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blanket disinformation used by the Soviet Union
blanket disinformation used by the Soviet Union

The mainstream media – international and domestic – have a new number to play with; 9,000. That’s the latest consensus figure for the number of lives lost to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s War on Drugs. So that’s 9,000 in 10 months, in other words 30 killings a day. The only problem is though, good as those numbers look in a headline, they have no basis in fact.

According to Philippine National Police statistics, there are 6,011 deaths presently under investigation in the Philippines – deaths that occurred between 1 July 2016 and 24 March this year and which are currently classified as potential homicides. Of those, just 1,398 are drug related which leaves the causes of the remaining 4,613 to be established.

That’s a very different picture to the one presented by the anti-Duterte media – particularly if you consider that in 2015, during the previous administration, there was a total of 9,643 murders and 2,835 homicides (12,478 killings in all), none of which obviously could have been attributed to a drugs war as there wasn’t one. Our contention is that murders and homicides didn’t suddenly go out of fashion over the last 10 months; they’re there in these figures.

If you want to talk about statistics – not manufactured ones like that mythical 9,000 which has never been attributed to any source but figures produced by reliable authorities – look no further than road traffic deaths in the United States, something apparently the US Government’s tame media doesn’t get exorcised about.

Here’s a snapshot. Last year some 40,000 people died on America’s roads, while an estimated 4.6 million suffered serious injuries, many of them life-changing. That death toll was a whopping 6% up on the previous year when 38,300 were killed with a further 4.4 million injured. In 2014, the number of US road deaths was 32,675 – an average of 90 a day.

This staggering scale of mortality is not new but it’s getting worse. In 2010 road accidents in the US claimed 32,999 people and injured a further 2,239,000. In any other sphere – industrial deaths; deaths from natural disasters – these statistics would be regarded as a national calamity

These are big numbers; furthermore, they don’t come from some dream factory on the editorial floor of a US Government-friendly propaganda unit which uses a newspaper title as a front. These figures are supplied by the National Safety Council (NSC), an organisation that’s been watching out for public safety in America for more than a century and was given a Congressional Charter in 1953.

Unlike the mainstream media, however, it’s non-political. It does not, and never has, sponsored or supported a political party or a political candidate in any election, whether local district, state or national. In short, we’re confident that – unlike the figures put out by the media – the NSC’s are not tainted in any way.

Here are some more verified statistics. Between 2000 and 2014, half a million Americans have died from drug overdoses. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2014 there were 47,000 such deaths recorded and more than 50,000 fatal overdoses the following year. The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) firmed up the 2015 number to 52,404.

The CDC is a federal agency coming under the Department of Health and has no reason to inflate its numbers. ASAM is a highly respected professional association that’s been around since 1954. It has zero political affiliations and is solely concerned with “Treating Addiction and Saving Lives”.

Again the numbers are astounding; yet again, not astounding enough to warrant a fraction of the coverage that draws US media attention to the Philippines on the other side of the planet. Of course, part of the reason for that is that they don’t want to draw attention to anything that might reflect badly on their own society, particularly when that’s precisely the society they’d like to see replicated in the Philippines.

It seems then that it matters not that this wholesale carnage from vehicles and drugs is taking place in their own country – and on an annual basis – for the mainstream media it’s barely newsworthy. Certainly to them it doesn’t warrant a campaign blitz on the scale that events in Duterte’s Philippines do.

A week doesn’t go by without some part of the US media attacking Duterte and Philippine law enforcement over its War on Drugs – spreading the fiction that a ‘blood-crazed dictator’ and his goose-stepping police force is subjugating their people. Meanwhile, the startling statistics of deaths and injuries sustained largely by US citizens on roads built with their taxes barely warrants a mention.

Were 40,000 people to die on Philippine roads this year, you can be sure The New York Times, CNN, The Washington Post and the rest of the Liberal establishment’s media stable would devote plenty of coverage to it. And, of course, they’d pepper that coverage with baseless facts and more made-up statistics just as they repeatedly have with their anti-drugs-war propaganda to show that Duterte was personally responsible for all that loss of life.

But the obvious question is, if the self-serving US media care so little about the welfare of their own people, why on Earth would anyone believe that they care about the welfare of a race on an entirely different continent which they have little or no contact with?

The answer is of course, they don’t. What they care about is promoting Liberal progressivism around the world; to influence and ultimately to direct foreign governments to follow the Liberal creed.

The US mainstream media is not a Fourth Estate that stands above politics; it’s no watchdog of the people. It’s purely politically driven and those that work within it are no different to the editorial staff of the Rodong Sinmun – North Korea’s equivalent of The New York Times – a journal that also seeks to explain “the facts” of what’s going on in the world, like the wholesale suffering and death from starvation that’s apparently going on in South Korea.

Rodong Sinmum also puts out hard statistics; and they’re every bit as reliable as those put out by their counterparts in the US propaganda industry. This isn’t an attempt to inform the public; it’s an attempt to brainwash them. That’s the depth to which the US press has sunk. Once an honourable trade, it’s exchanged professional pride for arrogance; public service for self-service; factual reporting for editorial spin, independence for partisanship, integrity for dishonesty.

In August 2016, Time magazine was reporting “nearly 2,000 Filipinos killed in Duterte’s brutal war on drugs”.  The following month the American news weekly was reporting “The Death Toll From Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s War on Drugs Has Exceeded 2,400″. In December, across the US mainstream the total had risen to 6,000.

By January 2016, Time – along with most other propaganda players – had boosted the death total to 7,000, claiming “2,000 killed by the police and another 5,000 killed by suspected vigilantes”; vigilantes alleged by the media to be on the government payroll.

Last week, Reuters news agency came up with the new figure: “nearly 9,000 people, most of them drug users and dealers, have met their end since President Rodrigo Duterte took office some 10 months ago”.

Within the mass media bubble this figure now becomes an undisputed fact. No one tries to verify it. They don’t need to; it’s automatically the consensus media view. If everyone quotes the same number, who’s going to argue with them?

That’s is how it works; blanket disinformation – the Soviet Union used it (photo), Nazi Germany used it, the Communist Party of China used it, and the politically driven, self-censoring, unapologetically biased American mainstream media uses it all the time. The Soviet Union had its Department of Agitation and Propaganda, the Nazis had their Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda, China has its Central Publicity Department, North Korea has the Korean Central News Agency and the US has its Liberal-obsessed mainstream media. And as far as purveying political spin is concerned, there’s no difference between any of them.

The purpose of all these is mass influence and persuasion; social control by media control. Media’s goal here though is to remove Duterte from power – either by having him hauled before an international criminal court on charges of genocide or some such, by encouraging elements of the military and the police to stage a coup, or by fostering a people-power revolution; the last of these being their preferred method.

That work will be complimented by creating personality cults around the politicians they want in charge. In the Philippines, that would be the head of the Liberal Party, Vice President Leni Robredo, an outspoken critic of Duterte. In fact, they’ve been doing that for months and they’ll continue doing it. They want her as their woman in Manila.

Joseph Goebbels, Nazi Germany’s Reich Minister of Propaganda whose job was to enforce Nazi ideology, claimed, rightly: “He who controls the medium controls the message. He who controls the message controls the masses.” And that, right there, is exactly what the mainstream media is doing in the Philippines today.

90 Comments

  • They(oligarchs) think that the vault were the dirty money were kept will not drained ’til 2022 and beyond. They are so arrogant thinking that they can again hold their positions in the government!…PR’s are the only one flooded with dirty money by playing dirty politics. Believe it or not gone were the days the simple juan craving for their “CIRCUS”…not anymore!!!♥️

  • Ano po ba ang tamang figure? Base po s mga news n ipinapalabas more or less tama po at malapit ang mga numero. Cno poba ang nagsasabi ng tama smga media? Kung ganon poba lahat po ng nasa media ay bayaran o kalaban ng admin? Kahit po saang stasyon ganon ang palabas s dyaryo at radyo pareho ng balita. Samakatuwid lahat po ngmga ito ay bayaran at nbibili ng pera. Paano nman po ang mga balita n malaki ang iniunlad ng ekonomiya ng pinas at mlaki ang pgbabago mali din po ba? Sana po malaman ng bayan ang totoo, at lumabas ang katotohanan s mga inilalabas nung mga isyu.

    • It’s not the number of death that is worrying but the VERY PRONOUNCEMENTS of the president and the incapability of our very own police to stop or even solve the deaths.

      Parang lahat ey may debate sa numero ng napapatay pero walang nakapansin mayruon talagang patayan at tuwang-tuwa pa ang presidente.

      • According to Philippine National Police statistics, there are 6,011 deaths presently under investigation in the Philippines – deaths that occurred between 1 July 2016 and 24 March this year and which are currently classified as potential homicides. Of those, just 1,398 are drug related which leaves the causes of the remaining 4,613 to be established.

        That’s a very different picture to the one presented by the anti-Duterte media – particularly if you consider that in 2015, during the previous administration, there was a total of 9,643 murders and 2,835 homicides (12,478 killings in all), none of which obviously could have been attributed to a drugs war as there wasn’t one. Our contention is that murders and homicides didn’t suddenly go out of fashion over the last 10 months; they’re there in these figures.

    • Tama po kau sir, at yan ang nkakabahala. Wala npo bang magagawa ang mga otoridad para mpigil ang mga patayang ito? O cla po ang dahilan ng mga ito? Cla po ang nagsabing papatayin ang mga addik pusher at druglord. May npatay n po bng druglord? Ung bigtyme druglord at supplier ay may backer s malakanyang bakit dmahuli? Nagtatanong lg po. Lahat po nman tau ay galit s mga involved s drugs, paano nman po ung iba n pnatay ng pnaghihinalaan lng? D nman lahat ng pinatay ay addik pusher o druglord. Yon po ang nkakaalarma anybody can be killed kahit hindi involved s drugs.

      • According to Philippine National Police statistics, there are 6,011 deaths presently under investigation in the Philippines – deaths that occurred between 1 July 2016 and 24 March this year and which are currently classified as potential homicides. Of those, just 1,398 are drug related which leaves the causes of the remaining 4,613 to be established.

        That’s a very different picture to the one presented by the anti-Duterte media – particularly if you consider that in 2015, during the previous administration, there was a total of 9,643 murders and 2,835 homicides (12,478 killings in all), none of which obviously could have been attributed to a drugs war as there wasn’t one. Our contention is that murders and homicides didn’t suddenly go out of fashion over the last 10 months; they’re there in these figures.

    • Tama po kau sir, at yan ang nkakabahala. Wala npo bang magagawa ang mga otoridad para mpigil ang mga patayang ito? O cla po ang dahilan ng mga ito? Cla po ang nagsabing papatayin ang mga addik pusher at druglord. May npatay n po bng druglord? Ung bigtyme druglord at supplier ay may backer s malakanyang bakit dmahuli? Nagtatanong lg po. Lahat po nman tau ay galit s mga involved s drugs, paano nman po ung iba n pnatay ng pnaghihinalaan lng? D nman lahat ng pinatay ay addik pusher o druglord. Yon po ang nkakaalarma anybody can be killed kahit hindi involved s drugs.

    • Rommel, Mannie, pareho kayo ng linya ng mga dilawan. Nasubukan nyo na bang mag isip ng para sa sarili ninyo lng. Lets start with a common ground. Ayaw nyo ba na ang krimen bumaba? Ayaw nyo rin ba na mawala ang droga? Ngayon, may namamatay, pero pareho din lng ng mga nakaraang administrasyon ang mga uri ng patayan. Druglord kamo wala pang napapatay? (Hmmm seems like the same cry of the yellows) Marami na kung tinitingnan mo lahat at hindi lng yong iyak ng mga media. Our PNP is continuously working to clean their ranks dahil marami pang latak ng nakaraan administrasyon na sangkot sa droga na sila ang sumisira sa kampanya ng gobyerno. Wag po tayong maging kunsintidor ng kriminal.

    • Rommel, Mannie, pareho kayo ng linya ng mga dilawan. Nasubukan nyo na bang mag isip ng para sa sarili ninyo lng. Lets start with a common ground. Ayaw nyo ba na ang krimen bumaba? Ayaw nyo rin ba na mawala ang droga? Ngayon, may namamatay, pero pareho din lng ng mga nakaraang administrasyon ang mga uri ng patayan. Druglord kamo wala pang napapatay? (Hmmm seems like the same cry of the yellows) Marami na kung tinitingnan mo lahat at hindi lng yong iyak ng mga media. Our PNP is continuously working to clean their ranks dahil marami pang latak ng nakaraan administrasyon na sangkot sa droga na sila ang sumisira sa kampanya ng gobyerno. Wag po tayong maging kunsintidor ng kriminal.

    • Hahahaha ako dn po ay ayaw s kriminal, ngaun cno po ba angmga kriminal? Cla po ong pumapatay at aminadong pumatay ng tao. Ngaun kilala nu po ba cla? Totoo po may patayan dn noong mga nkaraang admin, pero hindi po gaya ngaun n kung cno nlng isumbong o ikanta ay papatyin agad. At pls lng po huwag nu po akong ikabit s mga dilawan n cnasabi nu. Bakit pg kontra dilaw na? Hindi ba pwede mgkaroon ng kalayaang mgpahayag ng opinyon? Paano kung magulang kapatid asawa o mga anak mo ang kontra? Addik na, pusher at kriminal nal npo ba cla? Yan po ang mhirap s ibang tulad nu….. Addik pusher druglord ang tingin pag iba ang opinyon. Iginagalng ko ang opinyon nu at ng iba pa, sana nman ay igfalang nu ang opinyon ng iba kahit n iba s inyong pniniwala at gusto. At sa huli hindi po ako mkadilaw o kung anuman ang katawagan nu. Salamat po at sana maliwanag ang posisyon ko s bagay na ito!

    • Otoy, wala png umamin na kriminal, lahat yan kapag tinanong mo inosente sila. Ito naman ang tanong ko sau, pano mo naman sila nasabi na inosente??? For me, for as long that these people were being apprehended or being under legal police operation they are under the legal process of law. The presumption of regularity is there unless proven otherwise, hindi yong puro assumptions lng ng media.

    • Mama sa inyo npo nanggaling, the presumption of guilt is under the process of the law, therefore all suspects are innocent unless proven guilty beyond reasonable doubts in court. So paano na yon patay n ung tao? Paano p nya maipagtatanggol ang sarili nya? Ikaw ba kung huhulihin k at alam mong wala kng kasalanan anong gagawin mo? More or less kung kung kaanak mo ang mapapatay. Let the law takes its course. Lawlessness is dominating the street nowadays. At isa pa po mama, di nu pansin, pangkaraniwan n ang patayan ngaun? Wala ng pggalang sa batas ang mga kriminal, at higit sa lahat wala ng paggalang s karapatang pantao. Kayo po anong masasabi nu tungkol dito?

    • Mannie, as long you are under being investigated and under police operation you are under the due process of law. Basic essence of due process of law is to inform and notify as you are being informed of your violations of law and your Miranda rights but if you fight and evade the police, by implications of it you waive your rights and the law enforcers are justified to enforce the law to prevent you from harming the general public. You cannot evade the law in the shield of due process. Kung ikaw ay inimbistagahan ng police, sumunod ka sa processo, sumuko ka at wag kng lumaban just like so many others that have surrendered and they are now alive. Pero kung lalaban ka expect the force of law be put upon you to save the general public like you, Otoy.

    • Paano pa po cla maiimbestigahan kungpatay n cla? Doon po ngkakaproblema. Ang laging sinasabi nanlaban, lumaban. Kung nanlaban o lumaban yon makatwiran n inutralized cla. Paano kung hindi nman at wala nmang armas? May mali yata s sistema. Maganda nga kung may bodycam ang mga pulis o nbi at pdea, doon mgkakaalaman ng totoong pngyayari.

    • Thats the point, they should have cooperated with the law enforcers. Ikaw ang lumagay sa mga matitinong mga pulis. Buhay mo ang nakasalalay dyn. Yong mga tiwali and talagng may motibo na itago ang kanilang involvement, magkasama tayo dyn dapat linisin. Pero yng nagtatatrabaho give them the presumption of regularity. Kailangan natin sa labang ito ng strong will, otherwise di na igagalang ng mga tao with criminal minds ang batas to the detrement of the general people.

    • U hit it on the head sir, yon ang punto ko, ang sistema ng apprehension. Kaya dapat lahat ng elemento ay in order. At sana nga may bodycam para caught ng video ang sequence ng events. Sa videocam kuha lahat at di mapapaikutan ang batas. Ok po sana maliwanag sa inyo ang point ko at nais ko pong ulitin i have nothing to do w/ ur so called dilawan or yellows. Concerned ctizen lng po ako.

    • As i can see it, our police and law enforcers are now evolving towards orderly enforcement of the law and they are now cleaning their ranks. I hope it will continue. The good thing now is, we are all aware, the people, the govt, and the law enforcers. With the social media, the people are now have the other option of getting information not just relying on main stream media which their biases towards their business interest in disguise of news daw.

    • Manny Quicho nakakita ka na ng isang high sa shabu? May na kausap ka na ba ng high sa shabu?

      Sila po ay masahol pa sa isang lasing. Walang takot at napakatapang. Marami sa kanila ay may mga baril din na kung saan ginagamit nila sa krimen para may pambili ng shabu. O kaya gamit proteksyon dahil sa onsehan at malaking pera na hawak.

      Kung ang lasing na may hawak na baril at napakatapang, paano pa ang high sa shabu, may hawak na baril at hinuhili?

      Kaya marami ang lumalaban kung hinuhili. Ngayon ano gusto mo gawin ng law enforcer? Antayin na lang na ma baril siya ng addict? Umuwi na lang siya at huwag na ituloy ang paghuli?

    • Manny Quicho kung ang sinasabi mo na napakarami na namatay, para sa kaalaman mo mas marami ang namatay sa nakaraang administrasyon. Kung ito ay dahil sa maraming addict ba gumagala, malamang.

      Halimbawa, noong 2014 may 15,000+ ang patay sa murder at homicide. 1,250+ per month!!! Samantala sa nakaraan na 10 months, ang namatay ay nasa 7,000. Pero sige pagbigyan natin, kahit walang basehan, ang 9,000 or 900 per month. Therefore, in 2014 may 1,250 per month ang namatay samantalang ngayon at 900 per month lang.

  • The figure reported is 9k..because of drugs..now let us go back to the past admin..how do we describe the massacre of the 44SAF which was not reported in the international media?..
    They are always attacking PRRD on ejk..how about the millions of donations supppsedly for yolanda victims and other calamities, are they not also considered as ejk?

  • Only fools will agree to these news fedbacked by biased media who I read got plenty of dollars from international newspapers for every article against our president. They are out there doing anything and everything to destroy our president. To hell with them.

  • You can’t credit the current administration for the entirety of the 9,000 killed. It may look good on paper but simply untrue for the most part.

  • Hahaha mga bugok yan hindi natin malaman bakit cila gigil na gigil sa Pangulo bakit marami ba nasagasaan na kasindikato nila na nalansag binibilang ang namamatay ngaun sana binilang nyo rin mga bugok ang namamatay sa Aquinos hehehe bias ang mga bugok at yung pagiging addik sana binilang nyo din at tiningnan nyo kung papanu nag uumapaw at siksikan na ang mga rehab center sa NCR nung panahon nila at gaanu karami ang drug laboratory

  • Over 16000,mostly innocents were murdered in 2013 under Aquino’s watch but it never became an object that attracted international scrutiny. Aquino’s regime boasted of 12000 death annually but it never became a topic for the mainstream media. So what do we conclude from here?

  • Over 16000,mostly innocents were murdered in 2013 under Aquino’s watch but it never became an object that attracted international scrutiny. Aquino’s regime boasted of 12000 death annually but it never became a topic for the mainstream media. So what do we conclude from here?

  • Kung ang usapin ay pang ekonomiya at kapayapaan huwag ng paniwalaan ang media. Sila ang nagpapagulo sa tamang halaga ( bayarang media ). Ang unti unting pagpatay ng mga Oligarchs sa mga manggagawa ay hindi nila ibinabalita sa tama ring halaga. Asa kapa lalu na sa sinasabi nila na balance news fearless views. Imaginary lang yan matapang sila sa pagbabalita kapag nasuhulan wala na.

  • Kung ang usapin ay pang ekonomiya at kapayapaan huwag ng paniwalaan ang media. Sila ang nagpapagulo sa tamang halaga ( bayarang media ). Ang unti unting pagpatay ng mga Oligarchs sa mga manggagawa ay hindi nila ibinabalita sa tama ring halaga. Asa kapa lalu na sa sinasabi nila na balance news fearless views. Imaginary lang yan matapang sila sa pagbabalita kapag nasuhulan wala na.

  • 9000? Soon it will be 19000. Does stepping on bugs count too? B.S numbers. Soon, even people who died of car accidents will be added to inflate those numbers.

  • The bottomline of it all is that the US, the oligarch, the elite and the liberals can’t intimidate Pres. Duterte. So by all means they have to destroy him and replace by somebody they can manipulate to regain power. If ever this happen again the future generation will be the most to suffer. I agree with former senator Adaza on Pres Duterte when he said that he is the right President at the right time. Above all we have to pray for the President that he can finish fixing the mess that our country suffers and its people for a long time. I consider him as the hope.

  • merely black propaganda.nsan ang detalye nung 9000.sa daming klase ng crimen:homicide,parricide,murder,rape with murder.pag titignan mo sa records yan may classification bawat death.pero ilan ba talaga ang drug related?kung may details sila o documentation ng bawat isang napatay,pwede nman ibangga din isa isa sa records ng PNP.dali lang nman mag generalize ng figures pero nasaan ang supporting facts?kaya supot yang balitang yan ng local mainstream at international media.

  • Time will come that the people will get tired of this reporters and will surely take them out one by one in the streets. There will be no more places for them to go unless otherwise they’ll get back to honest reporting.

  • Pabayaan yan sila mgbilng nang Patay dito sa atin isali na nila lahat pati yung mga Patay sa mga sakit para makasabot sila sa nilng na ganyan. Hi nko byarang medya dito mn sa bansa sa international nging Bayaran din sila bahala Kayo sa buhay basta Kima solid ang supporta namin ky a Presidente Duterte

  • … lucky for us we already know what the Philippine mainstream media are doing since our President Mayor won… we, ourselves already know that.they will do everything to oust him… yes, we are no loger surprised because we already expected it to happen… early on the supporters of President Mayor have been tirelessly defending him and no one is giving up… we, Filipinos, know better and we know a big change is emerging.
    … if the alleged EJK is the only reason why our President Mayor should be ousted, let us demand that they should also investigate other countries and not gang up on our duly elected and most trusted President.

  • Misleading news. I never heard that there’s a killing or dead bodies dumped everyday in our province and city. It’s a lie. Our president Digong is not a sain but he is not Satan as what others are trying to paint. Those people who keep on trying to destroy the image of our president and country are very desperate and they will do their best to see us all in miserable conditions because they are not in power and cannot accept their defeat or their evil business were affected because of the determination of our president to destroy the root of evil in our society,illegal drugs. The people support our president and if he fails we too as citizens will be severely affected too. We will live under the mercy of narco politicians .

  • whats their basis? perhaps they,re even counting those people died in an accident and to raised up their counts maybe they’re planning to include those people died in hospitals what the fuck you know bias media this is the truth NO BODY WILL LISTEN TO YOU

  • Looks like the spinners included deaths perpetrated by drug addicts, deaths resulting from drug suppliers and pushers/dealers trying to eradicate each othe; and, bandits/ASG killed by gov’t troops!

  • In the U.S. 33,000 die in heroin overdose year 2015 and that’s only heroin other illicit drugs are not yet included. If all drugs are included even the legal medical drugs the number of Americans that died on drug overdose year 2015 is 52,404. In EU 6,100 died over illicit drug overdose in 2012 lower than the previous years. This does not include murders and homicides committed because of illicit drug abuse. As Europe accept millions of refugees that has totally different culture from the culture of Europe we would expect drug use overdose and drug related crimes to rise. Illegal drugs still remain a problem in the U.S. and as Mexico is surrendering to its drug cartel it’s only a matter of time when states in the U.S. will begin to be infiltrated by drug gangs. To the West do not tell us (the Philippines) what we should do in our illegal drug problem because 5 years from now you will be overwhelmed by it while we in the Philippines get rid of it already. In President Duterte’s Drug War 2,300 died who are subject for ‘dead under investigation’ or what the bias media said as EJK (Extra-Judicial Killings). The 2,300 includes those who died during police operations when those that are arrested shot at the police. But compare that to how many will die if those criminals will not be arrested. By the way there are more than 1 million surrenderees and tens of thousands arrested in 8 months compare that with 2,300 death under investigations of which when not arrested will commit crime anyway. That’s why in the years to come if this continued it is expected that crimes will decrease as those who are committing it are arrested if not killed during police operations.
    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/04/14/upshot/drug-overdose-epidemic-you-draw-it.html