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#ExtraJudicialKillings: Eroding society's moral compass or 'necessary evil?'

MANILA, Philippines – Does the end justify the means when it comes to extrajudicial killings? Will they be part of the norm in the Philippines?

On Thursday, August 4, Rappler reached out to its followers to ask difficult questions surrounding the grisly photos that have been showing up regularly on social media feeds within President Rodrigo Duterte's first month in office.

Many spoke up against the rise of cardboard justice, wherein the bodies of victims who have been gunned down or wrapped in masking tape are propped against cardboard signs accusing them of being drug pushers. People raised questions on whether extrajudicial killings are effective in deterring crime, the lack of due process, and expressed fears of innocent victims becoming fair game in the violent campaign.

Of course, there are some who see the violence as a necessary evil if the Philippines is serious in eliminating drugs.

Some, however, remain on the fence.

What about you? What are your thoughts on this issue? – Rappler.com