Skip to comments.Briton Who Cut Off Burglar's Ear With Samurai Sword Is Acquitted
Posted on 02/17/2010 6:59:23 AM PST by Sasparilla
An Englishman who almost sliced off the ear of a home invader with an ornamental samurai sword has been acquitted of all charges after a trial. He was found not guilty of unlawful wounding. The home invader had threatened to rape his wife and kill his teenage children. He used the sword because it was the only weapon he could find.
You may recall that a New Jersey college student recently killed a burglar legally with a samurai sword.
The Englishman told authorities that if the first thing he had found to defend his family had been an umbrella, he would have hit the man with that.
Prosecutors who filed charges under the oppressive British self defense laws believed that 47 year old David Fullards self defense actions were over the top. Prosecutors said that it was disproportionate to attack the thug with a battlefield weapon when the home invader was only armed with brass knuckles.
22 year old Michael Severs and 19 year old Michael Smith were...
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They had a trial over this? Absurd and immoral.
Th UK is a sick, sick country.
You cannot defend yourself either in your home or from their crazy Libel laws.
London is a “Turd World” toilet, in my last unpleasant visit there.
I invite any prosecutor to allow me to strike them just once in the face while "only armed with brass knuckles". Their successor may decide whether to charge me with reckless homicide or voluntary manslaughter.
Don’t bring brass knuckles to a sword fight...
It would seem the UK laws exist to protect the criminals.
The weapons designers of WWI prepared one for either contingency :-)
Mr. Fullard was expected to have his own brass knuckles so he could fight fair! It would be funny as a movie plot but in real life it is insane.
Agreed... but at least this time, the person who stood his ground was acquitted. I've gotta say, that was not what I expected to read.
Under British law the two home invaders were given a slap on the wrist. They received suspended sentences and 100 hours of community service work. Severs had to have his ear reattached.
“Just moments ago a drug crazed and incoherent John Belushi injured character actor Buck Henry by wildly flailing a samurai sword” or some such.
Buck wore a bandage on his forehead for the rest of the show.
Oops; it was from the “Samurai Stockbroker” skit, ALSO with John Belushi and Buck Henry.
Nanny states want YOU to be dependent upon the government for everything, including domestic defense of ones own property.
If people can do things on their own, then what NEED is there for the government and what use are those who make up the government?
Tried to rape his wife? He’s lucky the guy only cut off his ear.
"Prosecutors said that it was disproportionate to attack the thug with a battlefield weapon when the home invader was only armed with brass knuckles."
The invaders (more than one), invaded his home... his HOME, threatened to RAPE his WIFE, and KILL his CHILDREN, and defending them with a ornamental sword is "over the top". This man that defended his family was charged with a crime, and tried in court like a criminal. I think I despise the UK criminal justice system more than I despise these thugs that attacked this mans family.
They had to hold a TRIAL?? A once great nation destroyed by the radical left. We can witness the results of disarming a people.
He really should have used a Cold Steel katana!
Peter, is that you?
"Excuse me, but do you have any weapon more dangerous than those brass knuckles? If you have a firearm, what caliber? I would feel awkward shooting you with a .45 if you only have a 9mm. We must be fair, you know, Marquess of Queensberry rules you know."
No, thank you. I'll stick with the sword - and aim for the throat next time.
When you hack with the katana, especially if you’re cleaving the guy’s head, make sure to pull your swing at the last instant, or you risk getting your sword caught in his skull. If there’s other bad guys on the scene, you’re screwed.
I love how the state has disarmed the British home, but still feels free to grouse in court if their arsenal of defensive weapons lacks something of exactly the approved degree of lethality.
Probably, but better not to have to take a second or two to switch weapons at the wrong time. Probably better to just whack the guy’s head off at the neck.
Agreed! In true Highlander style! I've read that in ancient Japan the swords were tested for sharpness by their ability to cleave through the neck of an OX at the base in a single stroke. That is sharp.
This is so stupid. A legal system that works backwards...this gent who protected his family and property was guilty until proven innocent.
You ain't kiddin'.
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