Zzarchov (external - login to view)
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8 hours ago
Thats a fairly one sided government view of the issue.
The cops he killed were corrupt cops who were torturing the local townspeople, reportedly for bribes from their families.
They tortured him as well, when he went to press charges the case was thrown out immediately, not even asking for evidence. His next course of action was a molotov to the front of the station then busting in when everyone rushed out to deal with the fire.
The censors are being quite active in China to stop the guy from becoming a martyr or folk hero.
Shows you how bad a society is when a cop killer gets that kind of welcome from the average townsfolk.
And here is another version of the "6 cops killer "
Killer of 6 Shanghai cops put to death
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08:56, November 27, 2008
The Xinhua News Agency said the Supreme People's Court ratified Yang's death sentence on Friday.
The sentence was passed by the Shanghai intermediate court three months ago, and later upheld by the Shanghai high court.
Yang, 28, died by lethal injection.
The exact time was not given.
Yang's mother, Wang Jingmei, visited him on Monday at Shanghai's Tilanqiao Prison, a lawyer close to the family, Liu Xiaoyuan, said.
On the morning of July 1, Yang, wearing a mask, and armed with a bottle of gasoline, a knife and a hammer, broke into the Shanghai Zhabei district police station.
A video recording shows him stabbing four policemen within seven seconds in a room on the first floor of the station.
The recording was played during his trial.
Before being seized on the 21st floor of the building, Yang had stabbed two others to death and injured four.
A forensic psychiatric assessment showed that Yang was of sound mind, the court said.
Yang reportedly had a grievance against the Shanghai police because he was questioned at length for riding an unlicensed bicycle last October.
He claimed he had been abused and taken to a police station where he was beaten.
Yang later filed complaints for mental suffering. The claim was rejected.