Most of you have probably noticed that the Chen Shui-bian administration is exceedingly adept at patting themselves on the back especially when it comes to human rights. I don’t know how many photo-ops we’ve seen with Annette and A-bian hamming it up talking about how great human rights are in Taiwan. Press conferences don’t seem to have any effect on the Amnesty International reports.
Well, what I want to know is why, after the Council of Grand Justices (or Grant Justices as Taipei Times had in a recent photo caption) ruled random raids as unconstitutional, the government stepped in and gave the police a two-year grace period. I mean is the concept that difficult to comprehend?
I’m sure some of you have seen the recent articles in the Taipei Times about police raiding clubs (no presumption of innnocence here or for that matter probable cause) and forcing people to take urine tests and HIV tests. I didn’t know having HIV is a crime. Do all (assumed) criminals get tested or only people who go to dance clubs? Do they test for other diseases such as hepatitis, bacillary dysentery or dengue fever?
Is it possible that someone may have taken a drug elsewhere and and then test positive at the local police station, say after a trip to Hong Kong or Bali? (Singapore convicts people for drug use in countries outside of their jurisdiction.)
I understand that prosecutors here get convictions off of piss tests. Are those tests infallible? Geez, I guess the DPP will keep giving these media parties until one of their kids gets dragged down to the station. And if you refuse to take the test, do they take you to their favorite room, you know, the one with the telephone books and the stun guns?