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American Justice In TaiwanThe 1957 Riots and Cold War Foreign Policy$
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Stephen G. Craft

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780813166353

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813166353.001.0001

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A Tale of Two Criminal Investigations

A Tale of Two Criminal Investigations

(p.60) 6 A Tale of Two Criminal Investigations
American Justice In Taiwan

Stephen G. Craft

University Press of Kentucky

Chapter 6 looks at the questioning, testimony, and trial of Master Sergeant Robert G. Reynolds for the shooting of Liu Ziran. It also examines the rumors surrounding the case and U.S. and ROC opinions on the matter. The major questions that had to be answered were whether or not the shooting was an intentional hate crime or act of self-defense, as well as the question of which governing body, the U.S. or the ROC, would try Reynolds and where he would be court-martialed. With the backing of both the ROC's ministries of Justice and Foreign Affairs, Defense Minister Yu Dawei wanted it held in Taiwan. U.S. officials met with their counterparts from the Foreign Ministry, Defense Ministry, and Government Information Office and reached the consensus that the trial would be held in Taiwan and be open to the press and public. Both sides looked to the trial to resolve the case. More than Sergeant Reynolds, U.S. military justice, if not the basis for the U.S. criminal justice system, was on trial.

Keywords:   FAP, Grass Mountain, United States, Taiwan, China, ROC, Robert G. Reynolds, CID, IRP, Liu Ziran Incident

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