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Osaka police still relying on facial recognition skills after 40 years

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There has not been a single wrongful arrest.

yeah right, what about forced confessions does that count as a wrongful arrest, oops sorry forgot forced confession = guilty as charged , case closed.

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Big Koban is watching you ?

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maybeperhapsyesToday  09:26 am JST

How can this go wrong?

I am truely scared of the police here. I won't ask then for the time of day because I know it can go very wrong at any time.

Yes, we are watching you. Your eyes seem familiar....

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There has not been a single wrongful arrest

...that you know of... 99% conviction rate will do that.

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There has not been a single wrongful arrest.

Yeah. Sure. The funny thing is, I bet if you interview the average Japanese on the street, a large percentage of them will actually believe this garbage.

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Crooks typically give themselves away by averting their eyes when they see a cop, and knowing this, cops are on the lookout accordingly.

99% of the population avoids eye contact...

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How ya doing, Big Brother?

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This and fax machines.... oh Japan.

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"You focus on their eyes, which never change regardless of whether they gain or lose weight, and burn their images into your memory," said another investigator.

Police Captain addressing the on-duty officers: "The guy we're looking for has almond-shaped dark eyes with black eyelashes and black eyebrows. Find him and arrest him." Police start arresting each other.

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There has not been a single wrongful arrest.

But they managed to get a kid killed when they thought he was a fugitive and started chasing him.

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Eh, memory, schmemory. Crooks typically give themselves away by averting their eyes when they see a cop, and knowing this, cops are on the lookout accordingly.

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And if they are wearing one of these new masks?

Not one wrongful arrest? Doubt that.

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There has not been a single wrongful arrest.

I guarantee that it just means nobody has managed to endure the forced confession attempts, or been successful in their appeal against the charges, using frivolous excuses like DNA or alibis.

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How can this go wrong?

I am truely scared of the police here. I won't ask then for the time of day because I know it can go very wrong at any time.

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Uhhhh yeah the police convicting you because he is convinced he burned your eyes into his or her memory...no thanks!

JPolice need to rely on better evidence as it is. This is a great idea...50 years ago.

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There has not been a single wrongful arrest.

An experienced investigator can remember over 1,000 faces,

At the same time, Japanese police are also keen to adopt a digital approach to facial recognition.

Interesting. I had to double check that I hadn't stumbled across The Onion as I read through this. But... sources checked and this is all accurate and legit info. Yes, folks - this is actually how the police catch criminals here. Japan really is unique after all!

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Fascinating , but why not use it for missing persons too?

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