Another Japanese Police Fail
Any quick search on a news page will show you that the Japanese police are not the most upstanding citizens. And Kazuo Hayashi, a 58-year-old police chief in Gunma has given us all one more article to read on this topic.
I’ll start by making it clear that I’m not saying that police in other countries are any better than police in Japan, but it does seem that the Japanese police get caught by the media a little more.
According to Japantoday (yea… I know…), the police chief showed up at the scene of a fire drunk. And if that wasn’t enough, he figured he would add some spice to the evening by shouting and verbally abusing some of the locals.
Now for most of us, a drunk police chief verbally abusing locals would seem pretty bad as it is, but for Mr. Hayashi, it just wasn’t enough.
When verbal abuse didn’t meet the sadistic needs of his evening out, he moved straight into physical abuse by slapping a subordinate.
Additionally, the news source mentions that this Gunma police chief has denied driving to the scene…
Does any one else believe this? Really?
You will have to forgive me for not taking the drunken chief at his word, but have you ever been to Gunma?
Gunma doesn’t exactly have the most elaborate public transportation system and isn’t exactly the type of place where he could just walk to the scene… But yea. The drunken violent man says he didn’t drive there… Let’s just take him at his word. (You know that his bosses will!)
And after all of this, he suffers little more than a departmental change and perhaps a little discipline…
And I’m sure the incident will be described at a later date as regrettable (that’s if it’s covered at all).
In the past year there have been countless cases of Japanese police causing trouble and harassing citizens throughout the country. And these police officers have ranged from fresh recruits to police chiefs alike…
There is so much more that I could say about the Japanese police, and so much more that I eventually will. But for now, I thought it time for a bit of an update, and this J-win story caught my eye~