Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Singapore man sentenced to death on Zoom

Well, this is a first, but I guess it was only a matter of time. A man in Singapore has just been sentenced to death by Zoom video-conferencing.
Singapore, which is still in Lockdown No. 2 after a belated spike in virus cases, has a notoriously draconian penal code and, specifically, zero tolerance for drug offences. The man sentenced was involved in a drug deal back in 2011, a case which, for some reason, the Singapore courts decided to bump up to "essential" status.
It certainly puts breaking up with a girlfriend by Twitter into perspective...

And, just for good measure, now we have the first instance of a man stabbing his father to death while on a Zoom video chat with around 20 other participants. It's become the technology of choice for bringing together life and death.

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