El Salvador authorizes use of lethal force against gangs

El Salvador authorizes use of lethal force against gangs

El Salvador President Nayib Bukele has authorized the use of ’lethal force’ against gang members to crack down on violence amid the COVID-19 pandemic. This comes as the country reported 24 homicides on Friday, the worst one-day toll since Bukele took office in June. Bukele said gangs were taking advantage of the fact security forces were busy helping to contain the virus outbreak.

KCooper
KCooper
Ofresh
Ofresh 0 months

That sounds terrible. I don’t know why gang members are treated so poorly. Sure they murder and torture and rape but that doesn’t mean that they’re bad people. I don’t understand why they can’t just take Mexico’s approach of hugging gang members. It’s worked out so well there. Love triumphs hate.

Hypnotica
Hypnotica 0 months

Gangs deserve no mercy as they show none to the people.

John W
John W 0 months

But the Democrats say they are nice people. https://youtu.be/v0xY3oEuAEg https://youtu.be/W9yZl3DzuSc

Chris Cahill
Chris Cahill 0 months

Only 24 in a day man those are some rookie numbers gotta pump that shit up. No seriously that’s horrible and I’m cool with lethal force against gangs.

Peter
Peter 0 months

3 questions: Are they taking bids to outsource to 3rd parties? How much are they paying out per head? And can they pay out in precious metal and/or crypto?

Seekster
Seekster 0 months

Why weren't they doing this before?

Jesse
Jesse 0 months

Good, we should do that here too. Why crowd our prisons and waste our money on people that don't value human life.

The
The 0 months

Every country has a breaking point when it comes to gangs. At some point ya just gotta wipe them out of existence.

Change Matters
Change Matters 0 months

While on the surface this seems like a good idea. We have to remember what separates civil society from these savages is a constitutionally protected robust due process and basic human rights. We are better than this. Let's prove it

Max Bants
Max Bants 0 months

I smell a Far Cry game brewing.

F G
F G 0 months

I will never understand why this isnt common practice on all countries. Simply putting them down. These people have no respect for human life and should accordingly have theirs removed.

Judge Dredd
Judge Dredd 0 months

Good just gotta fight fire with fire.

Indo
Indo 0 months

Finally it's happening. The mother of all arguments. To whack when needed. Too long have we been with lackadaisical laws. It's time to face up to real facts n act accordingly. No more unreliable diplomacies. No more taking it lying down.

Tim Baker
Tim Baker 0 months

Well can't say I feel sorry for em.

TheOneandOnly
TheOneandOnly 0 months

I can’t believe how many people here are ok with this.. most of which I have seen to be conservative. Why argue and berate people for having left leaning beliefs, when you turn around advocating for cops to to be judge jury and executioner all because they suspect gang affiliation.. talk about taking stop and frisk to the next level.

Brandon
Brandon 0 months

Damn

Emperor Tito
Emperor Tito 0 months

Wow what a racist

CITIZEN
CITIZEN 0 months

South America lmao

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