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.


7 responses

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  2. Community service is a good idea.

    May 23, 2008 at 7:30 pm

  3. What happened to him in the end ah

    June 27, 2008 at 11:43 pm

  4. chemgen

    Good point. I have absolutely no idea. I think if there was a deterrence sentence, it would have been splashed across the dailies to give a shock and awe impact. Since there is nothing so far, either the case is still in limbo, or Prince got a stern warning type of slap on the wrist and let off.

    June 29, 2008 at 2:51 pm

  5. I think the police don’t work that fast

    June 30, 2008 at 12:34 pm

  6. smallvice585

    The Community Moderation Model doesn’t work for the Lone Blogger Site.

    June 22, 2009 at 12:28 am

    • chemgen

      But we can start commenting in that person’s blog that hate rhetoric is not condoned?

      June 26, 2009 at 1:20 pm

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