Sunday, September 29, 2019

Hard to Understand

Are these attempts to intimidate Chinese students in America? Why would they believe Chinese police were allowed to operate in America, even the California semiautonomous branch?  9/27/19 Free Beacon:
Police in California are investigating at least two cases of people posing as Chinese police driving cars with markings of the Communist Party of China's People's Armed Police (PAP).
During the Hillside Strangler case, LAPD fgound at least a dozen mocked up LA police cars roaming the streets of LA with drivers wearing guns and LAPD uniforms.  Most were harmless eccentrics.  This was of concern because the real murderers were posing as cops.
"The driver was arrested and charged with impersonating a peace officer and for forging/possessing a fraudulent public seal," the notice said.
Police are looking for a second white vehicle also reported to bear PAP markings in the same area of Irvine, Calif. The town's population is 42 percent Asian American, and many residents are Chinese American.
Prosecutors expect to charge the suspect as if he had impersonated a U.S. police officer. Olivera said the man's name was withheld at the request of investigators.
"We think there is a bigger case here," Olivera said in an interview.
No details of the motive for the activities of the person arrested Sept. 10 were provided. Investigators are still looking into whether the impersonators are linked to the Chinese government.
The arrest in southern California comes amid reports of other Chinese police impersonators in Australia, northern California, and Washington state.
Intelligence experts say the activities appear related to covert Chinese government efforts to intimidate overseas Chinese people regarded by Beijing as dissidents or opponents of the Communist Party.

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