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Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte tells people to go ahead and kill drug addicts

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Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte tells people to 'go ahead and kill' drug addicts | Asia | News | The Independent

https://asiancorrespondent.com/2016/07/philippines-duterte-drug-addicts/

The strongman president of the Philippines has told people to “go ahead and kill” drug addicts.

Former lawyer Rodrigo Duterte was only sworn in at the end of June but has already incited the killing of large numbers of criminals, in particular drug traffickers.

The controversial figure is known for his hardline stance on crime, with his favoured position to simply kill people he regards as lawbreakers. During his time as mayor of Davao city, once crime ridden but now peaceful, he gained a reputation for being involved in extra-judicial killings.

Drug dealers are also in Mr Duterte’s sights. In a separate engagement, he said: “These sons of whores are destroying our children. I warn you, don’t go into that, even if you’re a policeman, because I will really kill you.”

Not really sure what to say here. Absolutely vile. He won on a platform of eliminating crime and corruption in 3 to 6 months from election, but at what cost? Personally think this is a sign of a crazy man who needs to be removed from power as quickly as possible.

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Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte tells people to 'go ahead and kill' drug addicts | Asia | News | The Independent

https://asiancorrespondent.com/2016/07/philippines-duterte-drug-addicts/





Not really sure what to say here. Absolutely vile. He won on a platform of eliminating crime and corruption in 3 to 6 months from election, but at what cost? Personally think this is a sign of a crazy man who needs to be removed from power as quickly as possible.

EDIT: Didn't realize there was already a thread here. This can go and be deleted...

He's getting the job done. Crime, drug use all down. That's how he and his people see it. /shrug
 

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Re: Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte tells people to go ahead and kill drug addi

He's getting the job done. Crime, drug use all down. That's how he and his people see it. /shrug

Could say the same thing about Stalin.
 

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Re: Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte tells people to go ahead and kill drug addi

One of the problems I've witnessed with drug addicts is that they tend to duplicate other threads a lot. Know what I mean?
 

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Re: Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte tells people to go ahead and kill drug addi

Sounds like he's making the Philippines a terrible place to visit if you're into dealing drugs.
 

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Re: Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte tells people to go ahead and kill drug addi

He's getting the job done. Crime, drug use all down. That's how he and his people see it. /shrug

These sub-human slimeballs see drug use as a one dimensional issue and that's why their psychopathic policies are what they are. Drug addiction is a medical issue. The western world knows this, yet somehow the Philippines and other Asian countries can't step into the light of knowledge.

If you actually agree with killing addicts instead of treating them, you're totally out to lunch. :shrug:
 

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Re: Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte tells people to go ahead and kill drug addi

These sub-human slimeballs see drug use as a one dimensional issue and that's why their psychopathic policies are what they are. Drug addiction is a medical issue. The western world knows this, yet somehow the Philippines and other Asian countries can't step into the light of knowledge.

If you actually agree with killing addicts instead of treating them, you're totally out to lunch. :shrug:

It's their country, they chose to elect the man. It's that what we're supposed to do? Respect the will of the people? Or are you wanting to enforce you will on them?
 

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It's their country, they chose to elect the man. It's that what we're supposed to do? Respect the will of the people? Or are you wanting to enforce you will on them?

Is that how we apologize for psychopathic government policy, by just excusing it as democratic action? What are you even talking about?

Just because the people elected him doesn't mean I have to agree with this policy. It's a huge black mark on the Phillipines and the UN knows it.
 
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