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  1. #1411

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    an often occurrence when young kids are being stopped by cops and asked them ID... very dangerous

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    Quote Originally Posted by rs4:
    an often occurrence when young kids are being stopped by cops and asked them ID... very dangerous
    This never happens in London, of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GentleGeorge:
    This never happens in London, of course.
    a) Certainly not on the level of HK in recent years
    b) Please quote examples that show where in London police checks youngsters for political contraband
    c) Please show evidence that this happens routinely upon aircraft landing in London Heathrow
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatts:
    a) Certainly not on the level of HK in recent years
    b) Please quote examples that show where in London police checks youngsters for political contraband
    c) Please show evidence that this happens routinely upon aircraft landing in London Heathrow
    You're white then, huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GentleGeorge:
    You're white then, huh?
    Not white.

    D) Please explain what skin color has to do with police checking for anti-establishment political contraband
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    First prison sentence (in recent times) for...sedition. Yeah, sedition. Don't need that new-fangled NSL when good old-fashioned sedition can get you a multi-year prison sentence.

    https://www.dw.com/en/hong-kong-pro-...ule/a-61519215


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    5 years for...whatever, NSL. Posted a twitter message or somesuch. Got 3.5 years for pleading guilty but prosecutor complained so they upped it to 5...

    https://us.yahoo.com/news/hong-kong-...072947332.html


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatts:
    a) Certainly not on the level of HK in recent years
    b) Please quote examples that show where in London police checks youngsters for political contraband
    Of course they wouldn’t.. they’re too busy checking for knives and cocaine while their MPs get offed.

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    https://www.rfi.fr/en/hong-kong-not-...city-s-top-cop

    He’s right, of course. It is not becoming a police state because it is already one.
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    Just watched the Bayan Muna (communist party of the Philippines) arguing that the police should not suppress illegal protests outside the Presidential inauguration. "People have the right to air their grievances". "Suppression of protests wil send the wrong image to the world".

    See if the communists were allowed to run Hong Kong everything would be free.

    (Bayan Muna lost all their three seats in Congress).