Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 24268
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2002/3/29 [Politics/Foreign/Asia/Japan, Reference/History/WW2/Japan] UID:24268 Activity:high
3/28    "U.S. Airman Gets 32 Months for Okinawa Rape"
        http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=578&u=/nm/20020328/ts_nm/japan_usa_trial_dc
        What the hell?  Only 32 months for rape?  What kind of justice is that?
        And the defense still considers filing an appeal?  --- American guy
        \_ Duh, there's *always* an appeal to *every* case in both civil and
           criminal court.  How ignorant can you be?  And you weren't there so
           you've got no idea what went down in court.  Maybe 32 months was
           an outrageous sentence given the facts of the case which we don't
           have here on the motd.
                \_ Supposed average for rape in Japan in 3-5 years.
        \_ It sounds like he met a hooker in a bar and didn't pay her enough
           so she cried rape.  The real injustice is that this was ever taken
           seriously enough to go to trial.
        \_ He was raping for his country.
           \_ Ah! That's where our tax dollars go ;-)
        \_ The justice department in Okinawa was under heavy US pressure.
           Remind you that Okinawa was an independent nation which has
           thousands years of history before Japan absorb it in 1845.
           After WW2, US want to form a blocade toward Russia and Communist
           China, thus, allow Japan to keep what was then Ryukyu (which
           was traditionally Chinese friendly).
           Japanese, for most part, still don't really care about people
           in Okinawans, treat them as some sort of colonial subject.  This
           is one of the reason why Japan allow bulk of US troops in Okinawa
           instead of Japanese mainland; and Japanese certainlly won't piss
           off US for these colonial subjects.
           Poor Okiwanans,  victim fo two imperial powers.

           If US was protecting its subject when its subject was
           raping 12 years old back in 1995, it will certainly protect its
           subject when the crime is much less severe, like this one.
        \_ She was asking for it.
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