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Criminal Records Podcast

Nov 19, 2020

This week, we explore a hapless revolutionary group's failed attempts to start the Communist revolution with pachinko ball bombs, a one-way flight to North Korea, and random attacks on civilians. Why did a group of Japanese students end up deciding that the best way to kick-start the revolution was getting involved in a war in the middle east? And how does an idealistic young student end up believing that mass murder is morally justified?

Content note: This episode is about various acts of terrorism, culminating in a mass shooting. We don't go into graphic detail about the shooting but a recounting of the facts may be distressing.