United Nations Noses Under The U.S. Tent On Matters Of Excessive Police Force

Why the U.N. is reviewing matters on U.S. policing, I have no idea, but today it was reported by USA Today they are expressing concern over the subject.

In their annual review they also called for an end to

the death penalty, closing Guantanamo Bay and to ensure safeguards against abuses of Internet surveillance, the Associated Press reported.

Apparently, since 2010, the U.S. has been taking direction from the U.N. on such matters and trying to “correct” issues with which the world organization differs from American policy.

It is the second review of the U.S.’s human rights record — the first was in 2010, when the country accepted 171 recommendations out of 240.

Human Rights Watch says the U.S. has “largely failed” to follow through on the 2010 recommendations. These included increasing efforts to eliminate the use of excessive force by law enforcement officials against minorities, and to study racial disparities in the imposition of the death penalty.

“The U.S. has been strong on process and short on substance,” Antonio Ginatta, U.S. advocacy director at Human Rights Watch said in a statement, ahead of the latest review.

When compared to Mexico and Malaysia the U.S. falls short of preventing excessive force, even though the definition, of which, is not clear.

U.S. surveillance is also an issue.

The news agency said that countries including Brazil and Kenya expressed concern over the extent of U.S. surveillance. A federal appeals court last week ruled that theNational Security Agency’s program to collect data on phone calls is illegal.

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