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originally posted by: MisterSpock
originally posted by: Silure
a reply to: MisterSpock
I agree, and likely the US guy will not get a fine, just kicked out as the time in custody would be in lieu of any other punishment. As a foreign national custody prior to full investigation is to be expected unfortunately.
Honestly, sweden officials should have been smart(for once) and just fast tracked this.
originally posted by: paraphi
I was once given advice, which I have never put into practice. If there is a situation which will become violent, then strike first, go for the balls, and run. Pretending to be a Ninja also helps, apparently.
Agreed mate. We can all find the exceptions of people who made mistakes and got prosecuted because they make the news. Nobody ever hears about the thousands of times people employ reasonable force and win the fight legally because there is no court case.
originally posted by: RAY1990
a reply to: Silure
Exactly, it is what it is and it's the same throughout most of the world tbh because most reasonable nations use a form of common law.
Anything is a weapon especially if you're fearing for your life, just tow the line of reasonable force.
Good points but we are all human. My best mate teaches a martial art, has done for decades, very good lineage of non UK teachers as well, but even then I've stopped him getting himself locked up for beating someone who in my personal opinion deserved it. He's human ffs, couple of pints and we're all only a couple of "You looking at my bird?" moments away from carnage.
originally posted by: sapien82
proportionate force is hard to judge if you arent in control of your own emotional states through discipline , thats why many people should learn a martial art, teaches self control , discipline and you learn the strength of your own body !
That way you are better equipped to defend yourself and provide an appropriate response!