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Shoot to kill? Duterte's statements on killing drug users

Oct 05, 2016 - 5:30 PM

Human rights groups and foreign leaders are concerned that Duterte s statements are an apparent endorsement of extrajudicial killings – an allegation the Palace vehemently denies

STOP THE KILLINGS. President Rodrigo Duterte has been careful in his statements endorsing the killing of drug users, but human rights groups say he 'implicitly' supports killings in violation of due process. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Lawyers' group opposes death penalty, 'shoot-to-kill' policy

May 21, 2016 - 1:31 PM

The Free Legal Assistance Group says the proposals of President elect Rodrigo Duterte are illegal and unconstitutional and would render our legal system impotent and meaningless

'ILLEGAL'. The Free Legal Assistance Group calls on President-elect Rodrigo Duterte to abandon his plans to restore death penalty and to impose a 'shoot-to-kill' policy.

Cebu City: Mayor Osmeña, who 'inspired' vigilante killings, is back

May 21, 2016 - 10:00 AM

The returning mayor praises cops who killed robbers in Cebu then tells Davao s Rodrigo Duterte: Duterte 0; Osmeña 1 Mr President your turn old friend

Cleveland to pay $6M to family of black boy shot dead by police

Apr 26, 2016 - 1:45 PM

The deal shields the US city from a potential federal civil rights trial involving the 2014 death of 12 year old Tamir Rice

epa04502520 Protesters march during a rally at Public Square in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, 24 November 2014. Following the 22 November fatal shooting of 12 year old Tamir Rice by a Cleveland Police officer. According to reports, police shot Tamir Rice in the chest near the city's Cudell Recreation Center on 22 November, when he reached into his waistband for a gun that turned out to be a fake. EPA/DAVID MAXWELL

Two US TV journalists killed in on-air attack

Aug 26, 2015 - 9:18 PM

8th UPDATE Vester Lee Flanagan II a former reporter and suspect in the shooting kills himself after a high speed chase with state police

Confederate flag comes down at South Carolina legislature

Jul 10, 2015 - 10:30 PM

UPDATED The flag has been a focal point of controversy in South Carolina since it was raised in the early 1960s atop the State House dome in defiance of the civil rights movement then sweeping the United States

TAKE IT DOWN.  Hundreds of people gather for a protest rally against the Confederate flag in Columbia, South Carolina on June 20, 2015. File photo by Mladen Antonov/AFP

US study says mass killings may be contagious

Jul 03, 2015 - 7:41 AM

Mass killings in the United States may be contagious according to a study that finds each deadly tragedy can increase the likelihood that another will soon follow

AFTERMATH. A message is left on a highway overpass in remembrance of those killed down the street from the Sandy Hook School December 16, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. Twenty-six people were shot dead, including twenty children, after a gunman identified as Adam Lanza opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Photo by Spencer Platt / Getty Images / AFP

Protesters target Confederate flag after Charleston killings

Jun 21, 2015 - 10:30 AM

Symbols of hate have no place in our government The Confederate flag is not a symbol of Southern pride but rather a symbol of rebellion and racism reads an online petition

PROTEST. Hundreds of people gather for a protest rally against the Confederate flag in Columbia, South Carolina on June 20, 2015. AFP PHOTO/MLADEN ANTONOV

US gunman who killed six 'was director's son'

May 25, 2014 - 7:11 AM

Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown brands the killing as the work of a madman

Duterte warns cocaine peddler: Your wife will be a widow

Apr 22, 2014 - 9:54 PM

The Davao city mayor says authorities have an idea who s hiding the remaining two bricks of cocaine missing from various raids and his shoot to kill order stays

Palace reminds Duterte: We don't just shoot criminals

Feb 04, 2014 - 3:44 PM

All government officials whether local or national have the basic responsibility to uphold the rule of law a presidential spokesman says

'I'LL KILL HIM.' Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte says there is no doubt Davidson Bangayan is rice smuggler David Tan. Photo by Alex Nuevaespaña/Senate PRIB

Purisima returns 'poorly organized' Quezon report

Jan 14, 2013 - 7:28 PM

Philippine National Police Chief Alan Purisima returns the report submitted to him on the shooting in Quezon that killed 13 because it was unclear and badly formatted

PNP Chief Alan Purisima (L) chats with President Benigno Aquino III at Camp Crame in Quezon City on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. Photo by Robert Viñas / Malacañang Photo Bureau