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Posted 12/15/09 - 1:31 PM:
Subject: Crime and Punishment?
This article is from the UK.
A millionaire businessman who fought back against a knife-wielding burglar was jailed for two-and-a-half years yesterday. But his attacker has been spared prison.
Munir Hussain, 53, and his family were tied up and told to lie on the floor by career criminal Waled Salem, who burst into his home with two other masked men.
Mr Hussain escaped and attacked Salem with a metal pole and a cricket bat. But yesterday it was the businessman who was starting a prison sentence for his 'very violent revenge'.
We've seen loads of this topsy-turvy 'justice' for years now, and it still staggers the mind. Judges need to stop being slaves to the letter of the law and start thinking about the good of society as a whole.
When a criminal threatens your and your family's life at knife-point, its a matter of life and death. The issue is not resolved until one or the other party is beaten into submission or killed. You can't just chase the burglar off so they can come back tomorrow with guns instead of knives. If you get your chance you need to take action, swift and decisive.
I mean, here's a devout Muslim coming home with his family from the mosque and he gets attacked in his home, threatened with death. Not only did he do his civic duty beating this criminal, but his religious duty as well protecting his family. To think he will be jailed for this is an absolute outrage. You can't sit around and wait for 'the law' to 'handle matters' when the bad guy is waving a deadly weapon in your face or trying to escape.
And if you beat him to death, feed his ass to the hogs and leave no trace.
Now, I don't support capital punishment, but I do support the right of each individual citizen to fully defend themselves in the face of imminent danger, even to the extent of the use of deadly force.
If more homeowners shot intruders first and asked questions later, home invaders might think twice before kicking down that door.
In keeping with our recent themes, we might use this thread to explore the rights of individuals vs. rights of criminals vs. needs of society/social order and justice.