US Sailors Gang Rape Okinawa Woman

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A pair of US sailors have been arrested for gang raping an Okinawan woman they plucked off the street, with the incident threatening to further inflame anti-base sentiment in Okinawa, even as Japan’s legion of online rightists provoke widespread disgust by attempting to recast the rapists as innocent victims of an evil Chinese “honey trap.”

The incident occurred on Okinawa, where a Japanese woman was on her way home from work at nearby dining establishment at around 4AM one morning, when a pair of men she had never met before accosted her and sexually assaulted her.

She suffered minor injuries to her neck during the attack, and may also have had her bag stolen. Both men were said to have been drinking. She fled to safety, and the incident was soon reported to police.

A brief manhunt ensued, and the first of the suspects, 23-year-old Seaman Christopher Browning, was arrested at 7:30AM the same morning at a nearby lodging.

Subsequent searches turned up Petty Officer Third Class Skyler Dozierwalker, also 23, on a nearby street early in the afternoon.

They face a variety of charges ranging from gang rape to assault. One of the men admits the charges, whilst the other maintains they are “mistaken.”

Both men are said to have been based at a naval airbase in Forth Worth, Texas, rather than being permanently stationed in Japan, although few seem to consider this distinction particularly pertinent.

Under the current SOFA arrangements between the US military and Japanese government, on base crimes are typically dealt with internally by the US, whilst off base crime is handled by the Japanese authorities – although the US can detain base suspects wanted by the Japanese, an arrangement which has been known to antagonise locals when it appears the US is shielding its personnel from justice.

However, in this case both the crimes and the arrests took place off base, notionally eliminating the US from the equation entirely – although it has been alleged that for some reason crimes committed by US personnel off base are markedly less likely to result in conviction than similar crimes committed by Japanese.

Base advocates – both  Japanese and US – have also taken to pointing out the crime rates of US base personnel are actually much lower than Okinawan natives, although this rather unlikely sounding assertion is apparently based solely on statistical sleight of hand: the Japanese police only record and prosecute crimes which occur off base, whilst on base crime – where soldiers obviously spend most of their time -  is dealt with by the US military.

As expected, with the recent Osprey deployment and the tensions over the nearby Senkaku islands, an already an extremely tense situation has been further exacerbated, and the prefectural governor was said to be “lost for words” on hearing the news – although he sound found them again, wasting no time in lodging a formal protest with the US over the incident.

Online the spectacle of US soldiers raping yet more Japanese women, even if they were only more of the uppity Okinawans the rest of Japan apparently loathes for not putting up with the bases in mute obedience, is proving hard even for crazed right-wingers to paper over:

“Truly regrettable.”

“Not again!”

“Okinawan women are just US camp followers anyway.”

“Keep our blood pure and close the country off to the foreigners again!”

“The ethnic Koreans and native Okinawans surely have a higher rape rate than the US military anyway.”

“Well done for getting them before they escaped back into their base, cops. Now those filthy left-wingers won’t be able to protest the base.”

“I can’t believe the people you see in these threads covering for the US military and bashing the Okinawans are really Japanese…”

“More Koreans.”

“What was this woman doing outside at 4AM! She should expect to get raped this late even outside Okinawa.”

“Probably some prostitute.”

“American marines are in a constant state of battle readiness, and high on adrenaline. She should have known going near them on her own would make them rape her. She probably wanted them to do it.”

“It’s disgusting watching the likes of Sankei and the net right leap in to call this poor victim a bitch.”

“I do not understand how you maniacs can possibly defend raping a Japanese woman just because of base politics.”

“Why are so many people bashing a Japanese rape victim now? And why bash Okinawans? This is worse than racism…”

“This is about the worst possible timing for another one of these incidents, and the one with the 12-year-old girl was bad enough.”

“I bet the brass are really annoyed by the timing of his.”

“The masochism of the online rightists is really quite something. They don’t trust the JSDF or the Japanese people, and they think China will invade the instant there are no US bases. America won’t commit itself to any war which doesn’t support Israel, we need to amend Article 9 of our constitution and develop a proper military capable of defending us.”

“This is all a honey trap by traitors intent on damaging the good name of the US military!”

“The reports seem to be hiding something. They were near a base but didn’t flee back there, why? One of them even says the arrest was ‘mistaken’ – odd wording!”

“What’s really important is whether this pair was black or white. And Okinawa isn’t part of Japan, it’s a US colony – let them do as they please there, just so long as they keep those filthy Chinese and Koreans in check.”

“I can’t help but think it was orchestrated by Chinese agents to further damage the position of the US.”

“Should we break our alliance with the US just for some Okinawan whore!?”

“Don’t disobey our American masters! This woman is just a tribute to them.”

“It’s a honey trap. The timing is too perfect.”

“You people really do have a vassal mentality. Nobody here wants to criticise our American masters?”

“Just prosecute them according to the law of the land, what more could you ask?”

“These hairy barbarians need to be put in their place!”

“Hurry up and release them, useless cops!”

“You people are so anti-American, it’s unbelievable!”

“I cannot believe the amount of scum who feel inclined to comment on this stuff…”

“It’s pretty unbelievable how far these morons will go to defend the US now…”

“And the US military worshippers are already crafting absurd conspiracy theories about how this is part of some plot to kick out the US.”

“I don’t get where people are getting off thinking they shouldn’t be arrested because they are somehow protecting the Senkaku islands or something.”

“At least the cops got them before they scurried off to the safety of their base. Although this probably had more to do with them being dumb grunts too stupid to flee than police competence.”

“I don’t get it, if these sailors were based in Texas, why were they prowling around Okinawa anyway?”

“They could have been tourists or something, and not staying on base in the first place.”

“The Okinawan press sure are going to relish this…”

“I don’t see any governors saying anything when Japanese or other foreigners rape people in their prefectures.”

“It’s outrageous how everyone leaps on the woman just because she is Okinawan and the perpetrators were US military.”

“We don’t need bases in Okinawa. Please relocate them to Takeshima and the Senkaku islands!”

“What never ceases to amaze me is how the net right is even more desperate than the Americans to try and twist an incident like this.”

“Look, the reason Americans don’t like handing over their soldiers to the Japanese police is not because they are trying to suppress their convictions – it’s because they don’t want some backwater cops forcing them to confess and not even allowing them a lawyer, like our backwards police do.”

“No matter how much you want to protect the Osprey deployment, how can you justify doing this to a woman?”


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    Comment by Anonymous
    06:20 17/10/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Skyler Dozierwalker? Sounds like a shitty Star Wars name.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:52 17/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    anyone ive ever met with names like skyler, tyrone, etc always seem to be meat heads

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:32 17/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, I thought the same thing. What the hell kind of name is that?

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:55 17/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sounds like a black dude.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:26 17/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    http://www.bustedmugshots.com/texas/fort-worth/skyler-a-dozierwalker/45553661 DUI apparently.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:24 17/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ok, I just lol'd

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:24 17/10/2012 # ! Good (+0.8)

    “What was this woman doing outside at 4AM! She should expect to get raped this late even outside Okinawa.”

    “Probably some prostitute.”

    “American marines are in a constant state of battle readiness, and high on adrenaline. She should have known going near them on her own would make them rape her. She probably wanted them to do it.”

    No words.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:49 17/10/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Also, victim blaming and all aside, apparently the Japanese online right wing has never heard of late-night shifts before.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:26 24/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    True, but all the facts are not out. For all we know she could have consented and is lying through her teeth. Have to wait and see.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:03 17/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not that any of those losers ever really worked hard for a living.

    Just to spell it out for you slanty eyes who so often don't get the fucking jokes.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:49 17/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Yeah, how many 'slanty eyes' do you actually expect to get on this site? This is mainly for Americans and other non-Asians.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:23 17/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    ...And how do you know that?

    Pulling assumptions out of the ass, eh...

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:34 18/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    There are just many retards on 2ch...especially news threads.

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    Comment by Sacky
    16:01 17/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Those are one-linders picked for their sensational value, most people are outraged, especially considering the past of the incidents where a little girl was gang raped and other incidents of rape leading up to this.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:43 17/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Netouyo(2ch user)=coward bitch

    also.....I heard this news on 4chan(/int/)....
    All Japan flags were really angry.

    ...Why do sancom translate from 2ch?This news is really serious news.It is not a China explosive series.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:24 17/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Pride of japanese at its full display. Strong against the weak, supine against the strong.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:07 17/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    2ch=Normal Japanese
    So...4chan=Normal Americans?

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:25 17/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    So... what those 2ch trolls tell you, you believe?!

    I didn't people were so fucking naive.

    Comment by Anonymous

    No idea what naive means.

    You are one.

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    Comment by Sodalitas
    06:48 17/10/2012 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    I'm a active sailor myself, and seeing stuff like this makes me sick.

    Especially from a 3rd class who is supposed to be held to even higher standards over the seaman..

    I seriously hope they get everything and anything they can throw at them, and then when they come back here they get there asses beat and get what ever the navy will give them.

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    Comment by Miroku74
    17:40 17/10/2012 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    When they get home after serving time in a Japanese prison, I'll bet good money the Service gives 'em time in the brig or being AWOL (Absent WithOut Leave) as well as a BCD (Bad Conduct Discharge, or a Big Chicken Dinner as it's known colloquially).

    But seriously, this shit makes me so ashamed and disappointed in our men and women in the Armed Forces (primarily men) who display this kind of prehistoric behavior. "No, Krunch.... you *don't* club the she-cavedweller over the head and take her back to your own cave (or any other empty ones) for Nokkie-nookie."

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:53 18/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Provided they don't spend a long term making small rocks of big rocks somewhere in the midwest.

    U.S. military prisons are not known for their high standards of comfort, especially for people who screw up like these guys did.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:10 17/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I admire you post sir, a sad fact how crimes like these often makes Japan thinks negatively to foreigners,

    the phrase -“Keep our blood pure and close the country off to the foreigners again!” sounds like Ishihara. People would support his views with crimes like this.

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    Comment by Lyth Kross
    03:56 18/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I agree completely. This guys are a disgrace to the uniforms they wear and deserve whatever bad comes their way.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:50 17/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    friggin testosterone hulks going on right there. I see this as hormone driven idiots who dont have the mental capacity for restraint. Seem to run into a lot of people with high testosterone in any branch of US military that ive dealt with (ROTC mostly however)

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:55 17/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Testosterone is not a magic hormone and it's not going to make a rational person act like a brainless monkey.

    Bad environment and poor education on the other hand...

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:23 17/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Are you fucking idiot? You AMERICANS are englishmen... Where do you think you come from? Before there was no white people in USA... You ain't physicaly stronger at all. I'm sorry to tell you that. What you mean different skin colors? A black dude is doesn't have "american" genes... You're just an ignorant piece of shit. Now say why many people in Europe are antiamerican if all us people acts like you. Fortunately, not everyone is like you so there's still hope.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:31 18/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    We have 36 million Irish Americans, 50 million German Americans, 25 million Scottish Americans and only 25 million English Americans... your comment about Americans being "English" is epic fail.

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    Comment by Gitami
    04:36 18/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh blame hormones when alcohol is involved.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:17 18/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Most Americans are misc. white lol, mutts at this point lol...

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:18 18/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    wtf are you babbling about? very few Americans are "Englishmen". My ancsetors for example are Prussian/German. Most whites came from the Mainland Europe.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Oh so it wasn't the idiots who did it that are at fault so much as America itself. I see.
    A majority of you racist jerks at this website are so anti-America. Its really pathetic and so often sounds like jealousy. I'm sorry Americans are physically stronger, have bigger dicks, and actual different hair, eye, and skin colors while you all generally look like tiny Mo's from the 3 stooges. Really, I am sorry about your luck on that...

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:33 17/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I liked the 1st sentence where they couldn't believe there best friend America-sama would do such a thing and came up with the idea it was an evil Chinese honey pot

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:59 18/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Where have you been? This is standard for Japanese. Sexual abuse? Blame the Koreans. Theft? Blame the Chinese.

    Japanese culture is entrenched in denial. They may produce some top stuff, but socially...they're kind of ass backwards by first world standards.

    Americans maybe known universally for ignorance, but even Americans don't go around denying things left, right and center as much as the Japanese do.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:00 20/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Stupid U.S. guards. Now that's just taking advantage of a situation. You don't go to other countries and start messing with their females idiots!

    Throw them in the slammer.

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    Comment by coquette
    07:39 17/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Too bad they don't have keel hauling anymore or 20 lashes tied to a wheel. There would be a lot less of this sort of behavior. It does neither country any good.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:46 17/10/2012 # ! Good (+0.7)

    Sadly, I don't think they'll get any reprimand from the military that doesn't even bother to protect their own women.
    http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/14/health/military-sexual-assaults-personality-disorder/index.html
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2012/may/28/women-raped-us-military-abortions

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:02 17/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why should they? They didn't want women in the military, it was forced on them....would you protect a co-worker that the courts forced you to hire over someone more qualified?

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:01 17/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    @15:02
    I wouldn't respect them for abusing a privileged position, but I'd still not assault them or allow them to be assaulted over such a thing.

    Unjust laws are not an excuse to commit hate crime.

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    Comment by TFish
    08:49 17/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Killing people for their crimes doesn't really deter crimes committed by people who are drunk.

    In fact it doesn't really deter anyone from doing anything at all. If it did everything would be an executable offence, and we'd have have almost no crime whatsoever.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:03 17/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    @12:02
    Because that would be unfair to the other soldiers. A reasonable person wouldn't commit violent crimes even under alcohol influence. You can't punish everyone for crimes committed by a few bad apples.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:35 18/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    @10:37
    I'm calling bullshit on that. Most in the military have the fear of god in them from their NCO. This incident reflects poorly on the character of those involved, their NCO for poorly managing them and their CO for improperly administering esprit de corps to military values.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:24 17/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Just because they joined the military doesn't mean they are any less stupid than the average civilian.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:37 17/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    If any of you have had the chance to walk around Uni. of the Ryukyus in Okinawa at night...There's from time to time a lot of drunk soldiers looking to "fuck up some Japanese bitches".

    It's sad really.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:02 17/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why don't the US military make a rule that the soldiers can't be outside when drunk or drinking?

    If US military really gave a rats ass about Okinawa they would make stricter rules and discipline their soldiers better, or set up rules that prevent idiots to do stupid stuff, best would just be not let the soldiers out and let them have fun inside the US military base.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Your obviously just another faggot who wont support your bothers. I hope you end up dead for being such a failure to your family.

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    Comment by Myballz
    10:46 17/10/2012 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    Not every Sailor is going to act with high standards some of them can get out of control when they are on a ship for six months.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:05 17/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Then the US military should have stricter rules and preventions to prevent these kind of events from happening.

    Just saying "yeah not all of us can be perfect" is not an excuse. If you know that there WILL be some loose cannons then you better set up preventions against it.

    Comment by Purple Mage
    14:44 17/10/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    It is a fairly rare occurrence one is probably far more likely to be raped by a teacher in Japan then either a US or JSDF solider.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:20 18/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I dunno about sailors but in military you are not even allowed to have porn or jack off.
    Of course they are forced to go out and find local women to have sex.

    You'd assume there will be some ugly ones that can't get the girls normally and will end up raping once in a while.

    Just allow them to have porn and allow them to have sex on base then problem solved.

    Some comments say other Japanese rape so it's ok for US sailors to rape is such a dumb logic.
    You are borrowing other people land so shouldn't you watch your kids and not allow the possibility of some excuse to kick you all out?

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:58 17/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    That is correct considering on-duty military personnel are in less contact with off-base civilians and are also expected to be on better-than-average-civilian behavior during active service.

    Certainly doesn't excuse crimes like this in any way tho.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:12 17/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    What makes you think they aren't taking reasonable measures to prevent crimes?

    Other than extermination, there are no known methods to fully prevent crimes. So unless you have a proof that US soldiers are responsible for disproportionally high number of crimes, I fail to see how their presence negatively affects the area.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:51 17/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nobody's advertising anything, but JSDF (and any other western force for that matter) report way lesser incidents in statistic comparison.

    The U.S's overseas lawbreaking is notorious. No point denying.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:34 17/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ever heard the saying "accidents don't happen until they do"?

    You notice they hardly every advertise or make issues out of things when SDF soldiers rape a local nurse or get drunk and brawl in a local bar. But no, US military incidents are crimes against humanity while oh so innocent poor okinawans murdering and raping each others is par the course.

    Fuckers need to check themselves.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:22 17/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    actually British, french and German soldiers are far worse than any american soldier in these offense statistically....yeah anyone can say that shit, if you have brains, you know I just made that shit up just like 13:51, cite your statistics....who me the the link?

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:25 17/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    9 months now, if you are on a carrier it's 10 months.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:08 17/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    The real question is....did it blend?

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    Comment by Erranty

    There's also the fact that all this information has been released without evidence or serious investigation. And that as always the news is ignorant of due process of law, causing biased opinions be pre-blaming the defendants for the crimes which haven't been proven yet.

    For all we know, this could be an Okinawan trick! They could've had sex with a woman, punched her in the face, and told her to go act like some American's raped her! After all, one of them flat out denies it!

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:53 17/10/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Of course it's completely normal for rapists to immediately admit their charges. Also, let's disregard the fact that one of the sailors actually did admit it. I guess that makes him a spy working for the Chinese-Okinawan conspiracy!

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:03 18/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    @17:20
    You don't get it do you? Erranty implied that someone denying a crime is already a strong indicator of actual innocence, which is, frankly, bullcrap.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:20 17/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Admission of a crime, especially without a lawyer, is far from indisputable evidence.

    Of course it's completely normal for rapists to immediately admit their charges.

    Alleged rapists. They are innocent and they will stay that way until convicted in court.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:26 20/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Let's not forget the people who recently confessed to their crimes only to be found innocent later. The Japanese police force has an odd way with confessions. Or maybe jsut reporting that they happened.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Rape is part of the spoils of war. Probably one of the main reasons they signed up with the navy... Cut these guys some slack. If you see a woman alone at 4 am why wouldn't u attack? It's free meat...

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:02 20/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Spoils of war? We have not been at war with Japan since 1945 and they have been allied with the US and most of the major powers for decades.

    Go fuck yourself, Troll.









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