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Tuesday, July 27, 2004

VIEWS FROM THE STREET

As a foreigner, are you intimidated by the police presence?


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Jen Lusk
Asst. trainer, 26
I had some friends who were walking home at 1 a.m., and were assaulted, but they were the ones who got in trouble with the law. Since then I've been a little bit nervous.

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Antoine Hue
Marketing, 43
I feel very safe here. Still, at Immigration I get asked more questions, but that's still less questions than I get asked when I return to the U.S. and I have a green card.

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Patrick Pathinathan
Sales manager, 31
No, I don't feel worried at all. If the police asked me anything I would fully cooperate. You have to respect the laws of the country.

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Richard Ingold
Tutor, 29
I don't feel any more worried being here, but then I'm a white boy with a decent job. I think people from other Asian countries would have it harder.

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Bascot Se
French teacher, 31
I don't worry because I'm not doing anything wrong, but I have heard some very scary stories. I think it depends on where you are, what the time is, and your condition.



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