04 Aug '11, 2am

On 1 May the police, after observing the activity, came to the conclusion that there was no illegal assembly and...

On 1 May the police, after observing the activity, came to the conclusion that there was no illegal assembly and...

Had the law been unambiguous, this would not be an appeal for the convicts' innocence, but an accusation of incompetent policing. The police may be sued for having misled, resulting in the crime being "ignorantly" committed, and compensation asked for. However, in this case, it seems that the police confusion is excusable, and the police should, if sued, in turn sue the law-makers for framing a law that outlaw an activity which is an everyday occurrence everywhere in marketing areas, and therefore can be selectively enforced only. They have since perfected this legislating. So, if I, as a single individual, lost my temper one day and stood outside a shop loudly protesting that the shopkeeper had short-changed me, I would at most be advised by the police, called there by passers-by, to cease disturbing the peace. But if Chee Soon Juan, similarly alone, shouted at some stree...

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