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March 05, 2006

Zero Tolerance Watch

In an effort to reverse an increase in street crimes, including purse snatching from the back of motorbikes, Guangzhou province announced that bag snatching would be punishable by a minimum sentence of three years in jail and a maximum sentence of execution. There was no word about whether the quaint custom of billing the deceased criminal's family for the cost of the execution bullet would apply.

March 5, 2006 at 10:04 AM | Permalink


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