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22-year-old man arrested for killing brother with hammer

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Police in Toyama City have arrested a 22-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of killing his 25-year-old unemployed brother by beating him with a hammer.

According to police, Haruki Takahata beat his brother Joji about the head with the hammer just before 1 p.m. on Friday at their home. Sankei Shimbun reported that the siblings’ mother ran next-door for help. Her neighbor called 119 to report that the woman’s two sons were arguing and fighting.

Police and firefighters rushed to the residence where they found Joji collapsed and bleeding from head injuries. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police said Haruki has remained silent since his arrest.

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many of these crimes seem to have a common denominator - unemployed

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Free time is dangerous, free time kills! Put that slogan in the subways, just to remind the masses!

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Haruki has remained silent since his arrest

and will be for years to come in jail. Good job, brutha!

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Haruki and Joji? Or, is it Cane and Abel?

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Maybe that's what he wanted. To be looked after, no need to worry about food or housing or medical care.

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Is Haruki Joji’s keeper?

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Persons , entertaining killing instinct in their in their mind , need thorough counselling in the very early stage of childhood , to prevent them from indulging into killing spree later in life

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OK I'll say it: death penalty, and we know what the method of death should be.

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"A 22-year-old unemployed man killed his 25-year-old unemployed brother by beating him with a hammer on the head".

the mother ran next-door for help. Her neighbor called 119 to report that the woman’s two sons were arguing and fighting"

wow...

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Why did his brother have a hammer?

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denominator - unemployed

I wondered why the word was there at all. It seemed to ascribe a causal relationship between being unemployed and killing people. There aren’t so many jobs, and some people are unemployed, but they don’t go kill a family member.

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Why did his brother have a hammer?

Because almost every household has one?

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Can't Touch This

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If not a hammer, a saw? Baseball bat? Name your household item.

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My Japanese relative used to tell me it's better to create those seemingly unnecessary jobs like those guys around road construction, where there are like 7 of them when only two are necessary, or the old men parking lot traffic controllers at pachinko parlors and supermarkets since it keeps more people employed.

At first I was skeptical but I'm now convinced he was right. A higher number employed leads to more stability.

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Arguing over which one was the biggest freeloader?

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