Philippine President Elect Duterte Urges Public To Kill Suspected Criminals (VIDEO)
The president elect of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, recently announced a wild wild west style of dealing with crime in his country: remove due process and allow ordinary citizens to kill suspected criminals themselves. He even offered a cash reward.
Unfortunately, people have listened to him and five street executions have occured over the last couple of days. How horrible!
After previously saying he would unleash the military and police on criminals, Duterte said the public could go after them as well.
“If they are there in your neighbourhood, feel free to call us, the police or do it yourself if you have the gun. You have my support,” he told his cheering followers.
“If he fights and fights to the death, you can kill him,” he said, adding: “I will give you a medal.”
He stressed that drug addicts could not be rehabilitated and warned, “if you are involved in drugs, I will kill you. You son of a whore, I will really kill you.”
Duterte reiterated that his anti-crime campaign would be “a bloody war,” as he offered money for slain drug lords.
“I will pay, for a drug lord: five million (pesos)($107,000) if he is dead. If he is alive, only 4.999 million,” he laughed.
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