[Trending Now] International News Site Published An Article Which Claims To Have A PNP Confessing Extrajudicial Killing
Following the senate appearance of the self-confessed hitman who claims to be part of the alleged Death Squad , an international news sit...
Following the senate appearance of the self-confessed hitman who claims to be part of the alleged Death Squad, an international news site claimed to have a member of the Philippine National Police confess about the extrajudicial killings they were tasked to do.
"The Guardian" which features news and current events of different countries all over the world, posted an article entitled: "Philippines secret death squads: officer claims police teams behind wave of killings" wherein a policeman claimed to be part of the 10 newly formed and secret police special operations teams, with 16 members each.
“We are not that bad policemen or bad individuals. We are just a tool, we are just angels that God gave talent to, you know, to get these bad souls back to heaven and cleanse them.”
“We are here as angels. Like St Michael and St Gabriel, right,” he says.
“They have created us. The term is ‘they have unleashed the beast from the cage’ right, to neutralise those criminals,” he added.
According to him, their aim is to execute their list of targets which includes suspected drug users, dealers and criminals. they do it mostly at night and only allot one to two minutes to swift, precise and with no witnesses.
He also claimed the responsibility for the alleged vigilante killings saying: “We put placards in order for the media, in order for those investigating [the] bodies to redirect their investigation,” he explains, leading them to think: “‘Why should I investigate this guy, he is a drug pusher, he is a rapist, never mind with that one, I will just investigate the others. It’s a good thing for him that happened to him.’
“You can kill him, put masking tape on him and everybody is going to think that guy is a drug pusher. “he added.
“And then they are briefing us that, ‘From now on it will be a different story. All those pending cases that identified hardened criminals on drugs and hardened murderers, we are going to have to neutralise them, so that’s the order. We need your special skills.’”
“Like, for example, they will send us a picture, a profile of this individual,” explains the officer. “Automatically, one or two of my team will go to the place where this individual dwells and then of course first we are going to conduct background checks.”
So that’s how we weigh him, so maybe we conduct our own justice,” he said. “And of course the government is ordering us to do so.”
We are the kind of policemen that we don’t just kill for pleasure,” he explains. “But if we think this is a hardened individual or hardened criminal who makes his living as a parasite to others, well we will have no conscience. We are going to give him the worst death [so] that even Satan cannot look straightforward to him because he has a very bad death.”
Meanwhile, the article may be true or not yet the fact remains that the death toll have increased to 3,600 since President Duterte assumed office in which half of them are executed by unknown vigilantes.