CHR jurist spokesperson Jacqueline de Guia said that even "ninja policemen do not deserve to die, despite their bad deeds.
"Ninja clips or police scalawags, the Commission agrees, are a disgrace to the institution and should therefore be removed from the service," she said.
"But like every human being, their lives are invaluable and should not be equated with an amount, however low or exorbitant it may be, their removal from service must not be through death that promotes vigilance and perpetuates the cycle of violence, worse, the breakdown of the rule of law, but through a fair trial that will give them recognition of their rights, "she added.
She said that errant police officers should get the right procedure and their constitutional rights.
By doing this, it does not mean that they tolerate their mistakes and resignation, but rather stick to the old principles of respect for human rights and the rule of law, she said.
On August 17, 2010, the president offered a P5 million premium to anyone who could take a dead scalaw-agent after expressing his disappointment at the number of bad policemen in the Philippine national police.
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