Skip to comments.Family of father stabbed to death by thugs denied compensation...because he tried to fight back
Posted on 04/10/2009 1:16:14 PM PDT by MaestroLC
The family of a man who was stabbed to death by teenage thugs after he asked them to keep the noise down have been denied compensation - because he tried to fight off his killers.
Kevin Johnson, 22, was brutally murdered by the gang who invited him to 'meet Mr Stanley' during a confrontation outside his home moments before plunging a blade into his chest, arm and back.
The young father collapsed a few feet from his front door whilst the trio - aged 19, 16 and 17 - ran off in 'triumphant mood' before stabbing their second victim a short distance away.
But after applying for a maximum £11,000 in compensation Mr Johnson's family have been told that they do not meet the criteria as he tried to fight off the gang who took his life.
The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority has twice rejected John Johnsons case. They ruled that the demolition worker had 'significantly' contributed to his own death.
Mr Johnson, 57, will now make a last-ditch plea before an independent tribunal this month - almost two years after his son was murdered on his doorstep on the Pennywell estate in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear.
'I'm livid. Theyve got no empathy or any regard for us,' he said yesterday. 'The £11,000 is all they value a person's life at. And then you have to fight for it. Its absolutely disgusting.
'Obviously they just want to keep the costs down for the Government. The criminals get all sorts of help and thats called human rights. Yet we dont seem to have any human rights.'
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And this is what the Statists want for the American court system.
And Obie wants us to emulate Europe! Shame on the UK!
Yet we dont seem to have any human rights.’
Prey don’t have rights.
Criminals, not the government, should compensate crime victims.
My God, what is wrong with that country, have they completely lost their minds?
Is this what the current leadership in our country wants for us? Folks we are in a world of danger.
Now I've heard everything... WTF?
Just makes you want to go to Greatt Brittain, doesn’t it, folks. [Pronouncing my _T_s there, ‘cause emulating Euro-trash is in style.]
Socialism rots societies from the inside out.
“Socialism rots societies from the inside out.”
I am not happy to come to this conclusion, but I think ultimately preventing it and restoring sanity in society will require force. I will fight for the future of my child, if it comes to that.
yeah to organize a revolution. (Sarcasm)
But why should he get 11,000(lbs) in the first place?
So many righteous people need guns.
Personally, I'd settle for them being hanged by the neck until they're dead, in lieu of monetary compensation. But "cool Britannia" doesn't do that kind of thing any more, does it?
My guess is that this is blood money - of a kind - from the state, in lieu of executing his son's murderers. Personally, I'd settle for the pleasure of watching them dangle from a scaffold.
“They ruled that the demolition worker had ‘significantly’ contributed to his own death.”
WTF? I guess they want him to sit in his home, shaking with fear and unarmed.
British subjects are denied the right to self-defense so the government has an obligation to provide compensation for the failure of the police to protect and serve.
Please read my tagline. I have been saying this for years.
In leftist religion and ideology killing in self-defense is a far more heinous crime than murder because killing in self defense is the rational act of a rational person and is the deliberate taking of a human life. Murder is the act of a disordered person who is not rational and therefore is excusable and not criminal at all.
It has come to this: people no longer have a right to defend themselves, and if they do defend themselves, they and their families will be punished by the state. The criminals are officially in charge, and the state is upholding their authority.
As said as it is, the answer to your question is “Yes”.
I am not joking or exaggerating.
British law holds that in a confrontation, if both parties use force (regardless of the justification), both parties are equally culpable. Thus, in the eyes of the law, you will be held responsible if you hurt/maim/kill an assailant to the same degree as will the assailant if he hurts/maims/kills you.
There are some variations across European countries, but, as a general rule, European courts either frown on self-defense or have outlawed it explicitly.
I have read that that is the case over there in the UK.
But I have always wondered, what happens when the honest citizens decide that THEY might as well be criminals themselves?
Wouldn’t the citizens then get better treatment? A whole nation of criminals is what this will lead to.