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You know how sometimes criminals "accidentally fall down stairs" in police custody...

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by DETO, Apr 30, 2004.

  1. DETO

    DETO 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 25, 2002 Messages: 11,316 Likes Received: 138
    <span style='color:pink'>...In Japan they "shoot themselves to death during interrogation"

    Cop off hook in suspect's death
    High court says man shot himself during interrogation

    By HIROSHI MATSUBARA
    Staff writer

    The Tokyo High Court on Wednesday overturned a lower court ruling that a 55-year-old suspect was shot dead by a policeman during an interrogation in 1997 and instead decided the victim committed suicide, rejecting a redress demand by the man's daughter.
    The high court supported the Kanagawa Prefectural Police claim that Yoshio Yanagi committed suicide during an interrogation at the Tobe Police Station in Yokohama's Nishi Ward.

    In its 2002 ruling on the daughter's damages suit, the Yokohama District Court said it was unlikely that Yanagi, head of a Yokohama financial firm who also had underworld ties, could commit suicide in the interrogation room and ruled that he had in fact been "accidentally" shot to death by a sergeant who was grilling him.

    In reversing the lower court decision, presiding Judge Toshinobu Akiyama of the high court said it was technically possible for Yanagi to snatch a bullet from a plastic bag placed on a table as evidence, when the two interrogators were not looking.

    The judge also said that Yanagi was accustomed to using a handgun and thus could load the weapon and shoot himself in the presence of one of the officers.

    He also rejected the daughter's claim that police at least bear responsibility for leaving a firearm accessible to a suspect under interrogation, saying the victim's actions in such a situation could not have been predictable.

    In a news conference after the ruling, Yanagi's daughter, 28, said while she had been told by lawyers that higher courts are usually more supportive of the government side than lower courts, she was still surprised by the high court's complete dismissal of the lower court ruling.

    "Even if he killed himself, the ruling offers no convincing answer as to why and how he did it," she said.

    Her lawyer said she will appeal to the Supreme Court.

    Yanagi was arrested in October 1997 on suspicion of possessing a handgun.

    Police claimed Yanagi shot himself with the same weapon on Nov. 8 the same year while Sgt. Yukio Hasegawa and another officer were interrogating him at the station.

    Hasegawa and several others received minor warnings for failing to keep an eye on the suspect. Hasegawa is still on the Kanagawa force.

    Refusing to accept the police explanation that Yanagi killed himself, the daughter filed a criminal complaint with the local public prosecutor's office in 2000, charging that Hasegawa somehow shot her father to death. But the prosecutors did not take up the case.

    Aiming to uncover what actually happened in the closed interrogation room, the daughter then filed the damages suit, seeking 9.2 million yen in compensation from the Kanagawa Prefectural Office. The district court ordered Kanagawa police to pay her 5 million yen.

    She also filed a request with a local Committee for the Inquest of Prosecution, which reviews prosecutors' decisions, last year. The committee has not yet handed down a decision on the case.

    The Japan Times: April 29, 2004
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  2. heavyLox

    heavyLox Veteran Member

    Joined: Feb 2, 2002 Messages: 7,196 Likes Received: 17
    that much pink text on a mid grey background sux.
     
  3. Telo

    Telo Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 3, 2003 Messages: 4,162 Likes Received: 37
    yeha i didnt read it
     
  4. 2 blaazed

    2 blaazed New Jack

    Joined: Jun 28, 2002 Messages: 0 Likes Received: 3
    ^^ ditto ...i cant read long post of yours..it fucks wit my eyes...

    2blazzed/goin blind cuz of deto's mind
     
  5. EyeforAnEYE

    EyeforAnEYE Elite Member

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    damn, that's pretty nuts.
     
  6. DETO

    DETO 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 25, 2002 Messages: 11,316 Likes Received: 138
    yeah, me either! ;)
     
  7. DETO

    DETO 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 25, 2002 Messages: 11,316 Likes Received: 138
    however, it is an interesting read. :idea:
     
  8. Abracadabra

    Abracadabra Dirty Dozen Crew

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    "the justice system" (heavy emphasis on the quotation marks) is fucking pathetic. if i was that chick i think the judge and offending officer would be "commiting suicide" (again with the quotation marks) shortly after that verdict
     
  9. heavyLox

    heavyLox Veteran Member

    Joined: Feb 2, 2002 Messages: 7,196 Likes Received: 17
    deto is there perhaps a color that you could use thats a lil easier for the rest of us to read and still saticfies your need to easily find your posts.
     
  10. KaBar2

    KaBar2 Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 27, 2003 Messages: 2,122 Likes Received: 60
    Japanese cops make U.S. cops seem like liberals

    And the Japanese people as a whole are a MILLION times more racist than Americans. They think that they are destined to rule the world. Huh. Silly Nipponese. Everybody knows that Americans are God's Chosen People.
     
  11. PalestineOne

    PalestineOne Senior Member

    Joined: Mar 25, 2004 Messages: 1,177 Likes Received: 0
    bullshit. theres no country more racist than the United States. But what would you know white boy?
     
  12. KaBar2

    KaBar2 Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 27, 2003 Messages: 2,122 Likes Received: 60
    Palestine One

    You don't know what you are talking about. When I was in the Marine Corps, which is 30% black, at least, and probably another 20% Latino, we had very little racial animosity. The Marine Corps has a substantial percentage of black or Latino officers, but most are Caucasian, because this country is about 75% Caucasian, and was more like 78% back in 1976.

    The Japanese civilians hated black Marines, and were pretty fucking rude to Latino Marines too. I saw Marines tear up more than one bar that refused to serve the black Marines.
    The J.P.'s (Japanese Police) absolutely hated it when Japanese girls dated Americans, and hated it even more if they dated Marines, and hated it most of all if they dated black American Marines. They would curse out the Japanese girls and insult them in Japanese if they saw one walking with a black Marine.

    The Japanese people in general want a completely homogenous society. That means NOBODY there except native-born Japanese. Young Japanese people who were born after 1980 may be more open-minded, but not much, I'll bet. Superficially, they love things Western and American (Levi's, rock music, blonde Barbie-doll models, etc.) but they want the luxury items without the people.

    They even hate Koreans to the point that if a Korean man marries a Japanese girl, her parents will probably not accept the grandchildren.

    A Japanese female bartender I met had a baby by a Puerto Rican-American Marine. Her parents held a funeral service and "buried" her. From that moment on, she was "dead" to them.

    And fuck you too, you reverse racist.
     
  13. Re: Japanese cops make U.S. cops seem like liberals

    god told me to skin you alive
     
  14. PalestineOne

    PalestineOne Senior Member

    Joined: Mar 25, 2004 Messages: 1,177 Likes Received: 0
    I dont give a fuck what you say about other countires and how your white ass percieved them during "3 months". America is the most racist country on earth. and again, what the hell would you know about that, WHITE BOY
     
  15. PalestineOne

    PalestineOne Senior Member

    Joined: Mar 25, 2004 Messages: 1,177 Likes Received: 0
    low blow again..

    KaBar is a hobo. his daughter is overweight and miserable.
     
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