Strange day in court

@RamJey (89)
Singapore
August 20, 2012 12:41pm CST
Just a couple of days ago, something strange happened in a Singapore court. A man was sentenced to jail for a month or so for pushing a man who fell and suffered bruises. You might wonder what's strange about this. It's the story of how this 'pushing' story evolved that's strange. This is how the story goes: The convicted man is on a motorbike riding out of a condominum. He stops his bike for some reason. Following closely behind him was a car driven by a lady. The lady apparently horned at him incessantly when he stopped. She showed some obscene vulgar hand signs when she drove past him. The man was incensed and he followed the car and stopped infront of her car abruptly forcing her to stop. An argument broke out between them. The security guard at the condominum came out to stop the argument. The man in the bike shoved the security guard and he falls to the ground sustaing bruises. The police were called and the man was arrested and charged in court and he was jailed, so the story goes. The strangest thing is that the woman who started all this was not called in the court! The woman showed the vulgar signs which triggered this whole incident and ruined the biker's life goes scott free as if she had no part in it. I find this very strange. What's your take?
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• United States
20 Aug 12
Both of te guys must not have told the police about the woman or she would have to had come to court to explain what happened.
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@RamJey (89)
• Singapore
25 Aug 12
This whole story was said out in the court. Which means the role of the woman was mentioned but for some reason or other she was not called in the court to give evidence
@slico79 (212)
• Philippines
20 Aug 12
The reason behind the argument between the biker and the old woman is not relevant to case. Unless the biker has a witness that saw what the woman did, his reason would just be hearsay in court and not admissible as evidence. The injury on the guard on the other hand can be plainly seen, bruises they may be but those are bruises with a medical certificate which is admissible in court, hence, he is liable to pay damages and spend a few days in court for inflicting physical injury on another person. Does my answer satisfy you?
• United States
20 Aug 12
I agree with you that the reason for the argument between the biker and the woman is irrelevant, so I don't see why it would even be brought up in court. The reason the biker got in trouble would be assault on the security officer, and the woman did not have any part in that, which is why she would not be in court except perhaps as a witness to the assault on behalf of the security guard.
@natliegleb (5184)
• India
20 Aug 12
That women was really rude and the gestures are not correct and we are not supposed to use like that and they must be severely punished.only strict action will ensure this does not happen again,they must be prosecuted
• United States
20 Aug 12
Why should someone be severely punished for using rude gestures? I agree that they are not polite nor appropriate, but under what grounds would they be cause for prosecution? Does that also mean that someone who swears, which would be the verbal equivalent of an obscene gesture, should also be prosecuted and severely punished?
@besweet (7227)
• Greece
20 Aug 12
I guess that the legal matter was the fight and not the situation between the woman and the biker. Since she wasn't involved in the fight, she won't be charged from the police. But in any case, she should be called as a witness for the incident.
@RamJey (89)
• Singapore
25 Aug 12
I agree with you in your last sentence. She should have been called as a witness, but was not called and that's what surprises me because it started from her. She had a part in the provocation
@ARIES1973 (9539)
• Legaspi, Philippines
21 Aug 12
The act of the woman could be another case. But as to what happened between the biker and guard, it was out of the topic.
• United States
20 Aug 12
The woman really had nothing to do with it, so what so you think she should have been charged with and what should her punishment have been? The woman got angry and made obscene hand gestures. Obviously that was not the best thing for her to do, but she did not physically harm anyone nor did she actually instigate the incident, because you said that she drove off afterwards - end of incident ... or at least it would have been if the guy on the bike had not chosen to pursue her. The guy on the bike was angry, chased after the woman, got in front of her and made her stop. The security guard came to stop the argument when the guy with the bike shoved him to the ground, which would be assault. If the guy with the bike had not chosen to chase the woman or assault the security guard, then there would not have been a problem, so it is his actions that got him in trouble and not the fault of anybody else.