Liberals the world over are consistent, if nothing else. If anything can be done to soften the consequences of criminal behavior at the expense of innocent citizens, they'll do it:
Local councils that govern life in the United Kingdom seem overly frightened of liability lawsuits - even from criminals who might get hurt while committing crimes. London's Daily Telegraph and the Surrey Mirror reported in February that police in the counties of Kent and Surrey had been advising homeowners and merchants to avoid using wire mesh on windows because burglars could seriously gouge themselves while climbing through. Also, electrical engineer David Bishop said police seemed especially concerned that burglars could be electrocuted if they broke into his workshop and thus advised him to post a warning sign outside that could be seen in the dark.
Is it too difficult to figure out why public social problems continue to increase?