posted on Jul, 27 2009 @ 08:58 AM
The problem I have with this is it sends the wrong signals out.
While "not-ok", it's not bad for a group of yobs to cause damage and assault. They would normally end up with a suspended sentence, an ASBO or
The big problem is that is lets these scummy b*stards know that someone 'defending' themselves against them will undoubtedly be charged, thereby
enforcing this youth/young mentality that they're untouchable or that there's nothing anyone can do against them. And here in the UK, that's very
prevalent right now, sadly.
I agree with the post above : you cannot walk about with a knife/weapon and use it when you feel threatened. In that instance, if something happened,
you would be asked, "Well why did you allow yourself to be put into that sitution in the first place - you didn't have to arm yourself and walk to
[location/place] - you could have stayed home."
But conversely, people on your
property, damaging your property and attacking a family member
. In my opinion you should have all the
legal rights in the world to stop the assault, whatever it takes.
And this isn't Hollywood. You don't "shoot the gun from his hand" or ninja-kick the knife out of the air. You take down the attacker/assailant
by aiming for the largest body mass - the chest/torso. And you don't slap them - you take them down so they can't get back up to further assault
your or your family.
I really don't see the problem with that. Provided it can be argued quite clearly THAT was the case (as this case is VERY clear), the man shouldn't
be charged with anything.
Sad what this country is coming to.
[edit on 27-7-2009 by noonebutme]