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Gang member dies in hospital after fight with police in Gunma

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A member of a yakuza group died in hospital in Takasaki, Gunma Prefecture, after losing consciousness following a fight with police, in which he bit two officers.

According to police, they received an emergency call reporting a heated argument inside a mobile phone store at around 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Fuji TV reported. When police arrived, they found Shingo Omi, 33, a known member of the Matsuba-kai yakuza group, acting violently. During the altercation, it took seven police officers to restrain Omi, during which time he bit two of them.

Omi lost consciousness and was taken to hospital where he was confirmed dead. Police said an illegal stimulant drug was detected in Omi’s urine sample.

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Nobody's mourning this piece of work.

16 ( +17 / -1 )

Sounds like he.. bit off more than he could chew

18 ( +20 / -2 )

good riddance to bad rubbish. These guys are everywhere around here,loud obnoxious cretins.

10 ( +11 / -1 )

Hope the cops were protected against rabies.

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"During the altercation, it took seven police officers to restrain Omi, during which time he bit two of them"

7 coppers needed to arrest one, presumably unarmed, guy!? That's at least 3-4 too many. J coppers' restraint techniques have never been world class, should just use tasers or stun guns i.o looking like fools.

-12 ( +5 / -17 )

Can't say I feel any bit for this idiot.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

Taking the piss-literally!

2 ( +3 / -1 )

He bit the police and died, the police is poisonous? :P

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It's interesting how they are trying to pin it on some illegal stimulant in his urine. Does anybody else remember the case where a cop killed a woman about three years or so by sitting on her chest. My guess is they used a similar technique on this thug.

-2 ( +8 / -10 )

Best news all week.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

What a psycho, but how did he die?

0 ( +0 / -0 )

What is with the Yaks shouting at lowly paid shop workers demanding respect ????

6 ( +6 / -0 )

Would really hope the Koban men are going to patent this newest edition of legal self defense.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

it took seven police officers to restrain Omi

Crack or Meth.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

Hope the cops were protected against rabies.

there is no rabies in Japan, wah wah wah.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

@Sapporodenki

The Koban Men

good parlance!

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Wanna' know what he OD'd on.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

7 coppers needed to arrest one, presumably unarmed, guy!? That's at least 3-4 too many.

You've obviously never met someone flying high on speed...

0 ( +0 / -0 )

What? No "Yak Lives Matter!" movement in Japan?

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Never bite Japanese cops. But are they taking some samples from cops???

3 ( +3 / -0 )

7 Japanese Police officers. Just need one American cop with a gun.

-4 ( +2 / -6 )

7 Japanese Police officers. Just need one American cop with a gun.

Dallas?

3 ( +3 / -0 )

7 Japanese Police officers is normal here to hold one person because they refuse draw their firearms here. Japanese Police are famous for running around cars and stuff trying to get away from wannabe tough guys, check youtube. There was a clip they other day with a guy threatening a police officer with a broken bottle and slapping him but nope...they just put up with it.

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7 Japanese Police officers is normal here to hold one person because they refuse draw their firearms here. Japanese Police are famous for running around cars and stuff trying to get away from wannabe tough guys, check youtube. There was a clip they other day with a guy threatening a police officer with a broken bottle and slapping him but nope...they just put up with it.

That's good policing.

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From my experience with j phone shops, good on him for shouting. Japanese people are passive and don't complain enough. Nobody complains so they continue on as normal. Why does it take a scumbag to inprove services. Low life or not, people shouldn't be murdared for shouting.

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The gangster died from the stimulant poisoning after the fight. The officers didn't kill him.

Even though he was a member of the bouryokudan, he was still a human being.

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

Will be missed... by no one.

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7 coppers needed to arrest one, presumably unarmed, guy!? That's at least 3-4 too many. J coppers' restraint techniques have never been world class, should just use tasers or stun guns i.o looking like fools.

As opposed to US police, who either beat the stuffing out of a suspect, or just shoot them? I prefer the J cops, thanks.

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7 Japanese Police officers is normal here to hold one person because they refuse draw their firearms here. Japanese Police are famous for running around cars and stuff trying to get away from wannabe tough guys, check youtube. There was a clip they other day with a guy threatening a police officer with a broken bottle and slapping him but nope...they just put up with it.

You don't need shoot someone to restrain them. A good triangle choke will do just that.

As opposed to US police, who either beat the stuffing out of a suspect, or just shoot them? I prefer the J cops, thanks.

Same here. I'll take the j-cops over them wannabe PECOS-BILLS ANY DAY.

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