scrappleface buy the Daily Mail?


10 posted on 04/04/2006 4:12:33 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (Well, Kerry did win the exit polls.)
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To: Acts 2:38

This must be the authorities way of "ducking" the expense burden of crime.


11 posted on 04/04/2006 4:16:28 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: monkeywrench

Is that the way it was in Sodom and Gomarah?


12 posted on 04/04/2006 4:17:17 PM PDT by oldtimer
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To: Acts 2:38

The only crime they appear to regard as serious in the new, improved U.K. is using a weapon to defend yourself.

But if the police can't be bothered to defend you or your property, what other choice is left?

The key to Giuliani and Bratton's campaign to bring law and order back to New York City, after crime had run completely out of control under Dinkins, was to arrest offenders for small but highly visible offenses.

No more sleeping on park benches. No more forcing drivers at stop signs to let you wash their windows or get their cars scratched. No more shoplifting. No more breaking windows with rocks. Because if you see people committing crimes all over the place and let them get away with it, there can only be one result. More crimes, escalating to more serious crimes.


13 posted on 04/04/2006 4:17:29 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Acts 2:38

A Mulligan for Burglars? Glad it's the UK and not here.


14 posted on 04/04/2006 4:17:53 PM PDT by TruthWillWin
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To: Acts 2:38

What exactly is Jack Straw's home address?


15 posted on 04/04/2006 4:37:11 PM PDT by the_Watchman
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To: Cicero

Another "crime" they are fond of enforcing are their "hate speech" codes.

Say anything negative about Muslim immigration, off to court you shall go.

See: Nick Griffin.


16 posted on 04/04/2006 4:37:21 PM PDT by Sometimes A River (America can do nothing for the Muslim world)
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To: bill1952

Burglars with a Swiss Army Knife go directly to the Tower of London to await the Comfy Chair.


17 posted on 04/04/2006 4:39:32 PM PDT by Sender (As water has no constant form, there are in war no constant conditions. Be without form. -Sun Tzu)
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To: Acts 2:38

LOL, and here I thought Zimbabwe couldn't get any worse.


18 posted on 04/04/2006 4:40:54 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Dallas59

I think the U.S. should do this too. If they are going to amnesty the illegal aliens then it is only right that they stop enforcing other laws too, otherwise it is discriminatory against burglars, molesters, murderers, etc. I am sure alot of our criminals had good reasons for committing their crimes also.


19 posted on 04/04/2006 4:41:25 PM PDT by sheana
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To: Acts 2:38

It is practical, saves the liberal judge some time.


20 posted on 04/04/2006 4:44:23 PM PDT by PeterPrinciple (Seeking the truth here folks.)
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To: Acts 2:38

Previous policies were creating a hostile work place for criminals.

If this doesn't solve the problem, homeowners may be forced to vacate their homes between 1:00 and 3:00 in the afternoon, tuesdays and thursdays.


21 posted on 04/04/2006 4:48:20 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: Acts 2:38

Crack down on those evil ones, the ones not wearing seat belts!

If you see anyone in a vehicle using a cell phone, bust them!

There are those Crimes that are Crimes only because they bring INCOME to the City, County, State and you can bet, these "safe" criminals will be prosecuted to the full extent of their pocketbook.

This story is not news, it's obvious.

TT


22 posted on 04/04/2006 4:52:32 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSET)
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To: TexasTransplant

Note to all

I did not read the story, since I don't dial 911 anyway, Burglers and Tresspassers do not fear the local cops, they are more worried about me, therefore I really don't care that the Cops give the crooks a pass.

(Yes I know, the story/news is not from the US)


23 posted on 04/04/2006 4:56:44 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSET)
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To: sheana

Indeed ... and everyone should get at least one free slap to a cop.


24 posted on 04/04/2006 5:07:41 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("If I were a Cuban, I'd certainly be on a raft," Isane Aparicio Busto)
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To: Dallas59

Pathetic. The UK is going down the tubes in a hurry. What happened to the country that produced Churchill?


25 posted on 04/04/2006 5:07:52 PM PDT by SmoothTalker
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To: Acts 2:38

Absolutely Insane.


26 posted on 04/04/2006 5:12:19 PM PDT by headstamp (Nothing lasts forever, Unless it does.)
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To: Acts 2:38
Some of the comments on the Daily Mail website are quite colorful in a very English sort of way.
27 posted on 04/04/2006 5:13:09 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: Acts 2:38

Go to the Mail site and check the comments on this story. It's a riot.


Poor souls.


28 posted on 04/04/2006 5:15:42 PM PDT by headstamp (Nothing lasts forever, Unless it does.)
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To: Acts 2:38

"New rules sent...by the Home Office..."
29 posted on 04/04/2006 5:20:04 PM PDT by yankeedame ("Oh, I can take it but I'd much rather dish it out.")
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To: headstamp
Go to the Mail site and check the comments on this story. It's a riot.

My favorite so far:

ROTFLMAO!!!!

30 posted on 04/04/2006 5:21:49 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: Dallas59

This is no different than our government is doing. The Brits are just doing it for everyone instead of just for a preferred group. They must have consulted Bush/Kennedy/McCain/Hillary on this.

Maybe not. They would have suggested rewarding the criminals.


31 posted on 04/04/2006 5:25:38 PM PDT by SUSSA
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To: Acts 2:38
Image hosted by Photobucket.com kinda makes ya wonder what they'd do when a couple of THEM got clipped...

that's OK, it's nothing but a flesh wound... is that about it???

32 posted on 04/04/2006 5:52:25 PM PDT by Chode (1967 UN Outer Space Treaty is bad for America and bad for humanity - DUMP IT. American Hedonist )
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To: Acts 2:38

Blimey! The bloody loons just surrendered.


33 posted on 04/04/2006 6:03:02 PM PDT by Badray
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To: Acts 2:38
Good God I thought April Fool's Day was 3 days ago.

Come on criminals, come one come all to merry old England where you can break into houses and screw teenage girls.

What a country! /s

34 posted on 04/04/2006 6:22:22 PM PDT by Looking4Truth (Radical Muslims and Illegal immigrants: Too stupid to create so they invade or destroy.)
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To: TexasTransplant
Crack down on those evil ones, the ones not wearing seat belts!

Let's not forget those eeeeevvvviiiillll smokers.

35 posted on 04/04/2006 6:24:34 PM PDT by Looking4Truth (Radical Muslims and Illegal immigrants: Too stupid to create so they invade or destroy.)
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To: Looking4Truth
I think I'm going to start my very own 'Crime Tour' service.

We'll start the itinerary by vandalizing a house, then we'll break into it. If there are underage kids around we'll have sex with them, then burn the house down. If no kids are around we'll just burn the house down.

This is going to be so fun. We can provoke the homeowner into trying to defend himself and watch him get locked up.

This is a NON-Smoking tour so smokers need not sign up. We can't have any of those disgusting people on the tour.

Is it the end of the world yet cause it sure feels like it.

36 posted on 04/04/2006 6:31:02 PM PDT by Looking4Truth (Radical Muslims and Illegal immigrants: Too stupid to create so they invade or destroy.)
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To: Acts 2:38
The Home Office circular to police forces has been sent amid a Government drive to reduce the number of cases coming before the courts.

For criminals over 18, who admit offences ranked at the third level of seriousness, the instruction is: "Normally charge but a simple caution may be appropriate if first offence".

If they always steal at the same level they are therefore always sent home with a caution.

37 posted on 04/04/2006 7:19:31 PM PDT by higgmeister (In the Shadow of The Big Chicken.)
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To: Cicero; planekT; Pete-R-Bilt; glock rocks

>>I lived an worked in Saudi Arabia for more than 13 years. We never locked a house or car door whilst we were there. Reason - if you steal they chop your hand off. If you repeat the offence they chop the other one off too. Horrible - yes; effective - very. At least those who respected the law felt safe which is more than we can say for the UK now.

- Bell, Wimbledon, UK<<

Now, I understand why the Brits had their firearms taken away. I think having a tiger for a house cat might be one solution.


38 posted on 04/04/2006 7:43:22 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Immigration Control and Border Security -The jobs George W. Bush doesn't want to do.)
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To: B4Ranch
I lived an worked in Saudi Arabia for more than 13 years. We never locked a house or car door whilst we were there. Reason - if you steal they chop your hand off. If you repeat the offence they chop the other one off too. Horrible - yes; effective - very. At least those who respected the law felt safe which is more than we can say for the UK now.

True. I checked out the Dubai website not long ago after reading something right here on FR and noticed how they glowingly mentioned the low crime rate and that goods waiting to be shipped out of port or recently offloaded could sit on the docks with no worries about theft and just had to laugh because I know that the reason for that was the harsh way that criminals are dealt with there even though the website never mentioned it. (hey, nice run on sentence)

39 posted on 04/04/2006 9:11:08 PM PDT by Looking4Truth (Radical Muslims and Illegal immigrants: Too stupid to create so they invade or destroy.)
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To: headstamp
CAUTION- If you burglarize my house, you will see this..
40 posted on 04/05/2006 9:13:12 AM PDT by BigTom85 (Proud Gun Owner and Member of NRA)
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