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Interesting method of justice

Discussion in 'Legal' started by twoblink, Dec 25, 2002.

  1. twoblink

    twoblink Well-Known Member

    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..
  2. Blackhawk

    Blackhawk Member In Memoriam

    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.
  3. cordex

    cordex Well-Known Member

    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"?
  4. PATH

    PATH Well-Known Member

    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!
  5. Betty

    Betty Well-Known Member

    :eek: Wow.
  6. 45R

    45R Well-Known Member

    Throwing eggs at his house is kind compared to the nasty things they could have done for murdering a family member.
  7. Cal4D4

    Cal4D4 Well-Known Member

    How about vigilante toilet papering?:eek:
  8. twoblink

    twoblink Well-Known Member

    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??
  9. QuickDraw

    QuickDraw Well-Known Member

    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:
  10. Bruce H

    Bruce H Well-Known Member

    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.
  11. El Tejon

    El Tejon Well-Known Member

    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.
  12. twoblink

    twoblink Well-Known Member

    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..
  13. spacemanspiff

    spacemanspiff Senior Member

    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
  14. twoblink

    twoblink Well-Known Member

    I was thinking actually sending something lighter, like something in the realm of a 180grain jacketed hollow point...:D

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