July 26th, 2007

Money for Old Lags

Posted in Not the Job by 200

Who says crime doesn’t pay?

As the Sun reported last week it certainly did for one adventurous teenager who broke into a Leicestershire primary school.

Whilst engaged in his felonious little plans he happened upon a gate on which he duly swung. This caused said gate to collapse causing some consternation as well as injury to chummy who was subsequently the proud recipient of £5,780 of our English pounds courtesy of the tax payers of Leicestershire. The Sun doesn’t go into detail about the level or type of injury received was but let’s hope it wasn’t anything trivial.

Whilst I agree that local authorities have a responsibility to maintain their property such that lawful users of it aren’t hurt, isn’t it about time we agreed that people who are there unlawfully give up any rights so that when they sue for something caused by their own criminal stupidity we tell them to fuck the hell off?

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4 comments

  1. JunkMonkey says:

    Totally agree with you there! It’s not right that the people whose property and whatever gets stolen/damaged etc… get blasted if some little toerag vandalises their property and hurts themselves while doing it – or gets hurt by someone defending their property.

    July 26th, 2007 at 09:44

  2. Gimlet says:

    Absolutely right. Whilst I suppose I probably (just about, maybe) agree with the principle that setting up an intentional trap for a burglar or whatever is unreasonable I cannot see why someone breaking in or trespassing should be able to sue for something that wouldn’t have happened without their own intentional illegal behaviour (excepting circumstances where, for example, it wasn’t obvious they were trespassing etc.)

    July 30th, 2007 at 21:05

  3. TunaSunrise says:

    Personally, I think that anyone who steps outside the law should lose the right to be protected by it.

    August 9th, 2008 at 00:29

  4. TunaSunrise says:

    Personally, I’m of the opinion that anyone who steps outside the law should lose the right to be protected by it.

    August 9th, 2008 at 00:32

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