Grey Area of Self Defence (and defence of property)

Discussion in 'Self Defence' started by Pretty In Pink, Aug 11, 2019.

  1. Mitch

    Mitch Lord Mitch of MAP Admin

    What do you call a Scouser in a suit?* JS72834296-1.jpg

    *Other 80s cliches are available :D
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  2. Smitfire

    Smitfire Cactus Schlong

    The defendant! :D:D
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  3. Mushroom

    Mushroom De-powered to come back better than before.

    Ooooooooooh close to the bone :D:D
  4. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool Spes mea in nihil Deus MAP 2017 Moi Award

    Thread necro!!!!!!

    US man killed by own home booby trap

    This is why it's illegal to set traps on your property, even in America, which is literally the wild west of the developed world anyway!

    The legal argument is that life is more valued than property and that the devices have no means of preventing accidental harm or distinguishing between targets.

    Even if the trap targets a criminal, the trap-setter, though having the right to protect their home, has no right to determine the punishment.

    Injury can lead to lawsuits. In the 1971 case of Katko v. Briney, in Iowa, two homeowners were held liable for injuries caused by their spring-loaded shotgun to a trespasser intent on stealing from a vacant property.
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2019
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