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Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Japanese death penalty

The MSM and other opponents of capital punishment often state that the United States is the only "industrialized democracy" that still executes criminals. Perhaps they don't consider Japan industrialized or democratic. Japan Today reports:

"A man and a woman were sentenced to death Wednesday for killing seven people including the woman's own relatives in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture in the late 1990s.

The Kokura branch of the Fukuoka District Court handed down the ruling on Futoshi Matsunaga, 44, and his common-law wife Junko Ogata, 43, saying they first conspired to torture to death a 34-year-old man in February 1996 and then to kill six of Ogata's relatives, including her father and mother, over a period of seven months ending in June 1998. "

Posted by Paul Tuns on September 28, 2005 in Current Affairs | Permalink

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Ah yes, the cute little Japanese police state. I remember reading in Poe's The Seven Myths of Gun Control as to how Japanese courts have a conviction rate of about 93-95%. I do not like those numbers, considering that ~90% of the defendants confess. I should mention that the police enjoy giving the "third degree".

And let us not forget Singapore. I do not even need to expand on that. :)

Posted by: Sancho | 2005-09-29 1:14:00 AM


Let alone Monte Carlo.

Posted by: EBD | 2005-09-29 4:52:44 AM


OT, Severance? Package?

Severation? Dr. Guillotine, where are you?????


Severance package for Dingwall?
By ALEXANDER PANETTA

OTTAWA (CP) - After resigning as head of the Royal Canadian Mint amid controversy, David Dingwall is being considered for a severance package>> cnews

Posted by: maz2 | 2005-09-29 1:33:02 PM



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