drug war

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Noun1.drug war - conflict between law enforcement and those who deal in illegal drugs
warfare, war - an active struggle between competing entities; "a price war"; "a war of wits"; "diplomatic warfare"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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Addressing particularly the children, Dela Rosa explained to the young audience that the PNP is conducting the drug war to protect future generations.
Why are we waging a drug war if the cases against the big fish are dismissed?
Opposition lawmakers on Tuesday said the Department of Justice's (DOJ) exoneration of suspected drug lords 'clearly shows' that President Rodrigo Duterte's administration is 'not really serious in its drug war.
The human rights group Karapatan branded as a "disgraceful attempt to escape accountability'' the refusal of Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Ronald (Bato) dela Rosa to provide relevant data on the drug war being conducted by the Duterte administration.
The president dismissed criticism over the thousands of people killed in the drug war as he said the Philippines had turned into a "narco-state".
Joseph Victor "JV" Ejercito's proposal to transfer the police's drug war budget to anti-terrorism efforts.
As public anger simmers, one case that has become an especially strong symbol of opposition to the drug war is 17-year-old Kian Delos Santos, who's believed to have been captured by a CCTV camera on Thursday (August 17) night being dragged through a street by plain clothed policemen.
Download Philippines Sees the Bloodiest Night of Duterte's Drug War With 32 Killed in Raids NNA - Philippine police have killed 32 people in a series of drug raids near the capital Manila, in what's believed to be the bloodiest night of President Roderigo Duterte's drug war.
Critique: Impressively informed and informative, "The Drug War: A Trillion Dollar Con Game" is exceptionally well researched, written, organized and presented, making it an ideal and very highly recommended addition to both community and academic library Contemporary Social Issues collections in general, and Drug War supplemental studies reading lists in particular.
The government's attempt to massage its original data and/or reintroduce new and questionable data on the killings attributed to the drug war cannot hide this fact.
He explains how policing for profit has allowed police and prosecutors to earn revenue through drug arrests, traffic stops, raids, and random drug sweeps, creating corruption and impacting civil liberties; how racism impacts the war on drugs, with discussion of police bias in Seattle and New York; the damage to civil liberties due to the increase in undercover police and criminal informants; the post-prison penalties faced by those convicted of a drug offense, such as obstacles to employment, housing, welfare, education benefits, driver's licenses, and voting rights; how the escalation of the war has led to random drug testing of employees and students; and whether the drug war is ending.
com/amid-muslim-christian-violence-pope-francis-leaves-central-african-republic-hope-2204060) conflict-torn Central African Republic in November, Pope Francis will head to areas ravaged by violence and the drug war in Mexico in February.