PNP and DOJ INSISTENCE ON WARRANTLESS ARREST: PROOF THAT PROCLAMATION 1017 HAS NOT BEEN LIFTED
Statement of CODAL
March 9, 2006
CODAL views with concern the persistence of the PNP in conducting warrantless arrest disguised as ‘invitation’ despite the supposed ‘lifting’ of Proclamation 1017. The warrantless arrest of rallyists celebrating women’s day was illegal considering that the rally has a permit by operation of law and therefore no ‘crime’ was being committed at the time of the violent dispersal of said rallies. Sec. Raul Gonzales’ insistence on conducting warrantless arrest against members of the House of Representatives shows that PP 1017 remains in effect despite government pretensions to its lifting.
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