2008/04/20 ARUDOU DEBITO
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April 20th, 2008 at 7:42 pm
I think there are several problems with your post.
(A) Are you sure the police has decided to drop the case?
There are many cases where the prosecutors unfairly didn’t pursue the case. For instance, Katayama syun-chan’s is the case in point.
What his parents did is useful in this case too.
(1)Let the media pay attention to the case. Since Mr Barakan is a TV Tarento, it must be much easier.
(2)Appeal to Kensatsu-sinsakai an examining committee of prosecution.
This might be case of injustice on the part of the police and prosecutor, but I don’t see how it is connected to your claim.
(B)I don’t follow your logic that the cases your picked up might go to prove that nationality doest matter.
An Australian woman raped by is fighting for women, in particular Japanese women, against J Police which she claims have a prejudice against victims and probably against the agreement between Japan and the U.S about the status of a US service man accused of a civilian criminal offense.
She is not turning the case into the case of a discrimination between J and NJ as you do.
Mr Idubor’s case in a way prove that J police ” don’t feel any obligation to the victims”. It took some months for the police to investigate the case since the alleged victim officially filed a complaint to the police.
But that does not show nationality mattered.
(By the way in one case, J court said Australian woman was in fact raped, you believe the alleged victim was in fact raped, in another case J court said Japanese woman was in fact raped, you don’t believe her, why?)
And you keep saying there is no evidence in Idbuor’s case, but that is not true. Evidences includes testimonies, the accused and the accuser’s included. In case of Idbors case, there are several testimonies including Mr Idbuor’s statement to the effect he poked his finger into her genitals in the car but he didn’t go so far as to have sex with her. (the fact, for some reason, you and Mr Idbor kept it hidden until pointed out).
And in general in case of rape there is little physical evidence. What would happen three days later after the victim was raped, she decided to go to the police? Since there is no physical evidence, there was no rape? No, testimonies together with circumstantial evidences will prove beyond doubt that the rape has happened. So it is not correct to emphasize that there was no physical evidence in case of rape.
The Valentine Case might or might not be case of the police injustice.
But the reason for making it the case of racism is weak.
You seem to reason that since the witness was black, he was dismissed, but the judges dismiss him on page 19 of their decision because the judge concluded that his testimony was unreliable;for,
(1)He was not sure of the number of police men who arrested the accused.
(2)He was ambiguous about how the accused fell down.
(3)He stated the contradictory fact as to the a signboard,
(4)He was acquainted (面識）with the accused.
Now you only cite (4) in your blog and you suspect and have your reader who can only read English suspect that (4) is unreasonable because the judge cites a black community at shinjuku.
They know each other among the black community. But notice it could be also geek community at Shinjuku. here “black” and “geek” is mentioned to identify the community, not as a ground for unreliability.
So, though I think this case might be the case of the police injustice, but I don’t see how it can be the case of racism.
I don’t see how Lucie Blackman’s case will prove your point.
Japanese police and J prosecutor says they have sufficient evidences, the defendant said no. The court found the the defendant reasonable in this point. What different standard was used for what reason? How can it be the case of undue discrimination between J and NJ. By the way it is well known fact that Obara is a naturalized Japanese like you; he is a Korean-Japanese. Does it make difference on your account?
On the whole, if your claim is that there may be some injustice going on on on the part of the police and the prosecutors in Japan just as in, for instance, the U.S. and they should be changed, I agree, and probably many Japanese and other people will agree.
But when you turn every case you picked up into the case of racism, I have no choice but to take it with grain of a salt.
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