This is the cry of the wokes, leftist sympathizers and local celebs including the likes of Anne Curtis-Smith on social media to drum up sympathy for the activist who has been hugging the news, be it on mainstream or social media.
The Kapamilya actress and Showtime host took to Twitter to air her sentiment on the Nasino and baby River issue:
Was it really too much to ask to have compassion for a grieving mother? https://t.co/RMLMqyO9La— Anne Curtis-Smith (@annecurtissmith) October 16, 2020
A retired NAPOLCOM lawyer took to Facebook to enlighten Anne Curtis-Smith why the police did not show any compassion towards Nasino, which the Kapamilya actress demanded in her tweet.
In a Facebook post with the title, “Nakaposas na nanay”, Atty. Reynold Villania explained the police action.
Villania opened the FB post by asking if there was a problem when the detainee Nasino was handcuffed during the burial of her child?
“Nakaposas iyong nanay habang hinahatid sa huling hantungan ang baby. May problema ba?
“LEGALLY speaking wala, Villania answered his own question.
Villania went on to elaborate the dilemma of the police if the suspect or detainee was not handcuffed and escapes or something bad happened.
“Pag nakatakas, sasabihin kasi relaks iyong pulis. Di sinunod ang “standard operating procedure” na dapat palaging naka-posas ang suspek o preso paglalabas ng kulungan except for some exceptions. Pag may nangyaring masama sa preso o ibang tao dahil hindi nakaposas, kasalanan na naman ng pulis kasi hindi nakaposas.
Villania explained that the police have no obligation to give consideration to suspects because their actions are tied to the legality of his actions.
“Walang obligasyong magbigay ng kunsiderasyon ang pulis dahil ang kaniyang galaw ay palaging nakapako sa legalidad ng kaniyang gawa.
However, Villania agreed that the issue is moral not legal. He went on to ask an important question directed at the police, to know if they apply this without favoring certain suspects or detainees because of their status in PH society.
“Ang isyu dyan ay MORAL. Ginagawa ba ng pulis ang SOP sa lahat ng taong suspek o preso – mayaman o mahirap, babae o lalaki, bata o matanda, may impluwensya o wala at iba pa.
If the answer is “NO”, then the police have no right to handcuff Nasino.
“Otherwise, kung may pinipili ang pulis, wala itong karapatan posasan ang nanay at dapat lang na bigyan ito ng kunsiderasyon o compassion. Kung wala namang pinipili at pantay na pinapatupad ang batas, yan ang sinasabing the law is harsh but that is the law.
Villania took the opportunity to announce his next topic.
“Sa darating na araw, tatalakayin natin kung bakit may mga taong nagsasabing double standard ang pulis sa pagpapatupad ng batas. Next topic: Double Standard
Source: Reynold Villania