Duterte warns of martial law if NPA attacks continue

first_imgMANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte wouldbe “obligated” to declare martial law if declaremartial law should communist rebels will continue their deadly attacks on statetroops with the country still in the middle of the battle against coronavirusdisease 2019.Duterte’s threat came following several clashes between government forces andthe New People’s Army the past few days following the end of the unilateralceasefire last week.“‘Pag nagpatuloy kayo (New People’sArmy) ng lawlessness ninyo, patay dito, patay doon, and it’shappening all over the Philippines, maybe I will declare martial law,” Dutertesaid in his recorded public address on Friday.“Kayong mga NPA (New People’s Army) ang numero uno. Hinaharang ninyo iyong mga tulong parasa mga tao, pati iyong supply ngpagkain nila,” an incensed Duterte said. He promised to ‘finish’ the communist group members before his terms ends intwo years as he tasked the Armed Forces of the Philippines to be ready.“I am warning everybody and putting notice saarmed forces and the police, I might declare martial law,” Duterte said. “Ang utos ko sa kanila, patayin kayo… Lahat na. Tapusin na natin ito sa panahon ko.”“Pinagpapapatay niyo ang sundalo at pulisna walang ginawa kundisamahan ang nagdedeliver ng pera. Pagka inutos ko sa kanila, lahatna, tapusin na natin ito sa panahon ko. Two more years. Magtago na kayo, putanginang legal front,” he added. “‘Pag nagpatuloy kayo (New People’s Army) ng lawlessness ninyo – patay dito, patay doon – maybe I will declare martial law,” warns President Rodrigo Duterte. Interior secretary Eduardo Año,meanwhile, said the Task Force to End Armed Conflict is ready tofollow Duterte’s order to finish off the communist group.“Nagbigay na ng utos ang Pangulo na kailangang bantayan ang seguridad attuloy-tuloy ang trabaho ng Task Force to End Armed Conflict,” said Año during avirtual press conference in Malacañang./PNlast_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, August 5, 2015

first_imgWellington Police notes  for Wednesday, August 5, 2015•9:45 a.m. Officers took a report of a barking dog complaint in the 1500 block N. Plum, Wellington.•1:15 p.m. Non-Injury accident on private property in the 1200 block N. Day, Wellington involving vehicles operated by Cyndee J. Palmateer, 61, Belle Plaine, Ks and Robert A. Wood, 54, Wichita.•2:19 p.m. Officers investigated a theft by a known suspect in the 2000 block E. 16th, Wellington.•2:25 p.m. Officers took a report of an animal welfare check in the 2000 block. E. 16th, Wellington.•2:55 p.m. Officers investigated a theft and obstruction of law enforcement officers by known suspects in the 800 block N. B, Wellington.•3 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1200 block N. C, Wellington.•4 p.m. Stuart A. Erwin, 33, Wellington was arrested and confined on a Sumner County order to arrest and detain for probation violation.•9:36 p.m. Chasity J. Opfar, 36, Wellington was arrested, charged and bonded with speeding 58 mph in a 45 mph zone (radar) and driving while license is suspended.•9:15 p.m. Officers assisted an outside sgency in the area of Longton, Kans.•11:03 p.m. Officers took a report of a civil matter in the 100 block E. 15th, Wellington.last_img read more

U.S. carries out the first federal execution in 17 years

first_imgHis final words were: “You’re killing an innocent man.” The execution of Daniel Lewis Lee sparked controversy. The victim’s relatives objected the decision to move forward with the execution, and they even sued to try to halt it. Civil rights groups also scrutinized the decision to carry out the execution. Critics argued that the government was creating an unnecessary and manufactured urgency for political gain.The execution of Lee, who died at 8:07 a.m. EDT, went off after a series of legal volleys that ended when the Supreme Court stepped in early Tuesday in a 5-4 ruling and allowed it to move forward.Attorney General William Barr has said the Justice Department has a duty to carry out the sentences imposed by the courts, including the death penalty, and to bring a sense of closure to the victims and those in the communities where the killings happened. On Tuesday the federal government carried out its first execution in 17 years, killing Daniel Lewis Lee, 47, by lethal injection.  Lee was convicted of murdering an Arkansas family in a 1990s plot to build a whites-only nation in the Pacific Northwest.Lee, 47, of Yukon, Oklahoma, professed his innocence just before he was executed at the federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana.“I didn’t do it,” Lee said. “I’ve made a lot of mistakes in my life, but I’m not a murderer.”last_img read more