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Good morning everybody! Before I start my presentation, I would like to ask you a few questions. You need not answer me, you just think about them in your mind. First, have you made any mistakes or broken the school regulation before? Have you been punished by teachers or parents? If yes, do you think they gave suitable and proper punishment to you? Can you guess what topic I am to present? Ok, today I would like to talk about the crime and punishment in Hong Kong. Whenever you read newspaper or watch the news on TV, you can notice that the increasing number of crime but behind the fact of the crime. Do you think the punishment given to the offenders is appropriate? To me, I discovered that some of the offenders are too heavily punishment while some of them are not effectively deterred by the punishment. Just give you a few examples, I read news about an illegal immigrant who stole a $25 duck from a pregnant woman, he was sentenced to 5 years/months. I think it is unfair to have such a punishment. It is too heavy to the offenders. Also, another news about a teenager who stole something from a CDS shop and he hit the shop manager in order to escape from the police. Ironically, he has just fined $5000 and no other punishment. What a big difference cases and punishment! Do you think the judge is fair enough? They are not the only cases existed in Hong Kong. There are numerous cases like the two cases I have mentioned. Needless to say, you must agree that the judgment for above case is totally inappropriate. Someone may argue that all the judgments are after deliberate consideration and the judges are all sophisticated and have ample experience of making judgment on various cases. But one of the important points what the readers see is oppose to the judgment. It is easier for you to understand if you read some case and try to valuate the seriousness of crime and punishment. You many understand that why I hold the view is like that. In fact, I do know...
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