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Suing the HK police for false advertising?

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    Quote Originally Posted by john_1122
    My question remains unanswered, and the more time goes by and the police become more brutal, the more I feel like suing them. I talked the other day to someone about the Chinazi epithet. While it's a bit extreme, hiring thugs to beat up people they disagree with (socialists, Jews, etc.) was exactly what the fascists and nazis did (apart from the beating up, random arrests, torture in prison, etc.). The HK police shouldn't get away with it. I have a few 10s of thousands of dollars to spare, and I wonder if the police can be sued for false advertising. Although the police isn't using "Asia's finest" to sell anything, one can argue that it is using it to hire people, so wouldn't this be advertising?

    https://hkmb.hktdc.com/en/1X0A3KC0/h...on-1-September
    Not researched this, but while an amusing idea, I’m guessing the potential penalties even if successfully carried off would not be worth it, unless you’re just going for symbolic value. Save your money for better protest-related causes, unless you find like minds, or perhaps find some way to use Legal Aid is my suggestion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AsianXpat0
    Not researched this, but while an amusing idea, I’m guessing the potential penalties even if successfully carried off would not be worth it, unless you’re just going for symbolic value. Save your money for better protest-related causes, unless you find like minds, or perhaps find some way to use Legal Aid is my suggestion.
    I don't think they pay anyone to "advertise" a service or product. Or do they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shri
    I don't think they pay anyone to "advertise" a service or product. Or do they?
    Well, they run TV commercials and print posters, so they do pay someone. But they are not selling anything, so I am not sure this could be considered advertising.

    @AsianXpat0 Good luck getting Legal Aid for suing the police

    Does anybody how much would such a trial cost me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by john_1122
    Well, they run TV commercials and print posters, so they do pay someone. But they are not selling anything, so I am not sure this could be considered advertising.

    @AsianXpat0 Good luck getting Legal Aid for suing the police

    Does anybody how much would such a trial cost me?
    The nuisance, headline, amusement and morale value might have been worth something before they pushed the city towards emergency rule.

    Now I urge you to prioritise your spend for worthy causes. Feels like things are reaching an inflection point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john_1122
    Well, they run TV commercials and print posters, so they do pay someone. But they are not selling anything, so I am not sure this could be considered advertising.

    @AsianXpat0 Good luck getting Legal Aid for suing the police

    Does anybody how much would such a trial cost me?
    Starting costs would be around 500K .. and you would have to be prepared to pay the other parties costs if you lose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shri
    Starting costs would be around 500K .. and you would have to be prepared to pay the other parties costs if you lose.
    I probably wouldn't need a lawyer, but I don't know enough about the HK judicial system (and don't have enough time) to carry this out. But if someone rich wants to cooperate, let's organise something through geoexpat

    @AsianXpat0 Good idea. Perhaps we can start a thread with ideas of what to do to help the revolution.

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