Gao Bohan wrote:I'm starting this thread out of ignorance. I had always taken it for granted that Taiwan is a civilized, democratic nation, bound to the rule of law, and has been at least since the end of martial rule. But having read many threads on the topic over the years, I get the impression that the entire Taiwanese justice system is at best inept, at worst, hopelessly corrupt. I can't count how many times I've seen posters refer to Taiwanese police, prosecutors, and judges as venial, vindictive, and corrupt. One recent example is a thread about a Canadian who is alleged to have stolen a NT$25 bag of chips, and seven police officers showed up to arrest him. Other cases report prosecutors hell bent on imprisoning people, both foreigners and locals, for minor crimes, will ignoring the far greater offenses of organized crime. As stated, that's just the impression I get from reading these posts. What do you folks think about Taiwan's justice system?
beach_bum wrote:The problem with forums like this is there is no way to verify whether a post is legit or if someone's opinion expressed here is authoritative or not. This site is populated by mainly (but not exclusively) westerners who vary in everything from education levels, lengths of residence, local language abilities and occupations. And, of course, they all have their opinions. Whom do you trust? While I don't doubt that most express their views and opinions sincerely, I will suggest that if you read these forums as your sole source of information about Taiwan, you will get a very distorted and somewhat incomplete impression of this place.
Gao Bohan wrote:. I just want to know if people trust the Taiwanese justice system.
tommy525 wrote:Had only one personal appearance in a TW courtroom. And that was related to a traffic accident. My car was hit head on by a truck in my lane. .
Satellite TV wrote:tommy525 wrote:Had only one personal appearance in a TW courtroom. And that was related to a traffic accident. My car was hit head on by a truck in my lane. .
Come on Tommy, you played chicken and you won. You didn't back out.
tommy525 wrote:Ok, you didnt want a short reply right?