Asia’s world city? Hong Kong ethnic minorities feel targeted by police stop and search actions

British teacher and performer David Allen had just got on his motorbike on a busy street in Ho Man Tin last month when he was suddenly stopped by three police officers asking for his identification papers. It was not the first time he had been stopped by police. But this time, Allen decided to record the exchange because he wanted to show others the prejudice he has faced from police. “Based on my own personal experience, on occasion I have been singled out because of my skin colour. There seems to be a racial bias in policing,” he told HKFP.

HK20: Hong Kong democracy activists struggle to be heard under Pres. Xi Jinping security lockdown

Barrister Randy Shek of the Progressive Lawyers Group criticised the police for a “lack of self-restraint” when handling pro-democracy protests. “The duty of police is to defend and enforce the law, but their acts have infringed upon our constitution,” Shek told HKFP. The Basic Law guarantees Hongkongers the rights to a range of freedoms, such as of peaceful assemblies and of expression. He said that though there are limits to these freedoms, the restrictions must be proportional and prescribed by law.

Woman guilty of assaulting Hong Kong police officer ‘with her breasts’ appeals

Four anti-parallel protesters found guilty of police assault and obstruction – including a woman was said to have attacked a police officer with her breasts – appeared before the High Court on Wednesday morning to appeal the conviction and sentence. One of the defendants has asked to submit a new video clip to the court.

Let’s stick to the facts: The strange case of superintendent Chu King-wai

Just to recap: Superintendent Franklin Chu King-wai, the former commander for the Sha Tin Division, was filmed hitting pedestrians unwittingly caught up in a protest in Mong Kok on November 26, 2014. Some pedestrians were in the path of the said baton and obstructed the baton in the due execution of its duty.

We need to get this off our chests: Hong Kong’s breast assault case

Although the “statement of findings” has not yet been published, and the case is currently under appeal, the court’s decision seems vexing to say the least. It is obviously improbable that anyone who intends to assault another person would choose to do so with her breasts. On the contrary, in most criminal cases involving physical contact between a hand and a breast, it is the person who touches the breast that is convicted of indecent assault.

法政匯思對要求監警會就朱經緯警司的毆打投訴進行重新審視及再進行投票之短評 (Short Commentary regarding the Decision of the Independent Police Complaints Council to the Request of Revisiting and Re-voting of the Assault Complaint of Superintendent Franklin Chu King-wai)

2015年7月10日,獨立監察警方處理投訴委員會(「監警會」)以12-6大比數決定朱經緯警司於2014年11月26日在旺角毆打途人的投訴屬實。2015年7月18日,有報導指投訴警察課不同意監警會決定,並向監警會提出修改原來決定的反建議,亦即將指控列為「毆打未能完全證明屬實」及「濫用職權未經舉報但證明屬實」。

Hong Kong justice secretary slammed in row over judicial rulings related to Occupy protests

(SCMP) The Progressive Lawyers Group on Monday questioned Yuen's failure to defend the judiciary against what the group saw as "unwarranted attacks on the judiciary". "We ... call on the secretary for justice, who under common law tradition and convention is tasked with being the ultimate defender of the judiciary, to speak out clearly and forcefully against such outrageous and scurrilous attacks on the judiciary," the group said in a statement.