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Defending the Homeland.....

Post by Bones on 21st December 2009, 1:18 pm

Well, looks like yet another homeowner has been sent down for "defending his home". Munir Hussain was given 30 months after taking a cricket bat to someone who had broken into his home & threatened his family. The Tories are apparently going to try to use this to their advantage by pledging to change the Law so that victims of burglars can defend their home without the fear of prison.

Whilst I like the idea, I think that this case & the other high profile case similar to it (Tony Martins) were spot on in sending the home owners down.

What are your views? Should we be able to kill a trespasser on our property? Or should we just be allowed to use "Reasonable Force"?

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Re: Defending the Homeland.....

Post by Bones on 21st December 2009, 1:40 pm

With Tony Martins, the guy was running away & he shot him in the back.

With this latest one, the guy chased the burglar down the road, wrestled him to the ground & proceeded to beat him with a cricket bat.

These 2 seemed to have had the intention of killing the burglars.

Protecting your home & family is one thing, but is the use of excessive force justified by someone breaking into your house?

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Post by Bones on 22nd December 2009, 2:30 pm

No burglar wants a fight. That's why they target "empty" houses. All you need to do is make a noise & the vast majority would be outta there like a shot......

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Post by Bones on 20th January 2010, 11:30 am

A businessman who was jailed for permanently injuring an intruder who attacked him and his family has been freed by the Court of Appeal.

Munir Hussain 53, was sentenced to 30 months for grievous bodily harm with intent after he hit Walid Salem with a cricket bat in 2008.

Hussain and his family had been tied up by three intruders at their home in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.

His jail sentence has been replaced with a two-year suspended term.

Lord Chief Justice Lord Judge, who was sitting with two other judges in London, said he had shown "mercy" to Hussain.

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His brother, 35-year-old Tokeer Hussain, who was also jailed for causing grievous bodily harm, had his 39-month jail term reduced to two years.

The brothers were not at court for the hearing.

Both men, described as being at the heart of the community, were imprisoned in December after being found guilty at Reading Crown Court.

The pair left Salem with a permanent brain injury after hitting him with a cricket bat on 3 September.

The force of the blow was so hard that it broke the bat into three pieces.
* Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/beds/bucks/herts/8469850.stm


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Post by Bones on 20th January 2010, 12:38 pm

I think the brother would still be inside because he was never a "Victim" of the original crime, which would make sense to me.........

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