Shoot A Drug Dealer And This Nation’s President Will You Give A Medal

Screen Shot 2016-06-07 at 7.36.19 PMA president who is often compared to Donald Trump for his politically incorrect language is issuing a direct threat to drug dealers in the Philippines.

Check out some of the Philippines president-elect Rodrigo Duterte’s aggressive comments, from AP Big Story:

“If you’re still into drugs, I will kill you, don’t take this as a joke. I’m not trying to make you laugh, son of a bitch, I will really kill you,” Duterte said to loud jeers and applause.

The foul-mouthed former government prosecutor said crimes were committed by law enforcers because of “extreme greed and extreme need.” He said that he would provide a small amount to an officer who was tempted because his wife has cancer or a mother died, but that those who would break the law because of extreme greed “will also be dealt with by me. I’ll have you killed.”

Duterte, who starts his six-year presidential term on June 30, repeated a plan to offer huge bounties to those who can turn in drug lords, dead or alive.

While it remains to be seen what will happen to his threats when he takes office, some policemen have heeded his call for a tougher anti-crime approach.

Here’s his comment about giving a medal:

If a drug dealer resists arrest or refuses to be brought to a police station and threatens a citizen with a gun or a knife, “you can kill him,” Duterte said. “Shoot him and I’ll give you a medal.”

Voters elected Duterte because they are sick and tired of the crime and corruption that has gripped their country. Drug dealers would be wise to heed his threats:

Duterte, a longtime Davao mayor, has been suspected of playing a role in many killings of suspected criminals in his city by motorcycle-riding assassins known as the “Davao death squads,” but human rights watchdogs say he has not been criminally charged because nobody has dared to testify against him in court.

Duterte doesn’t care about the rule of law or due process when it comes to fighting crime. That might go over well with angry populist voters but it could become a serious threat to the rule of law in the Philippines. The Duterte presidency will be one to watch when he is sworn in later this month.