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Negotiations continue ? But he said he had no money so what is there to negotiate ?

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7 minutes ago, drbeach said:

Nobody cares or even knows about white privilege bullshit in Thailand. As bad as the educational system is here, at least they don't learn this crap. And thank God Thais don't know this BS because life here would be exponentially worse for us if they did.

 

Anyway, as far as this chap is concerned, it doesn't matter what he looks like or where he comes from. He needs to pay up. And I agree that $1600 should be extremely easy for someone from a rich country like America to come up with. After all, he managed paid for an air ticket to get here which probably cost him close to that amount, so another $1600 shouldn't be too difficult to find. Just pick up a phone and call mommy or daddy. Or max out the credit card. Better than going to jail.

Actually a shockingly high percentage of Americans have much less than that in reserve for unexpected spending. But I do think it's rare for an American tourist to go as far as Thailand without somewhat ample resources. We'd have to hear from him for why he specifically came here so underfunded. Perhaps he was looking to teach English? Everyone's got a story!

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9 minutes ago, Jingthing said:

No.

It's not that.

Clearly he was abducted by aliens that made him do it.

Look, he didn't claim that he wasn't drugged and even if he was I've never heard of a crime drug that makes people want to vandalize random cars.

 

Anyway, given his situation, that he admitted to the crimes is the one thing in his favor. 

People are usually unaware that theyve been drugged and drugs effect different people differently , the local girls call then "getting drunk pills" , which I believe are sleeping pills

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And another ! So the next time you complain about the visas becoming more and more difficult just remind yourself its foreigners like these making life more difficult for you. Don,t blame the Thais or Thai immigration . Its that piece of crap foreigner right over there likely you saw one today man or woman making a problem. Maybe have a word with them and or just let that gang of Thais have their way with them. The laws here are a joke and the government needs to seriously consider increasing the fines so it really hurts.

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1 minute ago, Jingthing said:

I don't think the place for racially charged far right wing U.S. political propaganda. In fact it's not a political topic at all. It's just a crime story involving one man. He doesn't represent all black people or all African Americans anymore than you represent all of whatever you are.

Point taken on the "time and place" issue. But it is dead wrong of you to pull out the automatic "far right wing" label of liberal-speak in response to factual comments. 

 

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3 minutes ago, drbeach said:

Exactly. Well said. Only idiotic westerners overthink such nonsense and bring up race theory and all this other fake garbage which isn't even relevant here in Thailand anyway.

 

He is a criminal who happens to be black. So what? He will likely be asked to compensate the victims for exactly the same amount a white American would have been. And so he should be. He shouldn't be treated any better though neither should he be treated any worse than anyone else. In the case of Thailand, black people (especially African Americans) are a rare species. I don't think anyone should change their opinion of African-Americans on the basis of this one guy having done something stupid because chances are, they won't see another African-American for months or even a year.

 

I look down on him for what he did, not what he looks like. Unless he were to say something stupid and entitled (like I did this because of the "white man" yet he's in Thailand which is a non-white country, go figure), but so far I haven't seen or heard of anything to that effect. Pretty sure whatever this guy's political persuasions may be, he left that toxic crap with him at home and considers himself simply to be either an "American" or a "foreigner" here in Thailand. Which is what he is. A foreigner who made a boo-boo and needs to accept responsibility for such.

What did you expect from many on a forum that make racist remarks about the Thais ?

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4 minutes ago, drbeach said:

Exactly. Well said. Only idiotic westerners overthink such nonsense and bring up race theory and all this other fake garbage which isn't even relevant here in Thailand anyway.

 

He is a criminal who happens to be black. So what? He will likely be asked to compensate the victims for exactly the same amount a white American would have been. And so he should be. He shouldn't be treated any better though neither should he be treated any worse than anyone else. In the case of Thailand, black people (especially African Americans) are a rare species. I don't think anyone should change their opinion of African-Americans on the basis of this one guy having done something stupid because chances are, they won't see another African-American for months or even a year.

 

I look down on him for what he did, not what he looks like. Unless he were to say something stupid and entitled (like I did this because of the "white man" yet he's in Thailand which is a non-white country, go figure), but so far I haven't seen or heard of anything to that effect. Pretty sure whatever this guy's political persuasions may be, he left that toxic crap with him at home and considers himself simply to be either an "American" or a "foreigner" here in Thailand. Which is what he is. A foreigner who made a boo-boo and needs to accept responsibility for such.

I totally agree with your comments regarding "equal treatment". But I strongly object to your branding of anyone who disagrees with you as an "idiotic westerner". Personal attacks discredit your otherwise thoughtful remarks; as does your description of other comments as "fake garbage" when you offer absolutely no proof that any of it is false. 

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11 minutes ago, Jingthing said:

Actually a shockingly high percentage of Americans have much less than that in reserve for unexpected spending. But I do think it's rare for an American tourist to go as far as Thailand without somewhat ample resources. 

Yes, that's true but America is an expensive country compared to Thailand, as long as you take out the high cost of imported costs of consumer goods here. Therefore one would be foolish not to have something in reserve, at least for medical emergencies, which are astronomically high there, higher than anywhere else in the world.

 

Anyway, even if he doesn't have much money, should be a piece of cake to get his parents to cough up something. Perhaps the amount can be negotiated down from 50,000 to say 30,000. If that were the case, it would be even easier.

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8 minutes ago, sanemax said:

People are usually unaware that theyve been drugged and drugs effect different people differently , the local girls call then "getting drunk pills" , which I believe are sleeping pills

That's a real stretch. He said he was drunk, didn't he? People react to being drunk differently. Either way it's no excuse and I seriously doubt your theory is correct.

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3 minutes ago, drbeach said:

Yes, that's true but America is an expensive country compared to Thailand, as long as you take out the high cost of imported costs of consumer goods here. Therefore one would be foolish not to have something in reserve, at least for medical emergencies, which are astronomically high there, higher than anywhere else in the world.

 

Anyway, even if he doesn't have much money, should be a piece of cake to get his parents to cough up something. Perhaps the amount can be negotiated down from 50,000 to say 30,000. If that were the case, it would be even easier.

Well if he says he doesn't have the money, and he really doesn't have the money, and if he can't scare up the money from friends and family, then I would believe him and wish him a tolerable stay in Thai prison. 

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