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    Quote Originally Posted by MatthieuTofu:
    Can't wait for the cop who showed a reporters ID card to a livestream and the people who later doxxed him to also be convicted of the same crime.
    I thought the law specifically protected police. Is it a general law? (serious question... as I see so many random posts / threads asking for people to identify some rando for whatever reason..).

    For example .. that MTR pole licker?

    For academic reasons, I'd like to see how some of these prosecutions proceed. Should give us a good read on where the judiciary stands. Assuming that the defense in this case will be handled by friendly lawyers / barristers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shri:
    I thought the law specifically protected police. Is it a general law? (serious question... as I see so many random posts / threads asking for people to identify some rando for whatever reason..).

    For example .. that MTR pole licker?

    For academic reasons, I'd like to see how some of these prosecutions proceed. Should give us a good read on where the judiciary stands. Assuming that the defense in this case will be handled by friendly lawyers / barristers.
    It's a court injunction, the offense should not be related to any "seditious intent". Rather amusingly if the prosecutors move forward with the latter as the criminal charge, we're in for a 'fun' court case, with the defendant not charged because they were charged with the wrong offense. As this is not the CY sandwich case, it comes with a potential 'reinterpretation' from up north.

    CY sandwich case:
    Ng was charged after throwing a fish sandwich at Leung in 2016 as a protest. Leung ducked at the time and the sandwich hit a nearby police officer’s arm.


    In making its case, the prosecution had named the officer, Lau Wing-kwan, as the victim instead of the former Hong Kong leader.
    https://www.hongkongfp.com/2019/03/0...-court-ruling/
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    Surprise surprise, it's a colonial era law... from 1938
    https://twitter.com/alvinllum/status...30552149557248


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    Quote Originally Posted by MatthieuTofu:
    Doing a private investigation and crowd sourcing of information is now “doxxing”
    https://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/compone...abChangeable=0
    Quote Originally Posted by Mefisto:
    https://www.hongkongfp.com/2020/03/2...personal-data/

    Photos of that suspect/popo were posted on Reddit recently before the posts were pulled by the mods there (Reddit has significant PRC investment, which may or may not have played a role; it has in the past, but I do get the point).

    The "evidence" wasn't posted there so I wouldn't know about that.

    What I do know is that when cops aren't held to account for their actions, these kinds of things are bound to happen. Arresting a pro-dem district councillor "by the rule-by-law book" isn't going to change anything for the better.
    I thought arrests for only serious offenders/ flight risks happened in the middle of the night? Sounds like a description of the flying squads during apartheid...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MatthieuTofu:
    Couldn't the Democratic Party sue HK Popo Force for libellious fake news here, if upholding the law is still some part of HKPF's mandate?

    It shouldn't be very hard to find out who took the photo, where it was distributed and with what accompanying message or instructions.

    Yeah, right...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mefisto:
    Couldn't the Democratic Party sue HK Popo Force for libellious fake news here, if upholding the law is still some part of HKPF's mandate?

    It shouldn't be very hard to find out who took the photo, where it was distributed and with what accompanying message or instructions.

    Yeah, right...
    Looks completely unsolvable.

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    I wonder if anyone still believes them.
    https://twitter.com/ezracheungtoto/s...81564184879105

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