[Rushtalk] What a Bunch of Bacon Sandwich
John A. Quayle
blueoval57 at verizon.net
Tue Nov 11 14:26:11 MST 2014
protesters put bounty on Darren Wilson
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 âcomplicity or participation in torture.â
>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 afternoonâs events,
>the officer approached them in his SUV police
>vehicle, told them to âget the [expletive] off
>the sidewalk,â 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
>officerâs 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
>Brownâs 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 foundÂ
>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,
>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.comÂ
>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 âthe freedom of speech
>and of religionâ do not give the church the
>right to advocate against abortion.
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