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    Burglars fear residents more than the police

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    Burglars fear residents more than the police
    By Staff Reports

    Monday, November 16, 2009

    Today burglars fear the homeowner much more than the police. They know the police cannot shoot them for crimes against property and cannot chase them if they flee in a vehicle. When was the last time you heard of the Supreme Court handing down a ruling in favor of the victim and their property or more authority for the police to apprehend?

    Burglars are familiar with how the criminal justice system works to their benefit from slap-on-wrist judges who hand out probation five or six times to sympathetic jurors who view a burglar’s drug addiction, abusive father or alcoholic mother as a valid excuse. They are also aware of jail overcrowding and budget cuts which lessens punishments for their crime.

    Hardly a day goes by that a team of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, behaviorists, criminologists, etc. aren’t doing Q & A surveys in prisons and jails seeking answers to antisocial behavior.

    The most profound and undisputed survey I reviewed was asked of convicted burglars by an FBI behaviorist:

    1. Would you B&E (break and enter) a home if you thought it occupied?

    A. No — 88 percent (the other 12 percent are hard-core burglars).

    2. Would you B&E a home if you knew the owner was home and maybe had a gun?

    A. No — 95 percent (the other 5 percent are called cat burglars)

    3. Would you B&E a home if you knew the owner was home and did, in fact, have a gun?

    A. No — 100 percent (I told you they fear the homeowner).

    No other survey I studied in my 27 years of law enforcement in Miami Metro Dade County did I see a 100 percent, not even for a Mother’s Day holiday.

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    Send them results to the Brady Bunch ;-)

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    Good to hear. But this would bring us back to the oft-discussed top of do you put a "This house protected by Smith & Wesson" sign on your window. Otherwise the criminal won't know.
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    That's the way it's supposed to work. There should've also ask them if they would B/E in the home of a declared Brady Buncher, regardless if they were home or not...
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    These are the correct questions ask to the correct people.

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    I have considered posting a sign that my home is protected by individuals with firearms (Me, Wife) but I cant get away from wondering if that would actually encourage some criminals because they would want to steal them when we are not home
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    100% fear an armed home owner more than the police.

    I certainly HOPE so. That's the whole point of Castle Doctrine and similar laws allowing wide latitude for action during a home invasion.

    They are supposed to fear armed home owners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopyard View Post
    100% fear an armed home owner more than the police.

    I certainly HOPE so. That's the whole point of Castle Doctrine and similar laws allowing wide latitude for action during a home invasion.

    They are supposed to fear armed home owners.
    Stated better, I could not.

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    An armed society is a polite society.
    Dirtbags ought to fear normal citizens.
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    That's the way it should be.
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    you break in my house you better be wearing depends,I can deal with a little blood but you soil my carpet and I'm not gonna be happy
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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    you break in my house you better be wearing depends,I can deal with a little blood but you soil my carpet and I'm not gonna be happy
    I'm afraid you'll get more than a little blood and probably other stuff oozing out of the BG.

    Get rid of the carpet and put down vinyl, or use ceramic flooring with a good grout and stone sealer. It cleans up better. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by gilraen View Post
    ...But this would bring us back to the oft-discussed top of do you put a "This house protected by Smith & Wesson" sign on your window. Otherwise the criminal won't know.
    If the BGs (and I don't mean the disco group ) would actually become productive members of society, none of this would be necessary. Not that I'm the first person to ever have this occur to him/her, either. That said, a sign either like the one mentioned above or one that says "We don't call 911" (while certainly novel and worth lots of "cool points") would probably only serve as an "invitation" to those members of society who feel an obligation to see if what the sign says is true.
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    How about a sign just inside the entrance;

    If you are in this house uninvited, you are officially notified that the occupants of this house are in fear of their life, and by (insert state castle doctrine law here) you have forfeited your life to any means we see fit. Prepare yourself, and please go stand on the plastic sheeting to your right.

    Si usted está en esta casa no convidada, le notifican oficialmente que los inquilinos de esta casa están en miedo de su vida, y por (insert state castle doctrine law here) usted han perdido su vida a cualquier medio que veamos ajuste. Prepárese, y vaya por favor soporte en cubrir plástico a la su derecha
    Even better would be an audio recording tripped my motion sensors hooked into the alarm system.
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    repeating it in spanish is great...

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