10:46 pm - 04/15/2012

Friend of Rapist Becomes Police Officer, Netizens Disgusted


Following the police failure in the handling of the Suwon Torso Murder Incident, another case has emerged in Miryang, a small town in Gyeongsang province, leading many netizens to suggest that the Korean police system needs to undergo serious reforms.

Since April 10th, the Miryang police station website has been overwhelmed by messages from enraged netizens after it was revealed that a high-school student involved with the “Miryang gang rape” case in 2004 has become a police officer there.

In the “Miryang gang rape” incident, which took place in Miryang city in 2004, two middle school students were gang raped repeatedly for about 12 months by a group of 44 (some unofficial estimates are as high as 80-90) high school students. Sadly, the police failed to protect the identity of the victims, used allegedly humiliating investigations techniques, and on several occasions were accused of insulting the victims and their families –– blaming them for the incident. Lastly, as many of the assailants were from rich influential local families, most of them got away with a warning and allegedly continue to live normal lives.


The public anger about the handling of the Miryang incident has resurfaced again, after it became clear that Hwang Seon-mi, a friend and a girlfriend of one of the Miryang gang members, had become a police officer at the local police station. The following image of a message sent by Hwang Seon-mi to her friend shortly after the incident has been making a splash on Korean internet.


[Translation of above]
Did it all get sorted out ok?
I’ve heard that apart from 3 people everyone came out fine…
Those girls were so ugly anyway…
Anyway, good work.


Responding to attacks from netizens, Hwang Seon-mi has posted an open apology saying that she regrets her past behavior. She also writes that it was just a mistake which she committed in her youth and asks for understanding. However, netizens do not believe the sincerity of this, especially since the emergence of the personal statement written by Hwang Seon-mi when applying for the post at the police station – has been made public:

I am a very honest and diligent person and I know myself well. I think about crime from the viewpoint of criminals too, and in case of sexual assault I am able to consider both – victim’s as well as criminal’s position and whether the victim did not walk around in a manner encouraging to be assaulted. So please choose me for this position. I can do some martial arts as well.

Source: koreabang
Page 1 of 5
<<[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] >>
forevrseptember 15th-Apr-2012 08:52 pm (UTC)
wtf is with her personal statement
paopuremix 15th-Apr-2012 11:20 pm (UTC)
ikr?
side-eyeing the eff out of it rn. >.>
tothechangmin 15th-Apr-2012 08:53 pm (UTC)
I think about crime from the viewpoint of criminals too, and in case of sexual assault I am able to consider both – victim’s as well as criminal’s position and whether the victim did not walk around in a manner encouraging to be assaulted

WHAT. THE. ACTUAL. FUCK. i can't even with her. i hope people come to their senses and just kick her out.
(no subject) - Anonymous - Expand
(no subject) - Anonymous - Expand
sai12 15th-Apr-2012 08:54 pm (UTC)
I didn't think criminals could become police officers....isn't there some kind of law about that?
xcherryblossomx 15th-Apr-2012 09:14 pm (UTC)
She wasn't one of the people that raped those girls. She was the gf of one of the rapists and friend of some of the other rapists.

(no subject) - Anonymous - Expand
whynotplay 15th-Apr-2012 10:48 pm (UTC)
ikr :(:(:(:(
xfactorglory 15th-Apr-2012 08:57 pm (UTC)
How was she even hired with a personal statement like that? smfh

And those poor victims :( I can't imagine having to go through all of that and then deal with the police
waterpulse 15th-Apr-2012 08:58 pm (UTC)
That's like five crime posts in one day, is it just a bad weekend or is it always like this in SK? O_o
cagallisakura 15th-Apr-2012 08:59 pm (UTC)
In the “Miryang gang rape” incident, which took place in Miryang city in 2004, two middle school students were gang raped repeatedly for about 12 months by a group of 44
I actually started tearing up when I got to this.

Can these "people" (more like fucking monsters) please do everyone a huge ass favour and burn in hell.
sashapoly1911 15th-Apr-2012 09:06 pm (UTC)
Same. It's fucking disgusting that it even happened in the first place never mind went on for a year.
pocky08 15th-Apr-2012 08:59 pm (UTC)
"whether the victim did not walk around in a manner encouraging to be assaulted." Are you serious?
lasthenia 15th-Apr-2012 09:00 pm (UTC)
"I think about crime from the viewpoint of criminals too, and in case of sexual assault I am able to consider both – victim’s as well as criminal’s position and whether the victim did not walk around in a manner encouraging to be assaulted."
hm
no
fuck you

Edited at 2012-04-15 09:01 pm (UTC)
rabu_parade 15th-Apr-2012 09:02 pm (UTC)
She's a moron.
hyeena 15th-Apr-2012 09:05 pm (UTC)
everything in this article is fucked up

Edited at 2012-04-15 09:05 pm (UTC)
luvey 15th-Apr-2012 09:05 pm (UTC)
1. " two middle school students were gang raped repeatedly for about 12 months by a group of 44 (some unofficial estimates are as high as 80-90) high school students"
how the hell did this happen for so long with so many people??? did the students' parents not believe that this was happening to them. if they told them? (don't answer i know HOW, i'm just dumbfounded by this.)

2." Lastly, as many of the assailants were from rich influential local families, most of them got away with a warning and allegedly continue to live normal lives."
sadly, power and money seem to play a big part in society when it comes to justice.

3. the articles seems to be missing something, because i don't fully understand the rage against this girl. if this is just it. the girl who applied and was accepted to work at the police station should not be under such scrutiny to not have that job. if her only offense is being a friend/girlfriend of one of those involved AND that crass/tasteless post she made in 2004. (was it 2004 or was it recent?). NOW if she was directly involved - watched, helped, assist, lure, etc - then i can understand the outrage of her becoming an officer. this article doesn't make it clear. ..... edit to add i just read her statement. must of missed it due to my fourth thought. that is a wtf.

4. "Sadly, the police failed to protect the identity of the victims, used allegedly humiliating investigations techniques, and on several occasions were accused of insulting the victims and their families –– blaming them for the incident"
between the amount of time and the number of individuals involved, plus THIS....leaves me wtf at the justice system and the human race. wtf is wrong with people.


Edited at 2012-04-15 09:11 pm (UTC)
xcherryblossomx 15th-Apr-2012 09:19 pm (UTC)
3. She posted this message after the investigation:

[Translation of above]
Did it all get sorted out ok?
I’ve heard that apart from 3 people everyone came out fine…
Those girls were so ugly anyway…
Anyway, good work.


...
Idg why she decided to become a cop.
ari_meh 15th-Apr-2012 09:06 pm (UTC)
i was reading this earlier and... just... i'll never understand how she was selected for the job with a statement like that.
all of these koreabang news /shudders. wth, korea.
sashapoly1911 15th-Apr-2012 09:09 pm (UTC)
whether the victim did not walk around in a manner encouraging to be assaulted.
I can't believe it's 2012 and there's still people ignorant enough to think people dress/act/encourage others to rape/attack them............. slowly loosing faith in humanity!!
talklikeazombie 15th-Apr-2012 09:10 pm (UTC)
Fuck those rapists, the police and that bitch.
luvey 15th-Apr-2012 09:13 pm (UTC)
AND the town people who blamed the families and the victims!
Page 1 of 5
<<[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] >>
This page was loaded Sep 20th 2019, 2:20 pm GMT.