Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

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
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
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: squireofgothos
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
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: squireofgothos
My god what has happened to Churchill's England?
3 posted on 12/27/2007 10:39:15 AM PST by Dog
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Dog

It went “wobbley.”


5 posted on 12/27/2007 10:41:14 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

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.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

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
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: squireofgothos

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.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Greg F
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)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Dog

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
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Spok
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)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Dog

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.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

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.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SouthTexas
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
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: squireofgothos

FR bookmark


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)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: squireofgothos

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
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: squireofgothos

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
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Dog

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
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

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)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Hans

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)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: squireofgothos

More mental disease from liberalism.


21 posted on 12/27/2007 11:38:11 AM PST by Doctor Raoul (Columbia = Ayatollah U.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: squireofgothos
Think of the liability if a robber sued you breaking his neck! Just leave a "Welcome In And Help Yourself" shingle on the door.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

22 posted on 12/27/2007 11:39:55 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

.
And watchdogs must be muzzled.


23 posted on 12/27/2007 11:43:07 AM PST by polymuser (In the twinkling of an eye...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: squireofgothos

bump


24 posted on 12/27/2007 11:47:00 AM PST by lowbridge
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Dog
My god what has happened to Churchill's England?

Photobucket

25 posted on 12/27/2007 11:47:39 AM PST by Cobra64 (www.BulletBras.net)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: squireofgothos
I think these laws show we have gone soft in the head," she told the newspaper.

Methinks she is the only sane person left over there, aside from any fellow FReepers and Lady Thatcher.

26 posted on 12/27/2007 11:52:27 AM PST by NonValueAdded (Fred Dalton Thompson for President)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Hans

Don’t forget the handicapped, they should provide a wheelchair if the burglar requests it.


27 posted on 12/27/2007 11:52:50 AM PST by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Brilliant

In my home a burglar won’t have time to be offended, because the flash of light they see just before the buckshot does its job doesn’t last very long, and neither will they.


28 posted on 12/27/2007 11:59:24 AM PST by Marauder (What this country needs is more unemployed politicians - Edward Langley)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: squireofgothos

Soda machines??? What the hell is wrong with you? Don’t you know we are taking them out of society for society’s own good? No more of your fattening sugary drinks. Its juice or water mister!!! /sarcasm


29 posted on 12/27/2007 12:14:34 PM PST by ICE-FLYER (God bless and keep the United States of America)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: squireofgothos

More likely Miller Lite.


30 posted on 12/27/2007 12:25:33 PM PST by SouthTexas (Have a Merry and Blessed Christmas.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Dog
My god what has happened to Churchill's England?

It's now... "Ever, ever, ever give up!"

31 posted on 12/27/2007 12:28:52 PM PST by Onelifetogive (* Sarcasm tag ALWAYS required. For some FReepers, sarcasm can NEVER be obvious enough.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: squireofgothos

Once upon a time the US was like this, if one recalls the “Dirty Harry” era of the 780’s Criminals had all the rights and the victims none.

The Brits are behind us because they never had much of a crime problem until recently. I imagine they will have their fill of it eventually and put things more in balance.

Meanwhile, in the US, the pendulum has swung so much to the prosecution side that we are getting corrupt prosecutors like Nifong and Johnny Sutton railroading innocent people into prison.


32 posted on 12/27/2007 12:29:48 PM PST by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: squireofgothos

Funny. I love it!


33 posted on 12/27/2007 1:15:17 PM PST by Elpasser
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: squireofgothos
There is never any situation so dire that involving the police won’t potentially make it exponentially worse.

If you have no choice but to defend your home, sons and daughters of England, take some advice from a relatively free yank.

Kill the devil, clean up the mess and then dump the body somewhere out in the countryside. We here call that concept “The Three S Response.”

Shoot, Shovel and Shut up.

34 posted on 12/27/2007 1:23:54 PM PST by Dr.Zoidberg (Mohammedanism - Bringing you only the best of the 6th century for fourteen hundred years.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Brilliant
Coming next: You can’t have a picture of Jesus on your wall at home because it might offend Muslims burglarizing your house.

Brilliant, Brilliant! May I use it for my e-mail sig?

35 posted on 12/27/2007 1:37:07 PM PST by night reader (NRA Life Member since 1962)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: KarlInOhio
Could I be held liable if my burglar is injured in the drive over?

No, but you'll probably be sued if they crash their stolen car after getting drunk with the cash they stole from your house.

36 posted on 12/27/2007 2:45:55 PM PST by glorgau
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Hans

Better just put in a gate.


37 posted on 12/27/2007 2:47:21 PM PST by LukeL
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: squireofgothos
The first start of this was about 50 years ago when a man busted into a Wisconsin home that was not occupied, and set off a “set gun” that shot him in the leg/legs. He eventually sued and ended up owning the farm.

This was a seminal case in the “litigation explosion” that has changed tort law in the United States for the worst for the last 50 years. It was initiated by a number of socialist lawyers that reasoned that if someone was hurt, someone, anyone, must pay the injured party, even if it was their own criminal act that caused the injury.

It didn’t happen all at once, but gradually, as this group of lawyers say “social justice” and their own selfish interest become entangled and intertwined. They have been able to legally steal billions of dollars from otherwise innocent people.

38 posted on 12/27/2007 7:03:09 PM PST by marktwain
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: stinkerpot65
“Meanwhile, in the US, the pendulum has swung so much to the prosecution side that we are getting corrupt prosecutors like Nifong and Johnny Sutton railroading innocent people into prison.”

They are part of the same system, not a backlash. The people they go after are not criminals but “evil white men” who are “racist” by definition.

39 posted on 12/27/2007 7:06:30 PM PST by marktwain
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: marktwain

say “social justice”

Should be “saw “social justice”, not say


40 posted on 12/27/2007 7:08:36 PM PST by marktwain
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: Cobra64; Dog

“My god what has happened to Churchill’s England?”

Well, apparently “historians” are trying to geld the UK/Commonwealth
by excising one true example of real power and resolve.

Churchill dropped from England’s history syllabus
(”pandering to a P.C. agenda”)
ABC News (Australia), The Sun (U.K.) ^ | July 13, 2007
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1865231/posts


41 posted on 12/27/2007 7:15:43 PM PST by VOA
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: goldstategop
Just leave a "Welcome In And Help Yourself" shingle on the door.

And a compassionate "BANG" to show a wanton willingness for them to stay and pleasure all with their presence?

Dead or alive?

42 posted on 12/27/2007 7:17:41 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: squireofgothos

Will the last Brit with a stiff upper lip please turn the lights out when they leave.


43 posted on 12/27/2007 7:55:53 PM PST by Lancer_N3502A
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson