Firstly if they broke in multiple times in proves that they aren't trying to hurt anyone and are just there to steal stuff to pawn off.
So this is an excuse to just accept it? Some guy breaks into my apartment, makes off with my property, and thats ok,"...becuase poor Johnny is to stupid/ignorant to find an honest way to make a living." By your definition every Robbery, Careeer Criminal, and Thief is a victim. Victimize everyone(like were already doing), and the next thing you know everyone will be on social welfare, drugs will rule this country, and Rape, Theft, and Murder won't be crimes anymore. Perhaps I should be compensated by the courts because I was robbed, and now I'm a victim. Just the thought sickens me
No, if he broke in multiple times then you must stop him. A lot of young kids here in America think they can get away with such crimes because their juveniles; and wont get severely punished. Additionally they learn from these behavoirs and teach others kids the same thing, spreading the problem. For some of us who don't make a comfortable wage getting Robbed is tantamount to someone destroying our car. No car, no transportation, no work, no money; your toast.
So honestly I may have warned him, but I would have put a slug right through him. That is the lads fault for choosing to commit such a crime, and probably a risk he was well away of(especially if he knew the old man had guns). The girl probably should have been held until police arrived; then we may have had some answers.
The 'career criminal' in this country probably spends more time incarcerated than free, and quite often they just keep committing crimes when they get out, ending right back in the hole.
Reason why we honestly need to exile them all to some remote island and let nature take it's course. That will teach people real quick.
I have lots of knives, swords and axes all over my house. If someone breaks in I am not going to say get out I am chopping off whatever gets into my house.
......remind me not to ever go to your house.