Also via Maggies's Farm: A man in England gets two-year 'supervision' (e.g., a suspended sentence) for holding a family at knife-point and threatening to kill them; and the father he was holding gets two years in jail for attacking his assailant.
These are the kind of European values Barack Obama wants the United States to emulate. This is what Team Hopenchange means by "fundemental change". You are helpless; you are wrong to stand up for yourself. Only the arm of government can save you.