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Avatar of GI KoreaBy on July 4th, 2013 at 9:45 pm

Violent Korean Criminal Who Stabbed GIs Goes Free

Everyone needs to remember this case the next time a GI gets involved in an assault or stabbing because it shows that a Korean civilian can stab not only one person, but multiple and get away with it:

A U.S. soldier was sentenced Wednesday to an 18-month suspended jail term and three years of probation for wielding a baseball bat in a brawl outside a South Korean nightclub during St. Patrick’s Day weekend.
The Uijeonogbu District Court also sentenced Lee Chang-hon, the bar’s owner, to a two-year suspended jail sentence and three years of probation for stabbing three U.S. soldiers during the fight in the Ville, an entertainment district near Camp Casey.
Both men had claimed self-defense during the trial.
Neither man made a statement at the sentencing.
During trial last month, however, Spc. Paul Noel read a written statement apologizing “to the people of Korea” but added that “anyone in my position would have done the same thing.” [Stars and Stripes]

You can read more at the link, but John Humphrey would have really liked this sentence for when he pulled out a knife to defend himself from a Korean mob that was beating him and his friends. Instead he was charged with attempted murder and sat in jail for 2.5 years.

The bar owner in this case was not even defending himself, he inserted himself into the incident and began stabbing people. This guy is a violent criminal that is once again free to walk the streets of Dongducheon while GIs convicted of far less crimes get sent to jail or receive fines. This guy was not even fined for trying to kill the GIs.

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  • Smokes
    11:48 pm on July 4th, 2013 1

    Not surprised in the least. The judicial system here is best described as f*cktarded. To quote a favorite movie of mine: “The only winning move is not to play.”

  • Bobby Ray
    12:30 am on July 5th, 2013 2

    Can them stabbed soldiers go to a civil court and get damages? Can the military get paid back for the medical costs? I dont reckon I understand this whole deal anyway. The military over there almost seemed as if they was in on it somehow. There must be a whole lot more to this story that would be darn embarrassing for everyone if it done came out.

  • G.I. G.I. Joe
    1:04 am on July 5th, 2013 3

    #2 The embarrassing part if it comes out is how the U.S. government keeps selling out its soldiers for its strategic interests.

    Every foreigner, civilian or military, in Korea should know the following by heart:

    “…John Humphrey would have really liked this sentence for when he pulled out a knife to defend himself from a Korean mob that was beating him and his friends. Instead he was charged with attempted murder and sat in jail for 2.5 years.

    The bar owner in this case was not even defending himself, he inserted himself into the incident and began stabbing people. This guy is a violent criminal that is once again free to walk the streets of Dongducheon while GIs convicted of far less crimes get sent to jail or receive fines. This guy was not even fined for trying to kill the GIs.”

  • tbonetylr
    1:06 am on July 5th, 2013 4

    American GI’s who have gone to jail for committing violent crimes against Koreans = 100+

    Koreans who have gone to jail for the same against American GI’s = 0

  • Songtan1
    3:58 am on July 5th, 2013 5

    Isn’t there someone on this site that knows a big name news reporter that could could get this situation published in some major newspapers in the States. It seems like only when the Korean government is embarrassed on the National Front do they make needed changes.

  • John in NY
    6:10 am on July 5th, 2013 6

    USFK should grow some balls like the NJ police department who sent a bill to the Korea for the operations costs of the fake 911 calls.

  • John in NY
    6:11 am on July 5th, 2013 7

    Not that I think Korea should pay for it since they can’t be held liable for a single idiot. They can offer to extradite him and let the US have their way with him. Alas, the US decided not to pursue it.

  • Tom
    7:15 am on July 5th, 2013 8

    “American GI’s who have gone to jail for committing violent crimes against Koreans = 100+”

    Like who? Like the 1997 Burger King murderer who brutally stabbed a Korean man dozens of times in a washroom, who escaped justice by fleeing to the US, and the US still refuses to hand him over for trial?

    Like those MP’s from Pyongtek who beat down a Korean business owner for parking his car in front of his store, then illegally arresting him? What punishment did they serve? Oh yes, exactly 0, they all fled to the US.

    Like those dozens of GI’s and hooligans who are arrested and invariably either get suspended sentences or in many cases, no punishment at all?

    Tell me one GI who has served in Korean prison for over 2 years, just one (other then Markle who only served 15 years for stuffing an umbrella into the vagina of a woman and burning her body). Even this case, those GI’s get suspended sentence for fighting with bats after attempting to sexually harass the bar owner’s Filipina wife. I bet she’s wondering why she’s not getting her justice. :roll:

  • ChickenHead
    7:20 am on July 5th, 2013 9

    It’s a lesson you should not ignore
    when dreaming of paid sex or gore.
    However it’s played,
    with your meat or a blade,
    you’ll get off if you stab a whore.

  • Glans
    7:53 am on July 5th, 2013 10

    ChickenHead, do you carry a rape whistle?

  • Baek, In-je
    8:25 am on July 5th, 2013 11

    “…a two-year suspended jail sentence and three years of probation for stabbing three U.S. soldiers…”

    See, I told you Koreans are racist and retarded.

  • Sonagi
    2:09 pm on July 5th, 2013 12

    ROK Drop poet laureate Chickenhead is back!

  • Baek, In-je
    4:59 pm on July 5th, 2013 13

    If you ever find yourself in a fight with a Korean, hit him to incapacitate. Then run quickly, hitting anyone who tries to stop you. Get away as quickly as possible. They’ll never get you by a crowd description of you. The description of you will be like the leprechaun in the tree.

  • Bob
    10:02 pm on July 5th, 2013 14

    #8- A. Korean govt let the Burger King guy go and realized too late they should have filed the paperwork- DOH! :cry: :shock: :roll: Then they waited ten years AFTER a movie was made to decide- ‘Hey we should snag this guy before his 10 years is up’, let’s retry him. Finally, the guy is a dirtbag and better for Korea to have him anyway, instead of stinking up our overcrowded prisons. Besides, what’s Korea going to do? Give him life reduced to 20 years, paroled at 11?
    B. MP’s doing their job, difference of opinion between USFK and Korean govt. dispute still ongoing.
    C. Vague statement.
    D. Again, Markle realeased by Korean govt, nothing to do with US government how long they actually serve in prison or sentenced to serve.
    E. You’re a troll

    Back to the real subject, USFK has the ability to do something about this, too. Of course the Korean govt is going to be lenient on the manager, but nothing mentioned at all about the bar being placed off limits. I would think that’s kind of strange since the manager knifed three US soldiers.

  • Bob
    10:03 pm on July 5th, 2013 15

    Should read: Then they waited ten years, AFTER a movie was made

  • Fanwarrior
    11:03 pm on July 5th, 2013 16

    MPs doing their job off base?
    :roll:

    No really. let’s look at the last court martial results:
    drug runner – suspended sentence and a fine
    drunk driver – fine
    assault – fine
    3 x inflicting injury – fines
    theft and injury – fine
    April:
    hit and run x2 – fine
    drug runner – fine/suspended
    theft – fine
    indecent act and injury – fine (speaking of violent criminals that should not be out on the street)
    assault – fine
    sexual deviant flasher – fine

    If you want to talk about violent criminals being let go, in the last two months alone there have been a whole host of thugs being let off with nothing more than a slap on the wrist.

  • Leon LaPorte
    1:39 am on July 6th, 2013 17

    14. MP’s have no “job” to do off base. They have no more law enforcement authority over host nation civilians than a visiting English teacher from Madagascar. Get it? How hard is it?

    They were wrong, however, they *thought* they had authority due to piss poor training, bad leadership, and misunderstandings. I agree they should be protected by the SOFA, however heads should have rolled on the leadership side of the house.

    At least USFK got smart and took their guns away. In the last twenty-thirty years or so, the only time I recall an MP discharging a firearm off post was during a suicide.

  • Jinro Dukkohbi
    6:44 am on July 6th, 2013 18

    Nice try, Tom…the BK murder thing didn’t involve any GIs at all. One dude was a dependent of a contractor, I believe…and half-Korean as well, if I remember correctly? Hmmm If you actually get your facts straight instead of throwing BS against the wall to see if it will stick, like always… :roll:

  • Tom
    9:35 am on July 6th, 2013 19

    Nice try Jinro… the BK murder thing was just one example out of many which you can’t excuse. Look at the record of punishment of US soldiers either in Korean court or US military court martial – virtually nothing but suspensions, and slaps on the wrists. Only if the GI screws up so bad that it can’t escape scrutiny, do they serve any time. Don’t give me the BS false impression that there are thousands of innocent GI’s rotting in South Korean prisons, when that’s the furthest from the truth.

    As for the BK incident, he was a dependent of a US army contractor, an American citizen. The point is why the US won’t give him up for trial in Korea?

  • tbonetylr
    10:38 am on July 6th, 2013 20

    @ 17,
    “MP’s have no “job” to do off base.”

    Then why do they exist? I sense that you were treated badly by MP’s during your early years, or maybe better put…were you a naughty soldier?

    Certainly there ain’t no U.S. soldier punks that need to be told how to act properly off base or to watch for S. Koreans, I mean N. Koreans pretending to be S. Koreans. They should just wait for Koreans to cut holes in the fence and trespass onto the U.S. base or just wait for attacks. Okay, I agree with you, Koreans are harmless. So, send the U.S. military home. Go Home(big-nosed) Yankees :!:

  • tbonetylr
    10:44 am on July 6th, 2013 21

    If there weren’t MP’s Korean happy smoke(marijuana) would still be legal in S. Korea. Of course no outside pot would be allowed inside S. Korea but who care right, U.S. soldiers could still smoke Korean pot in S. Korea. Now I know you’re not the real LaPorte.

  • Leon LaPorte
    12:18 pm on July 6th, 2013 22

    tbonetylr, you’re surely trying to pull my leg. MP’s are just fine, but Korea is a sovereign nation. MP’s serve many purposes but they are not here to act as Korean law enforcement on Korean citizens. That’s what the Korean Police are for.

    MP’s cannot take law enforcement action on American civilians off post in the US (unless martial law is declared) so why the hell would they be able to do so with foreign citizens in their own country?

    It boggles my mind that some of you cannot grasp this concept.

    MP law enforcement on US installation = OK
    MP law enforcement off US installation = NOT OK

  • Thanks, but no thanks
    5:25 pm on November 2nd, 2013 23

    As always, the military and its winning bodies; breathing and reacting. Never had any respect for those who lack frontal lobes and slip through the system via “enlisting” in the military. Just look around you wherever you are stationed; a sociopath with a smile and a psychopath quietly waiting for a perfect opportunity are chomping at bits. Or, perhaps, you are one.

    If you are normal, stay out of the military of any sort, go to college or get a vocational skill set, and get an occupation that allows for some cerebral engagement. Your mayor’, governor’s and senator’s children do it when your poor blue-collared sap is proud of sending your kid (a.k.a. A breathing body) to go overseas to do who even knows or fathoms what. I am sure some of you are normal, but I highly doubt the majority are.

    Utterly disgusted at GI’s who commit heinous crimes overseas out of misguided superiority. Yes, your leaders view you expendable, but don’t internalize that and take it out onto an innocent civilian. Grow “a pair,” or courage, and confront who put you under their thumb in the first place, for Pete’s sake.

 

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