• Mito, Ibaraki


The Jan. 3 editorial, “Problematic prosecution report,” suggests at one point that prosecutors offices “make a concrete proposal for introducing the plea bargaining system while accepting electronic recording of the entire interrogation process.”

Ignorance? Stupidity? Pure propaganda? How can an intelligent journalist tell us that corruption can be fought with “plea bargaining”? This system excludes finding the truth like no other? It helps only the powerful and serves to disadvantage people who are not influential. It helps organized crime since there is no collection of evidence after a plea bargain and it increases the uncontrolled powers of prosecutors.

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