This is a discussion on Unarmed English cops saved by man with sword.Cops want to arrest savior. within the Defensive Knives & Other Weapons forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by PaulG GEEEEEEEEEEEEZ. I bet it won't be long before we see a Criminals Union in the UK. Oh, wait, You know, he ...
"fundamental principle of American law that a government and its agents are under no general duty to provide public services, such as police protection, to any individual citizen." [Warren v. District of Columbia,(D.C. Ct. of Ap., 1981)]
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Nothing like this from the UK surprises me anymore. Now, if someone were to act as this sword-wielding gentleman did, and the authorities there were to treat him as a hero as deserved...that would surprise me!
Ya know, it used to be in British law that the man of the house had to have a bow and arrows for each person in his house capable of using them. What a change.
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I live in London and trust me there is a huge gun, drug, prostitution and theft problems. As with any city! However we are the only country that rewards criminals. If a burglar is assaulted whilst committing an act of burglary they can file assault charges. How mad is that. England is just way to politically correct and it will not change until it is too late. Way too many idealists. For instance people want to ban hunting because it is not humane and then go and buy a steak for dinner, they donít even stop and think how hypocritical that is or realize that an animal died for them to be fed.
Sadly, the US is headed in this direction as well. Innocent people loose rights and privileges, while the criminals quickly gain protection, safety from retribution, and opportunity. We laugh about this now, but at the rate our society is "advancing" (I use this term loosely, as there are those who claim we are making progress, while IMO we are regressing-loosing all that the founding fathers fought for)we too will be in this situation eventually.
In England it seems that they want you to stand by and let the BG go ahead and rob you or worse and the unarmed cops will come by later to investigate. Heaven help you if the BG should trip and get injured in any way. Then the BG can sue you and get the rest of your money.The BG really has it good. Mabe you should get rid of your guard dog so the BG wont have to worry about getting bit . When you leave the house you can hang a "not at home" sign on the door. You don't want to disturb the BG while he plys his trade. Just think,you wont have to turn that alarm on or off any more.
This is just very sad, but not very surprising. I really hope we here in the U.S. are not headed down that same path. It boggles the mind.
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the uk is just plain dumb.
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Geez, I would be buying this guy drinks for the rest of his life if I had been one of the cops. I just can't imagine wanting to arrest him. That's absolutely ridiculous.