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Trump’s ‘Great Relationship’ With
a Vicious Drug Warrior

Creators Syndicate, by Jacob Sullum

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Posted By:zoidberg, 11/16/2017 1:55:49 PM

When Maximo Garcia heard that he was on a list of local drug suspects in Mayombo, he tried to clear his name with the police chief, explaining that he no longer used drugs and had never sold them. Four days later, the Philippine news site Rappler reports, a masked gunman shot up Garcia´s house as he and his family were eating lunch, wounding him and killing his 5-year-old granddaughter. So it goes in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte´s war on drugs, which has claimed somewhere between 7,000 and 13,000 lives since he took office in June 2016. Although Duterte´s bloody crusade

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 11/16/2017 2:06:07 PM     (No. 11453857)

Considering how little success we have dealing with our drug problems, it´s none of our business in judging how other nations deal with theirs.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: barryno, 11/16/2017 2:49:37 PM     (No. 11453912)

It´s possible Garcia wound up on the list in yet another attempt by the left to smear and discredit anyone connected with Trump. Think about that for a minute.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: zoidberg, 11/16/2017 2:53:47 PM     (No. 11453918)

Duterte has carried the drug war to its logical extreme by using death squads as drug enforcement.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: jl80863, 11/16/2017 3:12:50 PM     (No. 11453933)

How many drug related deaths in the US each year? Sorry, I can´t seem to get too worked up over drug dealer deaths.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Mushroom, 11/16/2017 3:24:01 PM     (No. 11453949)

Here you don´t need to be on a list, someoene can just ´SWAT´ you and deaths follow.

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