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Woman stabbed in front of home in Fukuoka Prefecture

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A 21-year-old woman was stabbed on the road outside her home in Kasuga, Fukuoka Prefecture, early Saturday morning.

The incident occurred at around 12:10 a.m., local media reported. Police said the woman, a student at a vocational college, called 119 and said she had been stabbed in the neck. By the time an ambulance arrived, she was unconscious. She was taken to hospital where doctors said her condition was serious.

Shortly after the victim called 119, a passerby called police and said a man was slumped in a car that appeared to have crashed into an iron guard rail along the side of the road. The scene was about 500 meters away from where the woman was stabbed.

Police said the driver, who is the woman's ex-boyfriend, has severe head injuries and will wait until he recovers before questioning him. Media reported that woman has consulted police about him on several occasions since February and police issued him a warning against stalking this week.

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Japanese police never take stalking seriously.

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Japanese police are an embarrassment!

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Victim: Hes stalking me

Polis: Sure thing

Next week: Dead

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Japanese police! Lift your game! You earn your money from taxpayers remember.

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Police said the driver, who is the woman's ex-boyfriend, has severe head injuries and will wait until he recovers before questioning him. Media reported that woman has consulted police about him on several occasions since February and police issued him a warning against stalking this week.

For the whiners..

This problem is not only of the Japanese police, in many countries the police do not act forcefully with the repeated threats of gender violence..

It's something unfortunate that should be corrected

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Warning against stalking is just a piece of paper.

Something more rigid is required to protect the victims.

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Lots of criticism of the police (or "Japanese" police depending on one's bias) and, of ALL people, I am the last to defend the Enforcers, BUT what actual actions that should be taken in cases of 'stalking' is NOT for the police to somehow invent. It is for the legislators and policy makers to provide 'guidance' and the resources to fulfill that guidance, say, the funds for a system of GPS 'panic buttons' channeled directly to exclusive and immediately responsive protective resources afforded to anyone under a 'protection' order. This young woman, divorced before 21, almost fatally attacked [allegedly] by a crazed ex-boyfriend, would seem to possibly be someone whose judgement of people is such that a system of the above sort would prove most useful to her and others who have misjudged the character of their romantic choices. Again, we cannot expect the police to invent sane and efficient policies for anything because that is not their role and, when they do create their own policies, only mayhem follows. Only Management can fix this by giving the Enforcers a plan and resources and OVERSIGHT. Don't blame the 'police' here, blame the vote and bean counters who have failed to address this 'made of paper protection' that has failed so many.

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William Bjornson, I was going to say the same thing. What do people want or expect the police to do. If someone makes a stalking complaint to the police, they go and have a stern talk with the person but other than that, they can't have a patrolofficer follow his or her every move, it would be impossible. I doubt if electronic surveillance is constitutional, and if they did that you'd hear howls from human rights activists.

So, what can the police do?

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It's something unfortunate that should be corrected

It never will.

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I always wonder why no videos to prove the stalking taken by the victims in order to send to prison ?

If I were a policeman, I would recommend it and if provided apply harsh process to the criminals. By the way, it works in both ways.

Maybe create a dedicated app tool for that serious matter.

Many countries are facing the same issues.

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Media reported that woman has consulted police about him on several occasions since February and police issued him a warning against stalking this week.

Wait, so you're telling me this could've prevented if the police had went directly to him and gave him that warning when she first went! What did the police do every time she reported that he was stalking her?

So, what can the police do?

Let him know the consequences of his actions were he to continue stalking after he signs the paper.

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