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Passenger who slapped bus driver gets four-year prison sentence [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2019-5-11 10:38:03 |Display all floors
okra39 Post time: 2019-5-10 14:17
People's opinions could be totally different from their actual behaviour or real thoughts in their ...

Opinions are always subjective, we should accept that; still worth reading their opinions, or else what is there to discuss in Forum?

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Post time 2019-5-11 10:42:47 |Display all floors
wchao37 Post time: 2019-5-10 14:39
It depends on when and where the slap occurred.

If the bus was in motion, she ought to have known b ...

"If the bus was in motion, she ought to have known better.  4 years sounds about right."
The bus was indeed in motion, all clearly captured on bus video and replayed by CCTV News.  That slap is very dangerous, could send the driver to lose control of the bus!  Most cases of violence involve moving buses when passengers, playing with ther cellphones, missed their stops and insist of the drivers letting them off before the next stop, which the drivers are not supposed to do!

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Post time 2019-5-11 10:44:51 |Display all floors
parcher Post time: 2019-5-10 15:12
Well done authorities.....

Right-minded people will always advocate stiff penalties for such irresponsible behavior that endangers the lives and limps of passengers, drivers and other road users!

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Post time 2019-5-11 10:47:01 |Display all floors
parcher Post time: 2019-5-10 15:15
Prison is a place where you should never want to go back. ..

That's why I said it is a good deterrent! Unfortunately many cases were dealt with administratively, ie.  a few days in a police cell with free food and lodging provided, where is the deterrent?  Police MUST send all such cases to the court!!

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Post time 2019-5-11 10:53:09 |Display all floors
In the balance of things, it could have been less draconian, and perhaps with a more effective response:

1. recognize that the real problem is anger-management; this usually increases as societies open up but people have yet to realize their trying to accommodate changes will in turn affect how they may behave;

2. putting her into jail will mean the lesson she learns gets lost; society should be reminded of it by not putting her into jail but making her do community service instead, with the media covering what she is doing, say every three months, for a year. Like washing the bus, delivering meals to the driver, bowing in apology to his family, and so on. Then the whole of society will see her returning to courtesy, humanity and concern for others, virtues which are too often sacrificed in the madcap race to succeed.

3. the bus company should have a proper customer service program. Like displaying in each bus the words "if you have a complaint about fee collected, cleanliness, staff/customer behavior, call this number and we shall attend to it - Immediately - and come back to you by 0800 hours tomorrow. If we don't, please report us to the press". (or something like that)

If she is put in jail, the lesson is lost because people will forget, her presence is deprived from her family, her future employment is jeopardized, and she may come out angrier than before, this time at the whole society and not just the driver.

Which is no solution for the essence of the matter - anger management.

Is there a good point to what she did? Maybe she couldn't tolerate more than others the shortchange of even 1 yuan. For those who purloin millions, think of that too.

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Post time 2019-5-11 11:03:41 |Display all floors
pnp Post time: 2019-5-11 10:42
"If the bus was in motion, she ought to have known better.  4 years sounds about right."
The bus w ...

I know.

I agreed with the punishment meted out.

The woman was a shrew who had the bad habit of slapping people -- she must have seen on TV and movies that men usually don't respond to such provocations.

But she forgot she's in a bus and recently there has been just too many accidents related to face-slapping shrews.

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Post time 2019-5-11 11:35:44 |Display all floors
This post was edited by pnp at 2019-5-11 12:46
SEARU Post time: 2019-5-10 16:10
Chinese kids should be taught to respect others in public occasions! Never speak loudly and obey tra ...

The sad part is that Chinese parents generally don't bring up their kids the way they should; they bring them up as little emperors and empresses, whose behavior is a public nuisance!

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