When we drove by, as far as the eye could see, we could see a line of loaded cement trucks come in from one direction and leave, empty, from the other.
Santa Ana, CA (PRWEB) August 21, 2008
Bob and Anne Miller of Orange County Bail Bonds recently had the opportunity to visit China. When asked what their favorite part of the trip was they both responded with their experience at a small police station outside of Beijing.
Bob Miller says, "We introduced ourselves to Captain Lu Cho, he was very friendly, and graciously; he gave us a tour of his jail. I asked Captain Lu if he'd let me post a bail bond, he looked at me like I was crazy. When I explained to him what bail is and that it's an 8th Amendment right allowed to all Americans in the Bill of Rights. Lu said, 'There's no bail bond in China. If I arrest you here, you stay here until I say you can go!' He thought the idea of bail was not good, 'All people in jail are guilty, why would we let them go?'"
"I tried to explain the concept of innocent until proven guilty, but, he didn't get it," said Miller.
Anne Miller tells us that "the jail was very small and stark, but, very clean. Captain Lu said it was a slow day; two inmates were crowded in a space that the jailer said would hold 10 men. They get rice, some vegetables and water twice a day and occasionally some meat (he could not tell us what kind of meat)."
Bob and Anne tell us that they were very impressed with the Olympic Village. It was still under construction while they were in Beijing and they were told that the construction went on night and day, around the clock with over 500,000 workers involved in the different aspects of construction. "When we drove by, as far as the eye could see, we could see a line of loaded cement trucks come in from one direction and leave, empty, from the other."
The mottos of the Beijing Olympics are "Green Olympics," "High-tech Olympics" and "People's Olympics," great attention has been paid to widely applying energy, water, soil and material-saving technologies and the provision of high-standard accessible facilities.
The Chinese government is spending a fortune to make these Olympics memorable. According to the Olympic website the budget for the venues, alone, will be 13 billion Yuan (about $2 billion), including the funds for the National Stadium, nicknamed the "Bird's Nest," which will stay under $3.5 billion Yuan (about $486 million USD). Of the total budget, 50 percent came from financing from the central and Beijing municipal governments, with the rest from social funds and donations.
Even though they didn't get to post a bail bond at the Beijing jail, Bob and Anne still had a spectacular time enjoying the sights of China.