People, warlike and otherwise

In England, a man was stabbed and killed in the course of a break-in. The police came and arrested the home’s owner.

Also in England, some Gurkhas are fighting for their pensions, in the European court of human rights.

If it really comes to a fight, my money is on the Ghurkas.

UPDATE 29 June 2011: Maybe the case struck a nerve. “Justice Secretary Ken Clarke has said a householder who knifes a burglar will not have committed a criminal offence under plans to clarify the law on self-defence in England.

UPDATE 22 July 2011: Home owner will not face charges over burglar’s stabbing death

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