Police arrested fifteen high-profile pro-democracy figures in Hong Kong on Saturday and charged them with “organizing and participating in unlawful assemblies,” according to local Hong Kong reports.
Those arrested include pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai, former chairs of the Democratic Party Martin Lee and Albert Ho, Democratic Party members Yeung Sum, Au Nok-hin, Richard Tsoi, Kwai Tsing, members of the Labour Party Lee Cheuk-yan, Leung Yiu-chung and Cyd Ho.
Also arrested were District Council chair Sin Chung-Kai, League of Social Democrats chair Raphael Wong, vice-chair Leung Kwok-hung, secretary-general Avery Ng and the Civil Human Rights Front’s vice-convener Figo Chan.
According to reports the arrests are related to pro-democracy demonstrations that happened on August 18th and October 1st, 2019.
Dozens of pro-democracy Hong Kong lawmakers met with members of the local and international media following a special meeting of the Legislative Council to elect new chair for the House Committee on Saturday.
“And now the Hong Kong government, led by Carrie Lam, has tried very hard to introduce a reign of terror in Hong Kong,” remarked independent Democrat Claudia Mo.
The pro-democracy Legislative Council member went on to voice her concern that the government of Hong Kong is doing whatever they can to silence the local opposition and that she is terrified of the chance that the CCP-backed opposition might become the legislative majority in the upcoming election in September.
While the Trump Administration has not yet commented on the arrests, the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office has issued a statement:
“The right to peaceful protest is fundamental to Hong Kong’s way of life and as such is protected in both the Joint Declaration and the Basic Law. It is essential that any protests are conducted peacefully, and that the authorities avoid actions that inflame tensions. The authorities should focus on rebuilding trust through a process of meaningful political dialogue.”
HUGE: Court Documents Reveal Shot Kenosha Rioter Joseph Rosenbaum Was a Convicted Child Rapist
Convicted pedophile Joseph Rosenbaum was killed in an altercation at the Kenosha riots.
New court documents of the Pima County, Arizona circuit court reveal that Joseph Rosenbaum was convicted of various sex crimes against children in Arizona in 2002.
Rosenbaum was killed in an altercation while rioting in Kenosha, Wisconsin last week. He is seen on camera lunging at 17-year old Kyle Rittenhouse, who eventually shot him, claiming he acted in self defense when Rosenbaum attempted to take the AR-15 rifle he was carrying. Rittenhouse attempted to flee the scene, and was pursued by two other rioters, one armed with a gun. He tripped and fell, and when the other rioters assailed him, he shot them both. Rosenbaum and one other rioter were killed, and a third wounded. Rittenhouse has been charged with first-degree murder in the shootings.
Watch video of the shootings and decide for yourself.
Shortly after Rosenbaum was identified as one of the deceased individuals, it became public knowledge that he was on the Wisconsin sex offender registry, for crimes committed in Arizona.
— Richard (@Wildman_AZ) August 27, 2020
The man who may very well have set off the violent altercation is a convicted pedophile, judging from the court documents that were published Wednesday. A presentence report reveals that Rosenbaum committed a range of sex crimes against several boys from the ages of nine to eleven years old, including outright rape.
More documents reveal the legal proceedings against Rosenbaum.
Rosenbaum would be convicted of two of the eleven total charges.
Some leftists had speculated that Rosenbaum was merely a victim of the criminal justice system upon the revelation that he was a convicted sex offender, claiming he had been merely been railroaded for sexual activity with his 17-year old girlfriend as an adult, or something of the like. The new documents disprove such an assertion, demonstrating that Rosenbaum was convicted for some of the most heinous child sex crimes known to society, including the outright rape of children.
Previous criminal records of parties involved in use-of-force incidences aren’t usually admissible in court cases, but Rittenhouse’s argument of self defense appears more credible when his word is placed against the conduct of a convicted pedophile.
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