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 againCollapse )

Source: koreabang
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frequency 15th-Apr-2012 10:46 pm (UTC)
whether the victim did not walk around in a manner encouraging to be assaulted.

no
fuck you

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.


and again
no
fuck you
kiku_cha8_8 15th-Apr-2012 10:50 pm (UTC)
Victim blaming in your personal statement. Classy. :\ I hope netizens will use their skills to the fullest because this entire case is disgusting and so tragic.
teehua 15th-Apr-2012 11:00 pm (UTC)
Every single article that comes out from Korea that's related to sexual assault always makes you feel disgusted and appalled.
It is not simply an issue of reforming the way police or laws work, but educating the whole of Korean society about these sensitive topics.

This is something that is deeply-rooted in the society's mindset, and it will not go away until EVERYBODY is educated, especially at a young age.

This shows that despite how advanced Korea has become in the passed decade, they still have lengths to go before anyone can really say that they are progressive.

As a female, it's articles like these that make me feel grateful I don't live in a country like Korea.
michurusan 15th-Apr-2012 11:10 pm (UTC)
"I know martial arts as well"
uhhh ok.

no. you're a disgusting person. I can't believe she can understand the position of inhumane people. i just can't CAN'T understand how someone could be okay with raping someone or be there and NOT DO ANYTHING.

My GSI who is actually an MBC news anchor showed a documentary she made about how finding a job at age 20-30 is hard so most people result in taking the police test and training to be a cop. It doesn't require much. Just have a high school degree , take the test and other stuff... and to be honest, in the documentary, the officers were scrawny and pretty weak...I remember asking my friend if being a cop in korea was something people look up to and she said "not really."
so I can see how this dumb bitch made it to be a cop. I guess no one else wanted her -_-
xxkumorixx 16th-Apr-2012 03:22 am (UTC)
If that is the case then it explains why there's so many bigoted people in the police system.
asnindie 15th-Apr-2012 11:16 pm (UTC)
What a disgusting stain of a human.
modernabsurdity 15th-Apr-2012 11:32 pm (UTC)
On a slight side note, why is rape of the few crimes the victims gets blamed for? No one blames the murder vicim for bleeding too much, or the person who gets mugged for wearing nice things.

Take that back, I know why but it still disgusts me.
cettefemme90 15th-Apr-2012 11:35 pm (UTC)
ikr :(
cettefemme90 15th-Apr-2012 11:33 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 (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.

WHAT IS THIS FUCKERY :( :( :(

Also, I skim-read at first and thought the personal statement was the OP's view...glad it's not! :D
deerlike 15th-Apr-2012 11:37 pm (UTC)
Ugh god, there is so much here that infuriates me, I don't even know where to begin.
bishieaddict 15th-Apr-2012 11:42 pm (UTC)
wtf. she should get fired....

Edited at 2012-04-15 11:43 pm (UTC)
asth77 16th-Apr-2012 07:15 am (UTC)
this

flawless icon
marisu_dono 16th-Apr-2012 12:17 am (UTC)
Unfortunately victim shaming is still a mentality that needs to be addressed in a lot of countries. What's even sadder is that it's to the extent that the victims themselves start to feel guilty for something that isn't their fault.

But I do have hope, judging from the reactions and the actions that samaritans have taken. Maybe one day this culture of victim blaming is addressed not only in courts but on the mind of the people.
aeryro 16th-Apr-2012 12:19 am (UTC)
whether the victim did not walk around in a manner encouraging to be assaulted
idk about how it is in other places, but this is a very common viewpoint where i am hm
marisu_dono 16th-Apr-2012 12:21 am (UTC)
It's something that's common in the places I've lived in too, but it seems that it's getting better each generation. In the sense that there's less victim blaming
lovely4evr 16th-Apr-2012 12:24 am (UTC)
"insulting the victims and their families"
......wth :/
nene718 16th-Apr-2012 12:43 am (UTC)
whether the victim did not walk around in a manner encouraging to be assaulted.

...

fuck you
pistolkrystle 16th-Apr-2012 12:54 am (UTC)
edit:
fuck this, I've lost faith in humanity, digusting.

Edited at 2012-04-16 12:59 am (UTC)
fiercediva 16th-Apr-2012 01:03 am (UTC)
The police behavior is a symptom of a larger problem. As the linked article about the Miryang case said:

"The case is a demonstration of how twisted the culture of sex is in our society and of the current state of women's rights. The perpetrators held the victims captive in a continuous cycle of sexual violence by threatening them with physical violence and disclosure of videos of what happened. The girls were experiencing terrible suffering and yet did not report what was going on for fear of reprisals and what others would think. It is a tragedy that originated in our society's low level of human rights awareness and a culture of sex that allows tolerance for men while being strict towards women. It was apparent in the way the case was handled as well."
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