Regarding the Jan. 8/9 AFP article “Cyber harasser’s trail of riddles leads cops to memory card on cat collar“: So, once again, lazy cops pulled in four “suspects” off the street and extracted bogus “confessions” (related to sending threatening messages) before finding out that the four actually had been victimized by a hacker.

This story has now found its way into the world press, and the National Police Agency is, once again I imagine, the laughingstock of other “real” police agencies.

The sooner the NPA starts to use a bit more professionalism in its duties instead of relying on torture to solve crimes, the sooner Japan will become truly safe.

stewart tennyson
ikoma, nara

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