It's A Clockwork Orange 2005! http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-1634945,00.html I do not have the desire to be either a victim of harassment or violence and I am fortunate enough to live in an area that sees little trouble. However, in the unlikely event of any trouble, I keep to hand a 3 foot long section of wood that handles very much like a baseball bat and that has a legitimate and prominent household function. And, if placed in an unpleasant situation, I will have no compunction in swinging it with great force and furthermore, in the event of an unsympathetic hearing from the local bobbies, I will refuse to give them any co-operation beyond my name and address and will use all necessary efforts to smear the force (and divisional officers) in the press as soft on crime and tough on householders, whilst waiting for prosecutors to drop the case because of a lack of co-operation and general hassle. Paranoid or realistic?