Extrajudicial deaths – weasel-wording for police executing people without bothering with things like evidence and courts and all that nonsense. US ‘Deeply Concerned’ Over Philippines Drug Crackdown as Extrajudicial Deaths Mount – ABC News
It is the Philippines today. Where will it be tomorrow? Nearly 1800 dead.
The US and the UN are upset, and have given the President of the Philippines a stern talking-to.
President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to withdraw the Philippines from the U.N. on Sunday in response to statements from top U.N. officials over the country’s extrajudicial killings, according The Associated Press.
What exactly do these “leaders” expect? The tactics that they have been promoting for several decades have not worked. They won’t discuss legalization. “Continuing to do the same thing, and expecting different results is one definition of insanity.” But that is what the powers-that-be advocate. More of the same War on (Some) Drugs™. Do they just want the current situation to continue forever?
I don’t think it is surprising that some countries have been pushed into this position. If the alternative is to be a failed state, I am not surprised that people do things like this.