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    Quote Originally Posted by William06:
    https://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/compone...5-20191101.htm
    "The officers also said at their media briefing that an RTHK reporter who was shoved and pepper sprayed twice in the face in that area must have put himself in the firing line."

    It's like listening to a 10 year old kid trying to lie his/her way out of something they clearly have done, it's shocking and saddening that we are hearing it from grown adults in positions of power.
    They also stated that the journalist who was doxxed after protesting at their press conference may have been doxxed by other journalists...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MatthieuTofu:
    They also stated that the journalist who was doxxed after protesting at their press conference may have been doxxed by other journalists...
    But didn't the journalist who was doxxed state the only photo taken of her ID was by a Police officer.

    Will any of the cases for these troubles go before Juries? Will the 5 men and women good and true believe police statements in the court?

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    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...-death-threats

    Officer revealed he didn’t fear for his life... isn’t that an admission that the use of a firearm was unreasonable?
    “It was the first time I felt that way -- not that I would necessarily die, but that something was going to happen to me and my unit,” he said, speaking to a news outlet for the first time since the incident. “It’s the thing I had to do at that moment.”
    Admittedly the article is pretty badly written and makes it seem that they got tired of using non lethal ammunition so fired a live round
    For hours, his unit had clashed with demonstrators in running street battles that became increasingly violent. They had already used non-lethal weapons like sponge-tipped bullets, bean bag rounds, pepper spray and tear gas, but nothing managed to disperse the crowd.

    So Jacky took out his gun and fired a live round.

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    You are doing to them what you accuse them of doing to you.

    Was a perfectly OK piece in my opinion, specially since this was an officially sanctioned interview that ended with a suggestion for an independent and broad enquiry.


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    Quote Originally Posted by shri:
    You are doing to them what you accuse them of doing to you.

    Was a perfectly OK piece in my opinion, specially since this was an officially sanctioned interview that ended with a suggestion for an independent and broad enquiry.
    Rushed through and didn't reread. Should read this instead
    Admittedly this part of the article is pretty badly written
    I may often criticize SCMP articles for being pro-police but this brief description of him firing the gun doesn't do the officer any justice. To the international audience with no prior knowledge of the context of him firing the gun it makes him seem like some trigger-happy person who tried using non-lethal weaponry in vain to disperse a crowd so got tired of waiting and used life ammunition instead.

    I know they have a word limit when writing articles but that part leaving out vital context is pretty unfair to the officer imo.

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    HKFP journo sums it up pretty well imo (parts 2 & 3)

    https://twitter.com/holmeschan_/stat...06211705114625


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    Quote Originally Posted by MatthieuTofu:
    Rushed through and didn't reread. Should read this instead


    I may often criticize SCMP articles for being pro-police but this brief description of him firing the gun doesn't do the officer any justice. To the international audience with no prior knowledge of the context of him firing the gun it makes him seem like some trigger-happy person who tried using non-lethal weaponry in vain to disperse a crowd so got tired of waiting and used life ammunition instead.

    I know they have a word limit when writing articles but that part leaving out vital context is pretty unfair to the officer imo.
    It’s amazing how the article is slanted towards one POV, and yet can still be unfair to all sides. Still, it’s nice to see they ensure they stated his support for an independent inquiry WHICH THE 4 POLICE ASSOCIATIONS UNANIMOUSLY AND STRENUOUSLY OPPOSE. It would have been nice to have stated that part.

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