Yoochun's rape charges have been making headlines lately, and with four reports of sexual assualt against the idol, a special investigative team was assigned to handle the case.
Though many people may agree that an investigative team is necessary to deal with such a big case, a university professor spoke up against the idea, making blunt commentary on the whole issue through social media.
Jeon Woo Yong, a professor and historian, wrote on his Twitter, "This is almost at the level of a serial murder case. There are two types of investigations that those in positions of power focus excessively on: the one that the citizens are interested in and the one that they want the citizens to take an interest in."
Jeon continued, "The investigative team in charge of Yoochun's rape case is composed of 12 people but how many people were on the investigative team for the Korea Parent Federation, Hong Man Pyo, and Jin Kyung Joon? A society which draws all 'societal interest' through a 'celebrity scandal' is the perfect environment for other crimes to dwell. Especially crimes in places of power."
What do you think? Do you agree with Jeon's point of view?
"경찰, 박유천 성폭행 의혹 전담팀 12명으로 증원"— 전우용 (@histopian) June 19, 2016
거의 연쇄살인범 전담수사팀 수준이네요.
권력이 수사력을 과도하게 집중하는 사건은, '국민의 관심이 집중된 사건'과 '국민의 관심이 집중되길 바라는 사건' 두 가지가 있습니다.
박유천 성폭행의혹 전담수사팀은 12명인데, 어버이연합, 홍만표, 진경준 등등의 사건에 대한 전담수사팀은 몇 명씩인가요?— 전우용 (@histopian) June 19, 2016
'연예인 범죄'가 모든 '사회적 관심'을 빨아들이는 사회는, 다른 범죄가 가장 서식하기 좋은 환경을 만듭니다. 특히 권력형 범죄.