“Lynched” Chikan Commits Suicide

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A man has committed suicide after police tried to pressure him into confessing to groping a drunk woman even after she withdrew her accusation, completely ignoring the beating the man received at the hands of the woman’s companions.

The incident began one night with a common enough occurrence – a 25-year-old man, an employee of Japan’s space agency JAXA, was accused by a drunk student of touching her abdomen on the platform at Shinjuku station.

Her two friends proceeded to attack him, pushing him down a flight of stairs and beating him. After this police arrived and promptly took him into custody as a suspected chikan, ignoring his pleas of innocence and his accusations of assault.

The man was finally released by police at 5:45AM the next morning, after signing a written promise to return for more grilling later.

Rather than heading home, he headed to Waseda station, familiar to him from his university commutes. At 6:40AM, he threw himself under an oncoming train. Services were delayed for 40 minutes, affecting some 24,000 people.

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His mother was distraught at this course of events, regarding it as a grotesque miscarriage of justice:

“Police dropped the charges against him as he is dead. But my son would never have done such a thing in the first place.

His friends and teachers from university and his co-workers at JAXA all tearfully denied that he was capable of such a thing.

The police never even questioned his accusers, and they never told him the court had dropped charges.

In fact, the man had been wearing a recorder he used in his English studies, and much of his questioning and pleas of innocence were recorded, including him asking police “will my life be ruined by false charges like the people on the news?”

Even more damning were the circumstances surrounding his questioning, which was recorded completely and subsequently made public by the mother in her campaign for redress:

“The victim’s confirming all of this.”

“They’re saying you are the one who assaulted them.”

“Today is about the chikan case. If you want to bring charges for assault, do it yourself.”

As if this were not enough, the accuser is said to have actually withdrawn the charges, saying “I may have been mistaken,” but police did not tell him and instead continued trying to pressure him into confessing.

Technically he was not even arrested, instead having just been taken in for questioning.

The mother is said to be looking to bring a case against the police, but reports no lawyers are willing to take up the case, saying it is too difficult to sue the police.

Many claim Japan’s extremely high conviction rate is in significant part due to police interrogation techniques bordering on torture, resulting in confessions of questionable legitimacy.

Add to this fact chikan charges are more often than not based solely on testimony from victims in packed carriages, and it seems apparent a miscarriage of justice is underway on a grand scale on the nation’s trains, with often tragic consequences for those falsely accused.

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  • Anonymous says:

    “Many claim Japan’s extremely high conviction rate is in significant part due to police interrogation techniques bordering on torture, resulting in confessions of questionable legitimacy.”

    “Though if he was foreign he would’ve been held for 20 days without contact with the outside world, which is completely legal in Japan…”

    What kind of training do the police receive in Japan anyway? What kind of education does society get in Japan as well? This could be believed of especially violent underworld killers but not of ordinary citizens and much less police.

    So much for the First World reputation Japan has. This only happens in 3rd World countries with uneducated or religious extremist citizens who believe in honour killings, or decaying developed ones like the USA who appear to have a system that breeds a culture of sadism in enforcement. I think the world expected more from this nation of supposed open-mindedness, tolerance and civility.

    Nevermind that Japan has all that fabulous Harajuku sub-culture or most liberal Anime happening, or that we hear of it’s sex positive vibes and red light districts all the time. This makes a traveller want to give Japan (also USA) a miss in their travel itinerary just to punish them.

    “Her two friends proceeded to attack him, pushing him down a flight of stairs and beating him.”

    They could have bundled him off to the police station at most. Assaulting someone is ILLEGAL, pushing someone down stairs could have resulted in death. The police should have arrested and automatically charged the other 2 people for assault even while the groper himself also needed to be taken in but only questioned and only charged and then brought before a court to be determined if guilty.

    A grope or two is results in a moment of embarrassment. Even a series of long hard rakes or a finger up you know where (don’t get any ideas guys) does little lasting harm that justifies someone being thrown down stairs. A cry for help would have alerted nearby passengers who could have mediated. In this case it could be the Chikan who needed to cry for help or needed protection and not the victim.

    With this one incident involving the police as a barometer, we all know what to expect of the rest of the brittle state of law enforcement in this nation. An accused murderer could be shot dead on the spot then! Where is due process? Doing that sort of stuff also does not give the police a right to torture him.

    A nation that with citizens that take the law into their own hands rather than turn over offenders to the police and courts, or that brutalizes it’s own citizens to the point of death deserves no respect. There appears to be much unpleasantness beneath all the purported open mindedness of Japan for this kind of thing to happen, where is the law when you need it?

    The assaulters of this poor victim are still at large and unpunished are they not? Charge them already ! Sue the police as well and demand compensation for using torture on civilians for civilian offense to the point of causing psychological harm that resulted in the suicide of an as of yet not even proven guilty man. Who is going to take care of his old parents now? The assaulters? The police? Society owes exmeplary and aggravated damages to the poor parents, the anguish must be unimaginable . . .

    You can’t demand the life of a man for a chikan case. Not even a rape case, maybe mass rapists like in the ‘Rape of Asia’ by war criminal soldiers, but not this poor guy for a lousy grope!

    If he really was guilty, a reasonable fine after a court conviction, a formal apology from the guy to the gropee and some counselling sessions would have been all he deserved. If he were all bad and unapologetic, a stint in jail at most ! But DON’T TORTURE HIM?!? Or throw him down stairs? Whats wrong with the Japanese? No amount of cultural events can offset or mast such propensity to barbarism by ordinary civilians and police.

    So much for Japan’s justice system – damn 3rd world behaviour under a 1st world veneer, just like the USA who tasers grannies talking big with butter knives or targets harmless civilians for being of Latino descent . . .

    What a horrible nation . . .

  • Sandalphon says:

    Inept Japanese police cowards.

    Being drunk on the street is a crime where I live, I’m not sure how it is in Japan, but that would be enough to press charges against that student.

    Excuse me while I go take a ride on of those trains, I will be right back.

  • Anonymous says:

    What the heck is up with the Japanese? Do they enjoy destroying each other’s lives and peace of mind? At least when I play mind games there’s nothing vital at steak. There is absolutely no reason what so ever why this should have happened!

  • Anonymous says:

    25 years old and employed by JAXA -Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency-. Seriously this guy can contribute a lot for the society yet his life ended in a miserable way.

    For whoever say “OMGWTFBBQ what a loser sucide”, let me get this straight. An accusation of molesting is a life time stigma that will follow you even after you died. This is even worse than when the bank blacklist you, ruin your credit reputation. Any employer will just throw your CV into trash bin right after they see the accusation. And you think this kind of fk up only happen to Japan ? No the whole world is the same

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/6219298/Pilot-who-saved-jet-passengers-cant-find-new-job.html

    This man saved life of 152 passengers yet
    “Airline Korean Air – which has a fleet of Boeing 777s like the one Peter flew at BA – turned him down because his CV showed he was a pilot in charge of a plane which had ”crashed”. “

  • Anonymous says:

    Hm… I’m thinking that I definitely need to keep my hands high up in full visibility for all to see, clinging onto a rail or the like, if I ever visit Japan and use their trains. Yet I’m a female.

    Egads, these stories always worry me, because in such crowds everyone bump into each other not by choice but by lack of space. Unless someone’s ridiculously obvious about it and vigorously groping you with their hands, it’s going to be difficult to tell if someone’s just forced to stand too close because of being packed closer than sardines or if they’re just using the situation as an excuse to press their bodies against yours. Meaning that unless the perps were being obvious, how can they be certain they were being molested? But then again I only have experience with London’s underground tube, including during rush hour. Pretty scary enough as it is, and have no desire to get onto any Japanese trains during rush hour.

    I sure as hell wouldn’t feel comfortable claiming someone tried to molest me, unless I was certain. Certain being something stupid-obvious, like shoving a fondling hand up-skirt between my legs. But that would just result in me trying to break some of those fingers so they’ll never feel tempted to do that ever again.

    • Anonymous says:

      Hands high up in the air at all times? Useless.

      Bitches can still say you ‘hump’ them. There’s no escape. Either that, or carry gay porn.

      Yet I’m so straight, I don’t wanna risk getting hit by homos because they’d think I’m one of them.

  • Anonymous says:

    loser! if you commit suicide your a fucking loser! dont blame the police! or the lady or boyfriend! yeah their all jackasses but this loser killed himself! what a coward!

  • Anonymous says:

    Way to go Japanese cops. Glad to see you’re completely spineless and incompetent. I’ve got a brilliant idea! Why don’t you punish the two chicks for beating him up? Fucking split tail bitches.

  • Anonymous says:

    There’s no justice in the world and there never was. Sympath for the mother and family of the young man, conscience will catch up on the women and the police invovled and they will suffer over time for their mistakes, justice though? No.

    • Anonymous says:

      this moron killed himself! i have no mercy! look at what he put his mother thru! all becuz of a little pressure from the police! soldiers get shot at daily for yrs on end, come home get chastied by the people they protect, cant find work due to “violent veteran” sterotypes and still dont kill themselves!…this guy is a loser!

  • Anonymous says:

    It’s simply for womans to lie…
    Every fifth rape is being doubted.
    So it’s the same with grouping etc
    And even you are able proof that the accusation were wrong, your live will be destroyed from the society…
    Suicide is best choose when your live starts to become uncomfortable. This world has no worth, so don’t care.

  • haha love it that when a guy commits suicide it gets a bunch of sympathy but when a girl does it, it’s hilarious. I feel bad for him none the less. Suicide is not funny, especially when people troll and push already depressed people over the edge.

    I would hate to live in Japan, too much pressure to be perfect. To much potential shame to live with.

  • Anonymous says:

    Technically, drunk people should not have any credibility when recalling events. A case like this elsewhere would be thrown out.

    Anyway, Japan will keep declining in population since men and women there seem to live in totally different worlds..

    • The word of a drunk person is of zero value in fact it should be considered to have negative value in court cases.

      Injustice like this makes me wish I had a certain notebook and a list of names.

    • Anonymous says:

      theres usually a good way to handle this kind of crap. If you get accused, accuse her of stealing from you, cause most girls nowadays carry around cannabis in their bags, being caught with that takes all the attention away from you. If they freak out about not having their bags searched, you can pretty much guarentee you can walk away free, then all you do is make a deal for them to take back the charge. Thats about our only defense against these false charging bitches on the train. Not the best way to handle it, but a way nonetheless.

  • Anonymous says:

    omg. there was a movie called “i just didn’t do it” – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Just_Didn%27t_Do_It – the protagonist is also falsely accused of groping still from the movie – http://static.mysoju.com/images/upload/I_Just_Didnt_Do_It_.jpg.

    and the main character frigging looks like this guy.

    that aside, people who abuse the legal system – to get an innocent guy’s life ruined just because they *think* he groped them. this is despicable and makes me lose faith in humanity day by day. i’m female. i don’t think i can ever do something like this to another person.

    🙁

  • Anonymous says:

    Why doesn’t someone invent a special ink that’s invisible except to black lights.

    Make girls put it on their pantsu and breast area and then you could actually tell if someone was being molested since the ink would show up on their hands. -.-

  • Anonymous says:

    her beat the shit out of him and police do nothing?
    so normal citizens can enforce justice?

    poor fellow
    as an employee of jax, he would’ve been more useful to society than that bitch

    • He would have been far more useful to society then the lying bitch and all of the abusive cops in the precinct combined.

      This is a loss the country can’t afford.
      Japan has fallen very far behind the rest of the first world in space flight.

      The bitch and her friends should be arrested for assault.
      Since the cops were so incompetent to take the word of a drunken harlot over that of an upstanding citizen they should be hog tied and thrown into the flame trench under the next H2 to lift off.
      Really even a child knows the word of a drunk person is of no value these cops are dumber then the average 10 year old.

      I think I’m being quite lenient in giving them a quick death by being incinerated by a rocket exhaust vs eaten alive by army ants.

      The good news the exhaust of a modern rocket engine is so hot that the hottest part of hell well seem slightly chilly like an autumn morning by comparison.

  • Anonymous says:

    “a drunk student” So the poloce listen to the false accusation of the student who happen to be drunk???
    Theu should arrest that student for drinking an alcohol and also for attack him.

  • Anonymous says:

    Emo guy needed some balls. The Japanese panic at “… oh noes, my life is ruined, I is dishonored” needs a little reprogramming.

    Too bad he wasn’t a school teacher. They don’t seem to suffer quite as much when found guilty of sexual misbehavior.

    • Anonymous says:

      you fail to understand what that means in japan, a charge like this ENDS your life. you will not find work…legal work. your friends will abandon you, your family most likely will disown you. So its either go bum, or death, or hikkikomori if your family still cares about you. It happens everytime. All assuming you didn’t go to jail (which you most likely would cause of the 99% conviction rate in japan).

  • Anonymous says:

    99% conviction rate, no wonder.

    Lawyers are useless in Japan since they can’t do anything. The police convict 99% of the time anyways, what’s the point of a court, judges, and layers? Waste of money! The police can judge and enforce the law themselves.

    On the other hand, at least it isn’t like the USA where the lawyers run the country and everyone can sue each other for the stupidest things.

    Either of the extremes isn’t good. There needs to be some middle ground for lawyer involement.

    • Anonymous says:

      would be an ideal world anon, alas the human race is far too greedy, uptight, and facist to want a balance. Its all about what works for the majority of the rich and powerful. Makes you wonder how long people will put up with the shit in their countries before revolting, or have the sheep of the world been pacified by feminazis and peace freaks that they wont fight for whats best anymore…really makes me wonder.

  • Anonymous says:

    Oh holy martyr! watch us from above and take care of us from the evil of women, especially the feminists. I pray and I wait his protection in the train that I go every morning.
    Clear the way and from the highest heaven cares for the men good will.
    Amen

  • Anonymous says:

    Of course the cops in this case are really fucked up but why would he commit suicide anyway? People only have one life to live,if it was me I would have fought for my innocence till my last breath.

  • Anonymous says:

    Of the cops in this case are really fucked up but why would he commit suicide anyway? People only have one life to live,if it was me I would have fought for my innocence till my last breath.

    • Anonymous says:

      Well getting accused is the same as getting your life ruined. Even if he’s not guilty, the stigma of being accused will stick with him forever.

      He probably won’t get another job. His only other choice would be to be a hikkikomori but he probably doesn’t want to put that kind of burden on his poor mother.

      This is why that bitch needs to be sued.

      • Anonymous says:

        If he lost his job and his life was ruined and couldn’t afford to take care of his mother, he could turn her into a sex slave to make her work to keep his mother alive.

  • Anonymous says:

    Inb4 Rodney King.

    Not even Chris Rock’s “10 Steps To Not Get Your Ass Kicked By The Police” would help him.

    And who again said that women are powerless in Japan?

    They were certainly capable of killing that dude by proxy.

  • The family of the man should sue the lying bitch and the police department.
    The officers who fucked up I have no cleaner words for their actions should be fired and blacklisted from ever working in law enforcement again.
    This guy worked for the space program what he did was a hundred times more import then what liar of a woman or abusive cops probably will ever do.
    Japan’s legal system needs to be completely reformed as the police should not have been allowed to do what they did.

  • Anonymous says:

    Another day, another forced confession attempt by the Japanese police.

    Though if he was foreign he would’ve been held for 20 days without contact with the outside world, which is completely legal in Japan…

  • Anonymous says:

    OMG…

    Another innocent life gone because of society.

    Although he can think not to suicide, but maybe he already stressed out because of what society will think after the incident…

  • Anonymous says:

    It’s a happy feeling running through me when I see all these +0.4 to +1.0 scores on the voting.

    I’m all against drunks getting the upper hand.
    More so that women gain more trust than men even more so when the man in question actually looked like a person that wouldn’t hurt a fly.

    • Making people late is hardly terrorism but considering someone guilty before proven innocent and coercing false admission of guilt is a form of terrorism.
      The only terrorists here where dressed as police officers.

    • he could have, if some drunk student didn’t accuse him of groping her stomach (seriously, who the fk gropes a stomach?) and her overly violent friends didn’t push him down a fking flight of stairs (possible death anyone) and continue to beat on him (as if that fall down those stairs didn’t already give him a cuncussion) and then the police take him in and question him by telling him to admit he’s guilty using god only knows what kinds of methods for hours on end; not even considering how injuried he must be by now and that he might need to see a doctor, hell he might have been on his way to the hospital when he collapsed and fell into the route of the on coming train.

  • Anonymous says:

    Hopefully this enacts a law that any girl or male trying to act as a girl who claims someone groped them falsely shall go to jail for a minimum of 8 years of time with no time off for good behavior.

    One person who appears to be good, one person who might have made a difference some where down the road is now gone because of a vindictive person trying to have fun by impressing her friends that she got someone arrested on the train the other day. The fun an games all the girls / women a have been doing must stop.

    I have no doubt there are people who grope for fun and to tell their friends as well they did another today, but they will be caught.

    • She withdrew charges. Doesn’t excuse her being a bitch, but she didn’t want the guy extremely miserable and dead.

      If you’re feeling like being righteous so much, why don’t you direct all that overflowing rage at the fun and games of brutal police officers who disregard procedure and violate human rights?

    • Anonymous says:

      Well, it’s around this time that the Japanese either enforce a law to prevent the same death happening again or they just turn a blind eye to it, showing how weak they are.

  • Anonymous says:

    Police was wrong in not telling him, and also to keep questioning him.
    The girl was wrong in falsely accusing the guy, and she’ll have to live with that for the rest of her life.
    But he also overreacted.

    While I think it’s a healthy thing to be worried about personal image and stuff, society has to be pretty sick as a whole if people think it’s better killing themselves rather than fighting back such injustices…

    • Anonymous says:

      The problem with fighting back such injustices is that everyone, and I mean everyone including and especially the media will line up behind the prosecution and the police together with the judges and claim that you not only comitted a crime but by claiming injustice and fighting the accusation you are also unrepentant and do not regret your actions thus likely to commit them again.

    • Anonymous says:

      Sad to say but I don’t think that girl and her friends are going to feel any remorse over the matter. Some people just tend to enjoy ruining people’s lives.

      I do however agree that he overreacted a bit, but I suppose he was under a lot of stress at the time. As you said people in that society should learn to fight the injustice instead of just giving in. These lawyers who are refusing to take the case seem like a bunch of cowards to me who aren’t willing to oppose the larger police department.

    • Psychosomatic says:

      Society tends to like to jump to conclusions on such matters. Take for instance those in the US forced to register as child molesters. Of course there are those that deserve to be up there. However sometimes it could all just be a matter of an 18yr old with 16yr old girlfriend w/ overprotective parents. And to some of society they don’t differentiate between the ‘bad ones’ and the ‘innocent ones’. Since all they will see is “indecent liberties with a minor”. It isn’t uncommon for people charged with those crimes to receive death threats, hate mail, be ostracized, and basically become social pariah’s. Granted this is a bit more extreme than just a chikan, but the outcomes can become rather similar, even if said charges are dropped.

      • I do agree that the US sex offender registry laws need to be completely reformed.

        They fail to take in account to type and severity of the crime.
        They also should have an expiration date based on the nature of the crime and the behavior of the perpetrator.
        Anyone who thinks someone should be branded for life for any and all sex crimes is just as bad as the very worse type of sex offender ie the serial rapist and child molester.

  • Okay, the guy would have realize he was accused, not guilty of a crime being accused doesn’t mean your guilty of the crime you have to be proven guilty in a court of law, even if the Police trys to force you make you confess you have the right to remain silent. If he was so smart and had this great educational background to realize that he could of never had to end his life in the first place.

    I don’t know what the Police did to him I guess he must of really had a bad day to cause him to crack up.

    • In this kind of case, even if the accused isn’t guilty, his life’s still pretty much ruined, whether his work, social life or whatever. Rumours on the streets, a criminal record, his company will be too occupied with saving face and not want to keep him on any more.

      Sort of like a doctor- If a patient accuses them of groping them, even if the patient admits “yeah, I was just trying to get money out of it,” the doctor’s job is still ruined. Nobody’s gonna go to that doctor again.

    • Anonymous says:

      In usa you have to be proven guilty. Japan mostly does the reverse, you have to prove yourself innocent in a court of law. Although since the charges were dropped it didn’t really matter in this case.

      • “Admit nothing, deny everything, launch counterattack.” – Roger J. Stone Jr. (veteran GOP member).

        Take a page from our glorious political elite- it’s not an issue of guilt or intelligence, it’s an issue of attitude.

  • Marine-RX179 says:

    I getting the urge to want to burn down the police station in question…so no more innocent life will be ruined/lost…

    Who need police that can’t carry justice, but instead carry out injustice? They got greater capability of harming people than protecting them…

      • Anonymous says:

        It goes without saying that the political and judicial system of Japan is corrupt. But something else bugs me about this story. Is it truly so that a man who is known by their family and colleagues as a sober person not being capable of doing such a petty thing as groping would be wildly chased down by the media until his life is over? Seriously? Even in Japan? If so, then it’s actually the whole Japanese society that is fucked up. No wonder Japan is the only ”modern” country with hiki’s, for every second of walking outside you take a chance of your life ”being ruined” for practically no reason.

        You know what the silly thing is. Japanese know their political and judicial system is corrupt. They FRAKIN KNOW IT, yet they do NOTHING about it…why?

        • Anonymous says:

          Why would you assume I’de be butthurt? You also assume every country is corrupt just because I said Japan needs to rethink a few things in their society? Sounds to me you’re living a shitty life and blame the world for it. In contrast to your thinking I’m living in a country where the political/judicial system are one of the best in my opinion. I have all the right (and I’m right to say it) that a judicial system with a 99.9% (!!!) convictions rate is screwd up.

          ”As long as humans exist, 1 will always try to oppress another, its just human nature.”

          Nice caveman-thinking dude, keep up your grim life.

        • Anonymous says:

          sounds like your pretty butthurt, sorry to burst your bubble, but there are hikkikomori in other countries, not just japan. they just tend to get ignored by the media as they are mostly boring.

          plus the next big shocker, a corrupt country? OMG A COUNTRY IS CORRUPT, WHATEVER SHALL WE DO. every country in the world is corrupt, deal with it, or just lock yourself in your room, ironically becoming a hikkikomori.

          Politicians and legal personel have been corrupt since day 1 of it being invented, as long as humans exist, 1 will always try to oppress another, its just human nature.

        • They needs to reform their system and drop the bad form baloney.
          Just because they carry a badge does not make them infallible people make mistakes and they sometimes lie.
          Few things make me rage like injustice.

  • Lyzander says:

    One of Japan’s bright young people in JAXA has his life ended by the ineptitude of the Japanese police and the spurious claims of some drunken harlots.

    Shameful.

    One can only hope the treatment of such cases is improved before too many more individuals have their lives ended, either in effect or in fact.

    • Anonymous says:

      This is a tragic event, but I dont see how drunk people are the real scum, I mean when I am drunk I dont beat people up or rape people it depends on the person, if you have a dickhead drunk its probably because the person is a dickhead.

    • Anonymous says:

      I wanted to be a policeman at one point. I had 3 friends that were policeman. 2 of them committed suicide. And the other one hates his work.

      They claimed they joined the force to help others. But they all came to a conclusion after some years that they were the ones causing trouble. They told me about the grieving and shame they felt in giving tickets and treating innocent victims like shit.

      On a related note one of those 2 friends committed suicide because he was falsely accused of raping a 15 year old while being a cop. He regretted ever being a cop.

    • Anonymous says:

      This is the reality of what happens in Japan when you’re accused of being a rapist or a molester, and the reality of why it rarely happens. Some women even manipulate the system to use it as a vindictive attack against someone they hate, which leads to false accusations and complete destruction of a man’s life because the police won’t even bother to look for real evidence or investigate the accuser’s background.
      That’s why the claims by feminist groups are completely false whenever they describe Japan’s society towards women.

    • Xià Dá says:

      There is only two ways to resolve this question : “will my life be ruined by false charges like the people on the news?”
      1) train self-defence
      2) become a hikkikomori
      I prefer 2, because its easier…even though its more risky in the long run…

      • Klingengeist says:

        1st one is better

        As a hikkikomori you have to leave your house/apartment sooner or later.

        I wonder if japanese policemen never heard of procedural errors…
        Forced confessions cant be used in court anyway in “normal” countries, every lawyer would rip them to shreds.

        But something like this can happen everywhere. I wouldnt kill myself over something like this.

      • More than two ways- it really depends on how he plays his cards.

        Would have made more sense for him to actually become a serial groper in response. Since his life is already ruined (so he thinks) on a false charge, then he may as well go and make the charges true. At least he could grab some t&a before landing in jail.

      • Anonymous says:

        clearly they rock when they caused somebody to suicide.

        if you want to keep them away from stuff, keep them away from other people, preferably in a room with lots of sharp implements so they can self harm to keep themselves amused

    • I think the police response to this will be.

      a: coverup or downplay to save face

      or

      b: hang the police officers in question out to dry as scapegoats.

      the fact that it is common and needs fixing will be ignored.

    • Japan is no different from any society: societies blow any crime or injustice out of proportion and then a huge reform/crackdown follows. Course people get tired of reforms and corruption follows again…

      the system is fucked.

        • Anonymous says:

          Japan gives equal amount of shit about groping as every other country, but just in japan, your fucked whether you did it or not due to extremely high conviction rates and a corrupt justice system.

          wait, that sounds like so many other “developed countries”..maybe its not so different anywhere else /end sarcasm

      • I’m 100% sure the police say “You’re a shitty person, go out here and commit suicide, no one needs you!” etc, etc.

        Police are the culprit here. The mother needs to sue them asap!

      • Methinks they need some U.S. style law firms over there. After one firm successfully sues police for this type of thing, I guarantee more would follow suit, and ultimately the police would stop with the bullshit…

      • Anonymous says:

        That’s an entirely different matter. The loli ban is intended to appease female supre… *cough* rights activist groups, and is more of a political move than actual method to prevent crime.

        Politics isn’t about making people’s lives better. It’s all about getting enough votes so you can screw with people for another 4-5 years.

        • Anonymous says:

          continued reply to Anon 15:08 08/05/2010.

          NASA knew she was crazy— what do you expect from middle aged women? But they couldn’t do anything about it, as they had to drop all their mental standards of stability when they first started allowing female astronauts, as no female could ever pass the standards that had been required for the formerly all-male astronaut corp.

          NASA has had a LOT of their female astronauts flip out. Nowak is the only one that flipped out and got arrested that made NATIONAL news. Going micro-gravity seems to really increase insanity events in females. Why, no one has figured out, and few have even researched, as it isn’t “PC”.

        • Anonymous says:

          Wrong, Anon 15:08 08/05/2010.

          That crazy obsessed woman astronaut did not wear diapers. The diapers were for an infant, can could never fit her large, American ass. The reporter that first reported on that, being a space buff/reporter, presumed that she was wearing ADULT diapers on the drive over, as astronauts wear adult diapers on the ride up to orbit and back (reentry) on shuttle flights. Since that is such an outrageous thing to the public, it has stayed in public lore, although even the police that arrested her acknowledge that the diapers were for infants and couldn’t be worn by her.

        • Anonymous says:

          Wrong, Anon 15:08 08/05/2010.

          That crazy obsessed woman astronaut did not wear diapers. The diapers were for an infant, can could never fit her large, American ass. The reporter that first reported on that, being a space buff/reporter, presumed that she was wearing ADULT diapers on the drive over, as astronauts wear adult diapers on the ride up to orbit and back (reentry) on shuttle flights. Since that is such an outrageous thing to the public, it has stayed in public lore, although even the police that arrested her acknowledge that the diapers were for infants and couldn’t be worn by her.

          NASA knew she was crazy— what do you expect from middle aged women? But they couldn’t do anything about it, as they had to drop all their mental standards of stability when they first started allowing female astronauts, as no female could ever pass the standards that had been required for the formerly all-male astronaut corp.

          NASA has had a LOT of their female pilots flip out. Nowak is the only one that flipped out and got arrested that made NATIONAL news. Going micro-gravity seems to really increase insanity events in females. Why, no one has figured out, and few have even researched, as it isn’t “PC”.

        • Anonymous says:

          Wrongo, Anon 15:08 08/05/2010.

          That crazy obsessed woman astronaut did not wear diapers. The diapers were for an infant, can could never fit her large, American ass. The reporter that first reported on that, being a space buff/reporter, presumed that she was wearing ADULT diapers on the drive over, as astronauts wear adult diapers on the ride up to orbit and back (reentry) on shuttle flights. Since that is such an outrageous thing to the public, it has stayed in public lore, although even the police that arrested her acknowledge that the diapers were for infants and couldn’t be worn by her.

          NASA knew she was crazy— what do you expect from middle aged women? But they couldn’t do anything about it, as they had to drop all their mental standards of stability when they first started allowing female astronauts, as no female could ever pass the standards that had been required for the formerly all-male astronaut corp.

          NASA has had a LOT of their female pilots flip out. Nowak is the only one that flipped out and got arrested that made NATIONAL news. Going micro-gravity seems to really increase insanity events in females. Why, no one has figured out, and few have even researched, as it isn’t “PC”.

        • Anonymous says:

          First, this is JAPAN, not america
          Secondly, their techniques really are borderline torture on the lines of “if you dont confess, we will make sure a mob will be outside your house the next day to lynch you and all your family”
          Thirdly, said police officer would laugh in your face at your attempts to find legal channels when what they are doing aint even legal either
          Finally, japanese men ARE becoming wimps, or atleast when it comes to women…

        • Anonymous says:

          What do you call “torture” o “borderline torture”? Police officer can and will yell all the time to a suspect, and only a weakling or a FAGGOT would crack because of the pressure. Any normal guy would just tell them: fuck you and call my lawyer.

        • Anonymous says:

          If this had reached public eyes (which it would have), his life would have been over, it happens to every other suspected molester, whether they did it or not. Its one of the dark points of japan, there is no justice, only conviction. Just a bunch of cops drunk on their own power, but thats no different anywhere else in the world. i feel bad for the guy and his family if he didn’t do it (which he most likely didn’t).

        • Anonymous says:

          Why does every train suicide news article include the amount of time station service was disrupted?

          It’s like saying “An innocent person died, and they inconvenienced people for this long.”

        • Anonymous says:

          Imagine if he was gay as well, you can imagine so many cases of this to be like that as well, the irony of a gay being forced to confess to groping a female they aren’t even interested in lmao.

        • Anonymous says:

          Retarded or mental? We have NO idea what stress he may have been dealing with.

          The techniques used are borderline torture. Have you ever been/seen torture? You will crack to make it stop unless you have Spec-Op training or one HELL of an iron will.

        • Anonymous says:

          Was that guy retarded or a mental patient? Because NOBODY mentally fit would be rush into suicide just because of a “god cop/bad cop” routine.

          Even if you are the worst criminal in history you must never ever declare SHIT without a lawyer. Normal adults have this kinds of trouble DAILY and don’t jump in front of a train.

        • Anonymous says:

          They allowed a drunk to make an accusation WHILE drunk. It’s like a drunkard reeking of alcohol and barfing accusing the earth for moving.

          Why would the police question a man accused of molestation when the molested was drunk around friends? What about the women who did not proceed to get him arrested but instead assaulted him?

          Does that mean if I am a guy and I got touched by a girl while drunk, my friends can push her down and around?

        • Anonymous says:

          I can’t even bring myself to be pissed off at what caused this situation anymore, I’m more or less losing spirit points upon hearing another suicide due to this shit.

          that kid almost looks like he had life goin for em. probably did.

        • @DFC
          Only moralamerichristfags?
          Most of people where I live are not moralists nor americans nor religious but still they are as much fucked up.

          And one more thing. Most of policemen don’t do their job because they feel it’s right, but because it seems an easy job to achieve with little effort.