From Ann Althouse's blog in a discussion of the woman who knelt by the body of the British soldier who had just been murdered by two radical Muslims. The discussion also asked where were the men.
That was a Brit thing. She could not act any better than she was trained to act. But she will courageously take flowers to the funeral.
An American mother would have grabbed a gun and shot the attacker with a high capacity magazine until it was empty.
The British cops also just stood around waiting for their firearms unit to arrive. Perhaps, just perhaps, if someone had come to the aid of the soldier when he was getting stabbed and before he was beheaded, he might be "in hospital" recovering from his wounds.