Is she guilty?

China
May 19, 2009 12:50am CST
Liangli, an airport cleaner, picked up a box by the side of the trash can. What's in the box was gold jewelry, which was worth more than three million yuan. Now she will probably be prosecuted for theft by the judiciary. Once convicted, due to the huge amount, the maximum penalty which Liangli has to face is a life sentence. But is she really guilty? And worth so heavy a punishment?
5 responses
@faisai (1138)
• Hong Kong
19 May 09
In fact we need to ask what her intention is when she pick up the box. I mean if she really hasn't thought of taking it away, she should have take it to the police or at least inform her superior. In fact this is the story that teaches us things. Sometimes, you don't necessary want to take away things that don't belong to you. But then, you think why not take the chance? If you were discovered, just make up the excuse and there should be no problems. The truth is, you can't tell so why take the risk?
• China
22 May 09
yes, I think she made a mistake. But I don't think she should be punished so much.
@williamjisir (22884)
• China
19 May 09
Hello pauline. Recently this news is hot on the Internet. I read it and I don't think that she is that guilty as to be punished to be sent to jail for a lifelong time. It is not exactly her fault though she is blamed for part of the responsibilities for not giving the box with so much valuable jewelery to the office in charge of the lost. I wish she were given a fair judgment by the judge. Bless her and her poor family.
• China
22 May 09
Yes, we hope just a fair judgment to the common people.
• China
23 Jun 09
I think the punishment is heavy as this is not theft,this incident demonstrate she do not has a heart of gold,perhaps fire her is enough. But if the heavy punishment is based on law, I think it is no question.As our country should rule by law not man.The rules will not changed according to any people's thinking.she punish heavy, if any people(for example even president)do this will also punish heavy,Then it is reasonable.
@goldeneagle (6773)
• United States
19 May 09
If it was in the trash can, then it should be considered discarded property, and it should be hers to keep. However, since it was BESIDE the trash can, I don't know what the ruling on that would be.
@beamsey (425)
• Philippines
19 May 09
It's hard to say if she's guilty or not. If she was merely doing her job, based on what you posted it sounds like that's just what she was doing, then she's innocent. But if she knew what was inside the box and took it, she's guilty. How did they find out she took the box anyway? Did she report it missing or something? Did the passenger look for the box and they found it in her belongings?