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Local assembly member arrested over murder of wife in Nagano

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Yep not going to believe him.apparently no cover story other then being an LDP member (free pass rape and murder) he is in the wind on this one.

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His best bet is to keep his mouth shut and make the police come up with evidence.

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The suspect has denied the charge while the police only have circumstantial evidence. Let's wait and see whether the case is brought to the court. Till then, let's respect the due process especially the presumption of innocence.

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Police has certainly enough evidence to arrest him for questioning

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who belongs to the prefectural chapter of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party,

If he runs again, he will be re-elected by a landslide.

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The police has to prove he is guilty regarding his whereabouts during the suspected hours of where he was and when the time the murder took place. So far Maruyama has an alibi saying he staying overnight at the assembly members' building in the city of Nagano to attend an assembly meeting. All the public can do is let this play out and let the prosecutors or the police prove their case to find him guility.

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The prosecutor has to prove guilt, not the police. The police only have arrest powers and will need circumstantial evidence to present to the prosecutor to will request a trial with a judge. Legal 101.

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This suggests any normal person can kill

someone and then return to complete normalcy.

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Till then, let's respect the due process especially the presumption of innocence.

Wrong country. There is no presumption of innocence here. The police expect that if you are brought in for something, you have to defend yourself and "prove" you are not guilty.

Hell the cops even make victims feel like they are "guilty" with the manner they interrogate victims!

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Wrong country. There is no presumption of innocence here.

Incorrect. The law in Japan presumes innocence until proven guilty.

The police expect that if you are brought in for something, you have to defend yourself and "prove" you are not guilty.

The police make people do that in America too.

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Maruyama is currently the chairman of the prefectural assembly's 10-member committee on general affairs, including prevention of crimes in the prefecture.

that would almost be funny if not for the fact that people have died

who belongs to the prefectural chapter of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party,

If he runs again, he will be re-elected by a landslide.

sad thing is this is actually true

Wrong country. There is no presumption of innocence here. The police expect that if you are brought in for something, you have to defend yourself and "prove" you are not guilty.

Hell the cops even make victims feel like they are "guilty" with the manner they interrogate victims!

Spot on!!

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The prosecutor has to prove guilt, not the police. The police only have arrest powers and will need circumstantial evidence to present to the prosecutor to will request a trial with a judge. Legal 101.

But the cops here wont send a case to the prosecutor unless they "know" the person is guilty of the alleged crime. Cops here typically do not "arrest" a person, unless it's a crime committed in their presence.

The wording is important, as police "detain" a suspect for questioning, and they are not "arrested" until the charges are filed by the prosecutors office.

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But the cops here wont send a case to the prosecutor unless they "know" the person is guilty of the alleged crime.

You think cops should send cases to the prosecutor when the evidence doesn't support it?

Cops here typically do not "arrest" a person, unless it's a crime committed in their presence.

What does this even mean? The police arrest people after the fact all the time in Japan.

The wording is important, as police "detain" a suspect for questioning, and they are not "arrested" until the charges are filed by the prosecutors office.

It's just weird translations. The same system happens in Japan, they just call it an indictment, rather than an arrest.

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