Okay this is one of the few times I have made a serious thread, so bear with me; this too has caused me undo indescribable stress. So, I have a friend who owns a bunch of animals in a rural (as in, super rural) town in central Utah. She's one of the sweetest most wonderful people I ever got to know, and is just a lot of fun to be around. However, in this town lives these neighbors from hell. To start off, they have tried numerous times to release all the animals (deer, foxes, chickens) while they were gone for the day, they have tried killing her animals with guns, slashing their tires, cutting their phone line (pretty sure that's a federal crime right there), a myriad of bullshitting and hell for my friend and her small family. Several attempts have been made to contacting the police, sheriff's office, county office, nothing. They won't do anything since the town she lives in is very small and they don't give a rat's ass about going all the way out there to deal with the neighbors, etc. etc. The judges won't allow the family to use video proof of the neighbor's activities since digital video can be easily edited to make people look bad, and so on. The people themselves have no job or education, are into heavy drug use and are hellbent on making their lives as miserable as possible. Now, after looking up some laws, Utah has some very nice laws for castle doctrine, which to my understanding, allows justifiable lethal force if the victims in question know they are in danger of harm for themselves or anyone living on the property and must give verbal warning to the intruder, as cited here http://le.utah.gov/~code/TITLE76/htm/76_02_040500.htm They have cameras all throughout their property, so the good thing is the douchebag neighbors can't get away with doing it as much. However, they've been calling on them for so-called noise violations and the cops just idle in their driveway for a long time with their headlights on, keeping my friend wide awake, but the cops just don't do jack shit about the problems, the ones making the noise are these neighbor's numerous dogs, and nothing is being done. My question is, what can the victim do about this BS? Cops are our, using video proof at a courthouse is out, building a fence is out due to how zoning is, would standing her ground be justified? I love her and her family, they invited me into their home, welcomed me and my mom and sister with open arms and even played with their animals (remember their super cute foxes), there's no reason they should have to put up with this.I just don't understand the injustices of some morons like them. It just breaks my heart and drives me to tears that wonderful people are treated like shit when these punks go unpunished. They would move if they could, but right now, that's financially unfeasible.