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2 junior high school students arrested for extorting ¥220,000 from boy on threat of violence

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Two junior high school boys in Okayama City have been arrested on suspicion of extortion after they threatened a younger student with violence unless he paid them 220,000 yen in cash.

According to police reports, the two teenage suspects allegedly told the younger student at the same school in Minami Ward on the morning of Dec 6 to give them 100,000 yen and that if he told his parents, they would beat him up, Sankei Shimbun reported.

The next day, when the victim refused to submit to their threats, the suspects said they would go to his house and pummel him, and increased their demand to 220,000 yen. On Dec 9, the threatened boy handed over 220,000 yen in cash on the school premises.  

The incident came to light after the victim’s parents noticed that cash was missing from the house. The boy then told them what had happened and his parents filed a complaint with police. The suspects were arrested on Friday.

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Little stand over men in training, soon to be thugs for the local yaks.

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Junior high School boys are enlightened ones

We should Pam the juvenile law

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I wonder if those punks can even count the amount of bills necessary to make 220,000 yen.

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Kids need to learn more about the legal system. The way they are prosecuting children today, would have been better to get beaten up and then press assault charges on them. Also, the way the Japanese legal system works, their parents also become liable meaning the payment for damages will come from them.

That would have been the perfect lesson to teach those bullies.

-4 ( +2 / -6 )

Who remembers the Junko Fututa case? The guilty kids were from long time yak families.

hammer these wanna be yak perps hard!

some families are simply evil.

5 ( +8 / -3 )

Beta-males raising beta-sons.

-4 ( +2 / -6 )

"I wonder if those punks can even count the amount of bills necessary to make 220,000 yen."

Not sure about that. It seems that the two boys tacked on a 20,000 yen vig on it.

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Why would the parents have kept that amount of cash on hand? Banks are a much safer place to keep medium or large sums of money.

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Japan really needs to change their policy and have the option to charge juveniles as adults.

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A baseball bat to the head of these two boys would help them to change their evil ways.

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Why do they even report this? Because we all know some bowing, a pinch on the fingernail and all is well! This would be serious jail time for threatening to cause bodily injury, a misdemeanor for extortion another stuff added. If this isn't a serious case of bullying that should be dealt with seriously, I don't know what is what. I know they were arrested, but what will that do? In the eyes of Japan, they are still kids, so scott free with them.

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Good on the kid to report this! Never tolerate bullying and violence. Stand up and fight back. I've been bullied once like this during my high school days, I was a transfer student so I was fresh meat for the predators. Luckily, they were just punks who had more bark than bite and nobody ended up in trouble or injured that day. I wish Japan had that Scared Straight TV show program in the US where they immerse delinquents in prison to set them right

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