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(News.com.au)   When breaking into someone's house, don't use their age to assume they aren't knife-wielding black belts   (news.com.au) divider line 8
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2012-10-27 01:14:04 AM
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FTFA: "People have a right to take action to defend their own person, to defend their dwelling and to defend other people. The force that they use must be reasonable and must fit the circumstances, it must be considered in relation to the threat that they're facing," Det Insp Hitch said.

With all due respect, this is bullsh*t. The homeowners were 83 and 76. If you invade the home of an old couple like that, you deserve anything they can do to you. In this case, it was a knife wound. Too bad it wasn't a shotgun blast to the face.

I don't like it when law enforcement takes it upon themselves to publicly second-guess the actions of the victims of home invasions. When someone breaks into your house, they get what they get. All bets are off at that point. It's hypocritical for police to say anything considering the way they handle even the slightest hint of a threat to themselves.
2012-10-27 03:39:49 AM
3 votes:
As my old karate instructor used to say "If you kill them, there's only one police report."
2012-10-27 08:38:32 AM
1 votes:

casual disregard: It seems to me that the person more likely to use unreasonable force is the intruder, not the homeowner. Especially with shiat like bath salts and just plain crazy sociopaths roaming around. I don't think we need the police to protect us from ourselves in these cases.


This.
Nothing shows a culmination of bad life decisions more clearly than breaking into someone elses home.
At that point the weight of the law shouldn't be on homeowners to justify their actions.
2012-10-27 03:09:21 AM
1 votes:
GOOD ON THAT MAN for not taking shiat. How the police here love to make it clear that you are advised to stay seated while your house is robbed. I would happily kill someone doing that in my home, even if i went to jail. Id do it to raise awareness even.

Its a shame the old man had to say he ran into the blade to protect himself from prosecution.
2012-10-27 02:55:02 AM
1 votes:
"Our advice is that people should avoid confronting anybody it's not my advice that people should arm themselves and confront anyone in a house," Detective Inspector for Brisbane West Robert Hitch said.
"People have a right to take action to defend their own person, to defend their dwelling and to defend other people. The force that they use must be reasonable and must fit the circumstances, it must be considered in relation to the threat that they're facing," Det Insp Hitch said.


So basically, 80+ year old seniors with a little bit of skill and enough sense to defense themselves are being 2nd guessed about the amount of force they used by their a well armed force of men who couldn't even stop/prevent such an event from continuing on to begin with.
2012-10-27 02:52:54 AM
1 votes:
Gotta love the police response. Don't be too mean to criminals! We're worried that someone might hurt a criminal while they commit crimes against you. Don't do anything that might hurt their feelings. Repeat, be very gentle to criminals who break into your home. Seriously we mean it.

/I love "elderly guy beats down young criminal punk" stories.
2012-10-27 02:49:23 AM
1 votes:

Fark Me To Tears: FTFA: "People have a right to take action to defend their own person, to defend their dwelling and to defend other people. The force that they use must be reasonable and must fit the circumstances, it must be considered in relation to the threat that they're facing," Det Insp Hitch said.

With all due respect, this is bullsh*t. The homeowners were 83 and 76. If you invade the home of an old couple like that, you deserve anything they can do to you. In this case, it was a knife wound. Too bad it wasn't a shotgun blast to the face.

I don't like it when law enforcement takes it upon themselves to publicly second-guess the actions of the victims of home invasions. When someone breaks into your house, they get what they get. All bets are off at that point. It's hypocritical for police to say anything considering the way they handle even the slightest hint of a threat to themselves.


Any state that asserts that deadly force is not "reasonable" force to use against a demonstrably criminal home invader is corrupt and should be overthrown.
2012-10-27 02:44:13 AM
1 votes:
This is why it is a good idea to live in Texas, instead of Cali or such.

Downside to Texas: Insane property taxes!
Upside to Texas: Dead burglars, but you have to bury them somewhere. Grr.
 
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