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    Quote Originally Posted by Azuremain:
    It should be a Judge's dream case. Clear video evidence, plenty of witnesses, victim had to be hospitalized. Yet, in HK it takes half a year to assess the situation and then make it more complicated than it really is. Such a clear cut case should waste no more taxpayer's time and money than 1 day before the court or 7 days max in total for each of the seven thugs.
    Afraid I have to repeat myself, its politics.
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    in case anyone has forgotten.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pin:
    Afraid I have to repeat myself, its politics.
    Rimsky, who arguable is more knowledgable about the reasons for the delay:

    Yuen insisted that there were "absolutely no political considerations being taken into account when making decisions in relation to the seven police officers".
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    Its on the bloody video - those guys should get sentenced and then canned so they aren't part of the police force anymore; take whatever reduced pension / payout; and go do something else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by henkka:
    Rimsky, who arguable is more knowledgable about the reasons for the delay:



    Rimsky's quote is about as credible as the Fox New's claim that they are "fair and balanced".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Azuremain:
    It should be a Judge's dream case. Clear video evidence, plenty of witnesses, victim had to be hospitalized. Yet, in HK it takes half a year to assess the situation and then make it more complicated than it really is. Such a clear cut case should waste no more taxpayer's time and money than 1 day before the court or 7 days max in total, that is 1 day or each of the seven thugs.
    http://hongkong.coconuts.co/2015/10/...-jail-sentence
    It took 8 months for this simple case of women hitting a MTR staff with her handbag (Assault Charge), so for the Police assualt case, expect a few years and a few million of HK Tax payers money down the drain, those Police will still get a monthly salary I assume so even more money wasted.

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    I imagine CY and co are kicking it as far into the future as possible so they may not have to be around to deal with it.

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    Well if they retain their legal license in their respective home countries (i.e. for QCs-that usually covers UK, Canada, Australia or New Zealand and perhaps a few other places), they can retain their QC title. (For jurisdictions with a split legal profession, i.e. those with barristers and solicitors, only barristers can become QC. Most barristers do not have the QC title (or "silk" as they are sometimes called), only those held in high regard for their legal expertise can be nominated to become a QC, this is called "taking silk").

    If they can only practice in HK (i.e. only have a license in HK), then an experienced counsel would be termed SC (senior counsel), not QC.
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    Today's SCMP

    "The fact that our colleagues will be prosecuted for doing their work certainly has depressed many but we still have faith in Hong Kong's justice system," Tung said.
    Apparently the police think they a) were merely doing their job when they "allegedly" assaulted Ken b) but they still have faith in the justice system, and I assume, what they mean is that they still believe that the courts will also side with them that they were merely doing their jobs.

    Asked if he was worried the decision to lay charges would mean more officers accused of using excessive violence during the Occupy protests could be prosecuted, the officer said: "This case is quite rare in that it was captured on video.
    One would have hoped the officer would have said "This case is quite rare", but no, it is quite rare because it was captured on video.

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    It doesn't cover barristers here eh? Only solicitors?

    Barristers are technically the senior branch of the legal profession. But they in practice depend on solicitors to refer cases to them to handle. Since barristers are forbidden from directly initiating contact with clients, they must go through solicitors to represent their case in court.

    Nor are barristers allowed to form partnerships in a law firm, they must represent themselves in a self-employed capacity. They do share offices in a "chamber" but they in theory can represent opposing clients in the same trial within the same chamber.

    Also, it used be that only barristers have the rights of audience in courts (right to represent a client in a trial conducted at a court), but solicitors now also have the rights of audience, at least in the lower courts.

    So, all in all, life is tough for barristers, and getting tougher all the time.

    As for this Ken Tsang's case, we'll see which barristers their law firms will get.
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