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eloquentwthrage
Oct. 12th, 2005 02:13 pm (UTC)
Double-you tee eff.
That's just great. So much for ever visiting England.
bistet
Oct. 12th, 2005 02:58 pm (UTC)
flabbergasted
Staggering is not the word. Are you sure it's not some weird British April Fools Day?
rozebud
Oct. 12th, 2005 04:08 pm (UTC)
Re: flabbergasted
That was my first thought - Is this article in "The British Onion"?
geckospot
Oct. 12th, 2005 03:56 pm (UTC)
sci fi becomes reality
Besides Demolition Man I've seen that theme in I-don't-know-how-many movies and books.
How about closing loopholes and streamlining the courts? What about not getting off on technicalities?

Can you say witch hunt?
rozebud
Oct. 12th, 2005 04:08 pm (UTC)
Re: sci fi becomes reality
How about closing loopholes and streamlining the courts? What about not getting off on technicalities?

Amen, sister.
bxiie
Oct. 12th, 2005 07:25 pm (UTC)
Re: sci fi becomes reality
It's too hard to have to use the system.

Trust the cops... They're your friends.
bxiie
Oct. 12th, 2005 07:28 pm (UTC)
Re: sci fi becomes reality
'If you are a police officer patrolling the streets and someone throws a brick through a window or abuses an old lady on the way to the shops . . . If you have to take that person all the way through a long court process, you are not going to do it.'

Seems to me the cops' attitude is a big part of the crime problem.
writergurl91
Oct. 12th, 2005 09:33 pm (UTC)
WTF?!?!?!?! isn't that a constitutional right?! this is totally nuts!
(Anonymous)
Oct. 12th, 2005 10:02 pm (UTC)
A constitutional right? As a foreign country, they aren't subject to our Constitution.

British law depends more on precedence and less or not at all on written guarantees. If Blair can convince the highest court in the land (the House of Lords), he can do as he wishes.
bxiie
Oct. 12th, 2005 10:04 pm (UTC)
That was me; I didn't realize I wasn't logged in.
readherring
Oct. 13th, 2005 05:26 am (UTC)
Wow. Combine Britain's guilty-until-proven-innocent proposal with Florida's shoot-em-if-you-feel-threatened law, and you've got a recipie for a slew of action-thriller movies.
bxiie
Oct. 13th, 2005 12:15 pm (UTC)
What's funny about the Florida thing is that many other states already do not require one to retreat if the three criteria for use of deadly force are met and have not for decades. Florida is new to the club and a big tourist destination so the Brady group thinks they can get traction there. The whole thing is rather funny or pathetic to people that have a good understanding of firearms laws across the nation.

Interesting that Brady cares not about Floridians. It's not just gun owners that are hurt by negative impact on tourism.

Our second amendment rights are precisely why guilty-until-innocent would not be attempted in the red states.
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