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Hong Kong cop who drove motorbike into protesters back on active duty as police chief rejects inquiry calls

Hong Kong cop who drove motorbike into protesters back on active duty as police chief rejects inquiry calls

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  1. This is why public don’t trust HK Police anymore. Until the HK and Chinese government bow down to people’s demand, the discontent and anger among many Hong Kongers wouldn’t even slightly dissipate. Unfortunately that scenario is literally impossible, as CPC wouldn’t bow down to people’s demand, and that’s sad. Crushing down the protest wouldn’t help much either

  2. These guys really know how to de-escalate a situation.

  3. If Hong Kong and Beijing were more competently run regimes, this would be a lot more troubling. The fact that they’re openly and clumsily antagonizing the HK people both protects the protestors and endears them to the rest of the world.

    I truly can’t wrap my head around what these governments think they’re doing. Maybe they think that by flexing this much they can demoralize the people? Has that worked out for them at all in the last 6+ months?

  4. Meanwhile, China’s UK ambassador saying China’s people are happy, free, and there are no political prisoners. They lie as consistently as Trump, but at least they do it with a high school vocabulary.

  5. Really shows you what the CCP is ultimately doing. What hope do the HKers have of ever trusting the police in the future? Irrespective of what the ultimate outcome is, I doubt they will ever be able to trust the police force in the future.

    And at the same time, what even is the future? What will the police force’s job description be like, when nobody trusts it?

  6. Too bad he didn’t get the treatment the greek cop who did that got:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKxQtGbaat8

  7. the pro authoritarians are out in force today with whataboutism.

  8. We have investigated ourselves and concluded that what we did was very legal and very cool. Very unimpeachable.

    NO COLLISION!

  9. Fuck china. FREE HK. FREE TAIWAN. FREE TIBET.

  10. Everyone should read this if you haven’t

    Content Warning – A teacher that escaped a Xinjiang internment camp and found asylum in Sweden details her horrific experiences of rape, torture, and human experiments;[1]

    Twenty prisoners live in one small room. They are handcuffed, their heads shaved, every move is monitored by ceiling cameras. A bucket in the corner of the room is their toilet. The daily routine begins at 6 A.M. They are learning Chinese, memorizing propaganda songs and confessing to invented sins. They range in age from teenagers to elderly. Their meals are meager: cloudy soup and a slice of bread.

    Torture – metal nails, fingernails pulled out, electric shocks – takes place in the “black room.” Punishment is a constant. The prisoners are forced to take pills and get injections. It’s for disease prevention, the staff tell them, but in reality they are the human subjects of medical experiments. Many of the inmates suffer from cognitive decline. Some of the men become sterile. Women are routinely raped.

    …Sauytbay had to teach the prisoners – who were Uyghur or Kazakh speakers – Chinese and Communist Party propaganda songs. She was with them throughout the day. The daily routine began at 6 A.M. Chinese instruction took place after a paltry breakfast, followed by repetition and rote learning. There were specified hours for learning propaganda songs and reciting slogans from posters: “I love China,” “Thank you to the Communist Party,” “I am Chinese” and “I love Xi Jinping” – China’s president.

    The afternoon and evening hours were devoted to confessions of crimes and moral offenses. “Between 4 and 6 P.M. the pupils had to think about their sins. Almost everything could be considered a sin, from observing religious practices and not knowing the Chinese language or culture, to immoral behavior. Inmates who did not think of sins that were severe enough or didn’t make up something were punished.”

    After supper, they would continue dealing with their sins. “When the pupils finished eating they were required to stand facing the wall with their hands raised and think about their crimes again. At 10 o’clock, they had two hours for writing down their sins and handing in the pages to those in charge. The daily routine actually went on until midnight, and sometimes the prisoners were assigned guard duty at night. The others could sleep from midnight until six.”

    …The camp’s commanders set aside a room for torture, Sauytbay relates, which the inmates dubbed the “black room” because it was forbidden to talk about it explicitly. “There were all kinds of tortures there. Some prisoners were hung on the wall and beaten with electrified truncheons. There were prisoners who were made to sit on a chair of nails. I saw people return from that room covered in blood. Some came back without fingernails.”

    …“I will give you an example. There was an old woman in the camp who had been a shepherd before she was arrested. She was taken to the camp because she was accused of speaking with someone from abroad by phone. This was a woman who not only did not have a phone, she didn’t even know how to use one. On the page of sins the inmates were forced to fill out, she wrote that the call she had been accused of making never took place. In response she was immediately punished. I saw her when she returned. She was covered with blood, she had no fingernails and her skin was flayed.”

    …The fate of the women in the camp was particularly harsh, Sauytbay notes: “On an everyday basis the policemen took the pretty girls with them, and they didn’t come back to the rooms all night. The police had unlimited power. They could take whoever they wanted. There were also cases of gang rape. In one of the classes I taught, one of those victims entered half an hour after the start of the lesson. The police ordered her to sit down, but she just couldn’t do it, so they took her to the black room for punishment.”

    Tears stream down Sauytbay’s face when she tells the grimmest story from her time in the camp. “One day, the police told us they were going to check to see whether our reeducation was succeeding, whether we were developing properly. They took 200 inmates outside, men and women, and told one of the women to confess her sins. She stood before us and declared that she had been a bad person, but now that she had learned Chinese she had become a better person. When she was done speaking, the policemen ordered her to disrobe and simply raped her one after the other, in front of everyone. While they were raping her they checked to see how we were reacting. People who turned their head or closed their eyes, and those who looked angry or shocked, were taken away and we never saw them again. It was awful. I will never forget the feeling of helplessness, of not being able to help her. After that happened, it was hard for me to sleep at night.”

    There are up to 1 million Muslim Uyghers that are living in what the Chinese government refers to as re-education camps in China.[2] This is state sanctioned institutionalized oppression of an ethnic minority in China.

    The camps were legalized by the Chinese government in October 2018.[3] Initially the Chinese government denied the existence of camps where people are being detained and tortured.[4] They are being physically [5] and mentally tortured.[6]

    Millions of Uyghers are not free to practice their religion without fear of the Chinese government detaining and torturing them. They live in perpetual fear under martial law. The people are subjugated to near total surveillance with cameras watching their every move. The Chinese government monitors every aspect of the people’s lives and if there is even the slightest bit of percieved dissent police arrest individuals and send them to camps. The surveillance is so bad that if an individual from the region has an international phone number saved on their phone or if they communicate with someone from abroad that individual is detained under suspicion and sent to a camp.[7] The entire population is DNA-sampled while communications are closely monitored. Privacy is nonexistent. Towns have turned into ghost towns as people fear to talk to one another or go out.[8]

    1) Haarertz – A Million People Are Jailed at China’s Gulags. I Managed to Escape. Here’s What Really Goes on Inside

    2) BBC – China Uighurs: One million held in political camps, UN told

    3) BBC – China Uighurs: Xinjiang legalises ‘re-education’ camps

    4) The Guardian – From denial to pride: how China changed its language on Xinjiang’s camps

    5) Telegraph – ‘I begged them to kill me’, Uighur woman describes torture to US politicians

    6) Washington Post – Former inmates of China’s Muslim ‘reeducation’ camps tell of brainwashing, torture

    7) VICE News – Uighur parents say China is ripping their children away and brainwashing them

    8) The National Review – A New Gulag in China

  11. Serious question for those HK residents currently living through these circumstances at the moment: have there been any reports of public backlash to HK police and their family/private lives, specifically the individuals police/riot patrol that have been found to be using extreme force & violence towards the public. I can’t imagine anyone still putting on a uniform and commuting to work everyday without fear & reprisal from their own community at this point.

  12. Taking a page from the Orange Idiots playbook. Which of course is pictures only.

  13. We have investigated ourselves and found that we did nothing wrong.

  14. Hong Kong government kept blaming the peaceful majority for not condemning the radicals. This is why. Hong Kong police and Hong Kong government is setting a horrible example by encouraging much worse behaviours.

  15. I’m starting to think that some of these policemen aren’t Hongkongers but Mainlanders infiltrating into HK to escalate the fear campaign.

  16. Why are you all surprised, American cops merk a black man in his car and he gets a raise. ACAB, more at a 11

  17. This is the police’s plan for ending the protest: slowly ratchet up the violence and convince larger and larger swathes of protestors to stay home as they fear for their personal safety, until the protestors shrink to a manageable (read: mass-arrestable) number.

  18. Surely anyone identified as a HK police officer must have a pretty miserable life outside of work. Defending a state that the people hate just for cash makes you as despised as parking enforcement officers.

  19. Hopefully he will be disappeared in the near future

  20. Beijing said he did a good job. All information about him not being a stellar person has been removed. Any mention will label you as a subversive and now you cant take the trian home for linar new year

  21. Im really suprised police officers havent started disappearing like protestors have been. They have to go home at some point, and the protestors outnumber them by a lot. Someone has to know who they are.

  22. If he did this in the US he’d be praised as a hero.

  23. Police chief can’t afford losing a ‘good’ asset at this time!

  24. Unfortunately This will make the police the targets of increased violence.

  25. It’s so crazy to me the world just watches China carry out a holocaust and terrorize people and just goes on like business as usual. The west should just pull all manufacturing out of China. We can build our plastic junk anywhere. Our economy would suffer a bit for awhile till we set up elsewhere but they would be completely toppled. I for one am going to actively avoid buying anything made in China as much as I can.

  26. Just modern day nazi cruising by on bike. No big deal.

  27. They’re trying to be America so bad

  28. Please tell me they didn’t give him keys to any motorized vehicle at least?

  29. Taking notes from the US

  30. Anything to piss of the public and invite violence so they can be crushed under the guise of “restoring order”.

  31. Sounds like the protesters are gonna have to make sure he can’t ride a bike this time.

  32. Wtf

    This only gonna escalate

    What’s next, Marshall Law?

    US intervene?

    WW3?

  33. If you’re a shitty person, maybe you shouldn’t get to enjoy your days off. Where do the police disappear to when not on duty?

  34. If those rioters are to be sent to jail like they should be, the police needs to charge this guy like he deserved to be

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