You say you've never heard of Tony Martin? He's the British farmer that shot two burglars in 1999. One of the perps died, the other was held by Mr. Martin until the police arrived. Mr. Martin was then arrested and convicted of murder. The conviction was reduced to manslaughter on appeal, and Mr. Martin is facing his fourth year in jail. If the parole board hasn't gone as crazy as the rest of the British justice system then it will be the last year he has to stay in the stir.
But what about Brendan Fearon, the criminal who survived? True to the current mood in the U.K. courts he only had to serve 1 year. He's been out and about for years, a free man while Mr. Martin rots in jail. Now Mr. Fearon has petitioned for legal aid so he can sue Mr. Martin. The British taxpayers are going to have to fork over five thousand pounds to this felon so he can sue the man he tried to rob. When it was pointed out that Mr. Martin will face certain financial disaster if he has to pay for lawyers while Mr. Fearon uses public money, officials from legal aid suggested that he sell the family farm to pay for his defense.
Okay, I've heard enough.
I'm now considering offers of marriage from any female British citizen who wants to move to a civilized country. Single moms get priority, since I have a soft spot for kids in trouble. I own dogs so allergies will automatically disqualify.