As it should happen, these are law enforcement officers, and they’d, abused their powers to enforce the law, and if we can’t count on them to follow the law, then, we are all, in a, dangerous, environment, living our day to day, lives here…off of the Front Page Sections, translated…
In recent years, the government boasted the police using forces to enforce the laws, and the entry level officers believed he rule of “law is biggest”, and yet, there’s no law against the overuse of police forces in enforcing the law; the officer, Yeh’s pulling the female instructor over and assault her physically is only the tip of an iceberg; the verdict is to make the officer who’d not admitted to wrongdoing a needed lesson, also given a needed lesson of the police for covering their own officials too.
Taiwan boasted on being a democratic country, the purpose of the police is to protect the people’s rights, and the means of enforcing the law is only, when necessary, as the powers given by the country is used to hurt an innocent citizen, how can there be no wrong in that? The higher up of the police, after the incident, they’d acted ambiguously, and rationalized the behaviors of the officer, Yeh, that he was only, “enforcing the law”, their bad behaviors are the accomplices of Yeh’s physical assault on the drumming instructor.
Evaluating the whole case, the officer cross the jurisdiction of the district, in lacking the evidence of a crime, used the terms to illegally pull the law-abiding citizens over, and as the citizen questioned the justifications, the officer body slammed her, and charged her on obstruction of police affairs, where’s the justification in that?
As the case went into the trial phase, the officer Yeh stated that he’d suspected that the woman is a junkie or that she may be a listed missing persons, that was why he’d pulled her over, but this was without any objective proof, and as the woman refused to allow him to check her, he’d still continued, there’s more than enough proof, that the officer had abused the power of the police; and the backup who’d arrived stated, “if there’s no problem, then why would she not agreed to get checked”, this also showed the lacking of awareness of the rights of the people and of the, law too.
It isn’t that the officers who’d broken the law while enforcing the law is unforgivable, and yet, it’s a month since the incident, and the then police chief, Chen, as he was interviewed, he’d commended Yeh on being hard at work, that he took the active stance to check, that he needed the affirmation of actively checking what he thought was, suspicious, and then then mayor, Cheng and the police internal affairs also, backed the officer up as well; and the then warmth from the police higher up, turned into the “heavy sentence” of the patrol officer now.
Nobody would not back up the fact that the police is, enforcing the laws, but, we will NEVER tolerate the abuse of police power; toward the illegal behaviors, the officers should be tough, but, do remember, to “exercise the right to enforce the law based off of the law”, to follow protocol, to serve justice, to protect the good citizens of this, country.
And, there’s, a gray area in this, because, what would constitute as, suspicious behavior, if someone is walking down a street, dressed in dark clothes at night, looked that s/he is, up to, no good, does that count as, justifiable, cause for getting pulled over? And, what if this person that looked suspicious, was only slouching, because s/he had a long day of work from the office, and is, too tired? Then, where’s, the JUST in pulling this person who looked, “suspicious”? It’s this GRAY area, that gives the room for LOOSE interpretations of the law, which then may lead to, more, police brutality.