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100 locals surround police after drug suspect was fatally shot

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Around 100 locals in the southern province Nakhon Si Thammarat surrounded a team of police after an officer allegedly shot and killed a drug trafficking suspect. Many witnesses say police “overrated.”

31 year old Charoensak Rachpumad, known as “Bang Mad,” was approached by a team of 10 Crime Suppression Division officers at a rubber plantation in the province’s Ron Phibun district. Charosensak had a warrant out for his arrest on charges of alleged involvement in the sale of weapons and drugs.

Witnesses say Charoensak only had a small knife. He was raising his arms to surrender and asking police to spare his life when he was shot in the abdomen, killing him, witnesses say.

Around 100 locals surrounded police for more than 2 hours. Charosensak’s brother, 42 year old Arnon Seng-iad, says the family will press charges on the officer fatally shot Charosensak.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

 

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    sam thompson

    Monday, November 2, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    I think you meant to say that the police ‘over-reacted’ which they most certainly did if the rest of your report is accurate. Maybe employ a spell checker whose first language is English.

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    Toby Andrews

    Monday, November 2, 2020 at 6:15 pm

    Thais seem to be changing their opinion of the police.
    Good, Thai police are becoming the gestapo of dictators and tyrants.
    Three student demonstrators ended up in hospital recently . . .

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      preesy chepuce

      Monday, November 2, 2020 at 10:04 pm

      You do say some silly things. Most police in Thailand have nothing to do with what goes on in central Bangkok. Many are just ordinary blokes with families and simple lives, who are far more interested in football than much else.

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        Toby Andrews

        Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at 12:47 pm

        And bribes.
        When Thais are economically pressured by a gang of dictators who rely on the police to enforce their unjustified laws, the average Thai will not see an ordinary bloke.
        The Average Thai will see the uniform that enforces unreasonable laws.
        It does not matter about the person in the uniform. They will do what they are ordered to do.

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      Jack

      Monday, November 2, 2020 at 11:49 pm

      That’s hilarious you think this… compared to USA, I feel there’s practically no policing ever being done here, minus a few checkpoints for helmets and drivers license, which comes out to a fine of not more than 500b or $15… same thing in usa would cost hundreds of dollars, it can go on your record, insurance rates go up, they will search your car without a warrant or probable cause, and if they find anything, good luck taking care of it for less than $10,000 or rot in jail. Now do tell me how Thai police are the gestapo again… dear God… this is actually thing I love about Thailand, there’s almost no policing anywhere, and most police just don’t care. They’re not trigger happy people unlike the American paramilitary police ruining people’s lives everyday.

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        Toby Andrews

        Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at 12:57 pm

        I’ve seen plenty of gestapo police in Pattaya.
        They even backed up the jet ski scams for their cut of the rip off.
        One tourist was fined for dropping a cigarette butt on the pavement by the Pattaya police.
        Keeping people off the beach!
        And here is a good one, which the gestapo used: Curfew!
        Enforced by the Pattaya police.
        Look at them. They are in military uniform!

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    Perceville Smithers

    Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at 3:11 am

    They “feared for dey life”! Please do not follow the U.S. police. The majority of them are rejects and misfits. Barbers and beauticians have more training than policeman.

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    Toby Andrews

    Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at 3:23 pm

    Perhaps I’m wrong. The Gestapo wore long leather black coats.
    The Thai police who I describe as Gestapo, do not.
    Perhaps too hot for them . . .

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelorโ€™s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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No, your friends can’t come over. No parties. No drinking with friends. No large gatherings. As part of Phuket’s efforts to stop the spread of Covid-19, local authorities have tightened restrictions and say friends are not allowed to gather at private homes.

“No parties of any kind allowed… No house party, no friends gathering in the residence.”

Along with temporary closures of some businesses and venues, the order says, parties involving alcohol are banned and gatherings of more than 30 people are banned. The only gatherings allowed are religious ceremonies like weddings and funerals.

Foreigners who violate any of Phuket’s disease control measures could be deported and lose their permission to stay in Thailand. On Sunday, 2 British men in Phuket were each fined 6,000 baht for having a “party.” Only 6 people were gathered at the home. Police from the Cherng Talay station came by the home after a call from a neighbour.

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Covid-19 patients with high blood pressure have the highest risk of death followed by patients infected with the coronavirus who underlying conditions of diabetes or high cholesterol, according to data from Thailand’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration.

Since the start of the pandemic last year, the CCSA has reported 486 coronavirus-related deaths. Out of those fatalities, 392 were reported after April 1. Using data from the recent wave of infections, the CCSA found that those infected with Covid-19 who also have high blood pressure are at the most at risk of death, followed by those who are diabetic and those who have high cholesterol.

Others who are at risk of severe infection or death if infected with Covid-19 include those with chronic kidney disease, heart disease, obesity or lung disease.

Most of the deaths since April 1 have been in Bangkok, making up 46% of the death count in the recent wave, followed and provinces just outside the capital. Most patients who died while infected with Covid-19 have been over 60 years old with underlying health conditions. Several young adults, in their 20s and 30s, who died while infected with Covid-19, had underlying conditions of diabetes and obesity.

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