Thursday, December 27, 2007

Is This What England Has Become?

England, the once great and powerful empire has lost it's way and become the foremost Nanny State in the world. With it's Nanny laws and attitude, this story tell it best - the Gov't will protect you, and if we can't, you can't do anything about it.
A woman who suffered a break-in robbery in which she lost some valuable antiques worth "thousands" has been told she could face a significant liability if she beefs up her home's security, and a returning robber would be injured.


"But why would I want my house safe for these people? It's crazy," she said.

The woman had antiques and personal items worth "thousands" stolen from her home during her absence to attend to the needs of her brother, suffering with cancer.


During their investigation, Rugby police provided her with a crime-fighting booklet that discusses home security.

But she told the Advertiser when she asked about putting in a new security fence and upgrading its capabilities, she was told the laws on liability meant she risked a police investigation herself if any trespassers hurt themselves climbing it.


But the Warwickshire Police "Operation Impact" booklet, which gives victims information on crime-fighting, suggested she could risk a prosecution herself if someone would be hurt.

If a criminal gets hurt breaking into your house, you are liable and could be prosecuted. ????!!!!

There are two problems with this:
1) Since when has the Gov't been able to protect all of the public? It can't, so why shouldn't the people be able to protect themselves and their families and property?
2) Since when does a criminal in the act of committing a crime deserve to be protected from harm by the victim? To expect that is ludicrous!

I feel sorry for our cousins across the Atlantic, because they have given up everything for nothing from the Gov't.

Mr Minority