Makiyo taxi altercation

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Re: Makiyo taxi altercation

Postby Northcoast Surfer » 27 Apr 2012, 12:02

Omniloquacious wrote:I find that outcome almost obscene in its unwarranted, unjust and unjustifiable leniency.

It is inconceivable that either of the attackers would have stayed out of jail if they'd been convicted of such a brutal attack in the UK.


Inconceivable in the US as well. :no-no: They most assuredly would have spent some hard time in prison for being convicted of felonious assault and battery with GBI.

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Re: Makiyo taxi altercation

Postby funkymonkey » 27 Apr 2012, 12:07

*monkey* wrote:
Taipei Times wrote:
The court said the evidence could not prove whether Makiyo and Tomoyori intended to cause serious physical harm.



Told you so. Why isn't there a "thumbing nose" icon?

Same here. I had no doubt that they would never spend a day in jail. The only amazing thing is that people are surprised by the outcome. :loco: :lol:
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Re: Makiyo taxi altercation

Postby GuyInTaiwan » 27 Apr 2012, 12:09

If it had been Australia, the police might have brought out the Yellow Pages and a cricket bat and let the family have a go.
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Re: Makiyo taxi altercation

Postby zender » 27 Apr 2012, 12:32

914 wrote:Why would Taiwan want to keep a criminal in Taiwan?...

Good question.

It's as if they're saying, "Two years living in Taiwan is punishment enough."
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Re: Makiyo taxi altercation

Postby GuyInTaiwan » 27 Apr 2012, 12:44

I've been here almost five. That's probably a manslaughter charge with good behaviour back in Australia. Just think, if instead of getting that plane to come here, I'd just accidentally run someone over, I'd probably be out of jail by now!
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Re: Makiyo taxi altercation

Postby ChewDawg » 27 Apr 2012, 13:10

914 wrote:Why would Taiwan want to keep a criminal in Taiwan?

What do they expect him to do here? Get a job? Who will hire him? Btw, is he going to open up a ramen shop? :D


He's from a lowly burakumin caste, which is overly represented in the Yakuza. He won't have problems finding dirty work. :lol:
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