Last week, despite CCTV footage showing him punching with the coordination of a professional boxer, and the fact that the assaulted did not fight back, the Liverpool footballer, Stephen Gerrard, was cleared of assault as he was acting in "self defence".
The singer Aime Whitehouse was cleared of assault despite numerous witnesses stating, under oath, she had physically assaulted another lady. She was found not guilty as the judge cast aspersions of the sobriety of ALL the witnesses.
Yesterday a business man was arrested and charged with stabbing a youth. The fact that the youth in question was on the man's property, was vandalising his van, assaulting the man's son who was defending the property, and the fact that the knife belonged to the youth, or one of his cohorts, seems not to count for anything.
So, the moral of this story is you are going to physically assault someone make sure that you are rich enough to afford the very best legal team, make sure you have the cult of celebrity on your side, and if you are just a normal person looking after your property, and your loved ones, you are stuffed.
Makes you proud to be British eh?
In the words of Victor Meldrew.............." I just don't believe it".
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