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Author Kreuzer, Peter, 1961- author

Title "If they resist, kill them all" : police vigilantism in the Philippines / Peter Kreuzer
Published Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany : Peace Research Institute Frankfurt, [2016]
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Description ii, 37 pages : illustration, map, graph ; 30 cm
Series PRIF report ; no. 142
PRIF reports ; no 142
Contents Introduction : State initiated and sponsored vigilantism in the Philippines -- On-duty police violence as establishment violence -- Vigilantism in the modern Philippines -- Police vigilantism under Duerte -- Earlier patterns of police vigilantism and their links to the present -- Classifying Philippine practice : an international and inter-regional comparison -- On-duty police killings indicating the return of a strong Marcso-style state
Summary "Since the election of Rodrigo Duerte as president, the Philippines have been engulfed in a vicious campaign against drug-related crime. More than 1,500 suspects have been killed by police officers in so-called legitimate encounters. An analysis of past patterns of killings by police shows that there are widespread, if less conspicuous, antecedents to the current spate of police-perpetrated vigilante justice. In the past and now, the differences between provinces and regions are attributable to the attitudes of officials in power at the local level. The pressure exerted on local officials by the current national administration reduces their options for resisting the invitation to carry out acts of vigilante justice. The current patterns of strongman rule also exhibit disturbing similarities to the ones used by Ferdinand Marcos before the declaration of martial law in 1972 (and should be seen as an ominous portent of what lies ahead)." -- Publisher's web site
Notes "Member of the Leibniz Association"
Bibliography Bibliography : pages 34-37
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In English
Subject Death squads -- Philippines
Drug control -- Philippines
Drug traffic -- Philippines
Extrajudicial executions -- Philippines
Human rights -- Philippines
Police brutality -- Atrocities -- Philippines
Police brutality -- Philippines
Police misconduct -- Philippines
Police -- Philippines -- Attitudes
Police -- Philippines
Vigilantes -- Philippines
Death squads.
Drug control.
Drug traffic.
Extrajudicial executions.
Human rights.
Police brutality.
Police misconduct.
Police -- Attitudes.
Form Electronic book
Author Hessische Stiftung Friedens- und Konfliktforschung, issuing body
Wissenschaftsgemeinschaft Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, issuing body
ISBN 3946459110
Other Titles Police vigilantism in the Philippines