Sunday, January 10, 2010

From the place where Great Britain used to be,*

and the police actually served a purpose other than filling out paperwork and harassing the innocent,
The youths approached the kitchen window, before attempting to break into her garden shed, prompting Miss Klass to wave a kitchen knife to scare them away.

Miss Klass, 31, who was alone in her house in Potters Bar, Herts, with her two-year-old daughter, Ava, called the police. When they arrived at her house they informed her that she should not have used a knife to scare off the youths because carrying an "offensive weapon" – even in her own home – was illegal
Which, considering they can define pretty much ANYTHING as an 'offensive weapon', if she'd waved a frying pan they'd have told her the same damn thing.

*Yes, I'm borrowing Uncle's phrase; it just fits so well

1 comment:

Windy Wilson said...

"but "Officer", there were more of them than of me, and every one of them outweighed me by 10 kilos of muscle and bad intent. What is a "defensive weapon" that would have frightened them away?"

When the representative of government tells you to do nothing when a criminal wants something, government is telling you that the action of the criminal is authorized and supported by the government. Why anybody in that place is still law abiding and hasn't joined a gang is beyond me.