Sexy Fragrance Prince’s Unsexy Arrest
The blogger who was the centre of attention for posting racist comments was arrested by the police after vigilantes made complaints. So much for community education and castigation, the authorities also want incarceration next seemingly.
The police probably had to respond as the public complained. Hopefully the police is merely employing a scare tactic as a deterrence, and if it does go to court, perhaps community service as a rehabilitative process for the 24-year old bigot blogger. If we see the pattern of racist netizens, the law has been more and more progressive if we want to see it positively. The first two were arrested and jailed, the third had to do community service, this is the 4th one to be arrested.
The amount of negative reaction towards that blogger is a barometer of how much displeasure there is toward such blatant racism. Ideally, the law should not be brought in at all. Furthermore, there was no incitement of violence or orchestrated hate speech from what was said about this bigot. If I remember correctly, the blogger who did community service after he gave a sob story as a plea, was worse than him as he advocated genocide. So this Prince should get a lighter sentence in the event this case goes to court. We have to wait and see if he goes to court, or is let off with a stern warning. The latter is the best option for all in a society that is coming to terms with internet regulation, racism and responsibility.