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Old 08-09-2007, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Manila, Philippines (AHN) - Motorists in the Philippine capital of Manila and nearby cities, beware. The chief of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, the agency tasked to handle traffic situation in Manila, is proposing to arm traffic enforces with hatchets "so they would be effective in apprehending traffic violators."

But the Presidential Palace immediately rejected the proposal of MMDA chief Bayani Fernando saying arming traffic enforces with bladed weapons was not necessary to effectively manage traffic flows.

Several sectors have questioned the plan, particularly the Commission on Human Rights, warning that arming traffic enforces with hatchets might trigger violence between the enforcer and the motorists.

The Philippine National Police also cited that traffic enforcers might be violating the law against carrying bladed weapons if the plan is pushed through.

AHN | Traffic Enforcers In Philippine Capital To Be Armed With Hatchets | August 9, 2007 (http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7008152289 - broken link)
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Old 08-10-2007, 11:32 AM
 
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WTF, this will be a recipe for disaster
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Old 07-17-2013, 11:12 AM
 
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Manila, Philippines (AHN) - Motorists in the Philippine capital of Manila and nearby cities, beware. The chief of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, the agency tasked to handle traffic situation in Manila, is proposing to arm traffic enforces with hatchets "so they would be effective in apprehending traffic violators."

But the Presidential Palace immediately rejected the proposal of MMDA chief Bayani Fernando saying arming traffic enforces with bladed weapons was not necessary to effectively manage traffic flows.

Several sectors have questioned the plan, particularly the Commission on Human Rights, warning that arming traffic enforces with hatchets might trigger violence between the enforcer and the motorists.

The Philippine National Police also cited that traffic enforcers might be violating the law against carrying bladed weapons if the plan is pushed through.

AHN | Traffic Enforcers In Philippine Capital To Be Armed With Hatchets | August 9, 2007 (http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7008152289 - broken link)
That's quite brutal, but why not just give them a machine gun instead?
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