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    Is Hong Kong too keen on jailing people?....

    Not trying to belittle the crime but 30 months for a $1500 blackmail. Hong Kong does seem as fond of jailing people as the UK is of not doing so!

    https://www.thestandard.com.hk/secti...l-of-gay-lover


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    Did you miss this sentence?

    "Ma does not have any physical or mental sickness, he committed the crime due to his greed, and has been sentenced to jail for similar cases before, which shows that this is not his first time using the tactic that he has used to commit a crime," Lin said

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pauljoecoe:
    Not trying to belittle the crime but 30 months for a $1500 blackmail. Hong Kong does seem as fond of jailing people as the UK is of not doing so!
    Hong Kong is 144th in the world by incarceration rate at 106/100,000 population. UK is 111th with 140/100k
    USA is a clear leader in #1 position with a rate more than 6 times that of Hong Kong

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...#United_States
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    Quote Originally Posted by SirNotAppearing:
    Did you miss this sentence?
    Just to clarify, a past criminal record does create a heavier sentence for the present crime, only that it lessen any mitigation for a reduced sentence.

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    Repeat offender, heavier sentence, no sympathy. Next!!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckster007:
    Repeat offender, heavier sentence, no sympathy. Next!!!!
    I mean past crimes does NOT create a heavier sentence, only mitigation for lighter sentence is rejected.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrRotavator:
    Hong Kong is 144th in the world by incarceration rate at 106/100,000 population. UK is 111th with 140/100k
    USA is a clear leader in #1 position with a rate more than 6 times that of Hong Kong

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...#United_States
    Interesting. I am surprised. I guess it’s just perception with all the arrests and sentencing that’s been going on over the last few years in relation to political unrest. You live and learn,

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    Example of the ludicrous sentences in the US to keep some perspective on HK...

    https://twitter.com/Richard_Spoor/st...721527809?s=20

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    Quote Originally Posted by prospectiveHKer:
    Example of the ludicrous sentences in the US to keep some perspective on HK...

    https://twitter.com/Richard_Spoor/st...721527809?s=20
    While a agree 35 years is somewhat harsh I did enjoy the following comment

    ‘Its funny how I never found myself in a situation where I had accidentally filled a bottle with flammable liquid, accidentally stuck a rag in it, accidentally lit the rag on fire, accidentally sent the bottle flying, and accidentally hit a police car.’
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