If there was a shred of doubt I would be against the death penalty. In the case of the AUM 13, there is NO doubt their crime was heinous and callous, a complete disregard of human life. Their punishment was just. It’s a shame carrying out the death penalty won’t bring back the victims or erase the harm done by their actions.
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I am in no way opposed to the death penalty. It is a punishment, rarely given, but metted out as due justice for horrific crimes. It is not implemented as a deterrent to others committing a crime of serious magnitude just as a prison sentence is not given so others don’t follow suit. Simply put they are punishments given for wrongs committed against persons or society. Payback and retribution are completely different issues.
I’m glad Asahara is gone he got his due punishment. I seriously hope he felt fear as the noose was slipped over his neck.
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The horror of the acts committed by Asahara deserves the death penalty and hanging is fitting as it is very real and hopefully frightening.
We were all glued to the news for months and were relieved when he was caught. We were also disgusted at his cowardness by hiding in a crawl space to evade his captors.
Good riddance and enjoy hell.
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Most US cities have victim compensation programs and Oahu is no exception.
Also as stated above Japanese health insurance will pay all they need to do is submit the international medical codes from the hospital on a form from the town hall and a receipt of payment, that’s the catch, isn’t it!
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This is typical behavior from a dementia patient. Sometimes sweet and docile, othertimes hostile and combative. Often brought on by a perceived or real threat. My mother (89) has these same issues (potty mouth and all) but she has cotton padded boxing gloves to use when necessary so her caregivers aren’t injured. The nursing home is remiss here. One scenario, the nurse was more than likely gripping at him for needing clean bedding at 5am and he felt disrespected.
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Stealing a few sweet potatoes to survive and stripping a refuge hut of everything down to the door knobs and hinges are very different crimes. NK continues to receive (and accept) humanitarian aid, I’m sure it doesn’t trickle down to a lowly fisherman but let’s face facts these people are on a mission to bring whatever they can back. They truly are nothing more than pirates and thieves on a small scale.
The refuge hut is more than likely maintained by the govt. but the local people may have added things like a rice cooker or TV for their own comfort. Our local flood gate house is govt. funded, but the residents have to pay things like utilities out of their own pocket.
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Sounds like a good solution. Targeted ads are nothing new, I’m bombarded constantly in news feeds, FB and Twitter. Use the same thing to help these people. Also maybe find them and hold them for a psych eval. Perpetrator, victim, whatever is wrong maybe it will save a few lives. Much better than what happen to those poor young people
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The cost of cremation without any extras is less than ¥10,000 (closer to ¥5000). A funeral service provider will add a bunch of stuff and end up costing ¥2-300,000 or so.
There is no excuse for elder abuse because there are so many social services available unless you live in a forest or on top of a mountain.
There is a cog missing somewhere (social services) and that is as much responsible as the lady for her husband's death.
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Let us all be blind then! It's capital murder to commit murder with aggravating circumstances, in this case robbery. Some people are deserving of this harsh sentence.
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