'Human Shield' Jailed For Putting Teenager in Coma

Alleged "peace activist" and "pacifist" Christiaan Briggs has been sentenced to eight months for cold-cocking a teenager, resulting in traumatic brain injury when the teen's head struck the pavement, in a dispute over Briggs' ogling of the teen's girlfriend.

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From Life Style Extra (UK):

A smirking peace activist who left a rising rock star fighting for his life after a row over his girlfriend was jailed for eight months today.

Christiaan Briggs, 30, attacked 19-year-old singer Billy Leeson and left him in a coma, after Mr Leeson asked him to stop staring at his girlfriend on a late night number 29 bus.

After punching the teenager Briggs, who went to Iraq as a peace activist in 2003, walked away "smirking".

Mr Leeson fell into a coma when he hit his head in the pavement and the judge at Snaresbrook Crown Court said: "It was obviously a miracle that he lived."

Briggs' lawyer argued for leniency (apparently successfully, given the wrist-slap sentence) saying that Briggs was a "committed pacifist" who was "absolutely horrified by his behaviour."

I guess you can tell by the smirk.

Briggs' swinish behavior perfectly illustrates the utter arrogance of the mindset that leads people to become human shields for barbaric regimes. It's not as unusual as it sounds for peace types to show vicious tendencies. A year ago, Quakers planned and held a series of death parties to celebrate the 2000th US servicemember killed, claiming they were commemorations.

Via Are We Lumberjacks.

Posted by: Bluto at 12:47 PM

Comments

1 So a girl showing cleavage results in a coma and possibly death! The poor guy doing the involuntary stare thing (aka involuntary ogling, occular fixation) should sue if he ever wakes up. The "can't stop looking at you" thing is mostly brain chemicals at work.

Posted by: Involuntary Stare at October 23, 2006 01:47 PM

2 Wish that punk would try it with one of my sons. Or me for that matter. Son of a bitch would wear a dress for rest of his miserable life.

Posted by: Greyrooster at October 23, 2006 01:54 PM

3 So this guy used violence? that's a change.
Everyone knows the Liberals like to use other means, like slashing your tires if you have a "Bush" bumper sticker, keying your car, cutting you off on the highway or breaking campaign signs in your law.

They'll damage your property at the drop of a hat, unusual to see one with the balls to confront someone.

Posted by: davec at October 23, 2006 01:56 PM

4 Except he went after a punky 19 year old wannabe rock star. If it had been anyone as big or bigger he would have started screaming his anti-war pig squealing diatribe accusing them of fascism and whatnot.

Posted by: SeeMonk at October 23, 2006 02:02 PM

5 Myabe he can get a decent hair cut in prison.

Posted by: Randman at October 23, 2006 02:05 PM

6 Behold the hypocrisy of the left ...

Posted by: Garduneh Mehr at October 23, 2006 02:13 PM

7 This guy won't have to worry about anyone else's Girlfriend for a while.
He'll be traded for a pack of smokes, and be everyone's Girlfriend.

Posted by: davec at October 23, 2006 02:22 PM

8 8 months for almost killing a guy?

Jeez.

Posted by: Spade at October 23, 2006 02:39 PM

9 Is it just me or does he look a bit like Sideshow Bob?

Posted by: CanForce 101 at October 23, 2006 03:00 PM

10 Obviously, the reporter meant to say "Piece" activist instead of "Peace".

Posted by: Rockothenut at October 23, 2006 03:09 PM

11 CanForce,
Perhaps the Sideshow-Bob character was based on him; you know with the diabolical duplicity etc....

Posted by: Garduneh Mehr at October 23, 2006 03:27 PM

12 He may not get the haircut we all want to see, but he'll get enough sex to last him for many months to cum! LOL

Posted by: Last gasp Larry at October 23, 2006 03:31 PM

13 Involuntary Stare :
read again, he was staring at the teenagers Girlfriend, not the other way around.

Posted by: davec at October 23, 2006 04:42 PM

14 Everyone knows the Liberals like to use other means, like slashing your
tires if you have a "Bush" bumper sticker, keying your car, cutting you
off on the highway or breaking campaign signs in your law.



I'm more afraid of Liberal violence now that I'm a conservative than I was of conservative violence when I was a Lib because at least I always knew conservatives where law-abiding-- unlike these lawless Libs who actually take pride in bucking the law and have no real moral compass.

So I'm not one bit surprised that this human shield POS caved someone's skull in. As an ex-Liberal myself, who used to work in the non-profit sector filled with Lefty do-gooders like this, I can attest to the fact that even though they are consumed with a desire to "make the world a better place", they treat people on an individual level like they were dog poop. They "care" about humanity on a macro level, but on a micro level they are uncaring spiteful sods.

Posted by: Jesusland Carlos at October 23, 2006 10:05 PM

15 Doesn't that smirking mug just cry out for a size 11 boot print?

Posted by: Last gasp Larry at October 23, 2006 11:28 PM

16 Violence from lefturd? The hell you say!

Posted by: Improbulus Maximus at October 24, 2006 06:12 AM

17 Look at his hair. He wishes to be a member of a "poor downtrodden race".

Posted by: Greyrooster at October 24, 2006 07:05 AM

18 A perfect example of modern Britain:

A 'committed pacifist' with a conviction for GBH (grievous bodily harm).

A serious assault resulting in brain damage (Leeson is learning how to walk again) gets an 8 month wrist-slap.

A judge says Briggs almost killed Leeson, but praises him anyway.

Disgusting. If Briggs can get eight months for crippling and nearly killing a guy, I'd happily pay 100 fine to wipe that shit-eating grin off his face.

Posted by: Matt at October 24, 2006 07:45 AM

19 Violence from lefturd? The hell you say!

Wasn't it the lefturd George Galloway that said assassinating Tony Blair would be morally justified? Wasn't it mama Sheehan who fantacized out loud about assassinating George Bush? Don't lefturds regularly assault and batter conservative speakers on campus? You better believe violence from a lefturd.

Posted by: Jesusland Carlos at October 24, 2006 08:55 AM

20 He wears his wear the same as Yermom. Birds of a feather.

Posted by: Greyrooster at October 24, 2006 11:25 PM

21 "Disgusting. If Briggs can get eight months for crippling and nearly killing a guy, I'd happily pay 100 fine to wipe that shit-eating grin off his face."

How much is that in US currency?

Posted by: Michael Weaver at October 25, 2006 05:04 PM

22 A dollar?

Posted by: Last gasp Larry at October 27, 2006 02:06 AM






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