A case has come up in England which defies rationality, justice or even belief. Our Keystone cops have basically condoned Grand Theft, allowed victims to be deprived of their property and shrugged-off their responsibilities as guardians of our legal system. It's a repugnant case, and many people are aghast at the sheer stupidity of it, let alone the cruelty of it.
A rather expensive caravan was purchased by a couple of decent working people who were looking forward to retiring with a way of travelling around Britain. Many people go down this road, and enjoy its style. They purchased a very expensive van - around forty thousand dollars worth - and spent fifteen thousand dollars fitting it out with luxuries and bespoke improvements.
It was stolen one night. The shock of was hurtful as anyone can imagine, but they put their trust in police efficiency to get it back. It was eventually found - being lived in by "travellers" - our equivalent of gypsies. The occupants were informed that checks had revealed that the van was stolen, and must be returned to its legal owners. Simple so far? In any country? Yeah, right . A bill of sale - which turned out to be issued by a person with a phony address and phone number exonerated the purchasers and left them 'blameless'. But the occupants - a family with kids- protested that eviction would go against their 'Human Rights'. The police backed off and checked this out with our Prosecutors Office. It turned out that this was indeed true, and the police could take no further action. The family continued to enjoy the luxury of the van leaving the legal owners angry and frustrated.
I fume, as do many of my countrymen and women that this travesty of common sense and intelligence could possibly be allowed to occur. It's ugly, grossly out of order and bordering on the insane. If any American picks up on this, please give me your opinion, and let me know if your country has any issues with the 'Human Rights' fiasco.