Insulting a police officer: more serious than criminal intimidation?

Threats to Legislator Claudia Mo assigned to District Investigation Team, doubts cast over police’ investigative standards (Apple Daily, partial translation)

The case of Miss Alpais Lam using profanity has been escalated by the police and is now being handled by the District Crime Squad, which normally handles serious crimes. At the same time, Legislator Claudia Mo has received possibly criminal threats via email from a person claiming to be a retired police officer; however her case is merely being handled by the Wan Chai District Investigation Team, responsible for lesser crimes. The handling of these two cases puts the impartiality of the police force in doubt.

So apparently, criminal intimidation is not considered a serious crime, whereas simply shouting a few profanities at a police officer is.  Or maybe the police are placing protecting one of their own (the email sender claims to be a retired officer) ahead of enforcing the law.

As for the contents of the letter, AM730 has more:

Civic Party legislator Claudia Mo received on Aug. 3 an email from someone claiming to be a retired police officer, slamming her for “approving” the actions of Miss Alpais Lam Wai-Sze, and threatening that “you will know the feeling of being insulted for the rest of your term in office”.  The letter also includes phrases such as “bitch”, “bastard”, “low-life”, and , in English, “What the f*** are you doing?”

Just who has the bigger potty mouth here, Miss Lam or her detractors?

The letter-sender even said that he could get the Police Public Relations Bureau to gang up on Miss Mo.

Miss Mo described the letter as “extremely foolish”, but possibly constituting criminal intimidation; she thus reported the incident to the police.  As to CY Leung’s interference in the Alpais Lam case, Miss Mo called it “white terror, worse than the Cultural revolution, utterly despicable.”  Miss Mo claimed she recently received word that the CCP government feels “there are too many pro-democracy ‘freaks’ in Hong Kong”, and they have tasked CY Leung with “destroying them”.  In other news, CY Leung will visit Kwun Tong on Sunday, where the pan-democrats are planning a silent protest.  The pan-dems are asking participants to come dressed in white to protest despotic rule.

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4 thoughts on “Insulting a police officer: more serious than criminal intimidation?

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  3. myhongkonghusband August 16, 2013 at 11:50 pm Reply

    that’s just ridiculous :/

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