“Some will rejoice over their deaths like the blood-thirsty mob watching a beaten gladiator hacked to death while others may cry for not allowing a confessed sinner to have a second chance in life.”
The Philippines is going through a daily “purge” of alleged drug users and pushers committed by “vigilantes”. Their deaths have become a daily staple of the local newspapers with most of the Filipinos accepting their deaths as a way to clean the crime-ridden society. It doesn’t matter whether the dead is guilty or not, whether the dead is just caught in the crossfire, or whether the dead is just a bystander whom the killer mistook as a drug pusher, as long as the body bags keep on coming. One dead drug user or pusher is one crime abated, so they say.
But there’s also one angle to consider for these deaths which needs serious investigation… The drug trade is like a “Mafia”. Once inside, a “member” can no longer go out. It is a “Hotel California” where no one can never leave. If a “member” decides to leave to have…
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