Jerykk wrote on Sep 5, 2015, 21:02:
Julio wrote on Sep 5, 2015, 13:50:
The concept behind hit to kill isn't that different in the Western world. Those with money never facing real punishment is a common theme everywhere.
Except the people committing these crimes aren't all rich. I doubt most of the perps would have enough money to bribe the prosecutors. It may be a matter of practicality. Declaring something an accident is a lot cleaner and cheaper than declaring it a homicide.
It sounds like most of them are rich. Two of the cases mention BMWs (one of which was an unlicensed driver). One was the "enormous dirt covered truck" -- could be a case of fighting a company, or the government. The one the crowd beat to death was a wealthy driver. 3 cases don't mention the legal outcome. And on the flip side you have one execution and one 15 year prison sentence.
Also, I think the idea of homicide being more work than an accident gives too much credit to the integrity of due process in China.