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    Posted by Dr. ARUDOU, Debito on May 9th, 2010

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    Hi Blog.  Debito.org Reader CF submits the following.  Food for thought on a Sunday morning, given the degree of racial profiling in Japan.  On how police are trained in getting people to waive their rights.  Arudou Debito in Sapporo

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    Debito, although it is not entirely applicable to Japan, this video (screened in full with a panel afterwards at the Cato website) provides legal advice that is generally applicable to targets of racial profiling.

    “10 Rules for Dealing with Police”

    http://www.cato.org/events/100212screening.html
    http://flexyourrights.org/

    The advice to not request badge numbers, and of course, the rules on not needing to present ID do not apply to us in Japan.

    I’m not a Japanese lawyer so I don’t know to what degree the other rules apply, but in general, it seems to fit what we’ve learned on your site.

    Please give it a look and use if you like.  CF

    ENDS

    3 Responses to “Sunday Tangent: Cato Institute on dealing with police racial profiling in general”

    1. sri Says:

      Good video. One needs to be tactful to not escalate a situation while asserting ones rights.
      The US police are just out of control and scary.
      http://www.aolnews.com/nation/article/seattle-detective-shandy-cobane-apologizes-for-racial-epithet-beating/19469856?ncid=webmaildl1

      As much as I`m stopped here in Tokyo, I`ve yet to witness any violent behavior by police that is so common in the American experience. Nonetheless profiling over time causes desensitizing the whole law enforcement and judicial system.

      – I’ve had several friends (Mark in Yayoi, go ahead) that have had Japanese cops get abusive and physical with them during racial profiling.

    2. Oscar_6 Says:

      In case somebody did not watch it, here’s another (classic) video, explaining why you should never talk to police.

      The first part is a lecture by Prof. James Duane, a criminal attorney. The second part is an insight on work of policeman by officer George Bruch. It is interesting to note how similar are police’s tasks everywhere–to develop a case with confession, in particular.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8z7NC5sgik
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08fZQWjDVKE

    3. Mike Says:

      Was wondering if you were familiar with this site which focuses on dealing with the police in Japan?

      http://www.jinken110ban.com/

      There are a bunch of videos on YouTube as well…

      http://www.youtube.com/user/Police110ban

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