Thursday, May 29, 2008

Terrible Crime

A horrifying homicide in Tokyo has shaken the nation now. About a month ago, a 33-year-old suspect tried to rape a 22-year-old girl who lived next-door but one. However, she screamed and resisted him, of course, so he killed her, tore her body apart and dumped them at somewhere... The police have not found her body yet. Before the suspect was arrested, he answered a press interview in front of his apartment and pretended not to know her at all.

The thing is that he was a typical guy-next-door. According to the press, his old classmates said that he was very quiet and did not look weird at all. Therefore, it must have been totally out of the blue for the victim.

How can we recognize whether our neighbors, co-workers or acquaintances are trustworthy? How can we prevent such tragedies? I cannot agree with the rankings that Japan is the fifth most peaceful country in the world.

Speaking of which, I heard that some criminals commit crimes because they want to get the death penalty. It's too easy, isn't it!? They should have to live with their guilt for the rest of their lives. I think that it is the only way for them to take responsibility for what they have done.

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