August 23, 2016

Duterte’s War On Drugs Feels Like An Actual War

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte is really taking the ball and running with it. This weekend, we reported that he had already killed 900 suspected drug traffickers since he became president in June. That was already a batting average of 15 lives a day. Now reports are saying President Duterte killed upwards of 1,900 people during his recent “war on drugs” in just the past seven weeks. The man clearly believes his strategy is working because he’s picking up speed. Yet, the Senate is justifiably worried by this sharp increase in the deaths of likely innocent citizens. He’s urged civilians to get out there and shoot suspected drug dealers who resist arrest, so it’s not like any due process is going on here. 

Yes, I want to sound marginally more intelligent: