Sunday, January 10, 2010

Famous or not, one is truly defenseless when in England, even in one's own house

British TV star Myleene Klass was at home alone with her young daughter when she was startled by a group of teenagers who had entered her garden and were peering in her kitchen window. Ms. Klass instinctively grabbed a kitchen knife and tapped on the window glass with it, which had the intended effect of scaring the intruders away.

Naturally, this being England and all, it's Ms. Klass who is in trouble, as opposed to the trespassers:

"Hertfordshire Police officers warned Klass she should not have used a knife to scare off the teens because carrying an "offensive weapon" - even in her own home - was illegal."

One could argue that the knife was in fact used as a defensive weapon against the intruders on her property, who for all Klass knew were armed assailants bent on causing harm to her and her child, but the point is moot since that quite reasonable interpretation of the situation currently happens to also be illegal in that insane asylum.

"[Klass's spokesman] told the Sunday Telegraph: 'Myleene was aghast when she was told that the law did not allow her to defend herself at home.'"

Aghast indeed.

Yet another coddled famous person who finds out the hard way what the common British peasant already painfully knows - that the criminals in their country enjoy far more in the way of rights and protections than does the law-abiding citizenry, whom the government has left utterly defenseless.

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