Canada’s lack of a right to self defence has claimed another casualty. An Edmonton man is facing two counts of aggravated assault for capturing and beating up two men who were carjacking his elderly mother.
Johnathan Tews saw his mother being attacked by two men in her driveway and raced out to save her with a baseball bat in hand.
Tews and his father confronted, fought with and apprehended the thugs, holding them until police arrived. For this act of bravery, Tews is facing charges that could ruin his life and take him away from the family he defended.
The charges Tews faces for potentially saving his mother’s life could result in more jail time than the life long criminal dirtbags that tried to carjack her will get. I don't blame the police for charging Tews. They’re following the laws as written which we expect cops to do. But, most cops probably wouldn't lose too much sleep over a couple of habitual criminals getting an old fashioned beat down from a strapping young citizen.
I place the blame squarely on the prosecutors who chose to proceed with this charge and the politicians who refuse to change the way these laws are used against good people trying to defend themselves. They’re the ones responsible for Mrs. Tews having to see her hero son being taken away in handcuffs.