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Slain Vietnamese girl's dad hopes similar tragedy never happens

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I really feel for this poor guy. I can't imagine the pain he's experiencing, especially standing in that spot.

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Poor family. I bet it's just as raw today as when it happened. I can't imagine.

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As Strangerland already pointed out, Japanese communities already have such patrols and numerous police stations. In fact, the suspect in this case was the head of the parents' association at the school and if I remember correctly, was involved in such patrolling.

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I just have a farfetched idea here. In my country, the local neighbourhood would designate people (i.e. volunteer watchmen) to patrol their area and contact the police should anything happen.

This is already very common in Japan.

Considering how far in between these residential homes are to the closest J-Cop, I think this could work.

Other than particularly rural areas, most residential areas have a koban fairly close.

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Educator you're right.

Shibuya was the PTA head, a volunteer to "watch" the kids and of course lived locally and was well known and respected. His daughter and Linh were apparently friends.

So Sad.

Unfortunately, much to the surprise of many, most murders are not carried out by strangers, but by known people including friends and family.

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Browny1,

Thanks. I seem to remember he was also one of those participating in the search for her before the body was found.

Unfirtunately its a sad fact that all over the world the very people entrusted to care for and look after little ones are often the ones doing them harm.

I feel so sorry for this young family.

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Yet another paedophile using his position of authority to access children. Thomas Hamilton, of Dunblane infamy, did the same.

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@Toshiro: I just have a farfetched idea here. In my country, the local neighbourhood would designate people (i.e. volunteer watchmen) to patrol their area and contact the police should anything happen. Considering how far in between these residential homes are to the closest J-Cop, I think this could work.

Umm, think again buddy. The alleged perpetrator was such a patrol and that gave him easy access to the kids without suspicion.

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I just have a farfetched idea here. In my country, the local neighbourhood would designate people (i.e. volunteer watchmen) to patrol their area and contact the police should anything happen. Considering how far in between these residential homes are to the closest J-Cop, I think this could work.

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Shibuya was the PTA head, a volunteer to "watch" the kids and of course lived locally and was well known and respected. His daughter and Linh were apparently friends.

Yes, he was. He abused his position terribly to satisfy his perverted lusts. It's all very well having "watchmen" everywhere, but what do you do when the watchmen need watching.

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

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Hang the bastard

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Slain Vietnamese girl's dad hopes similar tragedy never happens

Don't we all? It must be so difficult for the victims of these kinds of crimes to find any kind of solace.

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"Educator", I have stopped following the case after some time, did they uncover any undeniable evidence ,besides the schedule and DNA, to be sure that the head of the association was the culprit?

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Give this "Creature" the "Death Penalty" for killing a Innocent Girl!

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Then how are you going to argument the fact that you are a better human being than him, after you encourage his own murder? Or is it not on the agenda yet, in this era?

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As the article says, he is charged with abandoning a body. Much of his journey to the river was caught on road cameras and reconstructed. The question at the trial will be whether there is enough circumstantial evidence to charge him with her murder.

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