Randall Toshio Saito Escapes
Date: This article was published online on November 22, 2017.
Summary/Significance: Saito, who, back in 1979, murdered Sandra Yamashiro, has escaped from jail. Now, seven people from the Hawaii Department of Health are off-duty trying to find his whereabouts. To make matters worse, Saito’s escape was not reported until ten hours after the fact and he managed to obtain a cell phone and backpack. Saito did reveal his reason for escaping was to prove to everyone that he belongs back in society and clearly he has not been given that chance being in jail for nearly forty years. He has yet to be found, but did tell NBC that he believes his victim’s family does have the right to take his life.
This article would cater to people who reside in Hawaii, people interested in crime and justice, and Yamashiro’s family. It is interdisciplinary in the sense that it talks about a Japanese American (race) who commited a terrible crime and has now escaped (justice, conflict, solution).