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John A. Quayle blueoval57 at verizon.net
Tue Nov 11 14:26:11 MST 2014

‘protesters’ put bounty on Darren Wilson

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At 12:35 PM 11/11/2014, Richard Whitenight wrote:

>(CNSNews.com) - The parents of Michael Brown are 
>in Geneva, Switzerland Tuesday to tell the 
>United Nations Committee Against Torture about 
>the police "murder" of their son and the 
>"excessive use of force" by Ferguson police 
>against "peaceful protesters" following the August 9 shooting.
>"Both issues represent violations of the 
>Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, 
>Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment," 
>said the 13-page statement submitted to the U.N. 
>Committee Against Torture by the Brown family 
>and the family's various support groups.
>The U.N. Convention Against Torture and Other 
>Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment is a 
>U.S.-ratified treaty that calls for criminal 
>prosecutions for “complicity or participation in torture.”
>The statement portrays police officer Darren 
>Wilson as the aggressor who shot the innocent 
>Michael Brown as Brown tried to run away. It sets the scene, as follows:
>Midday on August 9, 2014, Michael Brown, an 18 
>year-old black male, was walking down a small 
>street in the middle of an apartment complex 
>with a friend when they were approached by a 
>white police officer. According to his friend, 
>the closest witness to the afternoon’s events, 
>the officer approached them in his SUV police 
>vehicle, told them to “get the [expletive] off 
>the sidewalk,” which then escalated into a confrontation.
>After a struggle, the officer began to shoot the 
>teen. Brown ran away, as he was hit by the 
>officer’s bullets. The officer chased the teen 
>on foot, and according to multiple witnesses, 
>even after Michael Brown raised his hands to 
>surrender and begged the officer not to shoot, 
>the officer continued to fire. No witness 
>reported any orders being given to Brown as these shots were fired.
>"The intentional, arbitrary killing of Michael 
>Brown, shot to death by Ferguson police officer 
>Darren Wilson, amounts to torture under Article 
>1 of the Convention," the Brown family's statement says.
>Police say Michael Brown blocked the officer in 
>his cruiser and reached for his gun before the officer shot him.
>The Brown family's statement also complains 
>about the "disrespectful" treatment of their 
>son's body -- "grotesquely mutilated by the six 
>bullets and left bleeding in the street in plain 
>view" for four hours. This "traumatized 
>countless neighbors who witnessed either the 
>shooting, its aftermath, or both," and amounted 
>to police intimidation, the statement said.
>There is only an oblique reference to video 
>footage allegedly showing Brown committing a 
>strong-arm robbery at a convenience store 
>shortly before Officer Wilson stopped him. The 
>statement complains that police released 
>"unrelated video footage maligning the victim."
>The Browns' statement includes "suggested 
>recommendations" for Missouri and the United 
>States to address the "torture and/or cruel, 
>inhuman and degrading treatment of Michael Brown 
>and other unarmed black and brown persons killed 
>by law enforcement, as well as the torture 
>and/or cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment of protesters."
>Those recommendations include:
>-- The immediate arrest Officer Darren Wilson. 
>(A grand jury is now deliberating whether to 
>bring charges against him, and an announcement is expected any day.)
>-- Political accountability for the killing of 
>Michael Brown and the excessive force on 
>protesters. This includes the resignation of 
>Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson; placing 
>the Ferguson Police Department under federal 
>receivership to hold it accountable for 
>systematically targeting and harassing residents 
>of color in a predatory and degrading manner; 
>calling upon Missouri Governor Jay Nixon to 
>accept responsibility on behalf of the State of 
>Missouri for the intimidation and excessive 
>force used against protesters following Michael 
>Brown’s murder, and provide for reparations 
>for damages suffered; and offering amnesty to 
>those protesters arrested while protesting the killing of Michael Brown.
>-- An end to "racial profiling and 
>racially-biased police harassment" across the 
>jurisdictions surrounding Ferguson, Missouri" 
>Among other things, the Browns want Missouri 
>police forces to be more racially integrated and 
>"reflective of the communities they police."Â
>The statement also includes six national 
>recommendations, including strict federal 
>regulations on the use of police force; passage 
>of the End Racial Profiling Act; front-facing 
>cameras in all police departments with "records 
>of racial disparities"; and a Justice Department 
>investigation into police brutality in "black 
>and brown communities" nationwide, among others.
>The Brown's full report to the U.N. Committee 
>Against Torture is found 
>The Browns are not the first aggrieved American 
>party to seek redress from the U.N. Committee Against Torture.
>Also appearing before the committee on Tuesday, 
>the U.S.-based 
>Center for Lesbian Rights will arguethat 
>conversion therapy -- attempting to change 
>someone's sexual orientation -- amounts to 
>torture and/or cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment.
>And as CNSNews.com 
>in May 2014, the U.S.-based Center for 
>Reproductive Rights, a non-governmental 
>organization that advocates for legalized 
>abortion, urged the committee to tell the 
>Catholic Church that “the freedom of speech 
>and of religion” do not give the church the 
>right to advocate against abortion.
>Richard Whitenight
>Arlington, Texas
>Twitter: Â @rwhitenight0648
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