Crime: Possession of offensive weapons (laser pointer, hiking stick, umbrella)
Pled: Not guilty
Sentence: 3 months rehabilitation centre (15 years old)
The boy cooperated with police and is not demonstrated to have attacked anyone, but has his freedom taken away for longer than some anti-protester with a long criminal record attacking a non-participant (teacher protecting students).
The judge/magistrate also needs to come out more to the real world. Without commenting on the facts of the actual case, I have seen more than once, in person, the use of laser pointers in a way described as far-fetched, in peaceful demonstrations.
Summary - not proven to have hurt anyone, 3 months for possession of â€œoffensive weaponsâ€
The CCP will hand out bauhinia baubles and other actual rewards for stooges who are able to provide these kinds of services for them.
https://twitter.com/lokinhei/status/1265639871734902784Uni student carrying a 90cm rubber tube was charged & sentenced 3 months.
22yo girl living in police quarters who was arrested for having 3kg of Ketamine was released as Hong Kong Police & Department of Justice insisted dropping the charge against opinion of magistrate.
Crime: Using a pen without paying for it, mocking China with satire at University of Queensland
Pled: Not Guilty
Sentence: 2 years barred from Uni
Finally, a result more in keeping with what we might expect given what we have been seeing all the while!
They certainly had a lot of cheek bringing this one to court instead of just brutalising him then releasing him to be ignored by the IPCC like they probably have many others.
Taxi driver rammed into a protester. I was a couple of cars behind this when it happened. The crowd were ambling along and facilitating cars to get out of the people filled streets.
Crime: Attempted Murder?
Pled: Not charged
Sentence: No sentence
Surprisingly: Uber Lenient
Now a civil action