Excellent article by Michael Bane, making a very cogent case for understanding the fact that the rules have changed...
One of the most important and least understood elements of self-defense is the social "landscape" in which self-defense takes place. If you're puzzled about tha
Justice is dead in America. The ideal of everyone being equal under the law is now a quaint relic of olden times. We are now all on George Orwell's animal farm, and the pigs have clearly stated that all animals are equal, but some are more equal than others.
One of the most important and least understood elements of self-defense is the social “landscape” in which self-defense takes place. If you’re puzzled about that statement, let’s go with a blunt trauma example. You are visiting rainy London and have the misfortune to be set upon by thieves, whom you repel with your classic black British umbrella. Instead of a gold star and a funny story to tell your friends back home, you may very well be changed with the crime of carrying a weapon, which is defined ex post facto as carrying anything that is used as a weapon.
Under those rules, you could remove a button from your very British tweed vest, flick it in the eye of your attacker and technically be as guilty as if you were the one tossing the jar of acid in your face.
It’s fair to say that the landscape inn the U.K. is wildly slanted against any sort of self-defense. Violence is the exclusive province of the state.