The question is, do you put the witnesses first, or do you put the family of the deceased first? The coroner has made his decision.
"The question is, do you put the witnesses first, or do you put the family of the deceased first? The coroner has made his decision. "
In a inquest neither of the above. What comes first is unearthing what happened and why surely? If this is more likely to be found in Cantonese than in English then that is the way to go.
Whatever way you do it there is going to have to be translations anyway.
Why should the officer be punished for doing his job ?
I would agree with you if the HK Police force had a bad reputation, or a lack of fire arm restraint, but nothing is further from the truth. You are less likely to be shot by a member of the police force here in HK, than majority of the worlds modern cities.
I don't see the problem, the police officer was placed in a very precarious situation, had to make a split second decision and if he had not shot the hostile Nepalese man, then we might have read the officers obituary instead. I don't care what ethnic group the offender was in, if they were Australian, British or European, I would have the same view.
The Nepalese guy made the wrong decision, and he met his fate.
Last edited by Skyhook; 09-09-2009 at 01:28 PM.
Anyway, until the inquest is over the Authorities would be acting prematurely if there was any discussion of punishment.
Just received the report (yesterday) from the forensic auditors investigating allegations against me in a UK paper - the report gives me a total all clear. Even when you know you are innocent these things hang over you. That was just for expenses, hate to think what the pressure is like when you have killed someone.
>> Why should the officer be punished for doing his job ?
He should not be punished for doing his job. He should be punished if he f'ed up and did not do his job.