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Teen biker mistaken for fugitive killed in crash after police chase

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i think the headline mistakenly gives the impression that it's the police's fault that this kid/adult died. the blame lies only on him for running from the police. he was illegaly riding a scooter and instead of just stoppping, he tried to escape, like so many bosozoku do. but yeah, it's always the "incompetent" police for you folks.

28 ( +31 / -3 )

If he simply stopped, he wouldn't be dead.

I learned early on that resisting the police can be a very risky proposition - it doesn't matter who you are.

19 ( +21 / -2 )

Running from the police is stupid. As much as my opinion of the japanese police is not very good, they areblameless in this case.

19 ( +25 / -6 )

The only consolation is that his poor judgment didn't cause anyone else to lose their life.

8 ( +9 / -1 )

Now a youth is dead mistakenly

Sorry, but no, he didn't die mistakenly.

He died because he was A) driving without a license (which you get after proving you know the rules of the road and can prove you can drive properly) , B) ran a red light, AND C) went the wrong way down a one-way street. OH, and D) Fleeing from the Police.

He died because he did these things. The police do NOT and can NOT aggressively stop any vehicle in Japan by law. Anyone who has lived in Japan knows this, otherwise there wouldn't be any more yanki bosozoku driving around all night like the ones that recently died in Nara.

8 ( +10 / -2 )

Evading the police has consequences - quite often very bad consequences. Resisting police can have a terminal effect.

6 ( +6 / -0 )

A high school student, no driver's license, ignored police order to stop, fled the wrong way down a one-way road, ran a red light before crashing into a roadside pole.

Sounds like the usual not-so-bright type that often end up dead this way, regardless of whether there is a criminal escapee on the loose or not, similar to the six kids that died in Nara. I feel sorry they were not naturally intelligent enough to not indulge in such stupid behavior nor were they effectively educated so.

5 ( +10 / -5 )

The elephant in the room is that if the 17 year old had just allowed the police to stop and interview him, he would be free and alive today.

3 ( +6 / -3 )

Somehow, tears are missing in my eyes for this boy's death.

2 ( +6 / -4 )

Cricky, did you read the article. 17 year old youth, on a stolen bike, no license, eluding police, running through red lights....... Bosozuka written all over this one.

2 ( +4 / -2 )

On the other hand if this kid had nothing to hide why did he bolt?

He had no license, so he was driving illegally, and he was 17 so easily panicked. Poor kid.

0 ( +13 / -13 )

Moral of Story: never try and out run police in Japan. Just stop and comply with the orders. I cannot understand why this boy tried to escape the Police.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

he wouldnt be free.. he rode a stolen bike and tried to evade cops by dangerously driving, he would definitely spend a nice while in jail , or potentially could hurt someone innocent.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Very sad. I am sure it is a sad day for his family.

-1 ( +5 / -6 )

Commiserations to his family. Karma to him.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

oh and the original criminal escaped by colluding with lawyer and smashing the interview room window... so yes while police vigilance was bad... he certainly didnt just walk out.

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i think the headline mistakenly gives the impression that it's the police's fault that this kid/adult died. the blame lies only on him for running from the police. he was illegaly riding a scooter and instead of just stoppping, he tried to escape, like so many bosozoku do. but yeah, it's always the "incompetent" police for you folks.

I wonder why we think the police are incompetent? Maybe because they let a rapist escape, failed to recognize that he had escaped until hours after the fact, and then narrowed down their search to Osaka, only to find out that he had been in nearby Amagasaki?

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

Yeah that's right, J police are pathetic. Overzealous for all he wrong things and lazy for all the things that matter.

On the other hand if this kid had nothing to hide why did he bolt?

-3 ( +12 / -15 )

While the blame for this largely rests with the kid for running, then running a red, then going down a one-way street the wrong way, the police really are NOT doing this one well at all. The criminal did not "escape" from the police station any more than you escape a room by going out the open door. It wasn't Prison Break, it was police ineptitude, and that continued ineptitude led them to misidentify the kid that ran.

-3 ( +9 / -12 )

One incident calls the other, more headaches for police. And this one started from their fail of vigilance.

-3 ( +2 / -5 )

He had no license, so he was driving illegally, and he was 17 so easily panicked. Poor kid.

I wonder if he knew the motorcycle had been stolen. Another reason to flee? Then again, maybe it was lent to him by a friend or given to him. Do look a gift horse in the mouth. Dead at 17.

-3 ( +1 / -4 )

Actually, many police forces have a no chase policy for motorcycles, I thought Japanese police forces did as well.

-6 ( +1 / -7 )

Went missing ? He escaped due to a lack of basic procedure.. Now a youth is dead mistakenly. Is it just me or are the Japanese police just pathetic? Now the prosecution at least can continue their 99% conviction rate. His dead, mistakenly but dead. Meanwhile a serial rapist theif is on the loose.

-7 ( +11 / -18 )

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