As my girlfriend’s father ages further and further north of eighty, it occurs to me that somebody is going to have to figure out what to do when he dies. Probably not me, but that got me to wondering.
Having noticed how the authorities here handle lesser burdens, I wonder what they do when somebody actually dies or is killed. Also considering the level of gang activity here, this makes me suspect that the process of investigating deaths, natural or otherwise, may be less than rigorous.
So let me put out a call for any observations, enlightening and/or amusing anecdotes, translations of police / medical procedural manuals, etc. that you may have.
From what I’ve seen of the police, I can’t imagine how they ever catch anybody who doesn’t actually confess. Confronted with a dead body of some sort, do cops here show much interest in how it got that way?
I’m guessing they would rather pass the buck to the autopsy people, unless there is something obvious like a knife sticking out the back. (Perhaps it matters whether this is happening in Taipei or some other place.)
If medical evidence is needed, which is likely, I wonder how competent the medical people are. The hospitals vary a lot, even in the same hospital, if their treatment of the living is anything to go by.
And then there are the d.a.'s or whatever the local equivalent is. What are their lives like, I wonder? Of course some of these people were working during martial law, so they might have worked for the Jedi and the Sith simultaneously, if you see what I mean…
Well, what are your impressions? Anybody had somebody die on you?