Interesting method of justice


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twoblink
December 25, 2002, 07:21 AM
On the news here in Taiwan, I was watching a family, dressed in sackcloth, carrying an empty coffin walking around the entire city. They ended up at someone house, where the proceeded to throw roughly 3000 eggs (from my estimate) at the house..

The story far what I can tell is that a man murdered (I assume the woman pictured on the coffin) and he was let out after 5 years. So annually on the murder of the woman, the family mourns her death by making sure the man is thoroughly egged and then town not forget what he did. The mother of the dead woman also notes that she will buy anybody dinner, who eggs the man in plain sight..

I was going to start feeling sorry for the man, but from the anger of the family, I am guessing that the woman's death was not an accident; and that the man should have gotten quite a bit more then 5 years. I would be pissed off too if someone in my family got killed and the murder only got 5 years..

This is kind of like "Old School" Megan's law.. as far as I can tell..

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Blackhawk
December 25, 2002, 03:08 PM
Interesting and effective, I'll bet! A different version of "shunning" it seems. Too bad such things are actionable in the U.S. and the perp can just disappear into society.

cordex
December 25, 2002, 11:39 PM
Very interesting. Similar actions would require some sympathetic friends in law enforcement to work hereabouts.
I wonder how KSFree ... er ... El Tejon feels about this. Is it playing batman? Or is it just an obscure form of "problem number 2"?
*grin*

PATH
December 25, 2002, 11:55 PM
Egging is something I have not done since I am a teenager. What about the shaving cream. I think if someone murdered my daughter I would be moved to do more than that!

Betty
December 26, 2002, 01:32 AM
:eek: Wow.

45R
December 26, 2002, 01:58 AM
Throwing eggs at his house is kind compared to the nasty things they could have done for murdering a family member.

Cal4D4
December 26, 2002, 01:58 AM
How about vigilante toilet papering?:eek:

twoblink
December 26, 2002, 02:49 AM
My girlfriend's dad own a breakfast shop here in taiwan, she tells me that each crate contains (roughly) 300 eggs. The half a truck load I see was incredible. Of course, you KNOW the neighbors joined in; they don't like the fact there's a murderer on the loose in the neighborhood, all the neighborhoods have his pictures and they tell kids to start screaming and run when they see him. They say that the eggs don't wash off, and so the house smells way into the next few months until all of it is dry.. Also, it smells worse when it rains.

The neighbor's complaint is also the devaluation of the housing market due to a "murderer" in the neighborhood. Quite a few people will refuse to serve him as far as the local restaurants are concerned.

If it was MY daughter, you can bet orders of magnitude higher as far as objects thrown if I was to throw something; eggs are very mild.. (throwing knives come to mind, but I digress)

From what I have been told; on something like a 10th anniversary, they will probably throw slit open goose down pillows before the egg bombardment. Ouch.. Egg'ed and feathered.

A few will add a bit of red dye into the egg for a slightly more dramatic effect.

The local police?? Do you REALLY think they want a known murderer in their area?? Yeah, they don't come arrest the victim's family because the victim's family has treated them to lunch that day, across town..

Again, if I was a cop, I don't think I would be all that sympathetic to the murderer, would you??

QuickDraw
December 26, 2002, 03:08 AM
It seems that through the 90's we were told that we must have
"closure" for this, "closure" for that.If it were my family member
murdered,I don't think I could have much closure.I think I, like this family, might have alot of anger.
Wonder why the guy doesn't move?:confused:

Bruce H
December 26, 2002, 08:11 AM
What a waste of good eggs and high blood pressure. Toss him in a hole, throw dirt in his face and get on with life.

El Tejon
December 26, 2002, 11:36 AM
Cordex, KSFree, er, El Tejon here. Confound you. You have wrecked my secret identity.

If you want to know, I'd say it was a bad idea. I can see several felonies and misdemeanors that could put you in the RDC at Plainfield for doing this. Neigh, neigh from the pokey stay away. Self-defense is far removed from vengence.

However, the aspect of shame is dead on. I have long cried out to the wilderness that some measure of internal shame needs to be injected into "society." I see what a lack of shame does everyday. Internal controls are far more effective and make for a freer society.

twoblink
December 26, 2002, 12:23 PM
Well, just know next time you are in taiwan, and you walk someone that smells of eggs; he MIGHT be a murderer! ;)

I personally don't think it's a waste of eggs. I would make it my lifetime job to make sure everybody knew who killed my daughter, and where he lived...

Again, this just reminds me of Megan's law. Why doesn't he move? Who knows... But I wouldn't be surprised if he did move, that the family still would track him down for the annual ritual, or pay his neighbors to do it...

I suspect that he's not welcome in any place, the victim's family would make sure everybody knew he was a murderer. I know I would..

spacemanspiff
December 26, 2002, 01:58 PM
twoblink, what about attaching a HEAVY object to the egg, so that, ummm, it will travel farther and faster? say, like inserting ball bearings into the egg, boiling it, and launching it via a wrist rocket? :D

twoblink
December 27, 2002, 03:54 AM
I was thinking actually sending something lighter, like something in the realm of a 180grain jacketed hollow point...:D

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