Thursday, 30 July 2015

Boobs are Weapons in Hong Kong

Is this how the magistrate envisioned a woman assaulting an officer?
Can someone please explain the justice?

A Hong Kong woman was convicted of using her breast to assault a police officer during a protest march against parallel traders in Yuen Long on March 1. Today Ng Lai-ying, 30, was sentenced to three months and 15 days in jail.

Ng Lai-ying was convicted of assault with her breast...
In handing down the sentence, Deputy Magistrate Michael Chan Pik-kiu told Ng and a packed courtroom: "If I do not hand down a deterring sentence, the public might mistakenly think it is a trivial matter to assault police officers during protests."

But how do you assault someone with a breast?

She was the one who sustained a bloody nose from falling on the ground!

From the pictures one can see Ng is not heavy chested -- and the police officer said his right arm was assaulted by her mammary gland. It is unclear what injuries the officer sustained...

Meanwhile a retiring police superintendent was filmed on television using excessive force beating up an Occupy protestor with his baton.

... while Franklin Chu (in white) claimed he "patted" protesters
In an investigative hearing, Sha Tin divisional commander Franklin Chu King-wai, who is now retired, said that the baton was a mere "extension of [his] arm", with which he had "patted" passers-by to speed up pedestrian traffic.

Thankfully in this case the Independent Police Complaints Council is upholding its ruling that Chu committed assault. But for him to say he merely "patted" the protesters is absurd when there is video evidence.

One wonders what his idea of an assault is.

But this is rule of law in Hong Kong, where a woman can be convicted of assaulting a police officer with her breast, and a police superintendent claims he "patted" someone with his baton.

Just another week in the city...


2 comments:

  1. Just another week in the Post-Occupy Hong Kong city...

    I've been waiting for the "assault using breasts" conviction to be overturned on appeal. Guess that hasn't happened. Whither Hong Kong's legal system and true sense of justice?!

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