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To: DTogo

Thanks. Turned on the news. Shot two times in front of election campaign office around 8 pm (little over an hour ago). Perp apprehended at crosswalk 10 m away. They just released his name but I didn’t catch it. He is deputy leader of crime unit of Yamaguchi crime syndicate. Condition of mayor said to be “cardiac and respiratory arrest”.


13 posted on 04/17/2007 5:17:54 AM PDT by Thinkin' Gal
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To: Thinkin' Gal

FRom Feb of this year -

“The fatal shooting of a senior gangster in Tokyo has sparked fears of an all-out turf war between two of Japan’s fiercest underworld organisations.
Police have arrested two members of a gang affiliated to the Sumiyoshi-kai, Japan’s second-biggest crime syndicate, on suspicion of firing shots at the office of a rival gang in apparent retaliation for the killing of Ryoichi Sugiura, a senior member of a Sumiyoshi affiliate.

One of the suspects was quoted by police as saying that he and his accomplice had targeted a group linked to the Yamaguchi-gumi, Japan’s most powerful crime syndicate, in apparent retaliation for Sugiura’s death, according to the Mainichi Shimbun newspaper.”

I wonder if it is more fallout of the ongoing turf war? A shame really, we really enjoy staying in the area.


19 posted on 04/17/2007 8:04:13 AM PDT by ASOC (Yeah, well, maybe - but can you *prove* it?)
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To: Thinkin' Gal
He is deputy leader of crime unit of Yamaguchi crime syndicate

The crime unit of a crime mob. Is political assassination a crime in Japan?

20 posted on 04/17/2007 8:08:42 AM PDT by RightWhale (3 May '07 3:14 PM)
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To: Thinkin' Gal
Condition of mayor said to be “cardiac and respiratory arrest”.

That would be "no heartbeat and not breathing," which is, like, dead, right?

21 posted on 04/17/2007 9:06:16 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("There is no such thing as death for a Christian who believes in the Resurrection." ~ Fr. Ho Lung)
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