tommy525 wrote:If you have been attacked, you should go to the police. You should move (Taiwan is a small place so there is only so far you can go but you can considering moving, changing jobs if you have to).
Violence done against you should be reported to the police. Not always helpful but short of hiring your own gangsters you don't have a lot of things you can do. Reporting to the police is better then resorting to violence on your own.
Sorry my reply will be off topic and way too long but I am trying to explain why I didn't contact with my local law enforcement.
First, why last 10 year? It's organized crime but not just PI /love/hate story involved! There's something more not really regarding him but the PI who had connection with organized crime are like blood sucker! The old crush is guilty for hooking them up with me! He/she is not going to get away from their conspiracy crime!
To majority Americans, your law enforcement/legal system might be fair and efficiency! But to many Asian/minority new immigrants? NO SO MUCH!
Arcadia, where many young, rich and educated Chinese new immigrate families preferred to build home because of the famous local public high school. You would suppose that Arcadia local police officers would be less discriminate toward Chinese/Asians. WRONG! My experience told me it ain't so!
Case#1: 2006, one evening after I just missed my bus and had to wait about an hour for next bus, a man approached me and forced me giving him my phone number after almost 30 minutes of talking nonsense. I ended up give in under the difficult situation.
I ignored all his calls later! He was ticked off and left countless threatening and insulting messages to the level that I had to go to my local police , Arcadia Police Department, in order to stop him. All the polices didn't even bother come to me when they saw an Asian woman came in. Finally, a young cudet came to me and asked what I need.
The young cadet shrugged his shoulder and said "just deleted the messages and ignored him! " I explained to him why I need to make a case just in case I meet the guy again because I lives in this area and will be around all the time. The young cadet got my cellphone and listen to the messages. After I left the police department, I found out the cadet deleted all the messages without confronting me nor telling me! Of course, he didn't do anything for me!
Case#2: 2010. Arcadia.I left my purse in a local store and they immediately contacted local police department because my driving license was in there and they didn't want me getting caught by driving without license. The police picked up my purse quickly before I even noticed that I left my purse in the store.
So I went to police department to pick up my purse which had all my IDs, bank card and cash in. They told me the police officer who handles the lost and found items was not available this time! I needed to call her first and made an appointment with her in order to pick up my purse next day. I sensed something unusual but I managed reacting calmly and cooperatively. I am a good citizen!
The lady officer told me she was in the meeting at some other location the next day when I arrived at the police department and called her again. Therefore, I sat and waited for her about 3 hours in the Arcadia Police Department in order to pick up my purse.
A couple of officers came out and saw me sitting in the meeting room. One talked to another "she is f*cking her up!" I just realized that woman officer was in all the time. So I told the front desk officer that I would make a complain regarding this incident if I won't get my purse immediately! 5 minutes later, that white girl came out asking me to sign some paper and returned my purse. Not a word of apology nor any sorry facial expression.
So there's American law enforcement for you! I believe it will cost me an arm or a leg to just get my local police attention. I doubt if it's enough to make a case, tho!