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Young burglar reffered to as "courageous" by judge. EH?

Updated on July 16, 2013

No. , you don´t need new glasses.

Slow down.... Don´t go hurrying to your optician, there is nothing wrong with your eyesight.

More likely there is something wrong with the Great British justice system.!

I thought I must be wrong when I saw a picture of a young man (I´m being polite. Thug, lout, would be better adjectives.)

Staring at me from my t.v. screen the voice over to this picture of said thug, was informing us that the judge sitting in court today called this person ´courageous´for breaking into people´s homes and stealing from them. ¨It must have taken a lot of courage, I certainly would not be able to do it.´´ said the judge.

Sheeesh! You couldn't make it up!

The screen then altered to the back view of a married couple in their 70s, because they were too afraid to face the cameras.

Our friendly neighbourhood lout had courageously broken into their house while they were asleep.. No doubt the youngster must have had to take many deep breaths to pluck up the courage to do this. After all , what if the elderly man had woken up? He might have hit the lad with his pillow.! The wife might have screamed so loudly , that our thug may have suffered damage to his hearing. .

What was this judge thinking of. ? This boy /lout/idiot. no sorry , it´s the judge who is obviously the idiot, was a repeat offender.

It seems stealing from others is much more fun than going to work.

Never mind, he didn't really get away with it, he was given 200 hours of unpaid work to do.

I do hope he doesn't break a nail.,................

Thankfully this episode has caused outrage. The Prime Minister, Mr David Cameron was very quick to speak out, mentioning how he has been burgled twice and there is a feeling of violation when this happens.

Too right there is.! Especially for the elderly.

The world´s gone mad.!


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  • Dim Flaxenwick profile imageAUTHOR

    Dim Flaxenwick 

    5 years ago from Great Britain

    Ha Ha...... Yes I remember the greenhouse incident too.....

    If it wasn´t so dreadful for the innocent people involved, it would be really hilarious.

    Thanks for commenting.

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    Dan Barfield 

    5 years ago from Gloucestershire, England, UK

    Ha! I remember seeing this in the news! Isn't social justice absurd? It goes so against the grain that things like this can happen. It reminds me of that instance a few years ago when the thief broke a window in his victims' green house and successfully sued them for damages as he'd cut himself on the broken glass. Shameful eh?

  • Dim Flaxenwick profile imageAUTHOR

    Dim Flaxenwick 

    6 years ago from Great Britain

    Hello Robbswater, Thank you for visiting my page and leaving a comment.

    You have the right idea for the judge, I think.

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    6 years ago

    The Judges do not live in the real World. I only hope the same happens to this Judge, then and only then will he know what it is like to be a Victim.

  • Dim Flaxenwick profile imageAUTHOR

    Dim Flaxenwick 

    6 years ago from Great Britain

    Gooday to you mckbirdbks.......

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I love your dry humour....

  • mckbirdbks profile image


    6 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

    Yes, the world has gone mad. I thought the US had cornered the market, but I see Great Britain has a franchise.

  • Dim Flaxenwick profile imageAUTHOR

    Dim Flaxenwick 

    6 years ago from Great Britain

    Thanks for your comment, Peanutritious.

    So many of us are angry at the INjustice system, but today this judge telling a burglar it takes ´courage´to do what he does, was beyond belief to me. I just had to write a few words.

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    Tara Carbery 

    6 years ago from Cheshire, UK

    Tell me about it. Criminal justice is an oxymoron. I get more and more wound up by the news in Britain. People defending their property then getting arrested! The perpetrator being seen by the Judge as the victim. How dare anyone try to steal anyone elses things. What gives them the right?

  • Dim Flaxenwick profile imageAUTHOR

    Dim Flaxenwick 

    6 years ago from Great Britain

    So good to see you Silvergenes.

    It´s insane isn´t it?. Time that particular judge retired.

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    6 years ago

    Wow! I am in shock with such a ludicrous ruling! Courageous??? How about cowardly, sneaky, opportunistic, and disrespectful? Yes, I agree with you that the world has gone mad.


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