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  • Simpleboy
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    To quote Boston Legal
    'We keep hearing about the rights of the criminals in this country [USA], what about the victims?... Lets just stand together and protect the civil liberties that make this country great."

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  • z740
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    Not sure about over the pond but over here you can shoot someone if they are in your house and of a threat to your well-being. One they exit your establishment you can still shoot them if they are a threat. Once they start to flee you can no linger shoot them as they are of no threat to you.

    The above is to the best of my memory. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

    -Chris

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  • brianw999
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    As far as I'm concerned the biggest travesty of justice here in the UK concerned the farmer, Tony Martin who lived in a very secluded area. He had been a victim of crime on previous occasions. He caught a pair of burglars in his house and shot one of them dead. The dead burglar was a 16 yr old being groomed for a life of crime by his accomplice, who had a record as long as your arm.

    Tony Martin, the victim remember, received a life sentence for murder, later commuted to manslaughter. He eventually served a total of three years in prison.....for defending his home and property !!

    This link will tell more if you're interested.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Martin_(farmer)

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  • z740
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    Originally posted by Tanner_J
    Just to let you everyone know.

    The people suing in these dumb cases hardly see a penny of what they initially win. You hear about the initial rulings, but never about the appeals.

    The lady that sued McDonalds because she spilled her coffee and won millions? She really only literally got $1.
    Good point. The lawyers also get 1/3 of the money and then come court fees, etc.

    -Chris

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  • DAIRD
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    Strange justice: a burglar who is breaking to a house, acts illegal. Taking away things he don't own (is also illegal) and while in the garden, he steps on a forgotten rake what bumped direct into his face (that's a fair deal..???), so he never can expect a lot of money for compensation. This would be as immoral and illegal as his attempts of stealing things. Little use of common sense would help to avoid cheating justice.

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  • Tanner_J
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    Just to let you everyone know.

    The people suing in these dumb cases hardly see a penny of what they initially win. You hear about the initial rulings, but never about the appeals.

    The lady that sued McDonalds because she spilled her coffee and won millions? She really only literally got $1.

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  • RobinB
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    As I said team, only in the good 'ol US of A.

    Have fun and all the best for 2008

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  • DAIRD
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    Originally posted by MaxPower
    Nothing beats the burglar who broke in inside a house (the family who lives there were on vacation) so this guy did something but couldn't come out, this burglar had to stay inside for a week and wait for the family to return from their vacation, this dumb burglar sued the family and I think he won the case. (just because he was locked in, and couldnt get out of the house he broke in at). Anyone remembers it ?
    Yes, I do. Also the thief who was about to steal the rims of a car, was spotted by the car owner, who drove away then. Injured thief's hands and was sued to pay more than $10.000 to the thief.

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  • ptbodale
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    And here I thought it was a thread about pilots...hahahahaha

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  • avro_arrow_25206
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    Originally posted by RobinB

    On Sainsbury's peanuts --
    'Warning: contains nuts.'
    (talk about a news flash)


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  • z740
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    Originally posted by MaxPower
    Nothing beats the burglar who broke in inside a house (the family who lives there were on vacation) so this guy did something but couldn't come out, this burglar had to stay inside for a week and wait for the family to return from their vacation, this dumb burglar sued the family and I think he won the case. (just because he was locked in, and couldnt get out of the house he broke in at). Anyone remembers it ?
    I'd believe it! The only thing that stands between you and the $12 million from McDonald's after you slipped in their store and broke an arm is 12 random citizens.

    -Chris

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  • MaxPower
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    Nothing beats the burglar who broke in inside a house (the family who lives there were on vacation) so this guy did something but couldn't come out, this burglar had to stay inside for a week and wait for the family to return from their vacation, this dumb burglar sued the family and I think he won the case. (just because he was locked in, and couldnt get out of the house he broke in at). Anyone remembers it ?

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  • z740
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    A friend emailed me this link a while back so I thought I'd share it.
    http://www.rinkworks.com/said/warnings.shtml

    -Chris

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  • pdeboer
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    ROFL great as always Rob, keep 'm coming please

    cheers, Pamela

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  • z740
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    Originally posted by RobinB
    Common sense never prevails in an AMERICAN court of law.
    My teacher is always telling us about civil cases in which stupid people win millions of dollars.

    In one case an elderly woman slipped on a puddle outside a convienence store and was mentally injured from that incident. She sued the store and won $12.3 million.

    In another, a man cut himself on a piece of broken glass while breaking into someone's house. He later fell down the stairs, broke his arm, and cut himself again with a steak knife. He also won over $10 million.

    -Chris

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