2014-12-03 19:36:18

United Nations Panel Slams US Record on Police Brutality, Torture, Child Migrants & Guantánamo

As protests continue over the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, the United States is facing pressure internationally over its failure to put a halt to police brutality. In a new report, the United Nations Committee Against Torture expresses deep concern over the "frequent and recurrent police shootings or fatal pursuits of unarmed black individuals." The Committee also criticizes a number of other U.S. practices on torture and imprisonment, Guantánamo Bay, and the custody of migrants including children in "prison-like detention facilities." Full episodes of Democracy Now! can be viewed at the link: https://freespeech.org/collection/democracy-now

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