Open letter to the UN: Police brutality in the Black community requires action | Green Left Weekly

The police brutality levied upon African/black people is systematic and is taking lives at an almost once a day rate. We have even seen young children being murdered, like Aiyana Stanley-Jones, who was murdered by a Detroit police officer in 2010. Her murderer, Joseph Weekly, is still a free man.African/black people within the United States seldom, if ever, receive any justice in regard to police brutality and all of the insidious trappings associated with institutional racism.Dr. Simonovic, we hope that you and your colleagues at the United Nations will seriously and meticulously look into this grave matter. We hope, in the name of all people concerned with human rights, that we and the African/black people of the United States will hear from you regarding this matter at the earliest possible opportunity.We, and those who share our concern, would be encouraged by a swift reply to this open letter. The world is watching the ongoing human rights plight of African/black people in the US — what will the United Nations do to end this situation of police brutality and, ultimately, save lives?

 

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