This is what happens in places without guns–Case II

In the U.K. where they are ‘more civilized’ than we are in the States no one really needs a gun, right?  Wrong:

Four teenagers were “worse than a pack of wild dogs” when they beat a man to death outside his Chinese takeaway, a court was told yesterday.

Michael Chen, 41, was kicked, punched and stamped upon during the attack in a shopping precinct in Wigan.

His assailants struck him on the head so hard with a stake it sounded like a cricket bat striking a ball.

The gang left him dying in the arms of his girlfriend. His life support system was turned off the next day.

Yesterday the teenagers were jailed for up to 10 years at Manchester Crown Court. None showed any reaction as they were taken from the dock.

Passing sentence, Mr Justice Royce told them: “You acted far worse than a pack of wild dogs. The sheer savagery and brutality of the attack… aggravates the offence. It is the sort of street violence that should not be tolerated in any civilised society.”

Frightened by the youths gathering in the precinct, Mr Chen, his girlfriend, Eileen, and the restaurant’s chef armed themselves with a spade, a wooden stake and sticks.

But they were quickly outnumbered and cornered by about a dozen youths, including the four who would eventually conclude the attack.

They needed to arm themselves with rifles and/or shotguns not sticks.  Firearms, of course, are severely restricted in the U.K.  The U.K. politicians who committed the crime against humanity by taking guns away from the victims should have also been on trial and sentenced here.

2 thoughts on “This is what happens in places without guns–Case II

  1. And note that the authorities take this kind of barbarism so seriously that the ‘yutes’ are locked up for UP TO 10 years (meaning they probalby won’t spend anywhere near 10 behind bars).

    bcl

  2. Yeah. I noticed that too. But they didn’t mean you kill him you know…

    They would have been better deterred, as well as other ‘yutes’, had they been either bled out on the street or been carrying a colostomy bag the rest of their lives due to acute lead poisoning. As it is there was only a moderate chance of getting caught with something less than a ten year term in jail. So… assuming the chances of getting caught is 10% and the average real time in jail for that sort of thing is five years it figures out that they are only going to do, on the average, 6 months in jail for each act of that sort.

    Risk of lead poisoning is a far greater deterrent.

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