August 28, 2017
This is the attitude we need in the US.
Except… I don’t really trust cops anymore after Charlottesville.
If we give them permission to just start murdering people on the streets, they might just start killing random whites because “black lives.”
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has granted officers permission to kill “idiots” who violently resist arrest, and has tasked a controversial police chief with continuing his pursuit of suspects in the deadly war on drugs.
Duterte paused his speech at the Heroes’ Cemetery near Manila on Monday to address comments to Jovie Espenido, a police chief inspector who has come under fire from human rights groups for his work against drugs.
“Your duty requires you to overcome the resistance of the person you are arresting… [If] he resists, and it is a violent one…you are free to kill the idiots, that is my order to you,” Duterte told Espenido, as quoted by Reuters.
He said, however, that “murder and homicide and unlawful killings” are not allowed and that officers must uphold the rule of law.
Espenido was condemned by human rights groups after several local chief executives were killed in police raids in areas where he was assigned. However, Duterte has praised his work in the controversial anti-drug campaign.
Duterte hailed Espenido’s efforts again on Monday, giving him a new assignment in the city of Iloilo after the police chief said he wanted to go after its mayor, who the Philippine president believes is involved in drug trafficking.
Illoconos are drug traffickers?
Ya don’t say.
“He (Espenido) knows his law so he should replicate his exploits in other parts of the country. He wants to be assigned in Iloilo, I will assign him there,” Duterte told reporters, as quoted by ABS-CBN.
Duterte warned Iloilo Mayor Jed Mabilog to end his alleged drug involvement on Monday, ahead of Espenido’s deployment to the city.
I have lived in the Philippines a lot.
I’m not going to explain Filipino internal politics and tribal disputes in too much detail here, but basically, Ilocanos are almost up there with Moslems in being considered a criminal gangster tribe in the Philippines.
Sending a non-Ilocano police chief to Iloilo to bring down the mayor is really, really funny.
He’s from Ozamiz – where he just ran a raid that killed that city’s Mayor – so he’s probably Cebuano, which is funniest possible.
Duterte is half Cebuano and half Chinese, I think.
“Truth be told, now while nothing is happening, you might want to end your drug connections,” Duterte said during a press conference, as quoted by Philippine news outlet Rappler.
“I’ll tell you again, mayor, dinadawit ka (you are being implicated). For the longest time, updated list, nandiyan ka (you’re on it),” Duterte warned.
He urged the mayor not to protect those involved in drug trafficking and not to call on police for favors, adding that such behavior would make him as bad as a drug lord.
Duterte then issued a warning for all government employees, adding that they are free to become drug lords and “earn billions,” but that they would die as a consequence.
“Just be a drug lord. You’ll earn billions. But in exchange, you’ll die. Let’s not kid around,” he said.
Duterte’s Monday statements come just two days after a funeral procession for a 17-year-old boy killed in a raid by anti-drug officers turned into a protest against the president’s war on drugs.
The teen, Kian Loyd Delos Santos, died after being dragged into an alley in Manila by plain-clothes policemen, where he was shot in the head and left next to a pigsty, according to witness accounts which seem to be corroborated by CCTV footage.
If the executive branch had the power it should have, Trump could just start ordering the police to act like this.
Regrettably, the executive branch doesn’t even have power over itself, and all of Trump’s people are being run out and replaced with communist Jews.
Duterte, on the other hand, just has anyone who disagrees with him killed – which is the only appropriate way to run a government in today’s political climate.