- Police brutality, military interrogations and prisons were among the top concerns of a U.N. panel’s report Friday that found the United States to be falling short of full compliance with an international anti-torture treaty.
The report by the U.N. Committee Against Torture, its first such review of the U.S. record since 2006, expressed concerns about allegations of police brutality and excessive use of force by law enforcement officials, particularly the Chicago Police Department’s treatment of blacks and Latinos.
“We recommend that all instances of police brutality and excessive use of force by law enforcement officers are investigated promptly, effectively and impartially by an independent mechanism,” said panel member Alessio Bruni, noting “reported current police violence in Chicago especially against African-Americans and Latino young people.”
We have a problem with an organization citing unproven and manufactured allegations against the CPD when their own soldiers have been charged and convicted (with mountains of actual evidence) involving theft, bribery, mass rapes, child sex/porn rings, and human rights abuses across the third world. Just another distraction from their own stinking backyard.
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