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    Quote Originally Posted by East_coast:
    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
    Side: Pro-Authoritarian
    Surprisingly: Uber Lenient

    Now a civil action

    https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/...-ramming-crowd
    Oh wow, how much of this did you see? If you have dashcam footage of when he drove through the roadblock you can consider contributing it anonymously.
    Gatts, MatthieuTofu and ramelec like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AsianXpat0:
    Oh wow, how much of this did you see? If you have dashcam footage of when he drove through the roadblock you can consider contributing it anonymously.
    Why anonymously?

    All I would of had were crowds of people being polite whilst walking on the road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MatthieuTofu:
    https://twitter.com/antd/status/1273158552811683840?s=21
    This one stands out for being manifestly excessive even by HK lawfare standards.

    A look at UK - https://www.sentencingcouncil.org.uk...-revised-2017/
    Maximum one month sentence with many aggravating factors to consider before hitting that.

    Even Singapore, with a max of 4 years imprisonment for using criminal force and hardly known to go easy on disruptions to law and order had the following sentence below.
    In Emmanuel s/o Munisamy v Public Prosecutor [2007] SGDC 72, a sentence of three months’ imprisonment was meted out to the accused who, while being handcuffed by a police officer for using abusive language on a public servant, broke free, hit the police officer’s neck and grabbed his head with both hands, causing the police officer to sustain several injuries.
    amp.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/1807394/activist-jailed-obstructing-police-during-occupy-protest

    Even comparing to their own previous standards, somebody with a suspended jail sentence, and with another conviction for charging police lines only merited three weeks when a few police officers involved were allegedly injured.

    Then you compare it to actual instances of aggression by the pro-establishment people, and yeah. Draw your own conclusions whether the deciding magistrate lost all sense of proportion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by East_coast:
    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
    Side: Pro-Authoritarian
    Surprisingly: Uber Lenient

    Now a civil action

    https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/...-ramming-crowd
    This one? https://youtu.be/TpihQlRCVeo

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    Quote Originally Posted by ramelec:
    yes. A couple a of cars behind. The crowd were guiding and waving cars to turn around. I can't see any reason to drive into a wall to feel safe.
    Last edited by East_coast; 11-07-2020 at 03:03 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by East_coast:
    yes. A couple a of cars behind. The crowd were guiding and waving cars to turn around. I can't see any reason to drive into a wall to feel safe.
    What if there is a fight inside the car? I zoomed in and someone enter from the left of the door.

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