Monday, March 28, 2005

Irish still trying to get rights for victims

The Irish Examiner: Maybe, if we’re lucky, they’ll put the law on side of innocent victims. Like the English, the Irish are mostly helpless in the face of assault.
[Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny] wants the law changed to protect victims of burglary, and it seems there are quite a lot of them given that there were 25,000 burglaries last year.
In Ireland,
the law, as currently applied, obliged a person whose home was being robbed to retreat or find a method of retreating.
You can do nothing legally to defend yourself even in your own home.

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