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Planting evidence by law enforcers

/ 12:19 AM July 31, 2012

Since time immemorial, the government has not stopped or minimized the very serious problems bedeviling our law enforcement agencies—the planting of evidence in order to charge innocent individuals with crimes and to make money simply to satisfy their individual, selfish needs.

Blackmail and extortion by law enforcers are very common, not to mention rogue policemen, even those with pending cases and suspended, remaining in active service and given assignments under the wings of and in connivance with their superior officers, in order to support their wives and mistresses.

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In view of this serious problem, there is need for the Philippine National Police to adopt the so-called “One Strike” policy not just to stop illegal gambling but also to put an end to the practice of planting evidence by law enforcers. For if gambling is such a menace that the One Strike policy has become imperative, the more reason it is necessary for the government to apply the policy to those “just suspected of planting evidence” because they can destroy the future of their victims.

—LIGORIO GM NAVAL,

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