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Re: This'll shock ya by tucsonmike on 25 September 2008 6:35am
 
Judy, in Arizona, he would have risked being shot.
I asked one of the officers in class tonight. He said Karen could have called the police, but probably the most they could have done would have been to have one officer stay with Karen, and another escort this fool to his car. She could have used Mace on him if she perceived a threat. Civilians have a little more leeway here sometimes. For him to be arrested, he would have had to:
1. Touch her.
2. Have witnesses hear him threaten her and or her kids' safety.
As I said though, there is the chance some citizen would have shot this guy and said later "I thought he was going to harm her."
 
Re: This'll shock ya by johnnythemonkey on 25 September 2008 7:04am
 
Talk about using a sledgehammer to crack a nut.
 
Re: This'll shock ya by kazzzz on 25 September 2008 8:37am
 
Police?? We hardly have any here, if you call the police they take hours to turn up if at all!!! Mace is illegal too.
 
Re: This'll shock ya by bIG bLOGGER on 25 September 2008 3:25pm
 
tucsonmike: The London Metropolitan Police have attracted a lot of flak for their over-zealous reactions in the case of the Brazilian,Jean Charles De Menezes,shot dead at Stockwell Tube Station,suspected of being a 'bomber',when he was in fact a humble electrician going about his daily business.
The Inquest is currently ongoing.It was a case of inefficient police ID checking,panic,and blatant mis-identification which got Mr.Menezes shot,but I doubt whether any police officers will be blamed.
 
Re: This'll shock ya by sighthound on 25 September 2008 7:14pm
 
Mace is illegal many places in the U.S., too, unless you have a license but pepper spray is legal almost everywhere. The sprays designed to be used against bear are as effective as Mace (and much more effective than the sprays postmen use against threatening dogs.)
 
Re: This'll shock ya by johnnythemonkey on 25 September 2008 8:58pm
 
It's amazing how I've got through 50 years of life and my wife 53 and neither of us have ever felt the need to use mace or pepper spray.
I just use a right hook and a look from Meg is enough. :)
 
Re: This'll shock ya by sighthound on 25 September 2008 9:41pm
 
You are fortunate to be living in a civilized place where you only need a fist, johnny. I've actually had to face down a bear and was very lucky that it wasn't a female with cubs so I didn't have to resort to my pepper spray.

And, as a female who frequently travels alone, I've had to fight off a few assaults. Fortunately they were all by Neanderthals who had no idea that a woman would ever fight back and the surprise that generated gave me enough of an advantage to escape. (Oh, how I wish I'd had pepper spray in my younger days....)
 
Re: This'll shock ya by johnnythemonkey on 25 September 2008 10:22pm
 
Face down a bear ? Nae problem. You should see some of the women I've had to fight off.
 
Re: This'll shock ya by kazzzz on 26 September 2008 1:45am
 
*maces Johnny*


When I was in London we went out to the corner shop one evening, opened the door and saw a guy letting his dog poo on the doorstep. Whe we protested he and his mate literally went berserk. There were roadworks going on and he and his mate picked up bricks and actual fences (the barricade type that go along the egde of a road) and threw them at us. I was petrified. They were also full of verbal abuse, naturally. Ray picked up a couple of bricks and chased them away. All because we asked them to take their dog elsewhere.

 
Re: This'll shock ya by johnnythemonkey on 26 September 2008 6:27am
 
I wonder why two men and a dog would run from Ray ? Anyway, I think you opened the door, the dog took one look at Ray and shit itself and the guys panicked and stumbled into the roadworks.
 
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