26 Jan '11, 10pm

Tattoos and a police check

Downtown East has become an infamous place after a fatal gang fight. My boyfriend, aged 26, his brother, 27, and I, 24, decided to drop by the arcade to pass the time while waiting for their youngest brother who was at a chalet. We were in the middle of a game (the Japanese Bishi Bashi), between 11pm and midnight on Jan 22, when a police officer flashed his identification in my boyfriend's face and signalled for him to follow. There was no explanation, just a stern face with eight or more men following behind. We asked what it was about. No one replied. We were upset as we had paid for the game and we were not creating a public nuisance. Furthermore, we were only a group of three. It turned out to be a random check to ensure public safety. When we asked why they could not wait till after the game, they answered: "Is it my problem?" We understand the tattoos on my boyfriend...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Voices/EDC110127-0000183/Tatto...

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