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    A 17-year-old girl in Denmark has seen a wave of support after police threatened to fine her for using pepper spray to fight off a sex attacker.

    The teenager told police Wednesday evening that she was sexually assaulted by a dark-skinned English-speaking man near a migrant asylum center in central Sønderborg. She said the man knocked her to the ground and tried to undress her before she was able to fight him off with her pepper spray, which is illegal in Denmark, The Local reported.

    The man who allegedly attacked the girl fled the scene and has not been charged. It is unclear if the man was an asylum seeker or refugee.

    The news comes after several female residents in Sønderborg reported earlier this month that they felt harassed by some of the asylum seekers in the area. A nightclub in the town has gone as far as barring guests if they cannot speak Danish, English or German.

    The case has sparked controversy in Denmark, with members of the public so outraged by the girl’s fine they have offered to pay it themselves, Denmark’s English language news network The Local reported.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...osecution.html

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/...per-spray-on-/


    http://www.news.com.au/world/europe/...60e4d7dca1fb82
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    If it was Sweden, they'd probably tell her she should have let the migrant rape her.
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    Wtf, defending herself against rape? That's a hate crime!
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    Why have you changed the story in your headline which says she was fined, but the article says she was only threatened with being fined?
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    I completely support her and the right to defend yourself, but she either knew or should have known that pepper sprays are illegal and should be willing to accept consequences.

    If people are so outraged by it, maybe its time for them to fight to change the law.
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    Great, she should have cut his **** off at the same time
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    How dare she try and stop another individual from raping her. I mean what has this world come to.
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    Un****ingbelievable.
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    1. She wasnt fined.
    2. Its not about fighting someone off its about having an illegal weapon.

    People should read the article.

    If they want to allow pepper sprays then they should change the law.
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    She deserves to be fined.
    After all, she resisted cultural enrichment.
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    And why did you say he ran away but wasn't charged they obviously would charge him if and when he's caught. Or would you have used secret magic powers to apprehend the individual.
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    (Original post by Thomb)
    And why did you say he ran away but wasn't charged they obviously would charge him if and when he's caught. Or would you have used secret magic powers to apprehend the individual.
    Perhaps police resources would be better utilised to try to catch the attacker, rather than prosecuting the girl?
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    The police are supposed to act in the interest of the public I don't think fining someone who is defending is in the interest of the public
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    (Original post by HucktheForde)
    A 17-year-old girl in Denmark has seen a wave of support after police threatened to fine her for using pepper spray to fight off a sex attacker.

    The teenager told police Wednesday evening that she was sexually assaulted by a dark-skinned English-speaking man near a migrant asylum center in central Sønderborg. She said the man knocked her to the ground and tried to undress her before she was able to fight him off with her pepper spray, which is illegal in Denmark, The Local reported.

    The man who allegedly attacked the girl fled the scene and has not been charged. It is unclear if the man was an asylum seeker or refugee.

    The news comes after several female residents in Sønderborg reported earlier this month that they felt harassed by some of the asylum seekers in the area. A nightclub in the town has gone as far as barring guests if they cannot speak Danish, English or German.

    The case has sparked controversy in Denmark, with members of the public so outraged by the girl’s fine they have offered to pay it themselves, Denmark’s English language news network The Local reported.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...osecution.html

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/...per-spray-on-/


    http://www.news.com.au/world/europe/...60e4d7dca1fb82
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    Wtf, defending herself against rape? That's a hate crime!
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    The issue here about the fine for pepper spray is that it's illegal to carry pepper spray.

    The police and courts have to enforce the law as it stands.

    Now most people would think its common sense to say that if the girl was in danger and acting in self defence then it's not right to punish her, but this opens a can of legal worms if a precedent is set that it's usually illegal to carry pepper spray but a legit defence is "it was being used to prevent sexual assault".

    What happens when a guy starts chatting up a girl, and the girl decides to pepper spray him and then claim he was sexually assaulting her. If this has been established as a legal precedent then we start putting men in a weaker legal position as any woman can start claiming sexual assault and use it to defend using an illegal weapon on a man.
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    (Original post by thefatone)
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    Oh, I know its about carrying pepper spray, rather than using it in defense, but that law is ridiculous with the current rise in assaults. Where is the common sense?
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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    Oh, I know its about carrying pepper spray, rather than using it in defense, but that law is ridiculous with the current rise in assaults, and the police should recognise that
    Then its up to their government to change it.
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    (Original post by 999tigger)
    Then its up to their government to change it.
    The police, with their limited budgets, should use common sense in determining the priorities of people to pursue. During a huge increase in sex attacks, should they focus on those carrying pepper spray illegally, or those committing the attacks?
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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    Oh, I know its about carrying pepper spray, rather than using it, but that law is ridiculous with the current rise in assaults, and the police should recognise that
    There are other ways to prevent harm to oneself and to defend oneself legally. Pepperspray is illegal to carry, she should or will have known that before purchasing it. Something to remember also is that she can take self-defence classes -- and in fact it's arguably better if she does, assuming she has no pre-existing physical conditions that prevent her from doing so. You learn discipline and confidence through martial arts, you learn next to nothing carrying pepperspray.
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    (Original post by Vennec)
    There are other ways to prevent harm to oneself and to defend oneself legally. Pepperspray is illegal to carry, she should or will have known that before purchasing it. Something to remember also is that she can take self-defence classes -- and in fact it's arguably better if she does, assuming she has no pre-existing physical conditions that prevent her from doing so. You learn discipline and confidence through martial arts, you learn next to nothing carrying pepperspray.
    Not everyone can do martial arts - what if they have a back injury, injury, or are pregnant?

    Will they remember all their special martial arts moves in the heat of the moment?

    Also, with pepper spray, you can fire it and run away. With martial arts, you take a much greater risk, because you assume that you can disable your attacker, and that s/he isn't armed. If they pull out a knife, you are f*cked.
 
 
 
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