Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Nice Knowing EU

Robber's gun a deductible expense

A bank robber has been allowed to claim the £1,400 cost of the gun he used as a legitimate business expense.


The Dutch prosecutors' service said yesterday that the judge had followed sound legal precedents.

Leendert De Lange, a spokesman, said: "You can compare criminal acts to normal business activities, where you must invest to make profits, and thus you have costs."

Therefore drug dealers would be within their rights to claim the cost of a car used to ferry the drugs around, he said.

Citizens are treated like criminals for defending the lives of their families. Like-minded government officials treat criminals like law-abiding businessmen. What's not to love?

Yet, there are still those enlightened, "progressive" individuals among us (aka: Michael Mooreons) who ask "Why can't we be more like Europe?".

And I thought Massachusetts was bad.

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