Year Two, Week Forty-seven – Bethany

Police

There are so many little parts of daily life that are different here in Korea. Reading about the police in Missouri this week makes me reflect on the police presence in Korea. Police rarely pull drivers over in Korea; cameras monitor speeding cars and red lights. I have only seen one car pulled over in my year in Korea. However, I have heard of many soldiers who are pulled over, but when the cop sees that it’s a foreigner they will just let the driver go rather than deal with the language issues. It is also common to see police travel in packs. I often see large buses full of cops, and it makes me question what is happening that they need 50+ police in a single area. It still surprises me how quickly “different” becomes “normal.”

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