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Japanese woman hit by NY police bullet gets escort to airport

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Fortunately it wasn't anything worse. Must have been fun to get a police escort out to Kennedy, I wonder if it was rush hour?

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Welcome to New York. Now go home.

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Good way to avoid a lawsuit.

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Staying in an apt in Brooklyn and going to Barbados for the long weekend, sounds like she lives there. She lived and has good story. Time to upgrade to a better building.

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Whoa...that's scary...she could have easily been killed. BTW, she was hit by a bullet and her only concern was missing a flight? I'd be milking this. I would be demanding compensation, first class flight back to Japan, and a dinner AT LEAST!

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We'll give you a police escort, so please don't sue us.

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Living in a Brooklyn apartment and traveling to Barbados? Perhaps they raided the wrong apartment.

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New York seems to be a kinda dangerous. America is a war filed as they shoot each other everyday. Sightseeing is very careful there.

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".........has gotten a police escort........."

Terrible English. This site is read by many Japanese, please at least get rid of, or re-write, things like this and set a good example.

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This was not your regular Japanese woman. How many Japanese women do you know that even have the guts to get past all the hype of even stepping foot in a scary place like Brooklyn let alone sleeping in an apartment there. She sounds very unconventional (by Japanese statndards) to me. Good for her.... enjoy Barbados.

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@kaminarioyaji

It may not be incorrect, but its poorly written, especially for news article. I would have used "received police escort"...makes for a more pleasant read...IMHO

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Wow nearly died and that was her only concern, at least the cops helped out

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Oh smell the money on that lawsuit!

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I take it she wasn't visiting a friend apartment in Trump Towers...

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I salute the woman's decision not to sue. I sincerely hope that the NYPD paid for top-class medical treatment and apologised, but really it was an accident and something that the NYPD officer had no control over. If anything I hope the person who kicked the shield is also facing additional charges for resisting arrest, reckless endangerment and anything else they can throw at him.

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lol at oikiwa! great!

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This Japanese woman is very, very lucky she did not get hit by those bullets in her face or head, she could be dead or wishing she were dead.

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facepalm! Unfortunately American law enforcement has become quite the "Black Knight!" If the LE officer's firearm has the safety released the only discharge is "accidental!"

I live very close to NYC and wish to be concern for all who consider it a destination.

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Jbeezy

I was only half-joking though. You could probably count the number of Japanese women living in Brooklyn about to catch a flight to Barbados on the thumb of one hand. And her only concern is her flight, no complaint? Very strange and suspicious....

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Poor Hipster!-Slumming,no doubt ! Now she's got a real N.Y. Story for the grandkids anyway.

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"causing the pistol to shoot"...should read...causing the pistol to fire!

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damn, she is lucky it was just a graze on her arm!! And lucky for the NYPD, she was in a hurry.

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twildman: "causing the pistol to shoot"...should read...causing the pistol to fire!

I would have gone with "discharge" personally, but I had to stop at that sentence as well. It just did not sound right at all.

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"It caused a minor wound on her left arm." Who decides it was 'minor'? The woman? The police? Did the bullet pass through her arm or just graze it?

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"It caused a minor wound on her left arm." Who decides it was 'minor'? The woman? The police? Did the bullet pass through her arm or just graze it?

Serious enough for her to go to the hospital (and remain there long enough to receive a visit from the Police Commissioner), but minor enough for her to go to fly to Barbados on the same day. Not much help, eh.

She's lucky it was not more serious. It could have killed her. But its a shame that she probably won't be able to swim in Barbados.

I'm glad these things don't happen here, in Japan.

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I'm glad these things don't happen here, in Japan.

Gee, thanks for that. I was not aware that shooting accidents involving the police only happen in the US and not in Japan.

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Gee, thanks for that. I was not aware that shooting accidents involving the police only happen in the US and not in Japan.

Nah, the cops here just can't catch killers who are barefoot and go on holiday instead of dealing with stalkers. Please. This was an accident. They happen. Everywhere.

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She sounds like a resident and not a tourist. Would someone of a different nationality receive such treatment and news coverage, I wonder.

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Are you sure this isn't another CSI-Bones episode? I think I saw one with very similar plot story.

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I take it she wasn't visiting a friend apartment in Trump Towers...

Not even close. Flatbush, Brooklyn. The following article about the initial report has a picture of the place:

http://www.myfoxny.com/dpp/news/stray-bullet-hits-woman-in-drug-raid-flatbush-brooklyn-20120329-KC

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Oh dear. Now NY is gonna go back to it's previous reputation as "not a safety city" with Japanese...

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She can make alot of money now. In Japan and america She sounds kind of stupid.

Barbados is a dangerous country outside the tourist areas.

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Gee, thanks for that. I was not aware that shooting accidents involving the police only happen in the US and not in Japan.

Hey, don't mention it. I'm glad to have taught you something you did not know.

Too true - Japanese cops have NEVER done anything wrong.

The do plenty of wrong things. They just don't go around shooting people.

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Thanks for the useful link above, Fadamor.

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I'm glad to have taught you something you did not know.

Unfortunately, you are incorrect. Accidents are not unique to the US or its police force.

They just don't go around shooting people.

Again, incorrect. They have accidently discharged their weapons.

In this case, the officer was hit and the gun went off accidently. Sad you are trying to use this accident to rant about the US.

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Haha! Japan fail! The article in the US doesn't mention nationality. Why? Because it doesn't matter!!

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She had a trip all planned. Going on it does not mean she let it go. She could well come back and sue!

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Actually she's a typical New Yorker. She got shot but the only thing she's worried about is catching her plane!

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Haha! Japan fail! The article in the US doesn't mention nationality. Why? Because it doesn't matter!!

Actually the Wall Street Journal clearly states she was Japanese visiting from Japan with here friend who was also Japanese. They were staying at the apartment of a male acquaintance they know from the US Marine Corps (who was stationed in Japan).

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I wonder if this incident would have ever gotten any news coverage if SHE WERE NOT JAPANESE???

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Badge, I didn't see that! Fail for me I guess? El, exactly how I feel. And yes, just because she went on holiday doesn't mean she won't sue later. I know I'd be asking for something.

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Kwatt...I've never been shot at in my 37 years on the planet

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NYC_SamuraiMAR. 30, 2012 - 07:50AM JST Welcome to New York. Now go home.

Gee that's rude. It's like a Japanese folk telling some foreign dude. "Welcome to Osaka. Now go back home where you come from."

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tmarieMAR. 31, 2012 - 12:21AM JST Haha! Japan fail! The article in the US doesn't mention nationality. Why? Because it doesn't matter!!

Think this is a really silly argument to make. Of course it matters. You'd don't believe that the US media doesn't use "American" or "US" in their reports on US citizens/companies etc. who have been involved in some kind of incident overseas. " US soldier killed in .....", "American citizen arrested in ....", "US company Involved in ..... in......". Other countries, say Canada, don't do the same?

Definitely a fail for you.

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