The story about the US soldiers accused of shooting pellets at civilians in Itaewon and then ending in a high speed chase and shooting has gotten plenty of media attention. Besides media attention the incident has also gotten plenty of attention online as well. Over at KoreanBang they have translated a number of Daum comments of what Korean netizens have had to say about the crime:
Good job policemen. You reacted strongly and shot live ammunition~
Way to go police!
Which policeman did this? That’s one committed police officer~^^
Just try and discipline that police officer for shooting live ammunition, I dare you!!
If the crime is committed in our country then it should be handled by our courts~
Nice job police
Every once in a while the police do something right.
Clap, clap! Fire bullets into those crazy bastard American soldiers
Hoooray to the ROK police! The policeman can be promoted even by two ranks. If he isn’t promoted, it will undermine the police’s morale. The taxi driver who showed a righteous civic spirit should be awarded and compensated. As they say ‘one rotten apple spoils the barrel’, these troublemakers make the USFK and the US look bad. Aigoo, I guess the USFK commander will bow to apologize soon…
You can read a lot more at the link, but most of the comments were very supportive of the policeman and the taxi driver.