“Paul Kohler was brutally attacked in the Wimbledon property he shares with his wife and four daughters after he opened the front door to four thugs at 10 p.m. on Aug. 11, nydailynews.com reports. “They kicked, punched and knocked the 55-year-old head of law at the School of Oriental and African Studies to the floor. One of the gang then threatened to smash a heavy wooden cabinet door into his face if he didn’t hand over his money. The monsters then grabbed his wife Samantha MacArthur and taped her to a chair. Luckily, one of the couple’s daughters had barricaded herself into her room and called cops.” What makes this attack different is that . . .
Mr. Kohler is an academic (head of law at the School of Oriental and African Studies) and the attack happened in the leafy London suburb of Wimbledon. It stands as proof that savage criminals can strike anyone anywhere in the UK, as they can anywhere in the world, really.
The fact that Mr. Kohler’s attackers were Polish will no doubt fuel “little England” xenophobia. The British press is doing its bit, focusing on the bad guys rather than the Mr. Kohler’s inability to defend himself and his family. Why would they? The Land of Hope and Glory took armed self-defense off the table decades ago leaving its citizenry sitting ducks.
I’ve heard Brits say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Statists see the government as the answer to violent crime. Truth be told armed citizens are that ounce of prevention and that pound of cure. [h/t DD]