How in God’s name can a 78 year old be dragged off by the pigs on a murder charge when defending himself and his home?
So some lowlife gets hoist on his own petard, in this case a lowly screwdriver, and snuffs it. Jolly good, one less piece of lowlife, give the guy a medal who achieved it, certainly not a murder charge. Ironically it was the pensioner himself who called the pigs, pity he didn’t just drag the corpse out into the gutter and leave him there!
One was under the impression this sort of thing was resolved subsequent to that farmer chap being jailed some time back and then released. What changed? Have people no longer the right to defend themselves? Or was the corpse a different colour?
Reminds me of living in Memphis in the 70s. Should you kill anyone within the confines of your home. The police turned up, dragged off the corpse with a meat hook and uttered the immortal words. “Terribly sorry you were inconvenienced maam.” There were no charges to answer and was not expected to even attend a police station at your own convenience. Quite right!
There were a couple of caveats added, should you shoot them on the doorstep, drag them over the threshold into the house before you called the police. Likewise if you had shot them in the back make sure you rolled them over and put another round in their front. Not even the police could get away with shooting people running away! Needless to say, home invasions were very very rare! unlike in the UK where open season seems to have been declared on residents and denizens of London.
What the hell does the government think they are doing? Seems to me they couldn’t organise the proverbial in a brewery. No way I would live there these days with out serious armament! People being shot in the streets, acid attacks, handbag snatches, home invasions begins to sound like Chicago at its worst. About bloody time all protection was removed from politicians and the Royal family, that would concentrate their minds to protecting their own citizens.