archylgp wrote:Where did you get that quote? According to the court notes, the victim died sometime after 10 AM (forgot the exact time.)
[Very important prefatory note: Y'all may have made me miss my Subway sandwich, but I think they may be open till ten.]
I posted that quote in this post:
http://forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopic.ph ... 5#p1450645
In hopes of preventing any future misunderstandings:
The first point of the post (under "Who knows?") was that it is possible for people in authority to suppress or (in one case) render ineffective this kind of electronic evidence (please note that the person who suppressed the video evidence in the Makiyo case was not indicted and that the person who passed footage to the media was convicted).
The second point (under "And if it does exist, who knows what it shows or doesn't show?") was that people's accounts of events recorded on video are not always reliable. The China Post article didn't mention surveillance cameras, but a Chinese language report seemed to mention them in the context of the motor scooter allegedly flying some distance from the crash (in this report it's 100 meters):
I used Google translate on the above Chinese text (because I don't know Chinese), so maybe my translation was wrong, but it looked to me as if the article was associating the scooter's flying some difficult-to-imagine distance and surveillance video, as if the surveillance video showed that.
Now, none of this should be taken to mean that I don't appreciate archylgp's translations and explanations of the judgment. I do appreciate his efforts.
Now I'm gonna go see if I can get a sandwich.
Edit: got the sandwich. All is forgiven.