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Rules say homes must be safe for robbers 'Why would I want my house safe for these people?' (UK)
World Net Daily ^ | 12-27-07

Posted on 12/27/2007 10:33:11 AM PST by squireofgothos

The invaders smashed through a security gate and broke windows in order to get inside, police reports said.

During their investigation, Rugby police provided her with a crime-fighting booklet that discusses home security.

But she told the Advertiser when she asked about putting in a new security fence and upgrading its capabilities, she was told the laws on liability meant she risked a police investigation herself if any trespassers hurt themselves climbing it.

She had wanted to add barbed wire to the fence in order to reduce the ease with which the robbers apparently gained access to her home.

But the Warwickshire Police "Operation Impact" booklet, which gives victims information on crime-fighting, suggested she could risk a prosecution herself if someone would be hurt.

"I respect that if the postman or the gas man calls, they don't expect to hurt himself. But I was speechless – you couldn't make it up. I think these laws show we have gone soft in the head," she told the newspaper.

An investigation is continuing.

(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: banglist; crime; idiots; liberalism; loons; sheeruttermadness
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I sure hope our new border fence has padded steps to get over it, and soda machines every 50 feet-- oh wait! We don't have a fence. Thank goodness. Nevermind.
1 posted on 12/27/2007 10:33:16 AM PST by squireofgothos
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Being a weight challenged or mature burglar - could a ladder be provided?
2 posted on 12/27/2007 10:38:42 AM PST by Hans
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My god what has happened to Churchill's England?
3 posted on 12/27/2007 10:39:15 AM PST by Dog
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To: squireofgothos

Wow, you just hijacked your own thread. You do realize that this story is from the UK, not the US, right?


4 posted on 12/27/2007 10:41:12 AM PST by xjcsa (Defenseless enemies are fun.)
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To: Dog

It went “wobbley.”


5 posted on 12/27/2007 10:41:14 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Hans
Could I be held liable if my burglar is injured in the drive over? If I receive a postcard informing me of the planned burglary, should I just deliver the good stuff to the burglary clearinghouse for distribution to my burglar? Would turning over the old analogue telly be a breach of the implied contract that the burglar would steal the better HDTV?
6 posted on 12/27/2007 10:43:52 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Government is the hired help - not the boss. When politicians forget that they must be fired.)
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To: xjcsa

Ha! I hijacked my own thread. Well, my point being that Europe is just falling a little quicker than we are. We are also being robbed by people sneaking onto our land and we’re one worse— we take care of our robbers for the rest of their lives with healthcare and public assistance. But yes, I did hijack it would seem- ha


7 posted on 12/27/2007 10:43:55 AM PST by squireofgothos
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Hard to believe these are the progeny of Vikings, Welsh, Scots and Romans.


8 posted on 12/27/2007 10:44:11 AM PST by Greg F (Duncan Hunter is a good man.)
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Hard to believe these are the progeny of Vikings, Welsh, Scots and Romans.

Two world wars culled out the best of the blood - same thing that happened to the French. And the survivors are overwhelmed by the decades-long legacy of the welfare state.

9 posted on 12/27/2007 10:48:17 AM PST by Mr. Jeeves ("Wise men don't need to debate; men who need to debate are not wise." -- Tao Te Ching)
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When you read history, you can’t help but wonder how ancient super powers that were once centers of knowledge and culture became third world countries, but you can see it happening before your eyes. The U.K. might have been better off if it had lost WWII.


10 posted on 12/27/2007 10:49:05 AM PST by Spok
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you can see it happening before your eyes

That's right ... but you don't have to look to England. It's happening much closer to home. We're several years behind England, but we're walking the same path.

11 posted on 12/27/2007 11:07:14 AM PST by SittinYonder (Ic ■Št gehate, ■Št ic heonon nelle fleon fotes trym, ac wille fur­or gan)
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Now you know what it means to throw out the baby with the bathwater.

“Churchill Loses General Election. 26 July 1945 ... The British wartime parliament met for the last time on 15 June 1945”


12 posted on 12/27/2007 11:08:37 AM PST by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: squireofgothos

Not to continue the hijack, but they would have to be juice machines, soda is a no-no now.


13 posted on 12/27/2007 11:11:07 AM PST by SouthTexas (Have a Merry and Blessed Christmas.)
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oh yes, my mistake. Since I live in SO Cal., I know for a fact they would have to be Horchata machines


14 posted on 12/27/2007 11:16:07 AM PST by squireofgothos
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15 posted on 12/27/2007 11:20:36 AM PST by Dad yer funny (FoxNews is morphing , and not for the better ,... internal struggle? Its hard to watch)
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The Brits are getting loonier and loonier. I hope what they’ve got is not infectious.


16 posted on 12/27/2007 11:29:23 AM PST by Brilliant
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The Brits are getting loonier and loonier. I hope what they’ve got is not infectious.


17 posted on 12/27/2007 11:29:27 AM PST by Brilliant
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Coming next: You can’t have a picture of Jesus on your wall at home because it might offend Muslims burglarizing your house.


18 posted on 12/27/2007 11:31:26 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: squireofgothos

She needs to put little night lights in all of the outlets at baseboards and make sure the ottoman stool is put away at night.


19 posted on 12/27/2007 11:34:09 AM PST by weegee (If Bill Clinton can sit in on Hillary's Cabinet Meetings then GWBush should ask to get to sit in too)
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They must have wheelchair ramps installed for handicapped burglars.


20 posted on 12/27/2007 11:35:22 AM PST by weegee (If Bill Clinton can sit in on Hillary's Cabinet Meetings then GWBush should ask to get to sit in too)
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