PHILIPPINES. Manila. October 19, 2016. They Are Slaughtering Us like Animals. The blood of Florjohn Cruz stains the floor in his family home, where he was shot by police while fixing a radio for his mother. Police left a cardboard sign at the scene calling Cruz ‘a pusher and an addict’. Cruz had given himself in to police months earlier, admitting to drug addiction and promising to put an end to his habit, under a government amnesty program.
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