August 22nd, 2008

Light & Tunnels

Posted in The Job - General by 200

Another new piece of legislation came into force recently. This one might actually contain something useful & workable, if the guidelines are followed.

The Criminal Justice & Immigration Act 2008 promises to support victims of crime who use ‘reasonable force’ to defend themselves.

It would be nice to think that the public can take encouragement from the news that provided they act within the law, there will be no chance of them being arrested for getting involved.

Justice Secretary Jack Straw said, “The government supports the right of people to defend themselves, their families & property with reasonable force. We do not want to encourage vigilantism but there can be no justice in a system which makes the victim the criminal.”

Let’s hope this is one law which actually night make a difference for a change.

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  1. Litew8 says:

    But 200, is the lawful use of force not already provided for?

    Or has the “A person may use such force as is reasonable in the circumstances blah blah blah”… been scrapped?

    Sounds like a government sound-bite to make MOPs think more is being done than there actually is…

    L.

    August 24th, 2008 at 12:11

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