When a country directs a portion of its law to guaranteeing its own precedence in the defense of its citizens, it most readily does so by subverting the authority of individuals to guarantee their own. The gun registry, heavy-handed and arbitrary prohibitions of peaceful activities, and the conciliatory sentencing of violent criminals together deprecate the efforts of individuals to seek justice for themselves and consitute an inevitable legal accommodation with crime. So much so that, in Manitoba, the criminals are comfortable enough with the law to seek it out. From CJOB News via Dust my Broom:
It would come as no surprise if the list of charges against the property owner should prove more legally severe than those against the invaders. One hopes that the penalties, when they have been announced, will be more proportionate with justice.
Two suspects in a weekend home invasion went straight to the police after the incident... because the homeowner shot at them. According to police, it happened about 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon, 45 kilometres north of Roblin.
Monday, June 19, 2006
Posted by MapMaster on Monday, June 19, 2006