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This publication has consistently pointed to the hypocrisy of the UN and the Human Rights Agencies which seem powerless, deaf, blind and dumb when it comes to the human rights abuses committed by American police.
On the other hand, they are wide-eyed at the slightest infraction poor developing countries commit.
The question is this, why is the UN and the International Human Rights Agencies refusing to place a spotlight on the crimes being committed on people of color in the United States?
The issue is not whether one agrees with the methods of Rodrigo Duterte.
In fact, this publication does not support the arbitrary killing of human beings, regardless of what they are alleged to have done.
It is for the courts to decide the punishment that should be meted out in a uniformed, fair and just way in which all citizens are given the very same due process.
That is hardly what Rodrigo Duterte is doing in the Philippines. Nevertheless, the parallel he drew regarding the killing of unarmed black people in the United States is indisputable.
When asked to comment on the issue, Duterte replied: “Here comes the UN, easily swayed, and coming with a very stupid proposition. Why would the United Nations be so easily swayed into interfering in the affairs of this republic?” He said that while the UN was quick to criticize his administration, they seem to be “keeping silent” on the violence in the Middle East and police brutality in the United States. He added, “The Philippine government is worried about what is being done to the Black people there in America, being shot even while lying down. Why are the blacks being killed on trumped-up charges? There’s a hatred there being sowed by their government.”
Duterte, who is 71-years old, recently won the May election after promising to wage a war on illegal drugs and high crime in the Philippines. He says that there are 3 million drug addicts in his country, and that millions more are being “devastated by drugs”. And most Filipinos are huge supporters of what he is doing. Meanwhile, Black Americans are also applauding him for being one of the few international leaders that have also spoken out against the ongoing discrimination and police brutality in the U.S. In 2015 alone, according to The Washington Post, more than 250 black people were shot dead in the U.S. by police officers. In 2016, the number of similar incidents so far are just as high.