I post with but one comment: I'm a new fan of Judge Michael Pert, QC. Here's the headline over the Daily Mail story about his ruling in a case of two burglars who had asked for more lenient sentences because the owner had shot them in the course of their criminal act:
'If you burgle a home where the householder owns a legally held shotgun, that is the chance you take.'
In response to claims by a lawyer for one of the burglars that his client had been traumatized by the shooting, the judge went on to say this:
'Some might argue that being arrested and locked up for 40 hours is a trauma,' he said.
The judge was referring to the fact that British police had arrested the couple whose home the men had tried to burgle and kept them in custody for 40 hours.
Read the whole thing here.