If you remember the criminally-botched rape investigation I featured in the post If You Think It's Bad Elsewhere..., I've just been looking up some more on this tragedy. From the Korea Herald:
After partially revealing telephone records, there has been public outcry over
the handling of the 112 call. The operator was found to have focused on whether
Kwak (the victim) had been raped and by whom, and failed to secure the location of the crime.
The agent also reportedly left important information out when referring the case
to the police, including the fact that the crime was taking place indoors and
near an elementary school. Police arriving on the scene had initially searched
neighboring playgrounds and yards.
Once the full record was disclosed, it
was found that the victim had stayed on the line for more than six minutes. The
victim’s pleas could be heard, while an officer said the call appeared to be
about domestic abuse. Police initially reported that Wu’s voice was not captured
on the tape, which was later found to be false. Members of Kwak’s family also
reported that police on scene acted inappropriately with two officers sleeping
in a police vehicle while the search took place.
Also it has been pointed out that some neighbors could hear her screams, and shrugged it off as a domestic fight and did nothing. And, another consequence has been a spike in hate-tweets against the Joseonjok (ethnic Koreans who lived in China and came "home" to work), egged on by the media's constant refering to the fact that the murderer was a Joseonjok. One site said that, just like after the Japan earthquake the media reported every little tremor, now the media lights on anything to do with "Chinese" Koreans. Sure is nice to see American "culture" being transplanted to foreign lands, ain't it? Oh, and speaking of which, here's one of those tweets, where a Korean lets us know their take on "multiculturalism":
Multiculturalism, you say? Are you illiterate? Don't you know history and
ethnicity is what Koreans are proud of? It's a bullshit saying we should mix
culture and whatever shit. Who the fuck speaks "multiculturalism?"
Multiculturalism is made by immigrants of diverse background in the U.S., a
nation where history is only about 200 years long. Stupid brats, U.S. is still
in racist/cultural war against the immigrants. Also, 95% of the foreign laborers
are underpaid daily laborers. You say it's "global age?" It's a global labor
site. We should also require people to have money in their bank account and take
fingerprints if they want to come. This is a global, low-skill laborer crime
Oh, yeah, but we're awful for wanting illegal immigration stopped.