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UN condems the US for Police Brutality
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UN Condemns U.S. Police Brutality, Calls For 'Stand Your Ground' Review

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    * Panel issues recommendations after review of U.S. record

    * Says killing of Michael Brown "not an isolated event"

    * Decries racial bias of police, pervasive discrimination

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    * ACLU calls for addressing racial inequality in America

    GENEVA, Aug 29 (Reuters) - The U.N. racism watchdog urged the United States on Friday to halt the excessive use of force by police after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman touched off riots in Ferguson, Missouri.

    Minorities, particularly African Americans, are victims of disparities, the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) said after examining the U.S. record.

    "Racial and ethnic discrimination remains a serious and persistent problem in all areas of life from de facto school segregation, access to health care and housing," Noureddine Amir, CERD committee vice chairman, told a news briefing.

    Teenager Michael Brown was shot dead by a white police officer on Aug. 9, triggering violent protests that rocked Ferguson - a St. Louis suburb - and shone a global spotlight on the state of race relations in America.

    "The excessive use of force by law enforcement officials against racial and ethnic minorities is an ongoing issue of concern and particularly in light of the shooting of Michael Brown," said Amir, an expert from Algeria.

    "This is not an isolated event and illustrates a bigger problem in the United States, such as racial bias among law enforcement officials, the lack of proper implementation of rules and regulations governing the use of force, and the inadequacy of training of law enforcement officials."

    The panel of 18 independent experts grilled a senior U.S. delegation on Aug. 13 about what they said was persistent racial discrimination against African-Americans and other minorities, including within the criminal justice system.

    U.S. Ambassador Keith Harper told the panel that his nation had made "great strides toward eliminating racial discrimination" but conceded that "we have much left to do".

    Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, who shot Brown, has been put on paid leave and is in hiding. A St. Louis County grand jury has begun hearing evidence and the U.S. Justice Department has opened its own investigation.

    Police have said Brown struggled with Wilson when shot. But some witnesses say Brown held up his hands and was surrendering when he was shot multiple times in the head and chest.

    "STAND YOUR GROUND" LAWS

    In its conclusions issued on Friday, the U.N. panel said "Stand Your Ground" Laws, a controversial self-defense statute in 22 U.S. states, should be reviewed to "remove far-reaching immunity and ensure strict adherence to principles of necessity and proportionality when deadly force is used for self-defense".

    Ron Davis, father of Jordan Davis, a 17-year-old shot dead in a car in Jacksonville, Florida during an argument over loud rap music in November 2012, attended the Geneva session. Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teen killed in Miami, Florida by a neighborhood watch volunteer, testified.

    The U.N. panel monitors compliance with a treaty ratified by 177 countries including the United States.

    "The Committee remains concerned at the practice of racial profiling of racial or ethnic minorities by law enforcement officials, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Transportation Security Administration, border enforcement officials and local police," it said, urging investigations.

    The experts called for addressing obstacles faced by minorities and indigenous peoples to exercise their right to vote effectively. This was due to restrictive voter identification laws, district gerrymandering and state-level laws that disenfranchise people convicted of felonies, it said.

    Jamil Dakwar of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said the U.N. recommendations highlighted "shortcomings on racial equality that we are seeing play out today on our streets, at our borders and in the voting booth.

    "When it comes to human rights, the United States must practice at home what it preaches abroad," he said.

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    Post Options Post Options   Thanks (3) Thanks(3)   Quote HaitianLuv Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug 31 2014 at 11:33am
    heys guysSmile

    i havent been in this thread since thursday because it was totally consuming me making me bitter, hurt, angry, exhausted and a whole host of other feelings. I had to step back and do other things.

    anyways, Im glad to see that the protesting hasnt died down. All these news crew up and left once the funeral was over as if this was going to be over too. Im so proud of you guys that are continuing to stay updated, retweeting and reblogging things so it wont be swept under the rug. And we've made progress. The ferguson police are wearing cams now and hopefully that spreads to all officers in this nation. If that happens i guarantee that police arrests and incarceration rates amongst blacks will free fall.

    I was just thinking that it would be a good idea for these urban organizations to set up pop up shops in black neighborhoods and encourage voter registration and participation. help them register and put them on a physical, email, and texting mail list of local and statewide elections. Give them bullet points on each candidates agenda, what all the political jargon really means and how it will impact you, meeting halls where they will be giving campaign speeches and you can ask questions, and dates of election. This will help encourage blacks to vote.

    I was also thinking that a lot of blacks are oblivious to the 2nd amendment and also how helpful this push to legalize marijuana is. Many black dont know that its perfectly okay to have a gun so long as you have a license. You know how many blacks get locked up for possession of an illegal firearm? and if these people get active and push for legalizing marijuana you dont have to risk your life on the streets slinging nickel bags anymore. With that regardless of how you look the police cant arrest you for carrying a gun or have weed on you. This will slash the arrest rate dramatically. So along with a voter registration pop up shop they should have at the same table a gun license registration or info on how to get a license.

    oh yeah, yall remember i was telling you about my former cop brother? Well this fool was talking to my other brother yesterday about black on black crime and why this whole Ferguson thing is stupidDead. He was like he was an officer in Baltimore and blacks were killing each other senselessly over petty sht, so how come Al Sharpton doesnt say nothing about that? How come people arent protesting about black on black crime? people keep making this about race when its not. Yall I had to put my headphones on high and bite my tongue so hard not to cuss him out. Really? This niqqa really shares the same blood with me???
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    Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Gkisses Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug 31 2014 at 3:55pm
    Love seeing these pics. ..
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    Bumping just cause I don't want this on page 2.
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    It really doesn't matter but I'm curious, has Pharrell said anything about this issue? You know, since he's new black and all... and racism only exists in the minds of old black folks....
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    Post Options Post Options   Thanks (2) Thanks(2)   Quote Fcgriffin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep 01 2014 at 8:14am
    ......... now you know. .......


    Originally posted by livi123 livi123 wrote:

    It really doesn't matter but I'm curious, has Pharrell said anything about this issue? You know, since he's new black and all... and racism only exists in the minds of old black folks....
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