Monday, December 21, 2009

Peter Hitchens, Burglar in your home? I’d give him a cup of tea if I were you

If you want to know what to be really angry about, listen to ‘Judge’ John Reddihough, the insufferable political commissar who imprisoned Munir Hussain (pictured above with his brother Tokeer who was also jailed) – for doing what we would all like to do to the man who invaded his home and terrorised his family.

Mr Reddihough brayed, as he wielded the sword of injustice: ‘If persons were permitted to take the law into their own hands and inflict their own instant and violent punishment on an apprehended offender rather than letting justice take its course, then the rule of law and our system of criminal justice, which are the hallmarks of a civilised society, would collapse.’

So now acts of self-defense are morally equivalent to vigilante justice? There's no way I'd move to the UK (or most parts of Canada, for that matter).

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