[quote=“belgian pie”]Now that we are talking about police action … about a month or so ago we had some action here right in front of my store. A ‘new neighbour’ had abviuosly complained to the Taipei county (KMT) government that around his new renovated house the surroundings made his property lose value. All other people involved here agreed on that he had done so.
So, one day a police officer showed up and mumbled something about removing the bench in front of my store by next day. Nothing official, no papers nothing. So, next day comes and a bunch of police about twelve joined another group of ‘officials’ into enforcing the removal of ‘illegal’ objects that probaly were in the way of passers by under the covered sidewalk. My next door neighbour, the bookstore next door and another neighbour on the other side and the store, warehouis on the corner had to remove all these things. 5 total out of a whole street. Strange … further down the road and across the street nothing was touched … just four houses to right of the renovated building and the left next door building. But police was everywhere to prevent a riot from the involved parties. I managed to accomplish a big stink and was actually the only idiot that did it, calling them gestapo and nazis, KMT gangsters and so forth. I actually managed to get an ‘official’ to talk to me and I tried to get some official papers, court rulings or other, laws … something on paper that warned me in advance and told me that it was illegal to have a bench there. Than she, the not so bad looking girln ‘official’ told me there was nothing to be found on paper but that it was the "China’ law. I responded with “China” ? where the hell you think you are? in the post DPP China, ruled by the KMT? You dumb women! They actually filmed and photographed the whole thing, and not one but three or four police officers did so … that’s what police is doing in Taiwan.
So, now my next action will be photograping and documenting all illegal construction, parked cars, scooters … traffic violations, well all that goes ‘unnoticed’ by the POLICE. Bought a nice digital cam to do this.
Probably the next door neighbours’ new house is not much worth although they removed all the illegal objects, it’s still for sale and they ask 36 million for a three story house … moronic rich bastard, probably bribed the officials and police to make them remove all the stuff.
The best thing is and that’s something I’ve to admire the Taiwanese for … just undergo it, don’t mind, do as they ask and … start over three days later putting ‘illegal’ objects on the sidewalk.[/quote]
Do it one better. Make sure that all of new neibour’s renovations are legal and per TPE building codes.