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Thai Crime: Son Of Attacked Masseuse Wants To Know Why American Attacked His Mother

October 4, 2021

The son and relatives of the masseuse allegedly assaulted and raped by an American citizen have arrived in the northeastern province but have not yet confronted the accused.
“I want to know why he did this to my mom, as well as his motive,” said Ball, at a traditional massage parlor.
Robert Gordon, 37, and his mother traveled from Lop Buri to Khon Kaen, where Robert Gordon was expected to be taken to the crime scene for a re-enactment on Monday.
When the re-enactment was canceled, they were disappointed.
Gordon was previously identified only by his last name. Police discovered he was born in Colorado.
In Khon Kaen, Pol Col Preecha Kengsarikit, head of the Muang police station, said the suspect refused to re-enact the alleged assault on the 45-year-old woman because he feared for his safety.
On Monday, investigators will ask him further questions and ask the provincial court to extend his detention, he said.
In accepting Mr Gordon’s request not to conduct the crime reenactment, Ball questioned whether police used different standards for Thai and foreign suspects.
“There should be no special treatment for foreigners who commit crimes in Thailand,” he said. He said if the suspect had been Thai, he would have been forced to perform the re-enactment.
Recently, the suspect was arrested at a hotel in Soi Nana in Bangkok. He claimed he was under the influence of drugs when he committed the alleged crimes.
Before leaving the province, he allegedly committed an obscene act against a 13-year-old girl in Ban Phai district, before fleeing Muang district of Khon Kaen for Bangkok on a motorcycle.
Police say the American was charged with serious physical assault, rape, and illegally detaining others.
Gordon’s wife and lawyer have arrived in Khon Kaen from Amnart Charoen, said Khon Kaen police chief Pol Maj Gen Noppakao Sommana

Netflix Thailand: Review of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Season 1, Episode 3: The Worst Star Trek Episode Of All Time

June 21, 2021

I’ve never seen this episode before and you may find it strange that I’m seeing it for the first time. It first aired in 1987. Although I was alive in 1987, I don’t remember ever seeing it.
Now that I have seen it, I can’t believe how racist it is. This is especially surprising since Star Trek is supposed to be about respecting cultures. In this episode, no respect is shown for the alien race.
In this episode, the aliens are black humans dressed in traditional African garb. Those black characters sound like they’re from a 1950s American TV show set in Africa. As they do not allow women to be in leadership positions, they are sexist. They can own land, but they don’t make the laws. The alien race is not as technologically advanced as the Federation. They seem to have transporter technology, but no starships of any kind. The weapons they use are not laser guns, but conventional weapons laced with poison. Aliens are clearly inferior to the white and co-ed Federation.
The big question I have is who decided to put this show on television in the first place? Values depicted in this show are more reminiscent of the 1950s than the 1980s. Any actor on the show should know that the alien race is a racial stereotype, especially LeVar Burton. Anyone on the cast should have refused to appear on this show or at least protested in some way. However, it was broadcast on television despite its offensive nature.
As of now, this is the worst Star Trek episode I have ever seen. The racial offensiveness makes it stand out from episodes like Spock’s Brain or the Next Generation episode where Dr. Crusher has sex with a ghost.
Personally, I believe the Star Trek universe should never return to making bold, racist steps again. There should never be any other episodes like this again.