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Briton Who Cut Off Burglar's Ear With Samurai Sword Is Acquitted
armedselfdefense.blogspot.com/ ^ | 02/17/10 | Sasparilla

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 Fullard’s 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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TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: banglist; samurai; selfdefense; slicelist; swords

1 posted on 02/17/2010 6:59:23 AM PST by Sasparilla
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To: Sasparilla

They had a trial over this? Absurd and immoral.


2 posted on 02/17/2010 7:01:44 AM PST by devere
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To: Sasparilla

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.


3 posted on 02/17/2010 7:02:32 AM PST by FormerACLUmember (The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule. - H. L. Menken.)
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To: Sasparilla
when the home invader was only armed with brass knuckles.

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.

4 posted on 02/17/2010 7:02:47 AM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: Sasparilla

Don’t bring brass knuckles to a sword fight...


5 posted on 02/17/2010 7:04:15 AM PST by B Knotts (Calvin Coolidge Republican)
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To: Sasparilla

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturday_Night_Live_Samurai

6 posted on 02/17/2010 7:05:12 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Sasparilla

It would seem the UK laws exist to protect the criminals.


7 posted on 02/17/2010 7:09:29 AM PST by farlander (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: B Knotts
"Don’t bring brass knuckles to a sword fight..."

The weapons designers of WWI prepared one for either contingency :-)


8 posted on 02/17/2010 7:12:11 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: devere

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.


9 posted on 02/17/2010 7:23:02 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: devere
They had a trial over this? Absurd and immoral.

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.

10 posted on 02/17/2010 7:27:01 AM PST by Charles Martel ("Endeavor to persevere...")
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To: Sasparilla
It was two young thugs against one middle-aged homeowner. A sword made the fight barely equal. This is the most disgusting part:
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.

11 posted on 02/17/2010 7:29:20 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (Public healthcare looks like it will work as well as public housing did.)
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To: ETL
The best part was AFTER the Samurai Delicatessen skit, when Chevy Chase on “Weekend Update” went off!!!

“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.

12 posted on 02/17/2010 7:37:40 AM PST by allmendream (Income is EARNED not distributed. So how could it be re-distributed?)
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To: ETL

Oops; it was from the “Samurai Stockbroker” skit, ALSO with John Belushi and Buck Henry.


13 posted on 02/17/2010 7:39:26 AM PST by allmendream (Income is EARNED not distributed. So how could it be re-distributed?)
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To: Sasparilla

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?


14 posted on 02/17/2010 7:40:08 AM PST by GraceG
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To: Sasparilla

Tried to rape his wife? He’s lucky the guy only cut off his ear.


15 posted on 02/17/2010 7:40:14 AM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Sasparilla
"The home invader had threatened to rape his wife and kill his teenage children."

"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.

16 posted on 02/17/2010 7:47:10 AM PST by GregoTX (When people find they can vote themselves money it will herald the end of the republic. Ben Franklin)
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To: Sasparilla

They had to hold a TRIAL?? A once great nation destroyed by the radical left. We can witness the results of disarming a people.


17 posted on 02/17/2010 7:49:03 AM PST by Oldpuppymax
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To: Sasparilla

He really should have used a Cold Steel katana!
Chop! Chop!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V__Ierrz0hQ


18 posted on 02/17/2010 8:03:27 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine
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I am shocked ... SHOCKED that there are no references or gif's regarding the HIGHLANDER on this thread. I'd post but I'm html challenged.... I think the appropriate response to the intruder would be In the end ... THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE.... before hacking the guys head clean off his torso, with a single swipe of the Cold Steel Katana.
19 posted on 02/17/2010 8:26:51 AM PST by ExSoldier (Democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb voting on dinner. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.)
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To: Sasparilla

Peter, is that you?


20 posted on 02/17/2010 8:56:33 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: FormerACLUmember
You cannot defend yourself either in your home or from their crazy Libel laws.Exactly. Since they've been neutering the penalty for murder (no death penalty over there any more) while escalating the risk for defending yourself, the SSS rule should be making a comeback soon. Unintended consequences. They're a bitch.
21 posted on 02/17/2010 8:58:04 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Sasparilla
Briton Who Cut Off Burglar's Ear With Samurai Sword Is Acquitted

"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.

22 posted on 02/17/2010 8:58:31 AM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: ExSoldier

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.


23 posted on 02/17/2010 9:00:25 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Sasparilla

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.


24 posted on 02/17/2010 9:01:53 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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Hmmmmm Isn't that why the Samurai always carried a secondary shorter sword (spelled with a "w?") or knife as well? I mean besides the whole Hara Kiri thing if disgraced.... Also I would think appropriate follow thru with the stroke would tend to carry the blade out of the body, especially if the angles are correct. Step clear of the spatter or shower depending on arterial spray.... I'll have to ask my Sensei tonight about that. We'll be working with Bokken in my Aikido class.
25 posted on 02/17/2010 9:12:51 AM PST by ExSoldier (Democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb voting on dinner. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.)
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To: ExSoldier

Wakizashi


26 posted on 02/17/2010 1:00:07 PM PST by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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To: ExSoldier

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.


27 posted on 02/17/2010 3:02:35 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Still Thinking
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.

28 posted on 02/17/2010 3:39:20 PM PST by ExSoldier (Democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb voting on dinner. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.)
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To: Sasparilla

This is so stupid. A legal system that works backwards...this gent who protected his family and property was guilty until proven innocent.


29 posted on 02/17/2010 3:43:24 PM PST by Ironfocus
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To: ExSoldier
That is sharp.

You ain't kiddin'.

30 posted on 02/17/2010 5:33:21 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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