November 6, 2016
While the sickeningly evil monkey Barack Obama is releasing drug dealers from their cells out onto the streets, Duterte is slaughtering them in their cells!
NO TRIALS FOR TRAITORS: Another one bites the dust.
This is called “audacity,” and it is the single most awe-inspiring character trait of all.
The mayor of a small Philippine town and a suspected drug lord was reportedly shot and killed in his jail cell on Saturday during a gunfight with law enforcement officials.
Rolando Espinosa Sr., mayor of Albuera in the province of Leyte in the Philippines’ Visayas region, was shot after he and another inmate allegedly fired at police officers who were raiding their cell for suspected illegal firearms, according to the Philippine Inquirer.
He had a gun in his jail cell!
They had no choice!
He was coming right for them!
Espinosa’s death, the latest in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody war on drugs, happened just a week after another small-town mayor, Samsudin Dimaukom, was killed in a gun battle with police in the southern island of Mindanao.
The two were among the more than 150 politicians, judges and law enforcement officials whom Duterte publicly linked to the country’s drug trade. Duterte, who ran on a promise to eradicate the country’s massive drug problem by killing criminals, read their names on television in August as part of a shame campaign.
Hundreds have been killed since the brash-talking Philippine leader began his brutal drug war. Many were shot during confrontations with police, while others were gunned down by unknown attackers. The crackdown, which has mostly targeted the poor, entered a new phase last month and is now going after politicians and drug lords, according to the Associated Press.
“Mostly targeted the poor” – this is utter nonsense.
It has “mostly targeted” criminals who are hurting the nation and the people.
These mayors weren’t poor.
Justice doesn’t recognize economic status.
Espinosa and several others surrendered to the Philippine National Police after they were named by Duterte. He was released but arrested again in October on drug and firearm charges, the AP reported.
Police raided his home and allegedly found high-powered weapons, ammunition and 11 kilos, or 24 pounds, of methamphetamine, locally known as shabu. The drugs are worth about 88 million pesos, or about $1.8 million, according to the news website Rappler.
Detectives went to the jail in Baybay City, Leyte early on Saturday morning to execute a search warrant. Espinosa and a fellow inmate resisted and were shot by the officers, Leyte Police Chief Juvy Espinido told a radio station. Investigators found two handguns and packs of shabu in the men’s jail cells, Rappler reported.
Espinosa’s son, Kerwin Espinosa, is also suspected of drug trafficking and was arrested last month in Abu Dhabi, according to the Philippine National Police.
The father and son have been labeled the biggest drug lords in the eastern part of the Visayas region, according to the Philippine Inquirer.
Espinosa’s death prompted alarmed reactions from some lawmakers. Sen. Richard Gordon, chairman of the Senate committee on justice and human rights, called the killing a “slap in the face” of the country’s criminal justice system, Reuters reported.
About a week ago, on Oct. 28, Dimaukom was killed along with his nine men. Police said Dimaukom and his men fired at police officers who had set up a checkpoint after receiving reports that the mayor and others were on their way to transport illegal drugs, CNN Philippines reported.
After the death of Dimaukom, who was known for his affinity for the color pink, Maguindanao Gov. Esmael Mangudadatu urged the mayor’s supporters to remain calm as they wait for the official police report on the deaths, the Philippine Star reported.
“We should talk and react based on reason, not based on emotion,” Mangudadatu said, according to the newspaper.
It’s beautiful to see justice being done somewhere in the world.
But worry not, for this is a sign of that which is to come.
The Age of the Shitlord has already dawned.