The problem of police brutality across the United States has reached critical levels. Things are so serious the United Nations has taken note of the problem. Al Jazeera reported on Dec. 5, 2014 the United Nations has criticized police practices and grand juries after police shootings in the United States. On Friday United Nations human rights officials called on the United States to stop policing practices across the country that the officials said disproportionately target black Americans.
Separate U.S. grand jury decisions not to indict white police officers who shot unarmed black men dead who were suspected of crime was also criticized by the United Nations. It was said that there were “legitimate concerns” by the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) dealing with two separate U.S. grand jury decisions not to indict the white officers involved in the deaths of black men who were not armed, Michael Brown and Eric Garner.
Initiatives to fight police brutality across the United States have been sparked off by these two incidents. Black Americans have said that police brutality across the country specifically targets them. Although in far too many individual cases this may very unfortunately be true all other racial groups including whites, Asians, and Hispanics have also been targets of police brutality across the United States over the years. In order to cover for themselves when targets of their brutality survive the American police generally work with the American psychiatrists and judges to have their victims intentionally misdiagnosed as mentally ill in order to undermine their credibility and leave their careers and lives tragically wasted.
Telesur has reported protests continue across the United States as a United Nations officials criticize police impunity. Concerns over impunity in several high profile police killings of black men and boys in the United States has been described as “legitimate” by United Nations officials. There have been hundreds of protesters arrested in New York City for demonstrating against a grand jury decision not to indict a police officer who killed Garner. And there has been public outrage and riots in Missouri along with many arrests after a grand jury’s decision not to indict another police officer for fatally shooting Brown earlier in the year.
The situation across the United States is a pathetic disgrace at this time. Police brutality and the arrogance associated with it has been outrageous. In a nation which insists racial harmony is a reality it becomes even more of a disgrace to see black Americans particularly targeted by police brutality.
However, in view of the fact that people of every other race have also been targets of filthy and often deadly police brutality and associated psychiatric brutality it is time for the victims and their friends to join together across all racial lines to search for viable ways to confront this horrible problem before the entire country goes up in the deadly flames of a civil war as has happened in Syria, Iraq, Egypt, and Libya.