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Police Criticized for Shooting Dementia Patient

Posted December 14th, 2016 at 07:35 PM by redskevin

Police in the American town of Bakersfield in California, have been criticized for shooting a 73-year-old dementia sufferer after reports he might have a gun, only to find he was carrying a crucifix.

A 2015 study rated Bakersfield Police Department as the deadliest in the US. The Bakersfield Police Department is the primary law enforcement agency for the city of Bakersfield, which according to the BBC, is 110 miles (177km) north of Los Angeles, and has logged 13.6 killings for every...
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Yakuza (part 2 of 2)

Posted July 3rd, 2015 at 03:36 PM by Offspring
Updated August 30th, 2017 at 02:57 PM by Offspring

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Traditions and customs

Some members have tattoos of dragons, Chinese goddesses or various symbols of powers. These are usually located on their backs or shoulders. They often tattoo the emblems and signs of the groups they are part of. It can take up to 100 hours for a back tattoo to be done, which is why it became a symbol for resistance to pain. Initially, the tattoos were representing the...
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Yakuza (part 1 of 2)

Posted July 2nd, 2015 at 05:10 PM by Offspring
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The origins of Yakuza

The history of Yakuza has its origins in the Tokugawa era (1603-1868), which began when Ieyasu Tokuwaga unified Japan

After a long period of civil war, 500,000 samurais became unemployed. Many of them became merchants, but some, called “ronin”, became thieves or used other illegal measures to support themselves.

People called “machi-yokku” defended the cities from ronins. They were simple men who organized themselves...
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