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.