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Drug influence on man who killed 19 disabled people negligible: doctor

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"Uematsu is sociable but an exhibitionist who strongly seeks praise from others

Only a loser like him would praise his actions, that's first of all.

He has low resilience to stress, and has trouble controlling actions which arise from strong impulses,"

I also suffer from severe stress and also have impulses, it happens mine are compulsive writing in a personal diary and washing my hands repeteadly, I know it's irrational, but at least I don't hurt anybody. Those are not excuses either.

Finally, I am not a judge to say whether he deserves or not to be hanged, what I am sure about he's guilty and fully responsible for these heinous murders.

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The use of marijuana or addiction to it had "little to no influence on the crime," 

Finally! Common sense prevails! This animal is a psychopathic mass-murderer who should be facing the gallows! He committed his crime stating he was doing society a favor. Hopefully, the judge will return the favor to society and hang horrid excuse for a human.

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Hang the monster. He knew fully that he was mudering 19 innocent, defenseless people.

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Nice to know that the "Twinkie defense" doesn't work in Japan, either.

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Marijuana does not make people violent, and can only cause psychosis in large amounts when there is already a pre-existing condition. Lock him up, toss the key.

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The use of marijuana or addiction to it had "little to no influence on the crime," 

He should get exactly the same punishment. Even though the use of marijuana had a strong influence.

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the use of marijuana had a strong influence.

The doctor who spent 11 hours talking to him felt otherwise. How many hours did you spend evaluating the suspect? And are you a doctor trained in such evaluations?

I’m just trying to get a handle on why we should take your assertion over that of the doctor that said otherwise.

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Whether executed or locked up (I prefer the later), he must never be allowed to harm others. He preyed on the weakest members of society.

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This animal is a psychopathic mass-murderer who should be facing the gallows! He committed his crime stating he was doing society a favor. Hopefully, the judge will return the favor to society and hang horrid excuse for a human.

Hang the monster. He knew fully that he was mudering 19 innocent, defenseless people.

Couldnt agree more....killing and injuring the most vulnerable and defenseless members of society... .hang the bast%&rd up slowly.

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Why do they call this guy a doctor? He's a psychiatrist, isn't he? All he can come up with is a totally obvious "diagnosis" that throws absolutely no light on why the guy did it and that would apply equally to a large number of people. People who, incidentally, don't commit mass murder.

It doesn't matter what some shrink thinks. He murdered 19 defenseless people in cold blood. End of discussion.

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@Kazumichi - He should get exactly the same punishment. Even though the use of marijuana had a strong influence.

Do you have any evidence from Japan or abroad proving that pot had a 'strong influence' causing psychopathic outbursts resulting in the mass-murders and severe injuries of scores of people? Or, are you just basing this opinion based on Japanese urban myths?

Even the judge has stated his pot use defense is absolute malarky!

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animals like him are the reason I’m happy Japan has the death penalty. He’s a perfect candidate for it and I hope he dangles until dead from the end of a rope for what he did

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This guy is like the Norwegian (I choose not to name the guy) who shot all those young people on that island, and another who died like a rat in a bunker in Berlin. He has a philosophy that is out of step with the times, a world view that is, in his opinion, worth killing for. What he decides to smoke or drink is irrelevant.

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Again. Marijuana doesn't make someone go on a rampage. It just makes you chill and want snacks! Lots and lots of snacks. I suggest you all watch the movie half baked.

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There is consistent evidence of a relationship between ongoing marijuana use and psychotic episodes.

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Why do they call this guy a doctor? He's a psychiatrist, isn't he?

Why do they call a doctor? What a strange question.

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There is consistent evidence of a relationship between ongoing marijuana use and psychotic episodes.

No there isn't. You obviously are not up to date on the research out there - as the above comment is literally a couple of decades out of date

There is evidence that marijuana can cause psychotic breaks for those already predisposed to them. There has never been a case where someone not already predisposed to psychotic breaks has had one.

Sort of like alcohol by the way, except that alcohol can cause psychotic breaks among people who don't have a predisposition to them, unlike marijuana.

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Why do they call a doctor?

Oops, that should have read "why do they call a doctor a doctor?"

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He displays classic psychopathic behaviour traits. Like all psychopaths he has little interest in conforming to societal standards, so being a drug user is hardly surprising. However, the doctor is right that it will not have affected his mental state. He did it because he enjoyed it and revelled in the sense of power it gave him.

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skinnee - There is consistent evidence of a relationship between ongoing marijuana use and psychotic episodes.

No there isn’t! There are, however, consistent Japanese myths brainwashing the society into believing such malarkey though.

Please post a link to one conclusive article written by a reputable medical organization stating the above comment is factual. Good luck with your search.

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You must remember that even the accused himself disavowed the 'reefer madness' defence

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Please post a link to one conclusive article written by a reputable medical organization stating the above comment is factual. 

Here you go, legend.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26568030

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29557758

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The reefer madness is a scourge on any society.

Hmm... Am I thinking the madness induced by use or the madness induced by the lack of understanding of use?

maybe if had another bong then he couldn't be arsed going out and would have reached for another Twinkie.

good all round.

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Of course it didn't! If anyone high on weed were to commit a crime, the police would find them at the crime scene spaced out deep in thought about some meaningless thing! Nobody commits crimes while high on the 'erb! True, they might steal some snacks, but nothing serious!

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