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         Taiwan police

loopholes in social security


United Daily (聯合報, 2024-2-24): Taiwan police repeatedly treated Taiwanese people by violence or brutality just like taking Taiwan back to  the medieval century, their violations of human rights and proportionality, similar to that in Chinese fishermen deaths event, were done without video recording.
For example, three policemen in PinTong (
屏東) tortured a person suspected of stealing by batons, and soon resulted in a death event.  Another case in TaoYuan (桃園), a teenager passing by police station was forcefully dragged into investigation room and was tortured by stun gun, etc, for more than one hour.  
Tsai Ing-wen in 70th anniversary of International Asso. Judges meeting stated that the pursuit of human rights is never ending, Taiwan is working tirelessly to achieve the highest international standards of judicial independence and human rights protections. However, to say a beautiful slogan is one thing to do is another.  brief udn.com/news/story/11091/7790040?from=udn-catehotnews_ch2


United Daily (聯合報, 2024-1-19): The police promotion relies on public relations capabilities (to bury some negative news, or even murder cases) rather than case-handling expertise, which probably results in the public do not feel Taiwan a place with good social security.當執法單位把壓負面新聞的公關視為重要能力,當執法機關的人事調整看公關能力、而不看偵辦案件等專業能力,或許正是為何政府一再以各種數據強調如今治安多好,民眾感覺卻是為何到處槍響...。如果連發生命案,都可以透過公關能力壓住不讓訊息外露,警方提出的數據中,又還有多少被隱藏的密碼?  

United Daily (聯合報, 2024-2-4): Taiwan's Police are physically and mentally exhausted due to high performance pressure. In the past ten years,  five police officers,  in average, committed suicide every year Performance appraisal should pays equal attention to both quantity and quality indicators.  udn.com/news/story/7339/7753517?from=udn_ch2cate6643sub7339_pulldownmenu_v2


Transparency International, Germany /  Global Corruption Barometer, released in 2022 -
comparisons among main Asian countries
The percentage (67%) Taiwanese people paid a bribe to police is much higher than

that in China, Japan, S. Korea and Malaysia


people who think
 is a big problem
public service
 paid a bribe
in the previous
 12 months
police gov.
in previous
Taiwan 90% 17% 67% 19% 20% 38%
Japan 84 2 10 7 26 36
Malaysia 71 13 30 28 16 20
China 62 28 16 18 18 39
S Korea 55 10 8 26 42 17

Washington Post (2023-10-31):
Taiwan's national police can't even access or send data to the 19 databases of Interpol.   washingtonpost.com/opinions/2023/10/31/china-taiwan-affairs-challenges/

United Daily (聯合報, 2023-8-8): For preparing an urban warfare in the future, Taiwanese government expands its police and military police, etc.  Taiwan Military Police seems to replace Marine Corps to be the 4th armed services  (行政院研擬擴編保安警察第二總隊,據透露,第一批先徵調735人,進駐三峽保一總隊營區,至新屋反恐訓練中心接受軍方施訓12周。再視情況分批增補。憲兵指揮部兵力員額擴編後,儼然取代海軍陸戰隊,成為第四軍種)udn.com/news/story/11596/7352871


United Daily  (聯合報), 2023-11-18:  The very serious "abnormal" relationship between the police and the prosecution was exposed recently.  The systems of judiciary, prosecution and police are rotten from the rootsudn.com/news/story/7338/7582230?from=udn_ch2cate6643sub7338_pulldownmenu_v2

United Daily  (聯合報),  2023-12-3: Almost all major criminal cases in recent years have shown that politicians are involved.   Japan's law against YAKUZA ("暴力团对策法") won't work in Taiwan unless the people in power have a high degree of determination to fight against mafia gangsters/gangs.
The relationship between the "clean syndicates" and mafia in Taiwan is complicated.  The former have long relied on gangsters to contribute huge financial flows.  Simply establishing a law similar to Japan's "暴力团对策法" cannot solve the fundamental problem


United Daily , 2023-9-30:  The Investigation, Police, Prosecution should not be government's tool and 'enforcer' any more.  (民眾買到黑色臭蛋... 檢警調和監察院如果還有一點良知,就請查查真正的「綠壞蛋」們,別再當蔡政府的打手和工具了

The Guardian, BBC, 2023-7-24: Two policemen in Taiwan are being investigated after a court convicted a man of sexually assaulting a 13-tear-old girl they used to help catch him - she had accused of blackmailing her.  In the botched undercover operation, police say she was against the officers' instructions, "suddenly" got into Chang's car.  Two higher-ranking officers, including the then-chief of the precinct's police department and the then-chief of investigation, have also been disciplined   ref to bbc.com/news/world-asia-66287776

CNN, 2023-7-26  edition.cnn.com/2023/07/26/asia/taiwan-police-operation-girl-assaulted-intl-hnk/index.html According to the court verdict, Chang solicited sex from the girl, offering about $160, and asked her for nude photos. They agreed to meet at a hotel several days later – and when the girl didn't show up, Chang threatened to leak her explicit photos online.  The police put together a sting operation, with the girl agreeing to meet with Chang under the pretense of having sex with him


Independent, BBC, 2023-6-20:  the drugging of preschool children in Taiwan have sparked widespread alarm on the island.  Some teachers at the kindergarten gave children phenobarbital to “make them more compliant”. A rally  calling for greater transparency from the police investigation, with many criticising authorities for their lack of public disclosure.  bbc.com/news/world-asia-65947346   Derek Cai      CNN, 2023-6-21: parents told police that their children were irritable and showed self-harming behaviors...   NBC, 2023-6-21:  the children appeared “irritable” and at times physically aggressive.  news.yahoo.com/kindergarten-teachers-accused-drugging-children-120403604.html


Taipei Times , 2023-4-26: Special Police Corps would protect key infrastructure, not to engage in military action, Minister of the Interior says.  They would be trained by military personnel dispatched from the Ministry of National Defense to combat and shoot in confined spaces, and use machine guns and grenades Police officers are to undergo anti-infiltration and counterassault training to enhance their ability to protect Taiwan's key infrastructure.  "If it is wartime, a wartime system would be enforced".  taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2023/04/26/2003798624  Taipei Times , 2023-4-24: The Cabinet is also planning to expand the Second Special Police Corps to 4,000 officers in an effort to safeguard more than 500 critical infrastructure sites.   The Second Special Police Corps (保二總隊) is responsible for protecting nuclear power plants and science parks, while the Seventh Special Police Corps is responsible for the safety of financial institutes and reservoirs. The Cabinet should seek to build a consensus in the legislature to ensure the bills pass, DPP Legislator Wang Ting-yu said. taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2023/04/24/2003798499  CTV (中視), 2023-4-26: They said the government is planning to build police to be alternative army stirring a backlash by lower elements police...  Deputy Premier said: There is a line between army and police.  DPP Legislator 趙天麟 (Tiō Thian-lîn): military trainings include 1. Rifle and machine gun training   2. Grenade throwing   3. Small force units combat  4.  Skills in close Melee combat  5. Fighting in urban warfare  6. Shooting in urban warfare   youtube.com/watch?v=0dyF1ARgWjY 


Forbes, 2022-12-11 : Gallup Market Research Taiwan pollster Ting says the downside of Hou's (Hou You-yi: Top vote-getter on Nov. 26 triumphed as the KMT candidate in race for mayor of New Taipei City;  a potential candidate for 2024 presidential election) background could be a negative association with police ...  msn.com/en-us/money/news/one-of-these-seven-people-is-likely-to-win-taiwan-s-high-stakes-presidential-vote-in-2024-gallup-pollster-says/ar-AA159rHV


United Daily,  editorial, 2023-3-11 : Times have changed - Taiwan's criminal-mafia ignore the police. The police turn a blind eye to underworld's drug trafficking, violent debt collection, and running business of casino & pornography to earn huge profit,  some big shots of mafia take the position of National Policy Advisor to the President and members of the Central Executive Committee, how can they take the police seriously? udn.com/news/story/7338/7023929?from=udn_ch2cate6643sub7338_pulldownmenu_v2


Statista 2022-11-18 (statista.com/statistics/1103848/taiwan-number-of-crimes-by-type/ ) :  Number of crimes committed in Taiwan in 2021, by type

Statista /  Number of crimes committed in Taiwan in 2021, by type

Rank crimes by type number
1 offense against public safety 42001
2 offense against narcotics hazard prevention act  38644
3 Larceny 35067

a case study on Larceny/Theft  - No.1 "Taiwan larceny" on Bing, 2023-5-5


China Times, 中時 editorial,  2022-11-17:  Former president Chen vigorously promoted high-ranking officers in police field and the intelligence, hence more and more police belong to Green-camp.  After Tsai Ing-wen came to power, the 'pro-green' of the police has become a climate.  Since then the police has become a political tool of the Democratic Progressive Party to crack down on dissidents.  It not only frequently "check" public speeches " in the name of cracking down on fake news, but also makes the police less effective in social-security work chinatimes.com/opinion/20221116005059-262101?


★  United Daily Liberty Times, Up Media, 2022-3-30:  Two criminal policemen left without permission during carrying out their duty to have fun with girls in snack bar therefore were infected with CovID-19, furthermore, they tried to hide the facts while facing epidemic contact tracing and then led to a big loophole, till now, 8 criminal policemen, 2 high-ranking policemen, and 2 administration staffs in four police stations were infected.     news.ltn.com.tw/news/life/breakingnews/3877641   udn.com/news/story/120940/6201898  upmedia.mg/news_info.php?Type=24&SerialNo=141169


Taipei Times, 2022-9-13 : The results of a survey released yesterday by the Foundation for the People showed  that 73.6 percent are dissatisfied with public safety in Taiwan, while 25.5 percent are satisfied. taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2022/09/13/2003785231


United Daily,  editorial, 2022-9-:  Taiwan's social security is deteriorating - black gun executions, human trafficking, homicide cases are rampant, even policemen became victims of random killings ...



United Daily,  editorial, 2022-7-24:  "Taiwan's social security is stable" -  government's tricky and empty slogan !  too many guns and illegal drugs, fraud, etc in Taiwan.  udn.com/news/story/7338/6483566?from=udn-catehotnews_ch2


《China Times 中國時報》 , editorial, 2022-1-3:  How much president Tsai I. W. has done for our social security network ? The answer is too shy to speak out.  (總統蔡英文元旦講話再提「鞏固社會安全體系」,與過去2016、2020就職演說所強調補漏社會安全網的內容相比,悄悄刪除了防範兒少安全隨機殺人、思覺失調症傷人者、毒癮、家庭暴力等警政治安問題。梳理蔡總統的社會安全網做了多少?答案竟羞與人提。)  chinatimes.com/opinion/20220102002809-262101?chdtv


United Daily,  2022-7-4:  Former National Police Agency (NPA) Director-General Chen Ja-chin (陳家欽) expressed that he stepped down for Minister of Interior getting involved police personnel The opposition (KMT黨團總召曾銘宗) criticized this as "a scandal".   udn.com/news/story/122919/6433404?from=udn_ch2cate6638sub122919_pulldownmenu_v2


United Daily,  2022-7-17: About 100 gun-shooting cases in 2021 hits a 6-years record high.  udn.com/news/story/7338/6466751?from=udn-catehotnews_ch2


China Timesopinion, 2022-7-3:  There're not enough high-ranking police positions available, in order to get promoted, police officials try every connections for it  ;  on the surface, conflicts between Police chief (Chen Ja-chin , 家欽) and Minister of Interior (Hsu Kuo-yung, 徐國勇) ,under the table, increasing intensive fighting are going on between premier (Soo Tsing-tshiong, 蘇貞昌) and Minister Interior。The most important part, administrative neutrality of the police, has been ignoring during their game.   chinatimes.com/opinion/20220702002577-262101?chdtv


United Daily, 2022-7-3:  Police Director-General (陳家欽) who was forced to retire without pre-warnings, criticized that Minister of Interior politically got involved police personnel issues, ignoring workplace ethics. Both have different political forces as backup,  the conflicts probably are just a tip of a big iceberg, which is DPP's spoils system ( “to the victor belong the spoils”) .  New Taipei City mayor (侯友宜) says, we need a complete promotion systems for the police.  udn.com/news/story/11091/6430236?from=udn_ch2cate6643sub11091_pulldownmenu_v2    udn.com/news/story/122919/6432321?from=udn_ch2cate6638sub122919_pulldownmenu_v2    vip.udn.com/vip/story/122367/6431328?from=udn-category


  《China Times 中國時報》 , 2021-11-24 People seem to living in a pressure cooker, there is no way out of pain and depression, social violence is increasing day by day,  the increasing suicide rate reflects people's desperation or hopelessness in life.  Senior officials don't even try to solve these issues.    chinatimes.com/opinion/20211123004533-262101?chdtv

  《China Times Databse ,