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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Tension In The Air

I arrived back in Taiji, the day before a Sea Shepherd Cove Monitor was to be exonerated by the Court for assault.  He had spent the last couple months in jail for allegedly assaulting a dolphin trainer.

The day before my arrival, the hotel had been raided by the police for a second time.  The police were obviously looking for some last minute evidence that they could pin on the Sea Shepherd person.  During their last raid,  they had confiscated computers, cameras, glad that I missed it! 

One could feel the tension in the air....with many locals upset over feeling that the Sea Shepherd person should have been found guilty.   In Japan being arrested almost always guarantees a guilty verdict....otherwise, so they believe, why would you have been arrested?

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