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Police officers ride bicycles on the street under a nationwide state of emergency in Tokyo on Sunday.

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I would love to see a police pursuit om mamachari on one of the nightly new shows. That would make my day.

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An efficient use of resources; environmentally-friendly; operating quietly and close to the public. Now contrast with the black-clad tattooed para-military stormtrooper bristling with guns and loaded for action, squad car siren wailing and ready to shoot first then ask questions later. Which policing model is superior?

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Where are their cams?

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Police style like this is impossible in other more than 50 million population countries. It seems they feel safe and never shot.

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zichiToday 07:38 am JST

Where are their cams?

They have faxes thats enough for now...

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Why are they riding old fashioned ladies bikes?

3RENSHO, I prefer a bobby armed only with a truncheon.

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englisc aspyrgend: Agreed, and upvote.

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No , not the mamachari...how bout some cool mountain style bikes at least.

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Police style like this is impossible in other more than 50 million population countries.

Um, then how do you explain it happening in Japan, which has over double the number you gave?

Seems you didn't think that one through.

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Police style like this is impossible in other more than 50 million population countries.

Police on bikes are very common in California, and in other states....Not sure where your logic comes from.

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