As The ‘War on Drugs’ Campaign Continues to Reach New Heights, So Does the Death Toll

In the United States, if you are suspected of using or dealing drugs chances are you will be investigated or possibly arrested.

In the Philippines; however, you may face a fate much worse than jail time.  One may come face to face with death.  Since May of 2016, President Rodrigo Duterte has enforced a strict ‘War on Drugs’ campaign.  Instead of investigating, police and hired forces are shooting and killing suspects in the streets of the Philippines. Continue reading “As The ‘War on Drugs’ Campaign Continues to Reach New Heights, So Does the Death Toll”

The Waiting Period

Recently people have questioned the credibility and integrity of the alleged Donald Trump assault victims.  So far sixteen women have accused Donald Trump of sexual assault.  Their cases span over a period of a decade and range from Trump deliberately walking into a women’s dressing room to him raping a young girl.  Many people claim that because the alleged victims waited for a lengthy period of time and neglected to tell the authorities immediately, their stories are not credible.  A.J. Delgado, one of Trump’s surrogates, told MSNBC reporter Chris Hayes that the allegations are completely untrue.  “These allegations are decades old.  If somebody actually did that, Chris, any reasonable woman would have come forward and said something at the time,” Delgado stated.

Any victim’s accusation is worth listening to, regardless of the situation, suspect, or time.  There will be times when the stories or accusations are proven false.  Despite this, every case is to be fairly approached with two victims in mind: the accused and the accuser. Continue reading “The Waiting Period”

“O” is for Overreaction

“But maybe I’m just overreacting.”  I cannot tell you how many times I have repeated this sentence to myself.  I could have had my whole life savings stolen, filed a police report, and then claimed that I was ‘just overreacting.’ Continue reading ““O” is for Overreaction”