The United Nations Human Rights Council has weighed in on the shooting that killed five Dallas police officers and the treatment of African-Americans by police in the United States.
In a Facebook page titled “United Nations Human Rights,” the UN expert group on Afro-descendants (unidentified group) said, “The Working Group is outraged and strongly condemns the new police killings of two African-American men. These killings which were captured on video cannot be ignored. We call for prompt independent investigations to ensure the perpetrators are prosecuted and punished.”
The call for investigations, which are already being conducted, was mixed with what the Young Conservatives called a “rush to judgment” when it called for the police officers involved to be prosecuted and punished, without first gathering all the facts involved in the shootings.
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The UN statement continues, “We also condemn the attacks on police officers in Dallas and call for the perpetrators to be held accountable.” But John Roberts of Young Conservatives claimed that statement was a simple token nod to the murder of five police officers, wherein seven other officers were injured. While the deaths of Alton Sterling of New Orleans and Philando Castile of Minnesota are under police and the U.S. Justice Department investigation, the reactionary murders of the Dallas police officer are, without question, an act of terrorism.
The U.N. statement continues, “Excessive use of force by the police against African Americans in the United States is a regular occurrence. African Americans are reportedly shot at more than twice the rate of white people. The Working Group is monitoring the situation and has repeatedly expressed its concern to the United States Government about police killings of African Americans and called for justice. The Working Group is convinced that the root of the problem lies in the lack of accountability for perpetrators of such killings despite the evidence.”
But the U.N. statement, while it quotes certain statistics, also ignores others which indicate the problem does not solely lie within law enforcement’s heavy handedness in dealing with African Americans, but also lies in crime rates in certain African American communities. For example, the leading cause of death among African Americans age 15-34 is murder (mostly by other Blacks) according to mortality statistics.
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The Daily Wire also states there are five facts from 2015 which must be noted. The first is that police officers killed twice as many whites as blacks. Secondly, more whites and Hispanics die from police homicides than blacks. Third, while unarmed black men die more often than unarmed whites at the hands of police, the facts also misstate the problem. Many of the unarmed blacks were attempting to take the police officer’s gun at the time they were killed. Fourth, blacks and Hispanics are more likely to fire on police officers. And fifth, blacks are more likely to kill cops than be killed by cops.
The YC also declared the UN statement serves as evidence many liberal individuals, groups, and organizations often rush to judgement before all the facts are discovered and claims the Baton Rouge, La., shooting may very well have been justified.
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