Killer Litter

In 2019, a 49-year-old Australian, Andrew Gosling, flung a wine bottle from the seventh floor of a condominium, killing 73-year-old Nasiari Sunee.

Gosling also shouted “religiously motivated vulgarities” after throwing the bottle.

He was sentenced to four years in jail for the offence of causing death by a rash act and 18 months for grievous bodily harm. The judge ordered the sentences to be served consecutively, meaning the retard will spend more than five years in jail in total.

The National Environment Agency increased its high-rise littering camera deployment by more than 50% from 2019 to 2020, resulting in an 80% increase in the number of high-rise littering acts captured and over 1000 enforcement actions taken against high-rise litterbugs. (To safeguard the privacy of residents, the cameras are positioned to focus only on the external facade of buildings and not on homes.)

In 2021, Minister for Home Affairs K Shanmugam said Singapore aims to have more than 200,000 police cameras by at least 2030, over double the current number of cameras deployed across the island state.

With a land area of little over 700 square kilometres (270 square miles), Singapore has strict laws and its surveillance tools include more than 90,000 police cameras already installed across the city.

“Surveillance cameras deployed by governments whether in Singapore or other countries, are sometimes criticized as being an invasion of privacy,” Shanmugam, who is also Minister for Law, told parliament.

“These claims overlook a couple of basic points that most people want to live in an environment which is safe and secure,” he said.

Singapore, a city-state of about 5.7 million people, is one of the safest countries in the world, according to a 2019 Gallup poll.

Still, it pays to be vigilant and avoid spending too much time in places where stuff could be hurled from upstairs and hitting you on its way down.

My mother once had a sewing machine from many floors up crash landing right in front of her. If she had taken just one more step forward a split second of a moment ago, she would go down in history or in Ripley’s Believe It or Not as the only woman in the world killed by a sewing machine!

You have been warned!

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