In this blog entry I would like to pay a special tribute to the bravery of my close family members who had to endure the brutality of a visit to their home from masked gunmen at the weekend. It is an appalling state of affairs when grown up people can no longer feel safe in their home because of the mindless, threatening and bullying acts of others. In the case of my family they were subjected to some 30 minutes of terror. Imagine what happens when abuse or violence is repeated day after day. Aggravated burglary and domestic violence are both crimes.