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Man indicted on drug charges recaptured after 2 days on the run

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When will Japan and other countries start treating drug offenders as a medical issue or (in case of selling but not using) a non-violent crime that doesn't need such harsh and punitive punishments.

The only criminals that need to be removed from society are those who inflict theft and violence on others. Murder, rape, child or animal abuse, etc. This stuff is nothing compared to those.

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"I apologize for making residents in the area feel uneasy," Satoru Ueno, general affairs manager at the prosecutors' office in Osaka Prefecture, told reporters upon hearing news of Oue's capture.

Never gets old does it? "Apologizing" for screw-ups and expecting everyone to accept them.

But I guess if the PM can get away with it, so can this guy!

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Local events were shut down, people were interviewed, massive man hunt, danger in the streets!

Overkill much?

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Thank God this man is off the streets! Stimulant and marijuana possession are the bane of society!

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Hi two dats of freedom will earn him another two years in the own. He’s not the sharpest tool in the shed.

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Do the Hustle, say what?

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"Thank God this man is off the streets! Stimulant and marijuana possession are the bane of society!" You can see from the number of downvotes that most of the posters have no sense of irony. Mind how you go...

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"I apologize for making residents in the area feel uneasy," Satoru Ueno, general affairs manager at the prosecutors' office in Osaka Prefecture, told reporters upon hearing news of Oue's capture.

Oue escaped custody in Higashiosaka at around 4 a.m. Saturday, when an official from the prosecutors' office removed the suspect's left handcuff after he complained of it being too tight, the office said.

Oue, who had been sitting in the third row of seats, opened the door of the moving vehicle and jumped out as the female driver came to a stop. A scuffle continued outside the vehicle, but he managed to get away barefoot, with handcuffs still attached to his right wrist and a cord around his waist.

What about apologizing for the actions of your inept employees who let him get out of the van? I mean the simplest line of security was to lock the door! Lock one hand to the inside door handle and unlock the other hand with the door locked. Problem solved.

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You can see from the number of downvotes that most of the posters have no sense of irony.

The word you are searching for is "sarcasm" not irony. And if you want to print effective sarcasm you need to make you sure you are saying something no one would ever say, make sure your listeners know exactly who you are and that you would never seriously say that, mark your message with something like (end sarcasm) and/or somehow make it clear you are not just trolling us. Kumagaijin came up short on all fronts. Thus Kumagaijin got a downvote from me.

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I won't blame the police on this escape. There has to be honor and respect in oneself once captured. Trust is what the police have given the prisoners and by running like this is only breaking that honor system which is bad. Like the escapees are really going to get away in this day and age. You best have a private boat, jet or well hidden land, communication system and lots and lots of yen before one can actually get out of Japan. But go where? then what?

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