You hear the story and wonder if it can be true. A former human shield harasses a guy's girlfriend on the bus, then when he's called on it, gets off the bus with the guy and clobbers him. The guy, Billy Leeson, lead singer for the British band Les Incompetents now lies in a coma.
Peace Activist Beats Singer Into Coma
Rising pop star Billy Leeson, lead singer for the British band Les Incompetents, was riding on a London bus last week when some maniac started harassing his girlfriend. An altercation ensued. After the two men got off the bus together, the maniac threw a punch that resulted in Leeson fracturing his skull and going into a coma. The madman ran off laughing. His name: Christiaan Taylor Briggs, peace activist.
Briggs is best known for leaving his New Zealand home in 2003 to serve as a human shield, defending the genocidal dictatorship of Saddam Hussein in the name of peace, love, and the children.
Can this be? A human shield, a person who feels so strongly about armed conflict that he is willing to give his life to protect others, a guy like that not only picks the fight, he cracks his skull, then runs off laughing? Well, look at the guy and make up your own mind. Does this look like someone who would do such a thing?
(Bonus question: When alcohol addiction hits the mean-drunk stage, isn't it time for you to give it up?) From Flickr's public images:
Most images have been removed. No, not because I had to, because "Morph", the owner of the pictures, didn't hit anyone and may be the salt of the earth for all I know. It really didn't feel right, showing all the other people at the party as well. So ok, pictures are down.
Should the "peace activist" run amok again though... well, the innocent could be photoshopped out.
***Update II: Les Incompetents on Youtube.
Also- Thanks Tim Blair for the link, and the original pointer to this story on Florida Cracker.
Gateway Pundit is keeping up with the story. (and has an amusing image of freedom-fighter Briggs, hiding his face behind a kafiya, because, well you know, reprisals)
***Final Update: Briggs was convicted, sentenced to less than a year, and has done his time.