in Britain, or it'll get shut down and things will continue downhill.
Over at Insty, CHANGE COMING TO BRITAIN? Jim Bennett emails: “Cameron is quietly walking back from the extreme anti-victim features of English law. At some point people will start to discuss whether the right to self-defense implies a right to effective means to exercise that right.”
The argument has already been made, and the State decided no; however, changing circumstances- as in people being willing to tell the politicians to sod off- may help change that back.
I have to wonder, in the case of Mr. Coley, I have to wonder if his being black played a role in his not being charged? Considering the Crown Prosecutors have imprisoned people for self-defense actions less drastic than this in the past... Real chance in attitude, or fear of being called racist? We'll see when the next case happens and the defender is white.
Why yes, I am very cynical about this anymore.