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    Then the police would be looking for someone who entered the Taxi. That has not been mentioned as far as I amaware.


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    Words written on paper are indeed very dangerous to the illiterate.
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    Not a sentence but one-sided enforcement as usual
    https://twitter.com/sumlokkei/status...64385332768774

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    Crime: Standing in a crowd with intent?
    Pled: Not Guilty
    Sentence: Acquitted
    Side: Pro-Democracy
    Surprisingly: Harsh - why did it even get to court?

    'Prosecutors had conceded they still had no direct evidence of what the three defendants did at the time of the riot, despite months of investigations.'

    https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/...ng-husband-and

    Last edited by East_coast; 24-07-2020 at 01:00 PM.

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    https://twitter.com/alvinllum...06418254708737

    https://twitter.com/alvinllum...13140822204417

    Side note, I don’t believe this case belongs in this thread at all. The judge exhibited sound legal reasoning and reached a fair conclusion as supported by the evidence. It should be considered neither lenient nor harsh, and the fact that we could be surprised by the result given the facts, is merely be a sad reflection of how we think of Hong Kong today...

    Judges may be hit and miss, but the “neutral” police and DOJ, I would suggest, probably deserve their own thread, given the selective non-prosecutions and bogus ones we see today. Too bad there is no answer to, or punishment for, the abuses of power in these “neutral” institutions, let alone restitution for those caught up in this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by East_coast:
    Crime: Standing in a crowd with intent?
    Pled: Not Guilty
    Sentence: Acquitted
    Side: Pro-Democracy
    Surprisingly: Harsh - why did it even get to court?

    'Prosecutors had conceded they still had no direct evidence of what the three defendants did at the time of the riot, despite months of investigations.'

    https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/...ng-husband-and
    Possession of walkie-talkies being an offence? FFS - these can be bought at virtually any toy store, can't they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AsianXpat0:
    I don’t believe this case belongs in this thread at all.
    Perhaps but the justice system is much more than the courts. Standing trial for rioting whilst not being in a riot and for it to be an early case would appear to be a deterrent tactic. Who would go to a public protest when they can descend into confrontation and be deemed a riot. Even if you are not in area that was rioting you can still go through the trauma of being falsely accused. The justice system dealt these two a surprisingly hard hand

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    Is it criminal now to have cable ties in the wrong place at the wrong time?

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