US Army Brats Attempt Murder of Japanese Woman


Four American youths who attempted to kill random Japanese motorists by way of a rope strung across a road have been arrested for attempted murder after they succeeded in knocking a woman off her bike and fracturing her skull.

The four youths, consisting of three boys and a girl aged 15-18, were all family members of US armed forces stationed at Yokota Air Base, a US air force base on the outskirts of Tokyo.


The group decided to amuse themselves by stringing a rope across a 6.5 metre wide road in order to interfere with traffic, and soon got their desire when a 23-year-old Japanese woman riding a moped was thrown from her bike after riding into the rope.

She cracked her skull on the ground in a violent fall, suffering a severe skull fracture.

The four were apprehended by police at the scene, with bystanders and security cameras witnessing the incident; police soon charged them with attempted murder.

The group admitted their crimes, saying “We didn’t think it would be a big thing” and “We didn’t think people would think of this as attempted murder.”

US armed forces stationed in Japan enjoy a variety of special privileges, and Japanese police actually had to secure their permission to arrest two of the perpetrators who lived on the base.

The US forces impudently refused to hand over the pair for over a week after the initial arrest warrant was served, perhaps thinking police would not renew it after its week-long validity expired. However, Japanese police merely renewed it and after several days of further wrangling the base finally agreed to hand over the pair to face charges.

US bases in Japan, though an integral part of the nation’s defence policy and strategic US alliance, are extremely unpopular in the localities they operate, chiefly thanks to the highly criminal tendencies of the average US army serviceman as compared to the general populace.

A series of high-profile rapes, murders and robberies has ensured US armed forces have had to become increasingly careful lest they further erode the already sceptical public support for the bases, a lesson Yokota apparently failed to learn…

Via Jiji.

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    Avatar of Riiku
    Comment by Riiku
    05:10 06/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You have to wear a helmet (and one of good quality at that) when riding motorcycle, even if for the sole purpose of surviving some stupid fuck's pranks.

    Oh, you have no idead how I want to get close and personal with the kid who gave an idea first. Srsly, I believe he deserves death.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:29 06/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Another interesting question is what if the person they got was a cop instead of just a random passer by?

    And yes, an attempted murder charge is appropriate for this case, as other people mentioned before (unless she ends up dieing, then murder).

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:35 06/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Don't know the laws in Japan, but if they did that in the U.S. that's attempted murder.

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    Comment by Pyrolight
    06:45 06/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Obama increases pubic relation bowing to the Emperor

    Four Fuckwads + the U.S. army destroy and good he did.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:18 06/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    one reason to be happy, about my country(colombia) getting US army bases soon.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:44 06/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh yeah.. just ignore all the jobs it creates and the economic stimulation.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:37 24/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's only for the local area. The economies of the towns the bases are in would otherwise be able to get along just fine.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:42 04/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    they need some kind of roberta here against US bases....

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:09 06/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    she should of been wearing her helmet

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:15 06/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Holy shit, what is with the American hate here? There's probably a majority of you that are American, why the fuck are you criticizing your country? The last time I remembered, AMERICA IS A DEMOCRACY. YOU PICKED YOUR PRESIDENT.
    Christ, I'm not even America, I'm Canadian. I'm sick and tired of seeing all this America hate when the rest of the world is just as rude and ignorant as America is.
    Japan is probably even worse socially than America, but none of you live there, so you can't fucking say anything about it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:48 06/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nationalistic American detected. At least other countries don't send their people to other countries to rape and enact other acts of violence on their people.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:11 06/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Something's a bit off with that. I did remember saying it's his or her fault if they do something stupid in the country that gets them deported. Nobody knows what's going to happen these days especially when a foreigner who is breaks a laws in another country. Whatever happens is that persons fault for doing it. you said" at least other countries don't send people to other countries to rape and enact other acts of violence on their people. One problem, HOW IN THE WORLD WOULD ANYBODY BE AWARE OF WHAT THAT PERSON IS GOING TO DO IN OTHER PLACES!? They know nothing of what that person, either a he or she, was going to do in other countries? If that foreigner messed up and gets in trouble, it is on them not everyone else. That comment fails to make sense.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:02 08/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You don't really know about any the special forces of other countries then, do you?

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:48 06/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, other countries have their own people to rape and murder their fellows. Goddamn Americans, always stealing jobs.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:40 06/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Idiots don't listen to the president when he tells them not to do shit like this, if he actually knew about this.

    As for criticizing America... it's the dumb kids' fault for acting like morons in foreign territory. By being on a US base, they are public representations of America to the general populace. If they choose to act like that, of course people are going to hate America, because they don't have any evidence of Americans doing anything better.

    A bad reputation is easy to gain. A good reputation is not.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:52 04/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    an even major reason to be scolded by de own Us representatives in a serious very serious way

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:19 06/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The fact is the American forces refused to hand the punks over to authorities, so yes, the Americans - at least at the base, ARE at fault for not discouraging this type of behavior. It was good to see that the local authorities didn't give in.

    But on a broad level, I wouldn't limit this to "American stupidity" in general, as there are plenty of ill-mannered punks wasting air on this planet. It's a shame that we have laws protecting so-called "kids" at the expense of others. If it were up to me, I'd host a public execution for those little sacks of shit.

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    Comment by titiox
    09:03 06/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    this only prove the inferior and patetic mind of the americans!!!! get fuc....k america!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:59 05/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    This proves your inferior mind to blanket all Americans as the same

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:52 04/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    'murika fuck yeah.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:56 06/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i work at a hotel, and recently a relgious group stayed, with there children....

    the children were little devils.. complete assholes the lot of them, spray painting the hallway walls ( work at an upscale place so bad thing) didn't calm down till the police arrived and told the parents that he'll take them off to jail if they don't calm down...

    kids should be afraid of there parents.. that it.. afraid to piss them off cuz they know the'll get a beatten if they screw up! i was totally afraid of my mom getting upset...and she never ever touched me... Thats the way it should be!

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    Comment by h8GWB
    08:01 06/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This seems to me like a bunch of kids who've just learned about diplomatic immunity and going apeshit crazy about it while misunderstading completely.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:54 06/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I was in Germany for a few years, just on the outskirts of one of the American bases. The kids on that base did stupid shit too, because once you go off base, legal drinking age is sixteen years old. So, they had their "fun". However, what I loved over there was when one of those little shits would do something stupid on German soil, you bet your ass the German police had a field day. Regardless if you were a GI's kid or a Generals daughter, if you did something illegal or stupid to a German cop, they were gonna beat your ass, and the American base couldn't do anything about it.

    I remember this one drunken loser, must've been 17, called a German cop a Nazi. Let me tell you, I never laughed so hard when they beat the ever loving shit out of him. Ahh... That'll teach the little fuck bucket to go into another country and show disrespect. Especially if it's Germany.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:06 05/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Stop lying you didn't see anything.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:49 04/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    this is really funny funny to see....

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:50 06/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    respect the locals

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:11 06/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Get these white devils back to their USA.

    black pride, kill all white people ok

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:03 06/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh please, the blacks are probably causing most of the crime and trouble in Japan. You have nothing to be proud of black man.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:40 06/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why hates Artefact Korea, America and (particularly) China so much?

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:28 06/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Stuff like this kinda makes you nostalgic for the days when public floggings acted as a deterrent to stupid brutality.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:46 06/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    reminds me of a day when even private floggings acted as a deterrent for ANYTHING.

    So tired of the touchy, feely 'your special in your own way' garbage.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:31 06/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think this really depends on the speed of that road. If it was 5 miles an hour it probably just got out of hand. But if it was 60 or somethin then yeah they deserve jail-time.
    Also the populace seems to hate them... It's self for filling if you hate someone for something and then they do it. I wonder how they were treated by the Japanese...

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    Comment by R3TAK
    00:43 06/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    What kind of people go out and do this for a laugh. it's disgusting that they intentionally go out and ty to hurt someone and to a certain extent ruin there life.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:49 06/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, where do some people, especially some US soldiers get off thinking they can actually do anything they want here without consequence? I read some news about this constant stupidity. Face it, some US soldiers in the ranks stationed in Japan can not control themselves and leave some people alone. This is partly one reason most people diss on the Americans, though some of us are unaware of what is going on in Japan, and some of us have some dignity and control. It's sad.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:38 05/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Americans are stupid and some soldiers tend to do moronic things.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:40 06/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Pretty much true of everyone in the world.

    I hope these idiots spend a long time in prison. Not knowing it was attempted murder? Ignorance of the law is not an excuse, and definitely true in this case.

    A bad showing by the commanders at Yokota. I might be able to understand their reluctance, especially if the two they did not want to hand over were the younger ones, because the difference in juvenile laws between Japan and the US. However, that is a what a consular officer from the the embassy is for.

    I do have to wonder if the reluctance had something to do with the experience of US troops in South Korea, where the local authorities DO have a history of harassing and discriminating against US servicemen and their dependents. Listening to former military lawyers who served in Korea can be a very eye-opening experience.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:58 06/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah it's sad all right, I read some of the news about this, I just want to yell knowing that somebody messed up big time and that person might be American. None of this would never happen if that person didn't do what he or she did that just gives their own nationality a bad name. Whatever reason it was done is definitely no excuse. That person disgraced him or herself and is provided as a bad example of how you act in other countries.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:42 06/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's a weak statement, I'm American, but don't put me down with those other idiots. Getting sick of all these stereotypes and nonsense. Some people do got commen sense and are smart enough not do something so incompetent, unlike those four Americans army brats.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:43 06/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    *common sense* I can spell all right. this really happens.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:04 06/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    00:43 06/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    *rarely I mean*

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:01 05/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This African American is saying that those four American boys are Idiots.

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    Comment by Miroku74
    23:49 05/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    One of those American Service brats is a female.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:05 06/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "African American"?

    Don't you mean black? I personally prefer nigger though.

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    Comment by Blitz
    04:45 06/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I have to laugh at your stupidity, above think you're going to get revenge haha...may I remind you, in the US, it isn't the black population that's slated to become a majority within the century. It's the Latinos, and they won't put up with your shit like we Whites did. Continue to bite the hand that feeds don't have a clue how good you have it you filthy ingrate.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:36 06/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    still better than those white sons of bitches always stepping on everybody else...revenge will be sweeeeeeet

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    Comment by HentaiKamen
    03:38 07/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It is ironic how it is perfectly fine to be racist towards "white" people nowadays when it was the "white" American/EU politicians that made those anti-racism and equality laws.

    If a white person says anything against anyone it's racism but not vice-versa it seems.

    And yet "Minorities" in "white" countries always pull the discrimination card whenever they can.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:59 05/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    What the hell where they thinking?!

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:57 05/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I hope they throw the book at these idiots. I did some dumb shit in my day, but never anything that would have maimed/killed someone.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:25 05/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Even if it is arrested by them, the person related to the U.S. military is innocent because the U.S. military protects it until evidence is destructed even if the person is killed.
    It is not possible to judge by the law of Japan because the U.S. military doesn't hand over the person even if U.S. service member rapes and does the grade-schooler, and the minor offense treatment in martial court.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:49 06/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Idiot children make for an idiot country..

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