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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Cardboard cops retired from Hong Kong's roads (they just weren't cut out for the job)

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 05:28am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry Cardboard cops just not cut out for the job They were hailed as the crime fighters of the future- cardboard traffic cops who would be on duty tirelessly to keep a counterfeit eye on Hong Kong's errant motorists. But in the end, it seems they just weren't cut out for the job. Two cardboard cut-out police officers created for HK$10,000 and put on duty near ...

  2. Video nasty

    Posted Jul 06th 2008, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... In Shenzhen, according to deputy police chief Shen Shaobao, the experiment is already paying dividends. Crime rates have fallen by more than 10 per cent and police detection rates have risen by 2.6 per ... with the situation. The satisfaction rating of citizens towards the public-order situation in Shenzhen- once one of the most crime-ridden cities on the mainland, thanks to a volatile migrant population- went ...

  3. Triad death throes

    Posted Apr 09th 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... jockey syndicates, but as Dr Chu points out, it only generates a meagre income for young gangsters. Triads are still reckoned to be responsible for 3 to 4 per cent of all crime in Hong Kong, but increasingly they are involved in the crime that pays less handsomely. The big money lies in drug smuggling but that market has been cornered by 'criminal entrepreneurs'- smart, young ...

  4. Thinning blue line

    Posted Oct 13th 2008, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... The police force is pushing for an improved pay scale as it battles retirements and defections, but the government appears unwilling to budge. Simon Parry reports Ask any police officer, and they will tell you that the 'thin blue line' is what s ...

  5. Noble origins of patriotic societies

    Posted Apr 09th 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... days they were involved in crime and armed conflict, particularly with rival societies. They tended to attract large numbers of peasants, itinerant workers, social outcasts and drifters who ...


    Running out of time on death row in Bali

    Posted Apr 24th 2013, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... years' jail after charges of trafficking were replaced with possession and failing to report a crime. To make matters worse, Sandiford - who claims she smuggled the cocaine only because a drugs ...

  7. Builders blamed in part for increase in burglaries

    Posted Dec 20th 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Burglaries now account for 24.9 per cent of all crime in the Sai Kung division, significantly higher than the 4 to 8 per cent in other Hong Kong divisions, including higher-crime urban areas. Wong ...

  8. Police redefine domestic violence amid Tsang's push

    Posted Nov 06th 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... a clarification which would have no effect on crime figures and said its release soon after the policy address on October 12 was a coincidence. An internal memo signed by Senior Inspector Stewart McGlynn ... officers that did not change the definition and would not affect crime figures, which are already collated using that definition. Asked if it had been issued in response to the policy address, she ...

  9. Drunken pilot stole Octopus machine

    Posted Oct 18th 2008, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... asked the magistrate to consider his client's career and treat him leniently, adding that he had not committed the offence for personal gain. In sentencing, Mr Tallentire said the crime had ...

  10. Reward offered for dog poisoner

    Posted Jul 31st 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... on behalf of the regional crime squad which is handling the case, said he hoped the reward would help get more people involved in the efforts to capture the poisoner. 'This is the first time ...




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