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Court upholds 23-year imprisonment for 2 men over fatal street racing

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@Giveme_abreak The only way to deal with tailgaters is to slow down to a speed that makes the situation safe for you. If you are on a multi-lane road, change lanes to let them pass. There's no point endangering yourself and your family because the person behind you is an idiot.

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Does someone here ever reported tailgating? There's this "oyagi" in his mid 60's who lives within my area that scares me when he drives too close. My kids usually sits at the back and one time I had to pull over and let him pass.

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What do you call a 100 lawyers chained together at the bottom of the sea........... a good start.

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yeah but a mom kills her baby and gets 6 years. there is absolutely no pattern to Japanese sentencing...

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23 years is just not enough.

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Ultimately, the police are not doing enough to discourage this kind of wild night racing.

That's very true -- in fact, that's the understatement of the year. These two guys were 28, so who knows how long they were doing this sort of thing without any intervention by law enforcement.

Last year while out for a walk one night, I was waiting at an intersection for the crosswalk light to change. When it turned green for me (or blue, as they call it here), I didn't start walking right away because I saw a bozozoku car coming down the street -- and I just had a hunch that he wasn't going to stop.

Sure enough, he blew right through the red light. If I had started crossing the street when the light changed, which I had right of way to do, I would have been right in that a**hole's path.

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They deserve more than 23 years. I was nearly killed few days ago by a middle age women driving at about 80 km/hr ignoring the red light.

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Good ruling. Should have added a year for wasting court time and money for absurd appeal.

SO the people convicted of crimes should not have the right of appeal because you think it's wrong?

Typically justice will be served, everyone deserves their day in court, or would you prefer to skip the court process and just give them both a bullet to the back of the head?

Hope YOU never get nailed for a crime.

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Dude, drag these clowns for 1.4 kilometers. Would have my popcorn ready. Turds.

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After reading about this tragic crime,, I was expecting the culprits to be juveniles...."28 years old"? Indefensible.

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Good ruling. Should have added a year for wasting court time and money for absurd appeal.

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That is how it should be done in Brazil!

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Ultimately, the police are not doing enough to discourage this kind of wild night racing. It's not about driver education - it's about cracking down and busting drivers for flagrant traffic law violations. People continue driving like maniacs because they know that the chance of getting caught is very slim. The local cops should be fined for allowing this kind of thing to happen in the first place. The buck stops with them.

It'll be a hot day in December before the cops here start doing their job properly.

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Ultimately the parents of these two idiots didn't do a good enough job of teaching them to be responsible.

Ultimately the manufacturers of the car that the victims were in didn't build a strong enough car to protect them from such incidents.

Ultimately the alcohol manufacturers are responsible.

Ultimately the manufacturers of the offenders' vehicles are responsible.

Hmmm... No, although there may have been things that could have been done differently by many parties... Ultimately the responsibility for this dreadful incident lies with nobody but the offenders.

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Ultimately, the police are not doing enough to discourage this kind of wild night racing. It's not about driver education - it's about cracking down and busting drivers for flagrant traffic law violations. People continue driving like maniacs because they know that the chance of getting caught is very slim. The local cops should be fined for allowing this kind of thing to happen in the first place. The buck stops with them.

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The crime is shocking. If it were the father, wife, and daughter killed and the crime had stopped there then maybe... Just maybe it would have been defensible as a tragic accident yet still one with a hefty penalty for the two responsible. That last line though... That changes the whole incident... These two guys don't deserve any leniency at all.

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