Planespotterx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 6 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1096 times:
I was thinking this, its not ok for "normal" ppl to hit criminals breaking into their houses, as was the case with that Farmer who shot the robber in the back.
Yet its all smiles and praise when a "celebrity" tackles a burgular, anyone else puzzled by this..so a "common" person cant touch a criminal, and yet a celebrity can get away with GBH (Had he been in Tony Martins shoes.)
IMO its ridiculous.
AvianceGirlUK From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1091 times:
I for one agree on this.. You see people in the news being actually arrested themselves for doing what would come naturally to all of us.. self defence for the sake of our families and belongings.
Just because Ozzy is a frikin celebrity, doesnt mean jack. I beleve he said something along the lines of 'he had him by his throat but decided best to let him go' Am i right here or did i hear that somewhere else?
Fact of the matter is, how many people in the news the past year have been made to feel like criminals for protecting their own home and chasing out burglers for a simple use of self defence?
Makes me mad.. the crime world is mad.. and I am mad!!
Whitehatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1034 times:
I'm just glad that he didn't get the same treatment George Harrison got and ended up stabbed for having a go.
Bless Ozzy and Sharon anyway, like she said earlier they both "worked their arses off" for what they have in life and the fact that they have a few quid shouldn't detract from what they have had to go through.
It isn't the money, it's the psychological trauma which does the damage.
Back to the subject, Ozzy used reasonable force. Shooting someone in the back (as Martin did) isn't reasonable. However we need to take a long and hard look at just what does constitute reasonable force here, as it is too weighted in favour of the criminal at the moment.
There needs to be clarification of the laws to state that when you enter premises without permission with the intent of stealing, then you give up some of those rights which are currently being abused.
If you go in, and get a beating, it's your fault for being there under those circumstances. The Tony Martin case is an example of taking that too far, and is probably a good pointer to where to draw the line.