Yesterday I read two articles in The Jakarta Globe about Police actions in the city of Surabaya, East Java.
The first one was about the Police raiding a shop that sells Sex Pills and Toys without any license from the Department of Health. A Police officer predicted that the customers of Pills are probably young men who consumed them so that they can satisfy women who pay for their services. While customers of the Toys are women who are not satisfied with their husbands, or widows or divorcee.
The second one was about a Police finding an American man during a regular patrol at a whore house. When questioned, the man said that he is member of the United States Marine Corps on a mission to prepare the visit of US President Obama to Jakarta and Bali. The man was only able to show his passport but no Marine ID. The Police released the man after he said that he prefer to be shot rather than be arrested.
I wish that the Police have handled the American man as firmed as when they handled the sex shop, in the sense that if they really have reason to suspect the American of doing something wrong, they should have taken him to the Police station for investigation, and later on clarify with the U.S Consulate in Surabaya.