Would you fight for the safety of your family and home? Even if it meant being charged with murder?

This week, a man confronted an intruder in his house, and the police are now considering charging him with murder.

Donald Brook was in his backyard shed when he heard noises in his house and went to investigate about 3.15pm. He found a burglar, who threatened him with a stun gun. After an altercation Mr Brooke stabbed his attacker twice – in the arm and chest – now Donald Brooke faces an agonising wait to see whether he will face charges over the thief’s death. Neighbours told of the immediate aftermath of the incident, in which Mr Brooke pleaded with the offender to “come back, you’re injured” as the wounded man fled. Ignoring Mr Brooke’s request to return, the 31-year-old criminal ran to a nearby car, where another man was waiting behind the wheel, and drove off. The wounded intruder got out of the vehicle at Fairfield and was then taken in a critical condition to Liverpool Hospital. He died at 9.30pm.

“Detectives spoke to the resident soon after the event,” Detective Chief Superintendent Peter Gillam said. “It is too early to talk about charges. It’s a complicated matter and all aspects of the law have to be considered, including self-defence.”

The dead man was well known to police and had previously been investigated for a number of crimes involving robbery. He was due to appear in Burwood court next week on a number of charges.

Now while I’m all for the guy defending his house this is something that pisses me off. And I mean the law of things.

1 – The cops tell us we can defend our home, ourselves, our family, our property, yet

2 – When we do, they love arresting and charging us with the crime.

We have the right to self-defence, yet when we use it, it’s used against us.

Now, either the law needs to be changed and clarified, OR, we should never be arrested.

I know what I’ll be doing.


The intruder’s, not mine!


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