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(BBC)   English judge reprimanded for saying burglary takes a "huge amount of courage"   ( bbc.co.uk) divider line
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2012-12-05 10:20:14 AM  
4 votes:
What courage? The idiot you are making into a hero breaks into a house when nobody is home. He does it in England, where the homeowner isn't allowed to own a gun, and wouldn't be allowed to do a damn thing even if he did catch the burglar. And when he does happen to get caught and arrested, the farking judge won't even lock him up.

That sounds like "Commit all the crimes you want, there is no risk". I can't see why any courage is needed.

notmtwain: Admit it. If there were no possible consequence, you would do it. Therefore, you are afraid of consequences and must be a coward.

I'm sure this will shock you, because you sound like a dishonest scumbag at heart, but some of us are honest.
2012-12-05 08:16:59 AM  
3 votes:
Less in England than say Texas.
2012-12-05 07:15:09 AM  
3 votes:
In my house your "huge amount of courage" would be splattered all over the walls and I would sue your estate for the clean-up costs and anything else I could dream up.
2012-12-05 09:50:54 AM  
2 votes:
His statement that prison doesn't do criminals much good may even be true. Of course, we don't put them there for their benefit but for ours.
2012-12-05 09:50:03 AM  
2 votes:
With all due respect Litig8r ; )

"We have been the cowardssmart. Lobbing cruise missiles from two thousand miles away. That's cowardlysmart. Staying in the airplane when it hits the building. Say what you want about it. Not cowardlysmart."
2012-12-05 10:35:43 AM  
1 vote:
This particular Judge is a tosser, completely deluded, and quite frankly should not sit on the bench. While I have no idea what the details are in the burglary case, calling a criminal's actions "courageous" is idiotic on its face. Giving a burglar a suspended jail sentence, also seems quite inappropriate, but again, we don't have the full details.

This is what happens when you guarantee judicial independence and give them a lifetime posting. I understand the benefits of judicial independence to society, but every now and then you get a tosser like this.

2012-12-05 10:24:39 AM  
1 vote:

gerrymander: notmtwain: What's wrong with saying that it takes courage?

Only the entire context. It's not enough that a "courageous" person displays nerve, but must also do so in the face of knowing opposition. The nerve required to blindside someone -- as during a burglary, for example -- is a lower bar. It also has another word to describe it: "dastardly".

A burglar who phoned his intended victims up a day before and gave them time to prepare could be considered courageous -- and likely ineffectual.

Opposition is illegal in the UK. It's not hard to find examples where homeowners have defended themselves and their property against criminals, only for those same crooks to take them to court for injuries sustained, and win.
2012-12-05 09:54:37 AM  
1 vote:
It took a HUGE amount of courage to put that silly mop head on your noggin and than have your photograph taken in public.

Ya, those wigs weird me the fark out. They get bigger the higher up you go in the judiciary. The Brits are the Kings of fancy dress. Uniforms and outfits for every occasion. I'd be in big trouble in a British court. I simply wouldn't take them seriously. It'd be like I was in a movie or something.

As for the British intelligensia and political class betraying Britian, the judges attitude plays right along. Refuse to uphold traditional law, the people get more desparate and accept still more government control and tracking as a false hope. "If only people weren't free to drive anywhere they want, then we could control the movement of burglars better. Burglars can grab stuff and put it away in their cars and drive away. This couldn't happen if they had to carry the stolen goods onto a bus. THIS IS WHY WE NEED TO GET RID OF CARS AND PUT EVERYBODY IN GOVERNMENT CONTROLLED MASS TRANSIT"

/And anybody who doesn't put a telescreen in their house for the governemnt to watch their stuff while they're gone, deserves to get ripped off.
2012-12-05 09:47:30 AM  
1 vote:
"We have been the cowards. Lobbing cruise missiles from two thousand miles away. That's cowardly. Staying in the airplane when it hits the building. Say what you want about it. Not cowardly."
2012-12-05 09:46:35 AM  
1 vote:
Ok, so the story mentions that this comment alone is enough to shatter confidense in their legal system while completely overlooking the fact that the burgler is spared jail time... Hmmm, seems to me that England is extremely bassackwards in their thought process. 'Pillory the judge for making' this remark yet allow the criminal to go free. I know that a property owner will do more jail time than the burgler if there is a fight, but sheeze, are property owners required to cook the thief a meal and offer them a spare set of keys to the place?
2012-12-05 07:49:08 AM  
1 vote:

maxalt: In my house your "huge amount of courage" would be splattered all over the walls and I would sue your estate for the clean-up costs and anything else I could dream up.

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