Friday, October 03, 2008

So Much For Being Able to Defend Yourself in the UK

Brazilian student faces GBH charge for 'defending home from serial burglar' | Mail Online You are attacked with a knife. You defend yourself, injuring your attacker (he got pushed to the ground and hit his head). You are charged with "grievous bodily harm with intent."

The lawyers are insane.
The law refuses to lay down strict rules about what constitutes 'reasonable force'. But last night a lawyer explained: 'If someone were to attack you with a balloon you cannot respond with a knife.'
Funny, but you don't see too many attacks with balloons. And this was an attack with a knife.

What exactly should he have done?

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