A viral video from China shows a man in a strange Thomas the Train like cage being interrogated by police.
According to the translation, the caged man, who says his name is Luhua, is remorseful for WeChat group comments where he criticized traffic cops for confiscating motorcycles.
“Uncle Police, I’m so sorry, I’m wrong,” Luhua pleads with the police officers, who demand information on the WeChat group and a grovelling apology.
He repeatedly excuses the crime by claiming he was drunk, and he probably ended up getting off with a fine and a light beating. The video is a helpful reminder that freedom of speech is a radical concept and currently allowed by de jure and de facto law only in USA.
PS. Do you think China’s robotic policing will make things better or worse?