NationStates Jolt Archive

UN Message

03-02-2004, 18:27
UN Members & Delegates,

I am writing to you to ask for your help in making the world a more just place. I propose that all citizens should have the right to act in self-defence without fear from the legal action or prosecution. But without your approval, the proposal means nothing. Without your approval, innocent citizens will continue to live in fear from violent attackers and the law itself. Question: What sort of justice system prosecutes victims for protecting themselves and their family? Answer: Lots!

In 2000, three young men broke into Tony Martin’s home. The farmer feared for his life and that of his family, and fired a shot at the intruders – killing one of the three. The innocent farmer was arrested and sent to prison for a total of 3 years, 3 months and 9 days. One of the jailed intruders was released several days before Tony Martin, and then after his release, sued Mr Martin for damages. In 2000, Mr Martin had to choose between risking his life and that of him family or at least three years in prison and legal action for protecting himself and his family.

“A 70-year-old man has suffered 45 stab wounds in what police say was a "vicious and ferocious attack" by a burglar.”

“Mrs Bell was stabbed three times in the stomach when she disturbed him [an intruder] as she arrived at her Oakmoor Road home in Wythenshawe.”

“An 82-year-old Birmingham widow was killed by a woman who stabbed her through the heart as she searched her home for money to buy drugs”

“Ms Davies, who was just 4ft 11 ins tall, had been left for dead after being struck on the head in the attack at her home in Penylan, Cardiff, on 27 August, 2001…She died on 27 October from a chest infection which, the court heard, was linked to the attack.”

All of the above show what Tony Martin would have risked if he had not acted in self-defence. He acted instinctively to save himself and his family and was jailed and sued for doing so.

Please approve my proposal today, and give innocent victims the right to protect themselves and those around them.

Go to the UN Proposals page now and search for “self-defence”. Your approval is incredibly important.

Thank you,

The Prime Minister
The Kingdom Of Studium
UN Delegate
The Great Region of Eowyn