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    Surprisingly harsh / lenient sentences

    A thread for posting sentences that seem to be a little harsh / lenient.

    Format as per the below

    Crime: Riot
    Pled: Guilty
    Sentence: 4 years
    Side: Pro-Democracy (Pro-Authoritarian)
    Surprisingly: Harsh (Lenient / Normal)

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    Keeping this format should shown or disprove. Perhaps fill some in from the past. No comments just a log.


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    Unfortunately none of those are surprising anymore.


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    Bottom line:

    if you are blue &/or red, you gonna get away with anything.
    if you are yellow, well you prolly saw the news..
    also covers the reason why people turn blue

    MatthieuTofu and Gatts like this.

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    Just saw the chung case on Pearl
    not much was disclosed of the police officers who assaulted Chung
    not surprised either tbh

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    Crime: Wounding (Attack with a box-cutter on teacher protecting students peacefully demonstrating in a human chain)
    Pled: Guilty
    Sentence: 2 months
    Side: Anti-protest
    Surprisingly: Lenient (26 previous convictions, 9 associated with violence)
    [Section 17 charges associated with a maximum of life imprisonment. Section 19 charges with a maximum of 3 years imprisonment.]

    amp.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-and-crime/article/3032616/hong-kong-retiree-sentenced-two-months-jail-box-cutter

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    7 police officiers
    Crime: GBH
    Pled: not Guilty
    Sentence: 2 years
    Side: my personal opinion, police does not take any sides in politics
    Surprisingly: normal, no indication of leniency by the final appeal court as their conviction still stands.

    Last edited by imparanoic; 18-05-2020 at 04:22 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imparanoic:
    7 police officiers
    Crime: GBH
    Pled: not Guilty
    Sentence: 2 years
    Side: my personal opinion, police does not take any sides in politics
    Surprisingly: normal, no indication of leniency by the final appeal court as their conviction still stands.
    Link please? If you’re talking about Ken Tsang’s beating, this is an update.

    hongkongfp.com/2019/07/26/breaking-2-7-hong-kong-cops-walk-free-winning-court-appeal-ken-tsang-assault-case/

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    Politics aside, as someone who on one hand worked with offenders in the UK and was appalled by the leniency shown by British courts and the revolving door of crime it created and on the other was appalled by the ridiculously harsh sentences I see handed down to folks in the US, well, I thought HK had the balance about right... but 2 months for attacking a teacher with a box cutter?? 2 years seems fairer... but what do I know? I'd have to say, as a teacher, I'd feel pretty pissed off about that. Well, I feel pretty pissed off about that.


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