New Drug Destroys Empathy, Promises Success

After years of clinical trials and long-awaited FDA approval, empdestroex™, America’s new wonder drug will be available by prescription tomorrow. Dr. Anton Crowley, the brainchild behind empdestroex, is very proud […]

Mobile Phone Game Allows You To Be The Filipino Anti-Drug Death Squad

As Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s marks his first three months in office, a mobile app, based on his controversial and widely popular ‘war on crime,’ has reached over 2 million downloads on the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.

The popularity of the game Fighting Crime provides a peek into the admiration many Filipinos hold for their new president, in spite of human rights abuse concerns and cases of extrajudicial killings related to his war on crime. Since Duterte took office at the end of June, more than 3,500 people have been killed as part of his war on drug traffickers and users. Human rights groups say most of them were suspected drug pushers.

Milwaukee Riots From Wauwatosa: The Second Night

YungCartographer Productions Video Journalist Isiah Holmes’ footage of the second night of riots in Milwaukee. Show’s clearer images of the planes which continued to circle the city for day’s. Also includes interviews done that night and the following evening of residents describing their experiences.

New President Approves Death Squads – Even for Drug Users

Rodrigo Duterte, sworn in today as president of the Philippines, may face legal obstacles to his campaign promise of killing the country’s one million illegal drug users.

Duterte, nicknamed “the Punisher” by various media outlets, has called for the execution of drug traders and users throughout his political career. In an election rally in May, he issued a stark warning: “All of you who are into drugs, you sons of bitches, I will really kill you. I have no patience, I have no middle ground. Either you kill me or I will kill you”.

I discovered the truth about Singapore’s ‘war on drugs’. Now I campaign against the death penalty

(openDemocracy) – Yong Vui Kong was my first encounter with the death penalty in Singapore. I was 21 years old, and so was he. But we couldn’t be further apart when I sat in the public gallery of the courtroom and he in the dock, behind a glass pane. At that age I was considered by many older people as young, idealistic, naive, prone to mistakes and immaturity. Yet the Singaporean criminal justice system was expecting Yong Vui Kong to die for a mistake he’d made when he was just 19 years old.

Born to a poor family in the east Malaysian state of Sabah, Vui Kong was arrested in 2007 with 47.27 grams of heroin. Under Singaporean law, 15 grams and above is enough to attract the mandatory death penalty. Seeing his youth, the trial judge had asked the prosecution to consider reducing the charge, so he wouldn’t have to face the gallows.