Chris Muir's Day By Day

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Meanwhile, In UK...

...the police are once again arresting law-abiding citizens simply for having the temerity to defend their businesses against burglars.

A businessman who confronted a burglar raiding his premises appeared in court yesterday accused of attacking him. Andrew Woodhouse, 43, was chasing thieves off his property when he claims one of them 'came at' him with a wooden stick.

Father-of-five Woodhouse allegedly used the stick to injure the man's legs before holding him down while his wife called the police.

But when officers arrived they arrested Woodhouse and held him in a cell for 18 hours.

He appeared at Newport Crown Court yesterday charged with grievous bodily harm with intent which has a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.


In the US, of course, Castle Doctrine and Stand Your Ground laws prevent this sort of gross injustice by police, even were they inclined to view the law-abiding and criminals as morally equivalent, as UK seems to do. Indeed, it's only a matter of time until UK criminals form unions to better protect their interests against evil law-abiding citizens.

1 comment:

TOTWTYTR said...

Law abiding citizens are much easier to arrest than real criminals. It makes the stats look good and minimizes risks to the officers.