Sunday, March 02, 2008

Crime Pays

I have learned that crime does pay.

This week I saw on TV and in the paper were a man when to court because he killed another man that was threatening his family and trying to steal his car. I think this used to be what was called 'self defence'.
Ok, our justice system says that if you kill a person you go to trial. And the man was found guilty and sentenced to two years in jail. With a long stretch of my imagination I can maybe, and that is a big maybe, agree with that. Maybe he should have just called the police.
BUT what I can't understand is why that man must pay the family of the car thief so much money for several years.

How many other crimes are going to be committed do to the ruling in this case?

1 comment:

  1. I would be willing to bet that had the man called the police instead taking matters into his own hands that he would have been told...."Sorry but we can't do anything about just a threat."