Police in the Philippines have killed thirty individuals that they have identified as drug traffickers. They didn’t get their day in court because they were gunned down in the streets. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.
“At least 45 people with suspected links to drug trafficking have been killed in four days since Rodrigo Duterte was sworn in as president of the Philippines, according to authorities.
ABS-CBN, the Philippines’ largest TV channel, reported on Monday that at least 29 drug and robbery suspects were killed in Bulacan province, near the capital Manila, since June 30, when Duterte took over the presidency .
Authorities said the suspects resisted arrest and shot at police officers.
Nine other killings were reported in Manila.
Duterte won the election in May on a platform of crushing crime. But his rhetoric has alarmed many who hear echoes of the country’s authoritarian past.
After his oathtaking on Thursday, Duterte said he wanted to get rid of drug traffickers, telling supporters to “go ahead and kill them yourself as getting their parents to do it would be too painful”.” @TheYoungTurks