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Re: Bank Robbery @ Holland Village

Postby PNGMK » Thu, 14 Jul 2016 8:42 am

Oh dear God. He's now refusing to cooperate (good move IMO) but allegedly he was robbing the bank to get the money to send or give to someone else. Surely not a Thai hooker?
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Re: Bank Robbery @ Holland Village

Postby Barnsley » Thu, 14 Jul 2016 9:47 am

earthfriendly wrote:Canada, please do not extradite him and allow the SG govt to make an example out of him. It is inhumane. He is just a kid. Give him a chance. Make him do some community work to earn and repay the interest lost on the $30k and have him personally deliver it to the bank. With an apology :P .


If Thailand dont send him to Singapore , then I would be staggered if Canada did so.

Singapore's corporal punishment for crimes such as this would mean the guy would be in the courts for ever fighting extradition.

Ah well ](*,)
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Re: Bank Robbery @ Holland Village

Postby earthfriendly » Thu, 14 Jul 2016 10:10 am

I know. Not so black and white. Will be mired in processes and red tape.

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Re: Bank Robbery @ Holland Village

Postby DrScrumMaster » Thu, 14 Jul 2016 8:02 pm

earthfriendly wrote:Canada, please do not extradite him and allow the SG govt to make an example out of him. It is inhumane. He is just a kid. Give him a chance. Make him do some community work to earn and repay the interest lost on the $30k and have him personally deliver it to the bank. With an apology :P .


Would the interest be large enough to calculate?

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Re: Bank Robbery @ Holland Village

Postby JR8 » Thu, 14 Jul 2016 8:28 pm

I don't think he should be sent to SG. You can see why from some comments in this thread. He might not get justice, he might be 'made an example of'.
'Do it or do not do it: You will regret both' - Kierkegaard

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Re: Bank Robbery @ Holland Village

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 14 Jul 2016 9:01 pm

This! ^^^

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Re: Bank Robbery @ Holland Village

Postby GSM8 » Thu, 14 Jul 2016 9:34 pm

JR8 wrote:I don't think he should be sent to SG. You can see why from some comments in this thread. He might not get justice, he might be 'made an example of'.

Why should he not be made an example of? He was fully aware that robbing a bank is illegal. Justice systems around the world are predicated on deterrence, regardless of the fact that liberals may bleat about rehabilitation. Just my opinion, and I won't be defending it. :lol:

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Re: Bank Robbery @ Holland Village

Postby Strong Eagle » Thu, 14 Jul 2016 9:45 pm

GSM8, you do have to admit it adds a whole new spin to the term "bank robbery". Walk in and say, "Give me all your money, please." "Oh - OK... here you go." Hard to tell if that's robbery or bank clerk stupidity.


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Re: Bank Robbery @ Holland Village

Postby earthfriendly » Fri, 15 Jul 2016 7:05 am

DrScrumMaster wrote:
earthfriendly wrote:Canada, please do not extradite him and allow the SG govt to make an example out of him. It is inhumane. He is just a kid. Give him a chance. Make him do some community work to earn and repay the interest lost on the $30k and have him personally deliver it to the bank. With an apology :P .


Would the interest be large enough to calculate?


The authorities would be the one to come up with the specific figure, if they decide to accept my feedback :P . It is a form of rehab. An opportunity for him to redeem himself. To right the wrong.

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Re: Bank Robbery @ Holland Village

Postby bgd » Fri, 15 Jul 2016 9:14 am

earthfriendly wrote:
The authorities would be the one to come up with the specific figure, if they decide to accept my feedback :P . It is a form of rehab. An opportunity for him to redeem himself. To right the wrong.


After 10 years jail and a few lashes with a rotan. :wink:

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Re: Bank Robbery @ Holland Village

Postby maneo » Fri, 15 Jul 2016 12:01 pm

GSM8 wrote:
JR8 wrote:I don't think he should be sent to SG. You can see why from some comments in this thread. He might not get justice, he might be 'made an example of'.

Why should he not be made an example of? He was fully aware that robbing a bank is illegal. Justice systems around the world are predicated on deterrence, regardless of the fact that liberals may bleat about rehabilitation. Just my opinion, and I won't be defending it. :lol:

"Might not get justice"?
A teller was effectively terrorised by his audacity.
Justice would mean punishment for the crime done.
Since he did it in Singapore - Singapore's punishment is what is due.

That you think that Singapore's punishment is inhumane or whatever BS you want to proclaim, is irrelevant.
The first one to do crime in a new way deserves to be made an example.

While punishment in general may not always be as effective a deterrent as proponents might hope (like capital punishment for serious crimes), rigidly applied punishments for more minor transgressions do seem to be reasonably effective. Parents don't want their precious babies' bums whacked, so they seem to take (their) responsibility for their charges' behaviour.
Haven't seen any more car "tagging" by American brats in SG since Michael Fay got his rotan spanking.
Now, as for the MRT car "tagging," well that's another story.

(Edited to correct a few words.)
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Re: Bank Robbery @ Holland Village

Postby PNGMK » Fri, 15 Jul 2016 12:35 pm

Singapore's prisons are pretty good at rehab. I think young Mr. Roach will be a better person after time in Changi.
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Re: Bank Robbery @ Holland Village

Postby DrScrumMaster » Fri, 15 Jul 2016 7:35 pm

Doesn't coverage like this potentially prejudice a jury in a trial:
http://news.asiaone.com/news/singapore/ ... act-normal

Oh, hang on, we're in Singapore.

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Re: Bank Robbery @ Holland Village

Postby ecureilx » Fri, 15 Jul 2016 8:13 pm

DrScrumMaster wrote:Doesn't coverage like this potentially prejudice a jury in a trial:
http://news.asiaone.com/news/singapore/ ... act-normal

Oh, hang on, we're in Singapore.


You should read up on LKYs view on Jury. Where the jury let criminals to go free and put innocents in jail.


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