02 March 2009

Confess or we'll throw 377A at you

Even though the government has promised not to use Section 377A of the Penal Code in situations involving consenting adults, how many people know this? The police continue to threaten accused persons with 377A. Why do they do this? Full essay.


Anonymous said...

I sincerely believe that it is the PAP government that has a vested interest in keeping S377a alive. Think about how useful it would be to them to use against a gay man who is also in opposition politics.

But I also believe that the AG's chambers has a need to save face after yet another of their legal blunders when the AG himself justified S377a by saying it was for use only when a minor is involved - the legal profession's top dog obviously could not have known about S376 or the CYPA.

It's legal blackmail, if you ask me.

Anonymous said...

"Is the suggestion that charges would be reduced if they pleaded guilty a form of inducement?"

My opinion: it's a gulity plea obtained under duress; it's coercion.