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    Re: U.S. shootings by police, prison conditions trouble U.N.....

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Oh horse****! The shooting by police "troubles the UN?" Yeah, I can imagine that they spend lots of sleepless nights because of it! I wonder if they worry about the shootings that go on every day in Chicago - Obama's home town - too! And they worry about prison conditions, too? WTH? If criminals didn't break the law, they wouldn't be in prison!

    We do not report to the UN! We have a Constitution that this country was founded on, and we are a nation of laws that apply here. The UN might do well to mind their own affairs and involve themselves in the trouble spots elsewhere in the world - we can and will handle our own problems! Just because BO and his DOJ did not like the results of the Ferguson decision is their problem - our laws were followed!


    Yep, the majority of US Law Enforcement just doesn't act with impunity. That ACLU mope needs to get that thru his thick head.

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    Re: U.S. shootings by police, prison conditions trouble U.N.....

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    My words to the UN:

    Dont you guys have some tin horn dictators to give support to, and some terrorists to excuse?
    Like Marcos, Noriega, Pinochet, Pahlavi? The US has never shied away from tin horn dictator support when it suited their political and/or economic agenda.

    Just because the UN, that bastion of 'I didn't think it could be stacked that high', says something, it is not automatically wrong. The militarization of police in the US should be a concern.

    I really don't believe people should be ok with what is almost a prerequisite of a dictatorship.

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    Re: U.S. shootings by police, prison conditions trouble U.N.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    A U.N. anti-torture panel that’s investigating the United States said Friday that it was deeply concerned by what it described as the high incidence of police brutality and shootings _ especially against African-Americans _ in the U.S., was troubled by what it called harsh conditions in many prisons and was worried about the interrogation methods used on detainees. The experts on the United Nations panel called for declassifying evidence of torture by the U.S. – in particular Guantanamo Bay detainees’ accounts – and declassifying and promptly releasing, with minimal redactions, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’s report about the CIA’s secret detention and interrogation program.
    Hey U.N. I wonder if you can see my extended middle finger all the way from New York.

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    Re: U.S. shootings by police, prison conditions trouble U.N.....

    Quote Originally Posted by fmw View Post
    Hey U.N. I wonder if you can see my extended middle finger all the way from New York.
    Mornin' FMW. I did notice it said their Anti Torture panel too.

    I think someone might want to check into how many terrorists they were sticking up for.

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    Re: U.S. shootings by police, prison conditions trouble U.N.....

    Quote Originally Posted by fmw View Post
    Hey U.N. I wonder if you can see my extended middle finger all the way from New York.
    Greetings, fmw.

    All of the millions of extended middle fingers across this country just has to make a difference in the prevailing wind patterns soon! I wonder how the Weather Channel will explain the mystery?

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    Re: U.S. shootings by police, prison conditions trouble U.N.....

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Greetings, fmw.

    All of the millions of extended middle fingers across this country just has to make a difference in the prevailing wind patterns soon! I wonder how the Weather Channel will explain the mystery?

    I did notice they said it was out of Geneva and not New York.....Imagine that.

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    Re: U.S. shootings by police, prison conditions trouble U.N.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Yep, the majority of US Law Enforcement just doesn't act with impunity. .
    Really? Ok, maybe not the majority - but law enforcement rarely gets called on their abuses of power, even when blatant. See my earlier post or look up Walter McMillian if you are curious.

    How many police officers are ever sanctioned for killing civilians? very few.

    You may not like the UN pointing it out. But that shouldn't make you ignore the abuses that do happen.

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    Re: U.S. shootings by police, prison conditions trouble U.N.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Perhaps the UN shouldn't be hearing from the ACLU and what their take on things are. As they have been known to outright lie about incidents and make up more to a civil rights issue than there is.

    It did say Senior Officials.....and an Attorney General.


    The committee also said it was concerned about what it called excessive use of force by law enforcement officials against immigrants and LGBT individuals, about racial profiling and about the growing militarization of policing activities.

    “This (U.N.) report – along with the voices of Americans protesting around the country this week – is a wake-up call for police who think they can act with impunity,” said Jamil Dakwar, the director of human rights at the American Civil Liberties Union.....snip~

    Read more here: GENEVA: U.S. shootings by police, prison conditions trouble U.N. | World | Columbus Ledger Enquirer
    I'm worried about that stuff too, man, which was more-or-less my point: our police are militarized, do use excessive force, do spy on people, do seize property and possessions willy nilly and minorities are targeted far more excessively than people that share the same skin color that I do. Perhaps, instead of chastising the U.N. for pointing out the faults we know we have here, we should be speaking truth to power, that is, our governments -- federal, state and local. Look, I'm no fanboy of the U.N., but I'm not going to say that they're wrong -- **** is ****ed up here, man. You know?

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    Re: U.S. shootings by police, prison conditions trouble U.N.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Shouldn't the UN be worried about the major violence coming out of the ME, Africa, and Asia?
    They are and they have made similar reports on those places and countries. It is not the fault of the UN that the American media dont report it is it now?

    Now tell me this, why should any nation who is promoting democracy and the rule of law not be put under the same scrutiny as all other nations to see if they actually themselves live up to the ideals that they seem to want to promote and force on the rest of the world?

    Ignoring the issues and going all nationalistic when someone dares point out the big elephant in the room ... well that wont help one bit in solving what is clearly a problem.
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    Re: U.S. shootings by police, prison conditions trouble U.N.....

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post


    .............
    I'm pretty sure that post was very sarcastic.


    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    This issue has been plowed more times than Paris Hilton.
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    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

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