by H. Clay Aalders
January 29, 2016
Apparently pepper-spray is illegal in Denmark. Because people who are already denied firearms should also be denied all other tools of self defense. According to Danish authorities, it would have been better had a 17 year old girl be raped by “a dark skinned, English speaking man”…
She said the man knocked her to the ground and then unbuttoned her pants and attempted to undress her.The girl was able to save herself from further assault by using pepper spray on the attacker, but now she may be the one who ends up in legal trouble.“It is illegal to possess and use pepper spray, so she will likely be charged for that,” local police spokesman Knud Kirsten told TV Syd.
The case has sparked a backlash among some Danes who point to increasing reports of sexual harassment in Sønderborg and other Danish cities at the same time that police say they are stretched too thin to properly carry out their duties.Numerous readers wrote in the comments section on TV Syd’s story about the incident that they would be willing to pay the girl’s fine, which will most likely be 500 kroner.