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O/T UN panel scolds US on discrimination

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Joe Potosky, Feb 24, 2008.

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  1. Joe Potosky

    Joe Potosky Well-Known Member

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    I guess this is the Republicans fault.... and the US basically went along with this anti-American bashing.

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    UN panel says US has to step up efforts to combat racial discrimination

    GENEVA - U.N. human rights experts told the United States on Thursday to step up efforts to combat racial discrimination in the detention of African-Americans and Hispanics and questioned the treatment of illegal immigrants.

    The U.S. ambassador to the U.N., Warren W. Tichenor, said the U.S. government had made great strides toward equality in the United States, but he conceded "we still have significant work to do."

    The United States was making its first appearance since 2001 before the experts of the U.N. panel on the elimination of racial discrimination. The 18 independent experts, who are unpaid, periodically review the performance of countries that have signed the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.

    Linos-Alexander Sicilianos, who led the questioning, said there was overwhelming evidence of police brutality against African-Americans, Arabs and Muslims, Hispanics and other minority groups.

    "You need to intensify your efforts at all levels to combat this very alarming phenomenon," Sicilianos, a Greek lawyer on the panel, told the U.S. delegation.

    Grace Chung Becker, U.S. assistant attorney general, told the committee that U.S. law prohibits the use of excessive force by any law enforcement officer against any individual in the United States. The offenders can be punished under criminal law or the victims can bring a civil lawsuit, she said.

    Sicilianos said he was pleased that the United States was committed to protect the rights of foreigners regardless of their immigration status, but he said there were numerous cases of failure to live up its commitments.

    "Especially since 9/11, immigrants and refugee communities in the United States have been subjected ... to a range of systematic human rights violations directed by the federal government, local county and state governments, law enforcement agents, employers and private actors," he said.

    Sicilianos said he based the accusation on evidence submitted by a large coalition of U.S. human rights groups who have come to Geneva for the U.S. appearance.

    Several other experts on the panel said people of color suffer from racial profiling — being stopped, searched and arrested by police much more than whites.

    "Especially Muslims are suffering from this, and measures are necessary to prevent this from continuing," said Kokou Mawuena Ika Kana Ewomsan, a human rights expert from Togo.

    Becker noted that U.S. President George W. Bush has said racial profiling "is wrong and we will end it in America."

    "The current administration was the first to issue racial profiling guidelines for federal law enforcement officers," she added.

    Other experts said they were concerned that around 13 states in the United States sentence children to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.

    "One state takes children into custody without parole as young as 8 years," said Chris Maina Peter, a Tanzanian professor of law. He did not name the state. He said the majority of them are children of color.

    As one of the 173 countries which have ratified the treaty, the United States was taking its turn before the committee this week. A second session is planned for Friday.

    The United States has submitted a 119-page report to the panel.
     
  2. K80433SC

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    I still think Andy Rooney said it best : Anywhere you have a population that is 70% minority ; committing 70% of the crime............arresting a minority is not "profiling". It is the law of probability - pure and simple.

    Have the law-abaiding citizens of this country become so complacent, or even so afraid of these groups -- that this ridiculous logic ("profiling") is permitted to gain momentum?

    It LITERALLY sickens me to see where things are heading, and there is no real end in sight................
     
  3. crusha

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    I take it the UN luminaries are rooting against Hillary in the Democratic contest, then?


    ...I seriously doubt it.


    The UN types are positively smacking their lips at the prospect of another Clinton Presidency. So I'm not putting any stock in this latest crapola. As if anybody would, anyway.
     
  4. berettagold53954

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    yes they do need to do something as a white guy its hard getting passed up for jobs and whatnot just because a minority applied at my work (walgreens) they showed a video saying within 5 yrs they are going to have 60-70% more minorities than anything and how we are suppose to treat them i cant have a casino im not indian i cant not pay taxes for a few yrs i cant get big settlement for screwing off and getting fired at least thats what happens at my work i do have friends of different races i dont consider myself racist just faceing facts that the white male is the minority oh 1 other thing i dont like they are pushing our kids to learn the other languages the minorities shouldnt be here unless they can speak ours
     
  5. admiral Art

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    Let me see. We got a Black guy who is for sure going to be the Democratic Nominee for President (and fortunately thanks to Nader, he will not be elected**) and the United States is full of racial discrimination?

    ** I say fortunately becasue of his politics -NOT his race!

    It is time for us to tell the UN to just STFU (harsh words for be quiet).
     
  6. Paladin

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    I like your thoughts and opinions there Admiral. Very accurate.
     
  7. Brian in Oregon

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    What racial discrimination are they referring to? The overwhelming majority of blacks who are murdered were murdered at the hands of their fellow blacks. Do they want us to free enough black killers to equalize the incarceration rate of whites, thus getting even more blacks murdered in the long run?<br>
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    If I was president, that ambassador would have been recalled and replaced RFN.
     
  8. bill1949

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    We need to get out of the U.N. and kick their sorry butts out of this country. Just a den of anti-Americanism who likes to waste our money on crap that does no one any good...Bill
     
  9. J.Woolsey

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    Bill1949, I couldn't agree more.
     
  10. halfmile

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    They need to go where the League of Nations went.

    HM
     
  11. porky

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    Can you imagine, the UN berating the U.S.. When you look at the world with all the genocide going on and being overlooked by the UN. All it takes is to have a Muslim in charge and genocide by Muslims is considered okay because the Quran says so. (And liberals think that Islam is a peaceful religion.) Kill your wife and daughters because they are dressing in Western fashions or your daughters might embarrass you in the future)Anything that the UN does makes me want to throw up. The fact that the US cares is deplorable. Ronald Regan had it correct when he withheld all payments to the UN during his administration. It's no wonder that Clinton poured money into that organization to stabilize it when he was President. Clinton wants Hillary to be President of the U.S. so he can be elected President of the UN.(He likes being called President.) The UN wants the laws in the U.S. to reflect the world's laws so when the UN dominates the U.S. that there will not be a rebellion.
     
  12. hoggy

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    If this wasn't so sad it would almost be laughable. I for one am tired of this kind of BS.
     
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