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Posted by yckim124 AKP STAFF 25 days ago

More than 1 million citizens sign the government petition for the viral 'PC Bang Murder' case

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The government petition for the viral 'PC Bang Murder' case has received over a million signatures. 

On October 17, a petition demanding strict punishment for suspect Kim Sung Soo was created on The Blue House website. In less than a week, the petition gained over 1 million signatures from Korean citizens. This is the highest amount of signatures a government petition has ever received.




Kim Sung Soo is accused of violently stabbing a 21-year-old PC bang part-time worker to death. To the police, Kim Sung Soo explained he committed the crime simply because the PC bang worker was rude to him after he requested the worker to clean up a dirty table. 

His unreasonable explanation angered citizens who pitied the loss of a young life. The anger fired up even more when Kim Sung Soo submitted medical reports to the police to show his diagnosis with depression. Korean citizens are voicing up, stating a mental illness should no longer exempt suspects from the punishment they deserve. 

Meanwhile, Kim Sung Soo will be going through mental exam for a month as the investigation continues. 
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crowboy 25 days ago 4
25 days ago

"Korean citizens are voicing up, stating a mental illness should no longer exempt suspects from the punishment they deserve."

I feel like certain mental illnesses shouldn't result in lesser sentences, but others should definitely result in modified sentencing (maybe a shorter period, definitely in a psychiatric facility where they may get help. This particular case... you killed someone because you were depressed? Nah. Sometimes depressed parents kill their children before they kill themselves because, as misguided and fucked up as the reasoning is, they think that the children wouldn't be able to live without them or whatever else. But just killing some random, innocent person and then going on about your life? Really, nah.

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lulzbrooks 24 days ago 3
24 days ago

"I feel like certain mental illnesses shouldn't result in lesser sentences..."

"...maybe a shorter period..."

You're contradicting yourself on the same sentence.

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Nanaxxxx 24 days ago 1
24 days ago

They were referring to different cases of mental illness, for some of which a lesser sentence could be considered.

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crowboy 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

Thanks for helping to explain =)

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crowboy 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

I didn't contradict myself at all; you read it wrong. Like I said, I believe that CERTAIN mental illnesses shouldn't result in lesser sentences BUT OTHERS (as in other mental illnesses) definitely should.

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borahae 25 days ago 0
25 days ago

I'm sorry but regular depression and PDD should NOT ever exempt a murderer from getting fully punished. bilopar and psychotic depression - pooooossibly, because your brain is acting crazy at times, but unless this dude has a major chemical imbalance with hallucinations, he can go f himself. in jail. with a life sentence.

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thesiiiiickest 25 days ago 0
25 days ago

This was a very big issue and news story in Korea, I'm glad allkpop is finally reporting about this now albeit being little late

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k008 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

Mental illness shouldn't give you a free pass to go around killing people. You either going to jail where it's locked and 24/7 supervised or you going to a psychiatric ward where its locked and 24/7 supervised, except you be on meds.

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shakesmilk 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

His depression shouldn't lead him to stab a moody worker to death, there has to be more to it than that. Anger played a critical role. His depression is a sad thing, but that doesn't mean he should get away with it. I don't think he even feels remorse over it. If the guy who was working at the shop didn't have a bad day, who knows he may have stabbed him either way. He was going to crack at somebody at some point. He was just unhappy with his life and a little bit more of a nudge would have pushed him to the edge. It could have been anybody he killed, it was unfortunate it was a young guy.

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pink_oracle 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

He looks the sort.

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Oh_welll 25 days ago 0
25 days ago

The number of people with hogh functoning depression is alarming its a reflection of the world we live in. But the number of people that confused being sad because they are alone or bored with depression is alarming too.

The self diagnosis have got to stop. Depression is nor an excuse to murder people also.

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