Based on one hand, but on the other all but one of the dudes that tortured and killed Junko Furuta got less than 10 years, with the "leader" only getting like 17 I think, so obviously Japan has some serious issues within their criminal justice system, but I guess every country does.
The leader was 18, and under Japanese law all were minors at the time. Japan's got a lot of optimism about the ability of minors to turn their lives around...but, well, it was a scandal in Japan how short their sentences are. And from what a quick look shows, the two who've got any history known since they got out of jail didn't get any better, so...yeah, lots of rainbows for you, Japan.
I'm just wondering if this cult's going to hold together enough for this thread to end up being more about them than the cult's founder. It's going to be a bit sad if this one wraps early, given that there seems to be a lot of older material around too.
Yeah, Japan isn’t big on life sentences. They have a strange tendency to think all people, even the worst of the worst, can be reformed. Minors who commit murder are sent to reform camps and usually out shortly after they become adults. Child molesters, serial rapists and even murderers often get SUPER short sentences, around 10-25 years max.
The worst is that most of these people never get prosecuted in the first place. The police here are fucking RETARDED. Women who report sexual assault and harassment are treated like lying sluts, which is how you end up with men who get away with raping numerous women over the course of several years and never getting arrested.
But get caught with some weed? That’s 10 years in lockup almost automatically (unless you’re a celebrity).