UN Human Rights Commission to hear report on racist U.S. policing

UN Human Rights Commission to hear report on racist U.S. policing
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18 February 2021
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United Nations, February 15 (RHC)-- A coalition of international human rights and legal groups are preparing to submit a report to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights about racist police practices in the United States. 

The report will be based on the findings of the International Commission of Inquiry on Systemic Racist Police Violence Against People of African Descent in the United States.  As part of three weeks of hearings, Tamika Palmer, the mother of Breonna Taylor, testified before the commission about how her 26-year-old daughter was shot to death in her own Louisville home by plainclothes officers serving a no-knock warrant.

Tamika Palmer said: “Breonna was in one of the safest places in the world to be: She was home with the person she thought would protect her from the world.  And he tried to do just that, with the laws that are given to us to protect and serve our kingdoms.  And when that law was broken, there was no accountability for the people that broke that law; for the people who perjured themselves to obtain a warrant that put those people in motion that night; for Daniel Cameron, who lied about the case he presented to the grand jury in getting justice for Bree and never gave them the opportunity to charge the other officers, even when asked.”

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