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Top court set to acquit 2 police officers of fatal shooting in 2003

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If national governments would declare open season for police vs. runners, they wouldn't run nearly so much.

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it ruled the officers were aiming at the driver’s arm

Aiming at an arm inside a moving vehicle? And these keystones never thought they might miss and hit the torso or head?

If their intent was to stop the vehicle, they should have shot for the tires.

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Should police take on the role of judge, jury and executioner? In this case I believe the Supreme Court made the right decision.

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There are suspects that run from police all the time. Why don't we see more police in Japan pulling their weapon and shooting them? Because it's against their training and policy. This is just another example of the system protecting their own.

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Look, you complainers, at least the Japanese system gave Ko's relatives a chance to see the case in court. In fact, THREE of them.

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If their intent was to stop the vehicle, they should have shot for the tires.

These criminals tried to kill the police officers by heading toward them. And the officers had warned them before shooting them from the front. Japanese self defence law is very strict, and J police officers rarely pull their guns.

I hope the two officers are not too much traumatized by this incident and the decade-long criminal trials against them.

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Look, you complainers, at least the Japanese system gave Ko's relatives a chance to see the case in court. In fact, THREE of them.

What's your point? Did he magically reappear from the judge's chambers?

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Again people as I have said many times when you are a sworn officer of the law protecting the laws for those who set them who gave you a gun and a batch you are not going to be prosecuted. The law protects the law! In these cases of the police lose the law loses hold of its power the law would rather pay the families than show they are at fault the law want total control at all time regardless of monetary cost or loss.

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What's your point? Did he magically reappear from the judge's chambers?

My point is, at least the guy's family had more chance than those recent American deaths.

As for the merits of the case, from the information available the Japanese police's case has much more merit than the American ones. The guys are fleeing in a car in a dangerous manner. Which places a much higher imperative on their immediate stoppage. So saying the officers are justified is not incorrect, at least IMHO.

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